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    8 November, 2018

    Integration Update – 8 Nov 2018
     
    House Names for Scots All Saints College
     
    Following feedback from staff, students and parents, it was decided to introduce five new house names for Scots All Saints College. Five houses were agreed to accommodate an expected 450 students in Years 7-12 and 250 in K-Year 6. Even though we are splitting into Junior, Middle and Senior School next year, the sporting competitions will still be K-6 and 7-12.
     
    The criteria provided to the House Names Committee were as follows:
     
    To choose people of honour for the house names. The names should identify well known Australians with values we wish to develop and see reflected in our students and in the new College.
    Those chosen must have been long-term contributors and stood the test of time as honourable Australians.
    The five house names are to be representative of a range of fields of endeavour, for example, sport, education, the arts, service to humanity, Christian ministry.
    None of the five was to have any direct link to either ASC or TSS, that is, not an old boy/girl or past Headmaster.
    Each will be preferably Christian in their belief and service to humanity.
    A brief biographical sketch which is provided for each honoured Australian must clearly identify at least one specific value we wish to encourage in our students such as service, courage, standing up for what is right or the spirit of discovery.
    The five house names must reflect the coeducational nature of the school by including a minimum of two males and two females. 
     
    The new house names were announced to all students on Tuesday. The Scots All Saints College house names will be referred by the surname of famous Australians. The new houses, the house colours and the first Senior School House Captains are as follows:
     
     
    BRIAN BOOTH (1933 - ) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 29 Tests from 1961 to 1966. He also represented Australia in Hockey including at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.  He was a school teacher and teacher educator at Sydney Teachers’ College in his professional life. Brian Booth was a devout Christian and an Anglican lay-preacher, described by one journalist in this way: "If a prize were offered for fair play and sportsmanship among Australia's post-war cricketers, Brian Booth ought to win it hands down."
    VALUE - SPORTSMANSHIP & FAIR PLAY
    HOUSE COLOUR – GREEN
    FIRST HOUSE CAPTAINS – GENEVIEVE GATES & MAURICE OTUTAHA
     
     
    EDITH COWAN (1861-1932) Former Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Edith Cowan OBE was an Australian social reformer who worked for the rights and welfare of women and children. She is best known as the first Australian woman to serve as a member of parliament. She was a true Australian pioneer in many ways. She was active in the Anglican Church and was the first female member of the Anglican Social Questions Committee.
    VALUE – CHAMPION FOR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS
    HOUSE COLOUR – PURPLE
    FIRST HOUSE CAPTAINS – ISABELLA SIEGERT & ANDREW KNOX
     
     
    BETTY CUTHBERT (1938-2017) was an Australian athlete who won four gold medals at the Melbourne and Tokyo Olympics in the 100m, 200M and 400M events.  She was known as Australia’s Golden Girl. In later life, Betty Cuthbert developed multiple sclerosis. She was helped in her struggle with the disease by her strong Christian faith, and used her public profile to support other sufferers from the condition, and assisted in the founding of MS Research Australia. 
    VALUE – SERVICE TO OTHERS
    HOUSE COLOUR – YELLOW
    FIRST HOUSE CAPTAINS – ABIGAIL MILLER & CONNOR MANTON
     
     
    SIR EDWARD “Weary” DUNLOP (1907-1993) was a doctor and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He played Rugby Union for the Wallabies in wins against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. In 1935 he joined the Army Medical Corps. His unit was sent to Java, where he was captured by the Japanese. In prison camps at Changi and on the Burma railway he was notable for his work in treating sick and dying POWs with whatever resources he could gather. After the war, he was publicly involved in a number of health, welfare and educational organisations, and in promoting reconciliation with the Japanese. 
    VALUE – SERVICE TO OTHERS
    HOUSE COLOUR – AQUA BLUE
    FIRST HOUSE CAPTAINS – MACKENZIE-ROSE HONEYSETT & WILL SCHOENMAKER
     
     
    DOUGLAS MAWSON (1882-1952) had the brilliant brain of a scientist but is remembered for making one of the most courageous solo journeys by any Australian adventurer. In 1911, he headed south to chart the Antarctic coastline. But on a dangerous trek tragedy struck. One of his partners plummeted down an ice crevasse and the other died from physical exertion. Mawson was left alone 850km from base camp. On his brutal journey back he slipped down a crevasse but managed to haul himself to safety. For 30 days he battled frostbite and hunger as the whipping wind tried to break his spirit. Finally, he reached supplies and his miraculous escape became news around the world.
    VALUE – COURAGE & DETERMINATION
    HOUSE COLOUR – ORANGE
    FIRST HOUSE CAPTAINS – BROOKE WEBB & SCOTT MAWHOOD
     
     
    Name it to claim it – new student publication naming competition now open!
     
    Calling all current students entering Year 7 - Year 12 in 2019. Switch on your creative thinking for a chance to win 1 of 2 new BYOD laptops valued at $1500 each by simply helping to name the new Scots All Saints College eNewsletter and Year Book. Those who are successful will be written into the new College record books and their publication name will feature on Scots All Saints College publications for generations to come.
     
    Your entry may be inspired by the new school crest, school colours, culture and heritage of the College or something completely different - you are only limited by your imagination! Please see the poster below further details and T&CS on the entry form. 
     
    Eligible students are invited to click on this link and fill out this simple form to enter -
     
     
    or
     
    Collect and submit an entry form available from Reception at All Saints Campus and Scots Campus.
     
    Be quick! Entries must be submitted by Friday 16 November (Week 5) for a chance to win! 
     
     
     
     
    Have Your Say – College Communication tools and processes
     
    Now is the time to tell us what you value about the information you receive from the College.
     
    Simply email info@saints.nsw.edu.au to have your say.
     
    Communications, Marketing and Enrolments Team 
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