House at Carrum Downs | Flinders Christian Community College

Our staff and students at Flinders belong to one of four houses - Flynn, Ten Boom, Nicholls or Cuthbert House. Students are allocated to a House in Primary School, for the duration of their schooling at Flinders.

Primary School House activities focus on House Competitions that foster House Spirit. Each year, students compete for House Shields for Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country and many more.

House Competitions continue in Secondary School, expanding to include House Competitions across Campuses. Cross Campus teams are then selected to represent the whole College at Inter School and State Competitions.

The Secondary House system also provides pastoral care for students. In Year 7, students are placed in House Mentor groups with other Year 7s as they transition into Secondary School. In Years 8 - 12 students then join mixed age House Mentor groups.

House Names and Mascots

The Flinders House names honour four outstanding Christians who have exemplified what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ and use their gifts to benefit others. Each has influenced the lives of countless people and set an example to which we can all aspire. Sir Douglas Nicholls, Corrie Ten Boom, Betty Cuthbert and John Flynn encouraged a sense of hope and inspiration from a foundation of faith in Christ.

Cuthbert House

Elizabeth Alyse “Betty” Cuthbert, was an Australian athlete and Olympic champion four times. Cuthbert bravely fought Multiple Sclerosis in her later years. Following her diagnosis, Cuthbert became a dedicated advocate for the disease and was an important player in the creation of MS Research Australia. She stated that, despite her MS, she never once asked God 'Why me?', and instead knew that God wanted her to use it to help other people.

Flynn House

John Flynn was an Australian Presbyterian Minister who founded the Australian Inland Mission which later separated into Frontier Services and the Presbyterian Inland Mission. He is best remembered for founding the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world's first air ambulance. The work of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) is continued today through the Uniting Church of Australia's Frontier Services and the Presbyterian Church of Australia's Presbyterian Inland Mission. The Royal Flying Doctor Services continues to delivers Flynn's vision of a 'Mantle of Safety' to the people of outback Australia.

Nicholls House

Sir Douglas Ralph Nicholls was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor, church planter, ceremonial officer and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation. Nicholls was the first Indigenous Australian to be knighted when he was appointed Knight Bachelor in 1972. Nicholls became Governor of South Australia on 1 December 1976. He was the first indigenous person to serve as the Governor of an Australian state and is the first Aboriginal person to have held viceregal office.

Ten Boom House

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" Ten Boom was a Dutch christian watchmaker and later a writer. She worked with her father, sister and other family members to help many Jews escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. She believed her actions were following the will of God. After the war, Ten Boom returned to the Netherlands to set up a rehabilitation centre in Bloemendaal. She went on to travel the world as a public speaker, appearing in more than 60 countries and wrote many books.

House Common Rooms

Each House has a Common Room space for secondary students to utilise. The spaces are maintained by students using a roster system, to promote a sense of ownership and responsibility for the use of shared resources.

Common Rooms are used for House Meetings, Year Level Devotions, Incursions, Pastoral Care sessions and study as well as recess and lunch times.