Cygnus House

Head of House - Mr B French

House Colour: Kingfisher Blue
Named after the Constellation of Cygnus
Cygnus the Swan

"Together Everyone Achieves More"

Cygnus straddles the northern Milky Way and is sometimes called the Northern Cross. One story claims that Cygnus is Orpheus, the hero of Thrace, who sang and played his lyre so beautifully that wild animals and trees would come and hear him play.

Orpheus was transported to the skies as a swan so that he could be near his lyre.

The new Cygnus logo shows a number of people working together as a team, making up the image of the Cygnus Swan, emphasising our motto "Together everyone achieves more".

House Council

In Cygnus, we think it is important to take into account the views of all our students. So we hold regular House Council meetings to discuss any issues affecting our day to day lives. Each form has at least 1 representative who is there to put forward the particular concerns of the students. These are discussed at length and the most pressing make it forward to the full College Council meeting for further consideration. This process has resulted in an updated College uniform, more benches to sit on in the playground and separate upper and lower school toilet facilities along with the hard play area and basketball courts for use before College and at break and lunch.

The new Cygnus House Council for 2017/2018

The Cygnus Prefects for 2017/2018

House Prefects

This year we have decided to award 2 students the role of House Prefect. This is presented to students who have been model students for the past 4 years and will be given responsibilities to represent the academy at any academy functions and events as well as support the head of house in their day to day role.

The House Prefects for 2017/2018 are:

Sports Captains

Every year two talented sporting Students from each house our chosen as "Sports Captains" who help in the organising of teams prior to and during the inter house sporting competitions.

Due to the high calibre of candidates for Sports Captain this year, we have again decided to choose two talented Students to be "Assistant Sports Captains", to help the Sports Captains.

The Cygnus Sports Captains for 2017/2018 are:

The Cygnus Vice Sports Captains for 2017/2018 are:

Inter House Competitions

Cygnus students are very proud to be a part of Cygnus House and enjoy taking part in the Inter House competitions and charity events that we organize during the year.

We are always exceptionally well represented and those students who do take part really enjoy representing their House.

The competitions are chosen to appeal to different strengths. These could be musical, sporting or academic.

Cygnus were successful this year with a number of top three positions in this year's competitions, taking 3rd place in the Cross Country, Quiz and Maths, 2nd in the Athletics and 1st in the Netball and Business Competitions.

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