Be Active with our House System

The house system and our ongoing challenge to win the ‘Tony Kelly Cup’ is an integral part of our Pos-Ed way of life. Students are provided with a broad range of activities allowing them to work to their strengths and connect with other members of the community, while earning house points too. Students can compete in debating, cooking, maths and science competitions, theatresports, lunchtime sports competitions, San Clemente’s Got Talent, and photography competitions. The list of opportunities to earn house points is growing each year.

Our house system consists of four houses, Aquino, Calaroga, Castile, and Sienna. Each of the houses is directly linked to the Dominican Order of Preachers. Two Mentor groups in each year level belong to each house. 

 Aquino

Aquino

Thomas Aquinas was born in the county of Aquino. Thomas was a Dominican Friar, Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church. Thomas believed that we must not only study about God, but also about science, to understand the world. The Catholic Church honours Thomas Aquinas as a saint and regards him as the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood. 

 Calaroga

Calaroga

St. Dominic was born in 1173 in the tiny village of Caleruega. “Calera” means a lime-kiln. This place was also called “fortunate Calaroga”, fortunate because “it was the birthplace of the bold lover and the champion of the Christian faith”. Before Dominic was born his mother had a dream of a dog with a torch in its mouth and she knew that Dominic was going to set the world on fire.

 Castile

Castile

Caleruega is situated in the region of Castile. Dominic and his family would have been known as being Castellan. The Kingdom of Castile was a large and powerful state during the Middle Ages. The land in Castile is green and lush and stretches as far as the eye can see. Its name comes from the many castles constructed in the region.

 Sienna

Sienna

St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She was the 25th child born to her mother. Despite Catherine's religious nature, she did not choose to enter a convent and instead she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, which allowed her to associate with a religious society while living at home. She had a deep love for Jesus and wanted to serve and give to others.

 

Who will win the Tony Kelly Cup in 2017?