At the end of 2013 Mr Lovatt informed the community of our intention to change the day to day operation of the School and place greater emphasis on the House System.
In brief we have divided the School into 8 Houses (we have used the existing house names). Each House will have day boys and boarders; the Houses are then divided into 5 Groups – each Group headed by a staff member – and have boys from Grade 8 – 12. This will allow for mentorship and allow boys to interact across Grades. The Group Leader will be your first point of contact with the School. Boys will meet in their House Group each day except on the days they write Standardised Tests. They will meet as an entire House every Thursday at House Assemblies.
In addition, each House is lead by a House Leader; this is a senior position in the School and the House Leaders will take full responsibility for the overall Pastoral Care of your son. They each have an Assistant and each House has an Academic Leader (a position previously occupied by a Grade Head). The Academic Leader will oversee matters pertaining to Academics (Assessments, homework issues, class work, reporting). They report directly to their House Leader. Mrs Groenewald continues to head our Academic Programme and the Subject Heads remain responsible for the teaching and learning of their subject. Mrs Reynolds continues with her portfolio of Matric Studies and Concession Applications.
Below is a list of all staff involved in the Houses. Please feel free to contact your son’s House Leader if you feel it necessary. Your son will be able to tell you what House he is in.
Mr Thorne (4 Houses) and Mr Erasmus (4 Houses) (Deputy Headmasters) have been tasked with overseeing this programme and are your final port of call, if for some unforeseen reason you cannot contact the Group or House Leader.
This system will continue to evolve and it is Mr Lovatt’s firm belief that this structure will further enhance the quality of care and education we are able to offer.
HOUSE LEADERS, ASSISTANT HOUSE LEADERS AND ACADEMIC LEADERS
HOUSE LEADERS, ASSISTANT HOUSE LEADERS & ACADEMIC LEADERS
|HOUSE||HOUSE LEADER||ACADEMIC LEADER||
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
|ANDERSON||Neethling||Wadee||Von Hoesslin(AHL)||Murray||Bremner||Prideaux-Brune||W Pretorius|
|DAVIS||Khanye||Koekemoer||C Fielding (AHL)||Miss de Wet||J Scouler||Van Straten||Van Niekerk|
|HILL||Gordon||Asvat||Marvell (AHL)||Bain Venn||Van der Merwe||van Rooyen||S Pretorius|
|ROBINSON||Chopamba||Ferreira||Els||H Hansen||Jones||Crossley (AHL)||Engelbrecht|
|SCHOOL||D De Wet||Claro||Van Rensburg (AHL)||Mrs Hammond||Dale||
Mr Erasmus 4 Houses – Anderson, Grimmer, Hofmeyr and Robinson
Mr Thorne 4 Houses – Hill, School, Davis and Crofts
Monday Mr Visser
Tuesday Mr Ridley
Wednesday Mr Marx
Thursday Mr Hammond
Friday Mrs Barnes
Buxton House Mr Marx
Buxton House Mr Da Mata
Donald Gordon House Mr Ridley
School House Mr Hammond
Mrs Reynolds, Mr Erasmus, Mrs Groenewald, Mr Hansen, Mr Lovatt, Mrs Mania, Mr Thorne, Mrs Schumyn, Mrs Naidoo, Mrs Meyer.