House Colours And House T-Shirts

Drysdale Primary School has four Houses, Dan Dan Nook (Blue), Bengalat (Red), Davis (Green) and McLeod (Gold). Upon commencing, each family is allocated to a house which the students will represent at sports days and on Kids Matter days.

Each of the four Houses take their names from significant connections to our community.

Bengalat is the name of the local Wadawurrung clan who are the traditional owners of the land on which the school is built. The name Bengalat honours the Wadawurrung people and the Bengalat clan’s custody of this land over many thousands of years.

Henry Stanley Davis was a student at Drysdale PS in the early 1900s and was one of the first ANZACs. He fought courageously at both Gallipoli and in France and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his bravery. He was killed in France in 1917. The name Davis honours all the school’s ANZACs.

Dan Dan Nook
Dan Dan Nook was an outstanding indigenous athlete who won many Athletic Competitions at the Highland Gatherings in the mid to late 1800s. A special medal was struck by the Comunn na Feinne society and presented to him. The name Dan Dan Nook honours all outstanding athletes.

McLeod is the earliest name given to Drysdale by Anglo-European settlers. It remains the name of the reserve at which the Drysdale Football and Netball Club play and the school holds its Community Market each month. The name McLeod honours the first European settlers of this area.

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