ST STEPHEN'S HOUSE HEROES
The houses provide opportunities for learning together, friendly competition and are a positive way of recognising and celebrating pupils' contributions. They also enable children from across the year groups to get to know each other and work collaboratively. The children are put into one of four houses, each one being named after a chosen hero.
We hope that in time there will be events throughout the year which will aim to cater for all tastes, these may include: football, netball, cricket, cross country, maths, chess, music, public speaking, and art. The houses will also meet together regularly each term at ‘house assemblies’ and spend a whole week together during the summer term for Curriculum Week.
House heroes have been chosen as they demonstrate values, attitudes and behaviours that we feel are important and would encourage the children to develop in order to face an uncertain future with hope and confidence.
Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She did things that few other women of her time did. She made her own way in the world as a single woman and as a person of mixed race. If people refused to help her, because of their prejudice, she still did what she felt was right. Mary is best known for her nursing work during the Crimean War. Her kindness, compassion and determination to do what was right led her to be affectionately known by the soldiers she helped as Mother Seacole and has earned her a place as one of our house heroes. She is a role model to us all.
Mrs Ambroziak is our House Leader and our House Captains are Roman and Felicity.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Born more than 500 years ago in 1452, Da Vinci lived in a time called the ‘Renaissance’ when everyone was interested in art and doing great things. Leonardo was a curious man who was good at lots of things; in fact he was a genius. He was a scientist, inventor, and architect, brilliant at art, a mathematician and a musician! Da Vinci shows us what is possible when we follow our passions. A man of both worlds (art and science) we have much to thank him for. For his brilliance and inspiration we have made him a house hero.
Mr Burroughs is our House Leader and our House Captains are Isabella and Max B.
Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880. When she was 19 months old she fell seriously ill and lost her hearing and sight. Life was very tough for Helen, nothing seemed to make sense and she was quickly labelled a ‘wild child’. With the arrival of a tutor, Anne Sullivan, Helen’s life turned a corner. Anne taught Helen the meaning of words and objects and she quickly learnt to communicate. Helen’s courage and perseverance helped her to overcome her difficulties and she went on to become an accomplished writer and advocate of the disabled. Her determination has earned her a place as one of our house heroes.
Miss Simons is our House Leader and our House Captains are Ben and Dexter.
Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1876. Given the fact that his parents had no interest in either maths or science and the fact that he didn’t do well at school, it is a wonder he came to be known as the ‘Superstar of Science’. After years of traveling Einstein passed his entrance exams at the age of 30 and went back to school. He was determined to become a great Scientist and after much hard work that’s just what happened. Having discovered the theory of relativity with the famous E=mc2, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize. His hard work and example that anything is possible have made him one of our school heroes.
Miss Morley is the House Leader and our House Captains are Abigail and David.