House System

All members of the College community - students and staff - are members of one of the four Houses. When a student is enrolled he/she is appointed to a house and remains a member of that House whilst a student at Damascus College. Siblings are placed in the same house.

This House system is the basis for the Teacher Advisor grouping of students and for many of the activities which take place in the College such as sport, drama, music etc. Each house has a staff House Leader and an Assistant House Leader who perform pastoral care duties as well as coordinate House events. Thus, the House system is one of the ways in which the College pastoral care system is implemented.

The names of the four Houses recognise the origins of Damascus College and each House has its own colour. The four Houses are:


Catherine McAuley was the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who co-sponsor Damascus College. 

St Martin

St Martin De Porres is the patron saint of the poor and of social justice; he is also a patron of people of mixed race and racial harmony.


Brother Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers.


Mother Xavier Flood was one of the founding Sisters of the Convent of Mercy, Ballarat East and the first Principal of Sacred Heart College.