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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 taken from the Noongar language and represents each of the four elements that are important in the Aboriginal Culture.

  • ‘Bilu’ means big river and is blue.
  • ‘Budjar’ means earth or land and is green.
  • ‘Karla’ means fires and is red.
  • ‘Marra’ means sky or 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.