House System

At St. Anne’s we have a house system that is diverse; reflecting the diverse student and staff body and one that encourages healthy competition. Students and Staff belong to a particular house, but we are still all part of one learning family. Each House Patron has a unique theme attached to them that reflects their God given gifts and talents.

Each Patron also has a colour that represents her house colour and students wear badges to show the house they represent. The colours can be seen in the specially commissioned artwork of the patrons for our school.

THE HOUSES AND HOUSE PATRONS ARE:

Teresa 
Mother Teresa (Teresa of Calcutta) was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.
Her link to charity is strong, and her theme is charity.

Joan of Arc
St Joan of Arc is a French national heroine and the patron Saint of service women.
Her theme is vocation.

Kateri
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was the first Native American Saint. She is the Patron Saint of the Environment and her theme is the environment.

Seton
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first woman to open a Catholic school in America. She is the Patron Saint of Catholic Schools. Her theme is Education.

Bowman
Sister Thea Bowman is the only non-saint of our group. . Her theme will be “Cultural heritage”. A cause for canonisation has been opened for Bowman. She has been designated a Servant of God.

Catherine
Saint Catherine of Alexandria was Egyptian born, famously tortured for her religion on a spiked wheel. Her theme is “Skills”. St Catherine of Alexandria (students and skills such as debate).

We remember our House patrons and the order they come with our house motto:

TRUTH, JUSTICE AND KINDNESS SERVE OUR BELIEF IN CHRIST

Teresa, Joan of Arc, Kateri, Seton, Bowman and Catherine House

House System Logo

Designed by: Rianne Year 10
(June 2021)

 

 

 

 

House Poem:

Let the Trees dance 

Where Society is enslaved by decade long notions,
The trees move freely like each droplet across the oceans.
“Whichever way the wind blows”, no longer applies,
Maybe the trees want to branch out and rise.

Away from choreography and away from each stress,
The heavens spoke first when they conquered darkness.
So, if the wind went away, the trees would still stand tall.
For the truth is found where we stumble and humility,
where we fall. With humility, we serve, and justice we protect.

All entitlement to kindness and every right to due respect,
We are united in love, and therefore united in belief.
May moral common ground, grant our differing views relief,

Teachers be the wind - a breath of knowledge and care
Guide us towards the paths we choose, but never force us there.

Students be the trees - springing with life, potential and chance,
The work must not be done for us, the trees must learn to dance.

Written by: Miriam Year 10
(June 2021)