Our House names are inspired from our Josephite heritage and foundation.
Fitzroy House takes its name from an inner suburb of Melbourne and is historically Mary Mackillop’s birthplace.
Landers House takes its name from Father Patrick “Paddy” Landers, parish priest of St Christopher’s Panania for over 50 years and who was instrumental in the foundation years of Mount St Joseph.
MacKillop House takes its name from Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and Australia’s first native-born saint.
McCormack House takes its name from Sister Irene McCormack who worked as a missionary with the Sisters of St Joseph in Peru and who lost her life doing this selfless work.
Penola House takes its name from the small township in South Australia where Mary MacKillop started her first schoolhouse.
Tenison House takes its name from Father Julian Tenison Woods, priest and scientist, who encouraged and assisted Mary MacKillop in the founding of the Sisters of St Joseph and establishing the first Josephite school.