Lisarow Public School

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House Patrons

Students and staff at Lisarow Public School belong to one of four houses; Anderson, Davidson, Dunk and Reynolds. Each house celebrates the sporting achievements and other talents of its members.

The house system creates smaller communities within the school and gives students a unique sense of "belonging" and identity. Students and staff are brought together for house meetings before major events and current house standings are announced each week during the Friday assembly.

Houses encourage participation in co-curricular activities and promote student leadership. Each house includes students from all year levels as students become members of a house upon commencement at the School. As a general rule, all family siblings are grouped into the same house.

There is a keen but well-natured rivalry between the Houses as they compete for house superiority. Points accumulate from the day to day classroom/school based activities, as well as during various events that are held throughout the year.


The house colour is green.

The house is named after Craig Anderson a professional baseball player - born 30th October, 1980 in Gosford NSW.

Craig attended Lisarow Public School.

Craig's career achievements are he:

  • represented Australia at the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004 winning a silver medal in the 2004 games.
  • played for Australia in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics.
  • was signed by the Seattle Marines in February 1999 as an 18 year old. Played triple A Baseball in the USA.
  • played for Australia in the 2005 Baseball World Cup.
  • was awarded pitcher of the year in the 2012-2013 ABL season.

Craig is a left-handed pitcher who presently plays for the Sydney Blue Sox after playing AAA ball in the USA as well as in Europe.


The house colour is Red.

The house is named after Alan Davidson-MBE, AM a professional cricket player born 14th June, 1929 in Lisarow NSW.

Alan attended Lisarow Public School between 1934 and 1940.

Alan's career achievements are he:

  • made his test debut against England on 11th June, 1953.
  • played 44 Test matches and 193 First Class matches.
  • scored 1328 test runs at an average of 32.86 and took 186 test wickets at an average of 20.90.
  • had best bowling figures 7/93 and top score of 80.
  • played his last Test against England on 20th February, 1963.

Alan was a left arm fast medium bowler and middle-order left-handed batsman who is considered one of Australia's greatest all round cricketers. He was named as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the year in 1962. Alan was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 1988, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2004 and the ICC Hall of Fame in 2011. He received an Australian Sport Medal in 2000. He was also an Australian selector and President of the NSW Cricket Association.

Alan now resides in Sydney and continues to work for a number of companies.


The house colour is yellow.

The house is named after Bill Dunk a professional golfer born 10 December 1938.

Bill's career achievements are he:

  • turned professional golfer in 1956.
  • had over 100 tournament wins including 5 Australian PGA championships, 2 New Zealand Opens, 1 Malaysian Open, 1 Tokyo Open and many State Opens.
  • joined the senior tour in 1989.
  • had victories including 2 NSW Senior Championships, 2 Australian Senior Championships and 3 Senior victories in Japan.
  • represented Australia in 3 World Cups.
  • has held 88 course records world wide.

Bill retired from International Golf in 1995. Bill then went into coaching. He now is retired and enjoys travelling, gardening and wine collecting. He continues to reside in Gosford.


The house colour is blue.

This house was named after Peter Reynolds a swimmer born 2 January 1948. 

Peter's swimming career achievements included setting records and many medals.

World Records:

  • 220 yard backstroke 1965
  • 220 yard backstroke 1966
  • 440 yard individual medley 1966
  • 4 x 200 yard freestyle relay 1966
  • 4 x 110 yard medley relay 1966

Commonwealth records - 7 individual backstroke events and relays.

Australian records - 19 Australian Open records

Swimming at the 1964 Olympic Games - Tokyo, Japan:

  • Unplaced final 200m backstroke
  • Bronze medal 4 x 100m medley relay

Gold medals at the 1966 Commonwealth Games held in Kingston, Jamaica:

  • Gold medal 110 yd backstroke
  • Gold medal 220 yd backstroke
  • Gold medal 440 yd individual medley
  • Gold medal 4 x 220 yd freestyle relay

Upon retirement from swimming, Reynolds practised law in Gosford. Unfortunately, and with great sadness from the Australian swimming community, Reynolds passed away in May 2012 after a battle with cancer.