Erasmus has a House system where points are accumulated in many areas of involvement within the school, such as academic effort, service, behaviour, sport, drama, music, leadership, caring for others, and most importantly, developing a sense of community spirit.
The system is a supportive school structure with a twofold purpose. Foremost, it is designed to encourage our students to do their very best, to excel as much as they possibly can, not for their own sake, but for the sake of their house – their team. Secondly, the House system serves as an aid to encourage our students’ individual efforts and to reinforce positive behaviour.
The houses are named after men and women with fine qualities such as courage, integrity, determination, leadership, concern and compassion for those in need, resilience, a passion to see things through and taking responsibility for their actions. Mary MacKillop, Arthur Phillip and Banjo Paterson are an integral part of Australian history. They were actively engaged in many fields including education, spirituality, government and the arts. Fine role models for our children.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.