Written by Anthony Keen
The Yarra river is a special and important part of our college life, as the College is situated alongside the river’s banks. In recognition of its pride of place in school life, the river is represented on the college crest worn proudly on school blazers: the ripples are purple, white and green, which are the colours of the women’s movement.
All girls are allocated a house when they first enrol at the College, and each house bears a colour. Throughout the school year, inter-house competitions are held to foster and encourage teamwork and enthusiasm across the College.
Both sporting and non-sporting activities are held on a termly basis, and all girls are expected to participate. These are opportunities for girls to be creative and original as well as to develop further skills.
The College is proud of its house system. The houses, as selected by our girls, are Chisholm, Lyons, Melba and Maris, all named after prominent Australian women who have been famous for their leadership, courage and success.