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Post  Shahzad on Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:44 am

School Houses


There are 4 houses: Flynn (Red), Dunlop (Blue), Doherty (Green), Nicholls (Gold). All boys are placed into a house. Brothers are placed in the same house, otherwise boys are placed randomly into a house. The Houses provide opportunities for boys of different year levels to interact and build their ability to relate to each other. There are regular inter house competitions throughout the year. House names are as follows:




Doherty


Doherty House has been named in honour of Dr Peter Doherty to affirm Moreton Bay Boys’ College’s commitment to academic excellence.




Professor (Dr) Peter C. Doherty is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne and also holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Research and Chair of the Immunology Department at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tennessee. He was joint winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He has displayed an outstanding commitment to science and medicine.




Dunlop


Dunlop House has been named in honour of ‘Weary’ Dunlop because he embodied the very qualities of faith and integrity that we seek to develop in our young men at Moreton Bay Boys’ College.




Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop, an Australian Wallaby, is best known for his commitment to his comrades during and post-World War II. As a prisoner of war, his selfless struggle to improve the health and well being of his fellow prisoners saved countless lives. Captured by the Japanese, Dunlop spent more than four years providing medical assistance; leading and motivating his men; and risking his own life by defying captors in the face of brutality, starvation, and death.




Flynn


Flynn House has been named in honour of The Rev. Flynn to recognise Moreton Bay Boys’ College’s commitment to Christian education.




The Reverend John Flynn “Flynn of the Inland” was founder of The Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service. He was ordained into the Presbyterian Church in 1911 and took up missionary work in northern South Australia. Flynn was appointed Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church in Australia in 1939, a position he held till 1942.




Nicholls


Nicholls House has been named in honour of Sir Douglas Nicholls to affirm Moreton Bay Boys’ College’s commitment to assist our boys to be young men of faithful service.




Sir Douglas Nicholls was Australia’s first Aboriginal State Governor. As well as being an excellent sportsman, he devoted much of his life to social work. As a minister of the Church of Christ he worked to uphold the rights of the Aboriginal people. He was awarded two medals by Queen Elizabeth II and became Governor of South Australia in 1976.
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