House System

Iona has four houses consisting of approximately 70 students from Year 7 -13 in each house.

Gartan (“She can who thinks she can”) and Columba (“Courage”) were the two original houses and are named after St Columba who brought Christianity to Iona and Gartan the place where he was born.  Fraser (“We are ready”) and McNeil (“Victory”)  Houses came later and took their names from two long standing principals.

Students compete throughout the year for House points with the winning House Prefect receiving the Cameron House Cup at Prizegiving.

Students gain points from:

  • sporting events such as swimming sports, athletics sports, cross country
  • cultural events such as house singing, house debating, house drama
  • school events such as chop sticks relay, Shrove Tuesday Pancake races
  • Individual students can also earn merit points for their House through service.