House Program





The College has four houses. These houses are Freeman (Green)Patterson (Yellow)Cowan (Blue), and Chang (Red).

The House Program offers students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes. Such activities may include:

  • Tennis
  • Football Set Shot Goal Kicking
  • Dance Competitions
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dress up days
  • Soccer Tournaments
  • Other novelty events

In addition, the House Program incorporates the Lalor SC Athletics Carnival and Fun Run. It is envisioned that the program will extend to student participation in the extra-curricular academic programs, so that students are recognised for their contributions to the school and their house, beyond the classroom.

The names of famous Australians used to represent each of the Houses are all famous Australians, who have been instrumental in forming a culture in Australia that Lalor Secondary College values. To learn more, read below.

Cathy Freeman (1973- Present) – Green House

  • At age 17 she won a gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games as a member of the 4 × 100-metre relay team and was named Young Australian of the Year.
  • In 1992 she became the first Australian Aboriginal person to compete in the Olympics.
  • At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Freeman went on to win a gold medal in the 400 metres. During her vict
  • ory lap, she carried both the Australian national flag and the native Aboriginal flag.
  • In 2007 Freeman established the Catherine Freeman
    Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on Indigenous children in

Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1964- 1941) – Yellow House

  • Most notable for his Poems, ballad writing, journalist and horseman
  • Wrote “Waltzing Matilda”, “The Man From Snowy River”, “Clancy of the Overflow”.
  • Wrote for the Bulletin and Sydney Mail
  • Wditor of the Evening News in Sydney
  • Ambulance driver in WWII
  • Also found on the $10 note.

Edith Cowan (1861 – 1932) – Blue House- 

  • Pioneer in women’s and children’s rights at the turn of the 20th century
  • First female to be elected to the Australian parliament.
  • Become president of the Karrakatta club – Women’s Education
  • Order of British Empire – working on the Red Cross Appeal
  • Found on the $50 note.

Dr Victor Chang (21 November 1936 – 4 July 1991) – Red House

  • Was one of Australia’s most gifted heart surgeons, a pioneer of modern heart transplant surgeryand a humanitarian.
  • Victor Chang was hailed as “the most prominent doctor in the southern hemisphere”.
  • Dr Chang founded the National Heart Transplant Program at St Vincent’s Hospital, which has since performed thousands of successful transplants.
  • In 1986, Dr Chang was awarded our country’s highest honour, a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and in 2000, was voted Australian of the Century by the people of Australia.
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