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:

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: Joseph Sasaki

Ever since Year 7, I have wanted nothing more than to have the role of House Captain for such an esteemed house as Augustine. Throughout my time at Richard Challoner it’s been hard to ignore the countless wins of Augustine, and I plan to continue this streak of success with your help. 

Whether you have just joined in Year 7 or are ready to embark on your final year in Year 11, there is something you can contribute towards. The house system gives the opportunity for everyone to participate in the things they love and the things they would never think of playing a role in. So no matter what you think you’re good or bad at, Augustine has a place for you to let your skills shine and push this house closer to victory.

The coming year will be like no other, and although we’ve all had to face our difficulties in this pandemic, let’s take the opportunity to help out in the house events to develop new skills and have fun along the way. I believe that with your valuable help, Augustine will find itself at the top of the leaderboard!