Brisbane State High School's Houses—Allenby, Birdwood, Glasgow and Monash—are named after World War I Generals.
Our students enjoy the cameraderie and spirit that comes with competing to earn points for their House in various activities throughout the year, including our annual Interhouse Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics traditions.
Each year, our House and Spirit Leaders do a fantastic job at garnering spirit and participation in whole school and Interhouse events. These events and traditions are highlights of the school year for many of our students, who become deeply embedded in our State High culture and experience what it means to be part of something bigger.
Sir Edmund Allenby was a noted Field Marshal who commanded the Egyptian Expeditionary Force during WWI. The bull was chosen as Sir Allenby's nickname was 'Bloody Bull' and signifies the strength and vigour of Sir Allenby.
Sir William Birdwood was a noted Field Marshal and commanded over ANZAC troops at Gallipoli Peninsula during WWI. Similar to Sir Birdwood, panthers possess strength, confidence and intelligence.
Sir William Glasgow was a senior Australian officer at Gallipoli and commanded the first AIF Division and final offensive in August 1918. The lion symbolises strength, endeavour and excellence as a team — all portrayed by Sir Glasgow.
Sir John Monash was a noted General who served in Gallipoli and Flanders campaigns. Wolves fit well with Sir Monash's reputation for being a stern, effective Commander with a strong sense of duty and loyalty.