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Ben MurrayBeing a part of a House, where generations before you once lived, is one of the greatest parts of this school. And, for some boys, it is even greater being the first generation. You come into the House not knowing that in the five years ahead you will have made mates for life and have endless memories.

Ben Murray
Head of House 2017

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House Staff

Arthur Wood
Arthur Wood

Housemaster

Ben Murray
Ben Murray

Head of House

Henry Smith
Henry Smith

Deputy Housemaster

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Sharon Cryer
Sharon Cryer

Matron

Callum Bell
Callum Bell

Assistant Housemaster

38088 Chloe Harland
Chloe Harland

Assistant Housemaster

38125 Kate Morris
Kate Morris

Assistant Housemaster

History of School House

School House was designed by C J Mountfort and J J Collins, both Old Boys of the College. The foundation stone was laid in February 1908 by the Governor-General, Lord Plunket and was ready for occupation in 1909.

The Christ’s College Register of April 1909 describes it as follows: “The interior is spacious, with broad passages, a large common room and a dining room; the walls are of faced bricks, and, therefore unpapered”. It was refurbished in 2002 and the concrete block addition at the rear of the building was constructed at this time.

The name appears to have come from the tradition of English Public Schools to call the house in which the Headmaster, who was also Housemaster, lived, “School House”. Charles Hudson Moreland, 6th Headmaster of Christ’s College, was School House’s first Housemaster.

The four shells (escallops) which can be seen on the House Tie come from the College Crest. They are heraldic symbols used by the Crusaders and represent those who came in the First Four Ships in 1850. The motto, “Pilgrims Still” was one of those considered for the College Motto.

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