In 1992, the PDHPE department led by David Krust submitted a proposal for House Names at CTHS, which was subsequently accepted and is as follows:
“C” stands for Community
“T” stands for Technology
“H” stands for History
“S” stands for Sport
These themes are an integral part of any school and meet well with the philosophy behind the School’s inception. For each of these themes, a name has been selected again based on the CTHS initials:
- “C” Community
Charles House was named after the School’s first President of the P&C. Tim Charles was a driving force and community representative from the school’s earliest beginnings.
- “T” Technology
Taylor House was named after Headlie Taylor who in the 1920s in Australia developed a new style harvester that could lift crops that had been flattened by storms. A truly Australian innovation and an example of how technology has always existed and has led to improvements in the way we do things.
- “H” History
Harrison House was named after the Harrison family who settled on a 65 acre block in the area in 1839, planted orchards and built a small timber cottage they called “Cherrybrook Cottage”.
The name “Cherrybrook” is believed to have come from the fact they grew cherry trees near the creek, which passed through their land.
- “S” Sport
Strickland House was named after Shirley Strickland, the 27 year older teacher from Western Australia who was the first Australian woman to win a place in an Olympic Athletic Event with a bronze medal at the London 1948 Olympic Games.
Over three consecutive Olympic Games she collected seven Olympic medals; 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. By the 1956 Melbourne Olympics she was a mother and won gold in the hurdles.