All students and staff at Sandringham College represent one of three houses in intra-school swimming competition (held in term one) and athletics carnival (usually held in term two). These are enormously fun-filled day long excursions. At these events students and staff dress in their house colours and all students are encouraged to be involved – especially as part of the cheer-squad!
The best performances at these events go on to represent the school at Interschool, State and National competitions.
House Captains and Vice Captains are elected by their fellow team members.
Students with older siblings are placed in the same house.
The houses and colours are:
Phillip – Blue
Named after Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), first governor of NSW and engaged as surveyor for the Admiralty. For more information follow the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Phillip
2017 Captains: Rian McGuinness and Luc Dann
2017 Vice Captain: Olivia Kelson
Nepean – Red
Named after Evan Nepean (1752-1822), dispatched the First Fleet to Australia and helped establish penal colony in NSW. For more information follow the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Nepean
2017 Captains: Thea Barry and Ash Lowe
2017 Vice Captain: Elsa Skattang Stone
Flinders – Yellow/Gold
Named after Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), navigator and early explorer of Australia.
For more information follow the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Flinders
2017 Captains: Lauren Hucker and Cam Armstrong
2017 Vice Captain: Nevada Thatcher