Head of House - Miss L Manners
House Colour: Skylark Violet
Named after the Constellation of Indus
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Right Ascension: 03h
Indus, the Indian (Native American)
Indus, the Indian (Native American), is completely visible in latitudes south of 15 degrees North from July - September.
Indus was invented by Pieter Dirksz Keyser and Fredick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597.
Native Americans (American Indians, Amerindians, Amerins, Indyans, Injuns, or Red Indians) are indigenous peoples, who lived in the Americas prior to the European colonization; some of these ethnic groups still exist. The name "Indians" was bestowed by Christopher Columbus, who mistakenly believed that the places he found them were among the islands to the southeast of Asia known to Europeans as the Indies.
Indus House is set up in the same manner as all of the other Houses, with each of the eleven house groups containing a selection of students from across the five year groups. This helps to encourage all of the different year groups to mix, and certainly helps our new starters to settle into the Academy. Of particular note is our excellent punctuality record, which has improved over the past two years.
Students are appointed to senior positions of importance within the House. This year we have a tremendous array of hardworking and diligent individuals who will be representing their House with distinction.
The Indus House Councillors for 2016/2017 are:
dus's prefects are Year 11 students who lead by example. They work alongside Miss Smith and their tutors to ensure the welfare of those in their form group.
The House Prefects House prefects have a responsibility to link all students together within the house groups and are ambassadors for the Academy.
Inter house competitions would not be possible if it wasn't for the support of all the Sports Captains listed below, who organise teams and seek to increase involvement in all Inter house activities.
|Sports Captain||Sports Captain|
|Jenny Boyd||Baden Kerr|
|Vice Sports Captain||Vice Sports Captain|
|Kelsey Fitz-Simon||Matthew Troughton|
Indus Endeavour Award winners:
This Endeavour awards celebrate the successes of students from any year group who have made a special effort towards the Academy through extra hard work and their participation in Academy events. An overall winner is rewarded with custodianship of the prestigious Indus Endeavour Shield for the full Academic year. The full list of winners is below, with the overall Indus Endeavour Shield being awarded to Gwyneth Sumcad for her excellent efforts in year 10.