Richard Challoner School

Augustine

House Colour: Red
Feast day: 26th May

Christianity had died out in the parts of Britain which had been conquered by the Saxons. When Pope Gregory saw a group of fair haired Angles from Britain being sold as slaves in Rome, he described them as “angels”. He sent Augustine, a monk, to convert Britain to Christianity. After turning back in fear on his first journey, Augustine eventually landed on the Isle of Thanet in Kent in AD 596. King Ethelbert allowed Augustine and his small group of monks to settle at Canterbury. He was later baptised by Augustine. Augustine then arranged a meeting with the leaders of the British church which had survived in Western Britain and Ireland. However, the Celtic bishops refused to accept Augustine as their Archbishop. The Christian church in Britain was not united until half a century later. Augustine died on the 26th of May AD 604 and was buried in Canterbury.

Augustine House History:
2021/22 – 3rd Place
2020/21 – 6th Place
2019/20 – 6th Place
2018/19 – 5th Place
2017/18 – 2nd Place
2016/17 – 1st Place
2015/16 – 1st Place
2014/15 – 1st Place
2013/14 – 3rd Place
2012/13 – 5th Place

Head of House: Mr Mundy

I am extremely delighted to be leading Augustine house this year. It is a real privilege to be part of such a talented and enthusiastic team.

We are extremely lucky to have such a successful house system in our school. It allows us to enjoy all of the extra-curricular activities the school offers and at the same time have some healthy competition. I know (even through being a student here myself) what great memories can come from the house events. You can discover friendships and new talents that will stay with you for life.

“Ask not what House Augustine can do for you, ask what you can do for House Augustine”

I can’t stress enough how much I want you all to help represent our house so please don’t be shy. I want to encourage all of you in Augustine (the A-team) to get involved this year and maybe try things perhaps you haven’t before. Great things never came from comfort zones.

If we all work together and try our best, I am sure we will enjoy a very successful year!

House Captain: Ryan

Ever since joining Richard Challoner in year 7, the house system has enabled students of all ages to apply different skillsets in an array of opportunities throughout the year. 

From sports and music to art and drama, I have always tried to involve myself in house events, which have undoubtedly allowed me to grow, both socially as well as artistically. My competitive nature has always led me to be a proud member of Augustine House, and in an attempt to bring us back to our winning ways, as House Captain, I will be committed to translating our collective effort into victory. It is clear that the combination of talent and drive within the Augustine house gives us huge opportunity to reclaim the trophy. I am enthusiastic and optimistic for the season ahead and can’t wait to discover the array of personalities in the ‘A’ team. 

There is always a place for you in Augustine house and I guarantee that you will enjoy spending time with your peers, both old and new. This year, we need to step out of our comfort zones, work hard and, most importantly, have fun! With a ‘give it a go’ attitude, we will make this year one to remember!