In 2018, the school captains named our school houses to recognise the history of our great school and honour people that had made a significant contribution to the school. This gives the current students a greater sense of connection to the history of our school and increases the amount of pride that people feel by being a part of these houses. Naming the houses preserves the contributions of these people for future generations.
ENRIGHT: RED HOUSE
Mr. Enright is the school’s longest serving Principal. As the Principal from 1999-2019, the school saw so many changes across that time, including growth in size and major infrastructure changes. At the time the houses were named, Mr Enright was the Principal of Altona Primary School.
FLEMING: YELLOW HOUSE
Mr. Fleming was the person responsible for approaching the education department to request there be a school in Altona. Mr. Fleming built the first school in his own backyard, that had 14 students in it, four of which were his own children, the youngest of which was only four but was enrolled to make up the minimum numbers required to start a school.
BROMLEY: PURPLE HOUSE
Mrs Bromley is Altona Primary School’s longest serving female Principal and third longest serving Principal in total. She was very community minded and did things not only for Altona Primary School, but the Hobson’s Bay community. Even while ill, Mrs Bromley still attended school fundraisers to support the famous PURPLE, which recognises George Duke who was the first soldier from Altona to return after Word War 1 and his battalion's colours of purple and gold.
BORRACK: GREEN HOUSE
Mr. Borrack was responsible for lobbying the education department in 1921 to get them to build the school building that still stands today, 102 years later. This allowed the school to be less crowded and to increase the amount of students who could attend. This heritage building is an important part of our school.
BLYTH: BLUE HOUSE
Altona Primary School is located on Blyth Street and is the most important community landmark on the street.