At Ripponlea our connection to the Bunurong people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our students learn and play is authentic and creates opportunities for symbolic connections and learning the rich language. In 2022, all students voted on which native animals will represent our new House System.
The Bunurong Land Council provided names for each animal to ensure the house spirit is alive and well at Ripponlea.
Our new house names include:
Whilst we are in a transitional phase, students are encouraged to wear their CURRENT house colours on special house days until our new house tops are available for purchase.
EduThreads stocks house T-shirts for this purpose (purchase optional).
In 2024, students will be permitted to wear either top as we phase out the old House names. In 2025, the new House Tops will be part of the compulsory school uniform items.
Students are permitted to wear House tops during regular Physical Education classes throughout the school week and during special House events.
House Swimming Carnival
House Cross Country
House Athletics Carnival
House Music Carnival