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:
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: Josh Brown

During my first half term of year 7 I was introduced to the House system and ever since I’ve loved getting involved in the various activities from the Swimming Gala to House Drama, and I’d love to encourage others to do the same. 

In my first 3 years at the school Augustine were almost untouchable winning the house competition 3 years in a row. I would love nothing more than to captain Augustine back to winning ways.  This will be an effort requiring commitment and determination from everyone.  Whether it be on the sports field or in the drama studio my aim will be to encourage us all to get as many points on the board and take home the trophy we deserve.

I am really looking forward to working with students all across the school from y7 to y11.