In 1980 two sports houses were set up, initially just Lavarack (red) and Mansfield (green). Some years later, Ramsay (yellow) and Wilson (purple) were added. Each new student is assigned to a House upon commencement at Redeemer. Any student who has or had another member of his or her family attending the school is allocated to the same House.

Redeemer’s Houses are named after Queensland born governors. Details are as follows:


Lieutenant–General Sir John Dudley LAVARACK
K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O (01/10/1946–04/12/1957).

"In Union there is Strength"


Hon. Sir Alan James MANSFIELD
Administrator (25/01/1957–18/03/1958, 31/03/1960–24/05/1960,
18/04/1963–18/10/1963, 21/03/1966–21/03/1972).

"Success is a Journey not a Destination"


Commodore Sir James RAMSAY
K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.E., D.S.C. (22/04/1977–21/07/1985).

"We will not know unless we begin"


Colonel Sir Leslie Orme WILSON
G.C.M.G., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., D.S.O. (13/06/1932–23/04/1946)

"We become what we behold"