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House System

Billanook’s House system is utilised both on a curriculum and a co-curricular level. Each student is assigned a House upon enrolling.

House events during the school year include Athletics, Swimming, Chess, Cross Country and Music. Being a part of a House is important and builds on the strong sense of community within the College.

Billanook’s four Houses are named after significant individuals and groups relevant to the College’s History.


Hovell (Blue House)

William Hilton Hovell, a farmer explorer who in 1827 explored the south-west part of the Dandenong Ranges and the plains across to Port Phillip Bay.


Walling (Green House)

Edna Walling was a renowned English horticulturalist and gardener who in 1920 bought three acres of land near where the School is today, and created the small village of Bickleigh Vale, which revolutionised landscaping concepts.


Weeks (Yellow House)

Mr John Weeks, one of the early pioneers of Mooroolbark who owned the land where the College now stands.


Wurundjeri (Red House)

The Aboriginal people who inhabited the Dandenongs and the Yarra River basin.


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