A Sense of Community

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Blue Mountains Grammar School has a well-established house system that supports the school’s sense of community, pastoral care programs and friendly competition both on the field and in the classroom.

Each of the six Houses are named after very special people that each played a significant role in growing Blue Mountains Grammar School through various actions, including as generous benefactors.

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Hughes House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

Hughes

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In honour of Mr W.W. (Bill) Hughes’ commitment to Academia and Scholarship. Mr Hughes, a former student of Blue Mountains Grammar School for Boys, was Dux in 1937. After his retirement in the 1980s, he was present at most School community events, generously supported many of the School’s major development projects and remained passionate about the School’s pursuit of academic excellence.
Ziele House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

Ziele

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In honour of Dr Stewart Ziele’s commitment to Sport and education. Dr Ziele was an eminent dental surgeon who attended St Alban’s Anglican Church in Leura. Upon his death in 1955 his estate purchased and donated a parcel of land to the School that enabled the expansion of educational facilities and the development of the ovals and Sports Centre that sustain the sporting life of the School.
Kelley House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

Kelley

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In honour of Mr William Kelley’s commitment to The Visual and Performing Arts. Mr Kelley provided distinguished service to Blue Mountains Grammar School in the 1980s and 1990s as honorary Treasurer on the School Council. As a great lover of Music, he encouraged and supported Music programmes within the School and his wife Kathleen, a talented painter, similarly encouraged the Visual Arts.
MacLaurin House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

MacLaurin

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In honour of Mrs Emily MacLaurin’s commitment to Christian Faith and Values. Mrs MacLaurin was a committed Christian and promoted Christian values within the Leura School for Boys. She continued with this priority once it amalgamated with Blue Mountains Grammar School for Boys in 1951 and moved to the present site in Wentworth Falls.
Deane House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

Deane

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In honour of E. K. Deane’s commitment to Leadership. In 1918, Mr Deane was the founder and first Headmaster of Blue Mountains Grammar School for Boys at Springwood. Consistent with the times, he was strict but fair and a passionate sportsman.
Pitt House Crest | Blue Mountains Grammar School, Sydney

Pitt

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In honour of Mr Robert Matcham Pitt’s commitment to Community and Service. In 1889, Mr Pitt built Coorah as a holiday house and cultivated acres of daffodils. He and his wife became very involved in the local community and served in many ways. In 1935 he donated the homestead and its five acres of land to the furtherance of children’s education.

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