House System

House System

Community, connection & belonging

At Peninsula Grammar the success of our House system is due to the extensive opportunities provided to students to interact in their House communities, to support each other and to work towards common goals. Our House activities include competitions in sports, music performance, debating, art, chess and many more.


The House system at Peninsula Grammar has long been an integral feature of our School with the names of the six Houses honouring the founders of the School; Ansett, Carr and Newton; the School’s first Headmaster, Clarke and the two original Houses, Town which comprised the students from the ‘town’ (at that time, Frankston) and Country for the students from regional Victoria.

Our six school Houses are:

  • Town (est. 1961) – our blue House, represented by a castle, the symbol of strength
  • Country (est. 1961) – our gold House, represented by a tree, the symbol of knowledge
  • Newton (est. 1965) – our green House (previously New House), represented by a wyvern, a mythical dragon, the symbol of determination
  • Clarke (est. 1976), – our red House (previously Shore House), represented by the leopard, the symbol of courage
  • Ansett (est. 1990) – our purple House, represented by a coronet, the symbol of leadership
  • Carr (est. 1994), our navy House (previously School House), represented by the scales of justice, the symbol of fairness.

At Peninsula Grammar, all six House symbols – character strengths – are nurtured in each student. Our school’s House competition is a metaphor for life, as each student needs a combination of these six attributes to pursue their personal excellence.

The House system creates smaller communities where students form a connection and build a sense of belonging regardless of their year level.