Indus House

Head of House - Miss L Manners

House Colour: Skylark Violet
Named after the Constellation of Indus
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Right Ascension: 03h
Declination: +45°

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 ten 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.


Indus students are always keen to participate in all Interhouse competitions and events. A variety of competitions are held throughout the year to appeal to a diverse range of students, these include musical, sporting and academic competitions. Indus is exceptionally well represented and those students who do participate, take great pride in representing their House. Indus students display excellent teamwork, commitment and passion to achieving their best, both individually and as a team.

Indus students have made a fantastic start to 2016/2017 as Indus are currently champions in Interhouse Badminton and Interhouse Music. Indus students have continued to excel this year with a number of top three positions, taking 2nd place in Interhouse cross country, and 3rd place in Interhouse netball, Interhouse geography and Interhouse citizenship.

As the interest and enthusiasm for the forthcoming competitions continues to grow, Indus hopes to build on these victories during the year.

Indus Inter-house Music Competition Winners

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.

House Prefects

Indus are proud to award two students the role of House Prefect. These students are outstanding students who are admired and respected by others. Teigan and Leon will support the Head of House and will be given responsibilities over the course of the year, in order to uphold Indus' high standards.

The House Prefects for 2016/2017 are:

House prefects Teigan Marshall and Leon Robinson

Form Prefects

Indus has also selected the following Form prefects. These are Year 11 students who lead by example. These students work alongside Miss Manners and their tutors to ensure the welfare of those in their form group.

The Form Prefects for 2016/2017 are:

Indus House Form Prefects Indus Prefects Group Photograph

Sports Captains

Two talented sporting students have been selected as "Sports Captains". These students help in the organisation of teams prior to and during Interhouse sporting competitions.

Due to the high calibre of candidates for Sports Captain this year, we have again decided to choose two further talented students to be "Vice Sports Captains" who are able to assist the Sports Captains.

The Indus Sports Captains and Vice Captains for 2016/2017 are:

Indus Sports Captains and Vice Captains Indus Sports Captains and Vice Captains Group Photograph

House Council

Indus believes it is important to take into account the views of all our students. Therefore, a House representative from each House group share any student issues at regular House Council meetings. The most significant issues are taken forward for further consideration and changes have been shown to make a considerable difference to student's life at Tollbar Academy.

The House Councillors for 2016/2017 are:

Indus Inter-house Music Competition Winners

Endeavour Award Winners

The 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.

Indus Inter-house Endeavour Award Winners Indus Inter-house Endeavour Award Winners Group Photograph

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