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House News

The St Catherine’s College House system was launched on the annual Sports Day on 8 July 2016. The aim of the House System is to give pupils team spirit and support of a community. We began the process by asking pupils and staff to make suggestions for the names of the Houses. These names were shortlisted to three sets of suggestions and the winning names were ships with inspirational names:

Endeavour

HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. She then set sail into the largely uncharted Pacific Ocean. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay.

Invincible

HMS Invincible was a light aircraft carrier. She was launched on 3 May 1977 as the seventh ship to carry the name. She saw action in the Falklands War and was later to become flagship of the British fleet. Invincible was also deployed in the Yugoslav Wars and the Second Gulf war.

Valiant

HMS Valiant was a battleship built for the Royal Navy during the early 1910s. She participated in the Battle of Jutland during the First World War as part of the Grand Fleet. Her service during the war generally consisted of patrols and training in the North Sea.

Endurance

HMS Endurance was a Royal Navy ice patrol vessel that served from 1967 to 1991. She came to public notice when she was involved in combat in the Falklands War of 1982. Endurance also took part in the rescue of two wildlife film-makers who were caught up in the war while working on South Georgia. When Argentinean forces surrendered, Endurance remained near the island to show the UK flag, maintain a naval presence and guard the waters.

 Each Tutor Group and all staff at the school have been placed into a House.

Endurance
7608

Endeavour
7515

Valiant
7150

Invincible
7835

Miss Murray

Mrs Mewett

Miss Crilly

Miss McQueen

11LO/JC

11PH/HA

11BC/MN

11EM/LA

11LM

11SA

11CY

11ME

10GO/GA

10NB

10AL/FA

10EB

10MC

10DL

10MH/CJ

10RB

9HN

9TN

9JO

9AE

9AV

9BA

9CS

9CA

8AM

8NM/KF

8WS

8LH

8DW/TE

8SG

8CB

8KP

7HP

7DB

7TL

7GL

7RM/HC

7JW

7KW

7HT/HC

As part of the school uniform, the ties display our school logo in their House colour so that pupils can feel a sense of community and identify with others from their House. 

The School Reward System

The reward system will be changing, with all pupils following the same system involving the gaining of House Points. More on this to follow....

Sports Day

Invincible House was the first winner of the House Sports Day competition. Points were awarded for contribution, best banners and t-shirt design and most money raised for charity. Even the staff entered a house relay race and we were proud to display our new House flags. The final scores were as follows:

1st Invincible 916
2nd Valiant 890
3rd Endeavour 866
4th Endurance 664

Appointment of House Captains and Prefects

Year 10 pupils have been asked to apply to represent their House as House Captain and as Prefects. We have been overwhelmed by the number of great applicants and The Heads of House are very much looking forward to making these appointments.

 

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