May 23 2013, 8:28 pm
When a boy begins at Christ’s College he also becomes a member of a smaller community - the House. The pastoral care of each boy is based on this House System. There are ten Houses: Condell’s, Corfe, Harper, Julius, Rolleston, and Somes for day boys: and Flower’s, Jacobs, Richards and School for boarders, with an average of 60 boys per House.
Houses for dayboys provide a place for study and recreation, a Common Room, showers and changing facilities, and areas for storing books and sports clothing. Boys meet here at the beginning of each day for House Assembly where they receive notices for the day and reminders of upcoming events to prepare for from their Housemaster.
In the boarding environment, the facilities and support systems are more comprehensive. Assisting the Housemaster are an assistant housemaster, a matron, and two live-in tutors who are also studying at university. Most of the school facilities, such as the library, computer room, gymnasium, pool, music and art rooms, and the workshop, are open for use by boarding boys out of school hours. Evening activities during the week include set times for homework, but recreational activities are also encouraged.