All students enrolled at Rivercrest are placed into one of four Houses - Booth (Blue), Luther (Red), Fry (Yellow) or Lewis (Green). At many schools, the Houses are named after well-known people, Australian native animals or plants or some other theme. Rivercrest decided to name its Houses after four Christians who made a significant contribution to society. Here is a brief outline of each of their lives.
Catherine BOOTH (Service to Community)
Booth, together with her husband, William, began the Christian Mission which later developed into the Salvation Army. She was well known and respected for her preaching and for her contribution to fighting poverty and injustice.
Martin LUTHER (Thinker)
Luther was a Christian theologian and Augustinian monk whose teachings inspired the Protestant Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines of Protestant and other Christian traditions. Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received as a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.
Elizabeth FRY (Social Reformer)
Fry devoted her energy to helping those in need, collecting clothes for the poor, visiting the sick and teaching Sunday School. She is best remembered for work in the prison system where she was pivotal in campaigning for a series of reforms to take place for better conditions and for improving the quality of the nursing system.
C.S. LEWIS (Creativity)
Lewis was known as a novelist, poet, academic, lay theologian and Christian apologist. His faith had a profound effect on his work and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim. He is best known for his fictional series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
All students from 4 year old ELC participate in an annual House athletics carnival, as well as a House Cross Country.. Students from Year Three onwards will participate in a House Swimming Carnival.
Our College is part of the Christian Schools Sporting Network (CSSN) and from year Three onwards, our students have an opportunity to compete against other Christian Schools in swimming, athletics and cross country. Students also participate in events with local school as part of our affiliation with Stat Schools Victoria (SSV).
From Year Five and above, students are also engaged in competitions against other schools in team sports such as soccer, netball and volleyball.
Private instrumental tuition is available at Rivercrest. Currently lessons are offered in piano, strings, guitar and voice.
In Year Two all students participate in a Strings Programme for a semester where they are given the opportunity to learn the viola, violin or cello.
Students from Year One onwards can join the Rivercrest Choir which rehearses weekly.
Each year all students from 4YO ELC - Year Four participate in the annual Performing Arts concert.
The Discovery Centre at Rivercrest has its very own reading club called Rivercrest Readers. It is held fortnightly on a Thursday from 3:15pm – 3:45pm. Parents are invited to come along with their child to enjoy a story read by one of the staff, spend time in the Discovery Centre with their child and then select books to borrow and share at home with the whole family.
Lunch Time Clubs
Throughout the year, students have an opportunity to participate in a range of different clubs based on student interest. These include coding, chess and gardening.
All students in Year 5 Participate in an Enrichment programme in Term 4 designed to challenge their thinking, develop new skills and try something different. Equestrian lessons are offered as part of this programme. MYP1 (Year 6) students participate in weekly enrichment sessions throughout the year.