All students and staff are assigned to a particular House and family links are observed for the sake of tradition and continuity. The House system operates in Kindergarten – Year 10. Each student belongs to one of the following Houses under the direction of the House Coordinator:
BOSCO (Blue): Eagles
GUZMAN (Green): Crocodiles
SAVIO (Yellow): Sharks
SIENA (Red): Dragons
Students are divided evenly among the houses. Houses are allocated evenly to each of the K-6 classes and for Year 7-10 students, pastoral/home groups are assigned to a particular house.
Dominic College students actively participate in several house carnivals and events. Traditional house carnivals include Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. While many schools have had to do away with these carnivals due to poor attendance records, Dominic enjoys increased attendance for such events due to the strength of the vertically streamed pastoral groups and the camaraderie which they encourage. House now compete for Academic, Mission and Creative Arts Shields as well as Sports Shields, and there are House debating, chess and Theatresports competitions as well!.
Bosco House is named after St. John Bosco (1815-1888), the friend of youth. He lived in Turin, Italy and established schools and boys clubs for the poor. He was also the founder of the Salesian congregation. St. John Bosco taught that God loves and treasures every individual.
Guzman House is named after St. Dominic Guzman (1170-1221), the Preacher. He lived in Spain and was the founder of the Dominican Sisters. St. Dominic Guzman encouraged his followers to be compassionate and to seek knowledge and truth.
Savio House is named after St. Dominic Savio who was born in 1842 and died at the early age of 15 years, the model for youth. St. Dominic Savio lived in Turin, Italy and was a pupil at the school of St. John Bosco. He rejoiced in God's presence reflected in nature and people. St. Dominic offered youth a vision of what they could become.
Siena House is named after St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), who lived in Siena, Italy and was a Dominican Sister. She encouraged her followers to be charitable and prayerful in order to make the world a better and more peaceful place in which to live.