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Showing Our Respect

Acknowledgement of Country

The staff and students of Tranby College acknowledge the Binjareb and Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which our campus stands.

We acknowledge their ongoing connection to the land, sea and community; and pay our respects to Elders, past present and emerging.

The House System

Supporting our acknowledgement

Our connection to culture extends to our House System that each new student joins and remains a part of throughout their life at Tranby.  Each house name is inspired by the Noongar language and the four elements that are important in the Aboriginal Culture.

  • ‘Bilu’ is reminiscent of Bilya which means river and is blue.
  • ‘Budjar’ is reminiscent of Boodja which means land or country and is green.
  • ‘Karla’ is reminiscent of Kaarla or Karl which means fire and is red.
  • ‘Marra’ is reminiscent of Marr which means wind and is yellow.
Our Houses reflect the importance we place on the environment in which we live, the contributions we make and how collaboration benefits the wellbeing of us all. They encourage a sense of pride, participation, motivation and contribution.