Unique House Teams

In 2020, the students, staff and community will collaboratively plan our unique Prahran High School House structure for the future. The competition was launched on 15 May 2020.

Development of Our Unique 'House' Teams

In 2020, the students, staff and community will collaboratively plan our unique Prahran High School House structure for the future. The competition was launched on 15 May 2020.

As we continue the development and growth of our school, we have launched a community competition to plan the purpose, theme, colours and names of a system of ‘house’ teams which will become a feature of school life at Prahran High School. The concept of school ‘houses’ dates back centuries and while we may not end up using this traditional language of ‘houses’, it is our starting point.

Together, we see leadership, design, team-building and healthy competition as part of this process. Importantly we also see connection, engagement and pride. We don’t seek to mimic the traditions of older schools – we seek to create our own and they must be right for us. The Student Leadership Action Team is enthusiastic about this and will have a role in leading this forward.

There are many questions to be asked. There are endless ideas for thematic concepts to underpin the naming and development of our new ‘house’ teams. There are colours, patterns, mascots, logos…

There is the traditional structured evident at Hogwarts and there is Prahran High School building for our future, and there is a lot in between. There is no right or wrong. All ideas are welcome and we would love to see lots of entries.

How to Enter

  1. Form a group of friends with whom you can collaborate and plan your entry
  2. Brainstorm ideas and concepts together to refine your thinking. E.g. great inventers, female athletes, indigenous leaders, local historical figures, native fauna, Greek gods…let your thinking soar
  3. Research the ideas and concepts you would like to put together and offer as an entry to ensure you are presenting an informed proposal
  4. Complete the editable entry PDF attached to the poster. You may need to include further details or links to other sources. That is fine and can just become further attachments.
  5. Submit your completed competition to Mr Chisholm at chisholm@education.vic.gov.au by the end of Term 2.