Junior School Houses

We provide a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment and we are a world leader in wellbeing and positive education.

The House system is integral to the School’s approach to pastoral care and provides many opportunities to participate in annual traditions and community activities, enhancing a sense of belonging and camaraderie. The House tradition is strong and thriving throughout the School with different House systems in the Junior and Senior Schools.

Boys in Reception to Year 6 are divided into four Houses and students from Years 3 to 6 meet fortnightly with inter-house competitions including sports, debating, public speaking, music and chess. House points are allocated for boys’ positive attitude, behaviour and leadership within the Junior School.

The aim of the House system is to:

  • Increase the positive influence of the School on a boy’s character
  • Help boys meet their responsibilities in their studies, in other School activities and in the wider community
  • Instill the lasting virtues of courage, honesty, decency and loyalty
  • Foster a School spirit that expresses itself in positive relationships between boys and staff,and in sport and other activities
  • Discover and recognise the talents of each boy
  • Help students with any problems that may arise
  • Provide academic, moral, social and emotional support and guidance

There are four Houses in the Junior School, each named after important teachers in the School’s history.

  • Alliston-Jones

    Maurice Alliston was Master-in-charge from 1963 until 1974 and introduced chess into the Prep School. Trevor Jones was appointed Master-in charge of the Prep School in 1954 and remained until 1963.

    The colour blue represents the Alliston-Jones House.

  • Brooks

    Albert Brooks succeeded Edward Stokes as Master-in-charge of the Prep School and was also an old scholar.

    The colour yellow represents Brooks House.

  • Clayton-Dyer

    Melbourne Clayton was Master-in-charge from 1943 until 1953. When he resigned he took up farming in Tea Tree Gully. Mr C Dyer was a Second Master in the Prep School from 1932 until 1949 and acted as Head of the Prep in 1949.

    The colour grey represents the Clayton-Dyer House.

  • Stokes-Ware

    Mr F Ware joined St Peter’s College in 1898 and was appointed Master-in-charge of the newly formed Preparatory School in 1910. Edward Stokes took over the position of Master-in-charge of the Prep School in 1923.

    The colour brown represents Stokes-Ware House.