Richard Challoner School


House Colour: White
Feast day: 19th May

Born in 910 near Glastonbury, Dunstan was educated at Glastonbury Abbey by Irish monks. He served for a time with his uncle, Aethelhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury; then he was called to the court of King Athelstan. He later became a monk and was then ordained a priest by his uncle. Some years after ordination he lived at Glastonbury as a hermit; during this time he devoted his life to prayer, the study of music, literature and crafts. Following a two year exile in Flanders, Dunstan returned to England and was appointed Bishop of Worcester, then Bishop of London. Dunstan’s most influential period was during the sixteen year reign of King Edgar. During this time he was Archbishop of Canterbury and Chief Minister of State. When King Edgar died, Dunstan retired to Canterbury where he devoted the remainder of his life to teaching in the Cathedral School. St. Dunstan died peacefully on May 19th 988 and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral.

Dunstan House History:
2021/22 –
5th Place
2020/21 – 5th Place
2019/20 – 4th Place
2018/19 – 6th Place
2017/18 – 6th Place
2016/17 – 4th Place
2015/16 – 6th Place
2014/15 – 6th Place
2013/14 – 6th Place
2012/13 – 6th Place

Head of House: Mrs Bravo

‘The biggest source of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.’

As the Head of Dunstan House, I have been inspired by this quote. I think the most important part of success is your own thoughts. For many years the Dunstonians (my name for the members of Dustan House) have had to deal with coming last and have let it effect their confidence. My role as Head of House is to inspire and motivate every single member of Dustan House to take part and to think big! I hope a fresh face and lots of motivation On my part will do the job. I will put in all the time and effort I have, I will create songs, dance routines, costumes, posters and much more but most of all I need YOU, my fellow Dunstonians!

I am so proud of all your hard work and effort over the last year. 

House Captain: Seán

Determination, Perseverance and Fortitude. These are the key qualities to obtain victory for Dunstan.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead Dunstan House in its quest for victory. I've been a part of Dunstan for the last 6 years, and have been able to see how hard we work and how we never stop trying to do our best.

I endeavour to embody this and encourage everybody as I can to get involved and do their part.

We will have to try new things and leave our comfort zones; but, by working with determination, perseverance and with fortitude, we can be confident as Dunstan house to win our events and claim our victory.