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House Groups

HOUSE GROUPS
Our House system encompasses and develops pastoral care, school spirit and encourages interaction between children of different ages. A number of exciting competitive activities are run throughout the year for our six Houses involving both classroom activities and outdoor sports competitions.
Student leaders in each House are responsible for various activities, including coordination of their House teams and encouraging participation in sporting events. Raising awareness and fundraising for local and international charities is of utmost importance at St Peter’s and House charity drives and fundraising has helped Intumbane School in South Africa and Anglicare’s Toys and Tucker (hampers for those in need in our local community) over many years.
Our Swimming, Athletics Carnivals and Cross Country are occasions where the team spirit of the individual Houses comes to the fore. There are also many exciting House activities throughout the year such as House competitions at major carnivals, House Colour days and competitions organised through Chess Club.
All students are members of a House Buddy group which meets fortnightly to develop friendships and teach social and emotional skills.
Each House group in our school is associated with one of the parish counties which was established after the foundation of the Australian colonies.

DURHAM
Took in the agricultural land of New South Wales where the area was well suited for homesteads and the cultivation of crops including wheat, maize, barley and oats. Durham House has the symbol of grain and is our yellow House. The Bible verse for this House is:
"Those seeds that fell on good ground are the people who listen to the message and keep it in good and honest hearts". Luke 8:15a

COOK
Named in honour of the navigator James Cook, this area included to the west of Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Cook House has the symbol of a mountain and is our green House. The Bible verse for this House is:
"We praise You, LORD God, and we worship You at Your sacred mountain. Only You are God!" Psalm 99:9

ROXBURGH
The County of Roxburgh included the area north east to Bathurst and was known for its mining areas. This House is coloured orange and it’s symbol is that of the pick axe. The Bible verse for this House is:
"Your heart will always be where your treasure is". Matthew 6:21


ARGLYE
Argyle County was named by Governor Macquarie after his native county in Scotland. It included the area around Goulburn, the Shoalhaven River and the Wollondilly River. Argyle House will be blue and will have the symbol of the river. The Bible verse for this House is:
"But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give is like a flowing fountain that gives eternal life". John 4:14

CUMBERLAND
The responsibility of Cumberland County was town planning and town growth. The House symbol is a compass and is red in colour.
The Bible verse for this House is:
"Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow". Proverbs 3:6

BLIGH
Bligh County was named after William Bligh, Admiral and Governor of New South Wales. The House is purple in colour and has a ship as a symbol.
The Bible verse for this House is:
"Trust the LORD and His mighty power." Psalm 105:4

 


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