House competitions across the three campuses are colourful affairs as students represent each of their House with a sense of pride and camaraderie. Green, blue, red, yellow, purple and teal House shirts make spectacular bodies of colour and House chants ring out with gusto. House competitions in a variety of activities including sports, music events and charity efforts, build a friendly rivalry for the prestigious House Cup, presented at the end of each year.
But where did these six House names come from? To delve back into history and discover the stories behind the House namesakes is a sobering lesson; for these six men and women were martyrs. Donald Cargill, James Chalmers, Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart, Margaret Wilson and Helen Stark paid the ultimate price for their belief.
Read their stories below.