Howe is a house for girl boarders in Year 12 and includes areas for study, common rooms, computer rooms, lockable storage for books and games kit and changing facilities. Howe also has boarding facilities for those who wish to stay overnight on occasion or up to three nights per week. The facilities provided are of the highest standard and specific to the needs of day pupils. The housemistress and resident staff provide excellent pastoral care and academic guidance with the support of a team of tutors attached to the house.
From the Housemistress of Howe
Howe is a Year 12 girls' boarding house with a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. We try to make Howe a 'home from home'. All girls are encouraged to join in as many of the House events and school activities as possible and to represent their House with pride. Each girl is also attached to either Hood or Anson where they go to spend family time with the younger girls and also hold various positions of responsibility. There is close collaboration and communication between the girls’ houses and many members of staff are available for girls to go to for support and advice.
Each girl is assigned a personal tutor who mentors and supports the girls in their academic progress, co-curricular activity and social development. Together the staff attached to the House provide dedicated pastoral care and tailored academic guidance during the important AS years.
Howe girls work hard; be it in their academic studies, on the sports field, in the House drama festival or making sure they are looking their best for the school disco!
Above all I would like Howe girls to be happy with the person that they become, to be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and not be handicapped by them. A Howe girl should be true to herself and be able to accept responsibility for the decisions that she has made. This is a very tall order but as Winston Churchill says ‘I am an optimist; there doesn’t seem much point in being anything else’.
I look forward to welcoming you to Howe House.
Miss Helen Duncan