House System

 

Introduction

The Houses are named after Christian saints who led lives committed to serving God and their communities and who set an example for us all - our students in particular. They exhibit the character traits we seek to nurture in our students. 

  • Wilberforce Whales
  • Livingstone Lions
  • Mueller Mammoths
  • Ten Boom Tigers

House Masters

These teachers House Masters are encouraged to develop leadership in their respective houses.

They are also encouraged to promote inter-house competition including:

  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cross Country
  • Debating
  • other appropriate activities

House Patrons

Wilberforce Whales

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade In 1785. He underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.

 

Livingstone Lions

David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa.

 

Mueller Mammoths

George Müller (German – born as : Johann Georg Ferdinand Müller) (27 September 1805 – 10 March 1898), a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans.

Ten Boom Tigers

Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom (Amsterdam, April 15, 1892 – Placentia, California, April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal.

The significance of the four House Patrons and Covenant College students:

The patrons display the following character traits that we seek to instill, nurture and foster in our students:

  • Love of God and neigbour
  • Godly conviction and purpose
  • Faithfulness and trust in God
  • Servanthood
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Courage and strength
  • Perseverance
  • Vision