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Embrace the challenge
 
Jaara House (orange ochre) is named in honour of the Dja Dja Wrung or Jaara people- the traditional owners of the land upon which we gather. The Jaara people lived with great love and care for the land. Dja Dja means ‘Yes”. The Jaara people are ‘yes’ people, open to all life and all its possibilities. Jaara inspires us to live the values of respect and interdependence in our College.

OUR CREST AND MOTTO

In aboriginal culture the message stick was used as a means of communication with other groups. As Jaara House espouses the values of the Dja Dja Wrung people, the message stick carries the message of the respect, care and support within Jaara House and our college community.

The golden wattle is a symbol of unity. Wattle has the ability to withstand all sorts of weather and its resilience represents the spirit of Jaara House.

The Southern Cross is a significant formation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere and shows our connection to the land.

Our motto, Embrace the challenge, signifies that the people of Jaara are known to be ‘Yes’ people, choosing to take on the challenges with which we are confronted. These challenges are learning experiences and make us stronger.

LEADERSHIP

La Valla Head of House: Mr Damian Driscoll
Coolock Head of House: Mr Damian Bier
House Captain: Ashleigh Zera

Student Representative Council (SRC):

Year 8 Leaders: Mikaela Toman & Grace Byrne
Year 9 Leader: Gemma Ritchie
Year 10 Leader: Eva Jan
Year 11 Leader: Oliver Chappel

HOUSEGROUPS

JR1: Miss Sophie Reddin
JR2: Mrs Therese Lynch
JR2: Miss Denae Trickey
JR4: Mr Mitch Winter-Irving
JR7: Mr Davide Angelo
JR8: Mr Mark Mattinson
JR9: Miss Kylie Henriksen
JR10: Mrs Allison Freeman & Mrs Georgina McKee
JR11: Mr Peter Hughes
JR12: Ms Maria O’Donnell
 

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