House system

Carmel College has five distinct 'house groups' that students become a part of for their time at the College. These houses compete against each other in competition, as well as provide a strong community for students to be involved with.

Each house group is represented by a colour, symbol and patron. Our patrons, and their contribution to social justice, aligns with the College's vision and mission.


Patron: St Therese of Avila
​Colour: White
Symbol: Light

"Have courage for whatever comes:
everything lies in that."

Patron: St Marcellin Champagnat
Colour: Gold
Symbol: Cross ​

"Make Jesus known and loved."

Patron: St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Colour: Green
Symbol: Vine

"Never see a need without doing
something about it."

Patron: Archbishop John Bede Polding
Colour: Blue
Symbol: Water

"Use all the gentleness and compassion
for those in need."

Patron: Archbishop Oscar Romero
​Colour: Red
Symbol: The Word

"Aspire not to have more, but
to be more."