Houses and our Saints
House of St Theresa
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Gonxha Agnes Bojaxhiu) was born of Albanian parents in Skopje in 1910. Journeying as a missionary to India, she laboured many years as a teacher before hearing the “call within the call,” “to give up all and follow Him into the slums—to serve Him in the poorest of the poor,”. This was in order to satiate the thirst of Jesus for love and the salvation of souls by founding the Missionaries of Charity. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 19th October 2003 and was canonized by Pope Francis on 4th September 2016. Her legacy lives on today, evident across the globe through the tireless work of the Missionaries of Charity.
Head of House, St Theresa (SERVICE)
My name is Miss Millward and I am Head of St Theresa House. My job is to make sure you are happy and healthy at school and that you are being the best version of yourself so that you can fulfil your potential and make excellent academic progress. This means I have high standards and expectations of you. Our house is all about our role to serve. This focuses on how we can support one another and reach out to help those members of our community who are more vulnerable than others.
House of Father George
Fr Georges Lemaître was a Belgian Catholic priest, theoretical physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. He is an example of great study and a commitment to learning. Lemaitre was the first to theorize that the recession of nearby galaxies can be explained by an expanding universe, which was observationally confirmed soon afterwards by Edwin Hubble. He first derived "Hubble's law", now called the Hubble–Lemaître law by the IAU, and published the first estimation of the Hubble constant in 1927, two years before Hubble's article. Lemaître also proposed the "Big Bang theory" as the origin of the universe, calling it the "hypothesis of the primeval atom", and later calling it "the beginning of the world".
Head of House, Father George (KNOWLEDGE)
My name is Mr Murphy and I have worked at St Anne’s for a while as a Head of Year and previously as a cover teacher. I am the Head of Fr George’s house of Knowledge. Our house celebrates academic knowledge and the doors that open in the short, medium and long term as you gain more and more of this powerful knowledge. It also represents how we live our lives with the knowledge of God and the example set for us by Jesus. Pupils that are placed in Fr George’s house will have the highest possible expectations of themselves in line with the expectations I have for you.
House of St Josephine
Josephine Bakhita was born in 1889 and died on the 8th February 1947, as a child she was kidnapped and illegally enslaved. Josephine visited a convent and wanted to stay, to help her, one of the nuns petitioned the King for Josephine to be declared free. Josephine said she had always known God in her heart but learned more about who God was in the convent. Josephine became a novice with the Canossian Daughters of Charity religious order on 7th December 1893
For forty two years of her life Josephine worked as a cook and a doorkeeper at the convent. She also travelled and visited other convents preparing Sisters to become missionaries. She was known for her gentle voice and smile. As a person Josephine was always kind, charismatic and loving.
In her later years she began to suffer physical pain and was forced to use a wheelchair, but she always remained cheerful. If anyone asked her how she was, she would reply, "As the master desires”.
Head of House, St Josephine (LOVE)
My name is Miss Baird and I joined St Anne’s in June 2021 and found that people are very welcoming here. I was the Head of Year 11 last year, but now I get to enjoy supporting students from all year groups. I have high expectations of our students and support them in having high expectations of themselves so that they are able to achieve their goals and outcomes. Our house is all about celebrating God’s nature within each of us and the love we have received and continue to share with all members of our community.