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House 8

Welcome to 

A very warm welcome to House 8

This page is an informal guide to steer you through your first days in House 8. It contains useful information about the way the boarding house is run as well as giving you the names of those that will be welcoming you to the House 8 family.

Team 

Meet the

Find out a little bit more about the staff and pupils that make up the House 8 family

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A little bit about us...

Here the HouseM would write an introduction to the house, e.g. Ellerslie is a friendly, hard-working and well-rounded house, and there is a place for everyone here, whatever your special interests and talents. Our name is taken from the girls' school which merged with Malvern College Boys in 1992 to make the school co-educational. Our motto is 'servo flamma igneus' (to keep the flame burning), which reflects our belief that it is important to remember the pioneers of women's education, who set up Ellerslie School and who wanted to ensure that you would be able to enjoy your academic studies, pursue your own co-curricular interests and have fun doing so!

Here the HouseM would write an introduction to the house, e.g. Ellerslie is a friendly, hard-working and well-rounded house, and there is a place for everyone here, whatever your special interests and talents. Our name is taken from the girls' school which merged with Malvern College Boys in 1992 to make the school co-educational. Our motto is 'servo flamma igneus' (to keep the flame burning), which reflects our belief that it is important to remember the pioneers of women's education, who set up Ellerslie School and who wanted to ensure that you would be able to enjoy your academic studies, pursue your own co-curricular interests and have fun doing so!

Dos & Don'ts

Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

You may not like everyone in the House but you can be polite and considerate to everyone. Talking about people behind their backs, excluding someone or bullying should play no part in your relationships. If you are a victim of any of these things or suspect that someone else is, it is your duty to tell one of the House Staff or Head of House. Don't stay silent and hope that it will just go away.

If you are worried about something,

do come and talk to someone rather than bottling it up.

Be honest and never lie to your Housemistress

You may (in fact certainly will) need me to stick up for you on occasions and it will be a lot harder for me to do this if I do not feel that I can trust you. I value the qualities of honesty and integrity and we need to learn to face the consequences of our actions. I hope that we will have an open and honest relationship based on mutual trust. 

School Events

Here is a list of some of the main events for everyone throughout the year, starting with House Singing, in which everyone gets involved!

House Singing - September / October

CVS Ball for Sixth Form - November 

Remembrance Service - November

Christmas Supper - Last night of term (Thursday)

House Drama - January / February 

The 'Ledder' (Cross Country Run) - March

Cup Supper - March 

Lower School Ball - Lent Term

Sports Day and commemorations - Summer Term just before we break up for half term (on Friday AND Saturday)

Lingo

Malvern College

Foundation Year (FY) - First year

Remove - Second year

Hundred (100) - Third year

Lower School - Collective name for the first three 

year groups 

 

Hall - Prep/homework

 

Occupat - Sunday evening prep

 

Yard - Penned area attached to each boys' House

 

Yarder - Yard game whose rules are peculiar to each House

Longy - Sixth Form Centre 

Main Coll - Main school building 

 

Big School - Exam hall in Main Coll

Grub - Tuck shop and Lower School Centre

Mem Lib - Staff Common Room

Grundy - Library

Senior - Main cricket square - hallowed turf for some 

 

Junior - Junior cricket square

 

Triangle - Grassed area above the senior 

 

Barker  - Grassed area above Houses 3, 4 and 6 

 

Up-town - Malvern town centre

 

Tardy - Punishment for lateness

Sin Bin - Punishment for certain other misdemeanours

 

OM - Old Malvernian