House System

House System

At Eltham College

At Eltham College, the House system embodies a sense of belonging and camaraderie, fostering a deep connection between students and their respective Houses, which are regarded as their second home within the College community. The pride and passion students have for their House is a testament to the strong bond they share.

Upon enrolment, each student becomes an integral part of one of our four Houses, each named after our founding missionaries – Carey (blue), Chalmers (red), Moffat (yellow), and Livingstone (green) – reflecting the school’s rich heritage. This House affiliation becomes an essential aspect of a student’s identity, contributing to a supportive and nurturing environment throughout their time at Eltham College.

Our House system serves as a catalyst for healthy competition, encouraging students to actively engage in a diverse array of year-round events including academics, athletics, and the arts. This spirited competition not only fosters a sense of teamwork and unity within each House but also cultivates leadership skills and a strong sense of sportsmanship among our our students.

Michaelmas Term Lent Term Summer Term
Badminton Basketball Art
Baking Creative Writing Athletics
Chess Cross Country Cricket
Climbing Debates
Years 7 and 8
Gardening
Dance Drama Golf
Debates
Years 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form
Hockey Mental Arithmetic
Football Modern Languages Musical Theatre
Girls’ Hockey
Year 7
Music Rounders
Netball
Sixth Form
Netball
Year 7
Skiing
Photography Science Quiz Stem
Poetry Strongest Boy
Year 11 and Sixth Form
Tennis
Rugby Strongest Girl
Sixth Form
Tug of War
Year 11 and Sixth Form
Singing Swimming Water Polo
Years 7 and 8
Table Tennis Top of the Form
Water Polo
Year 11 and Sixth Form
Water Polo
Years 9 and 10

Eltham College

School News

On June 9, we hosted the Fencing Kent Championship at the Eric Liddell Sports Centre, where we surpassed expectations and won most of the medals by the end of the day.
Congratulations to the 9 Eltham College Students who competed at the London Regional Championships 2024 held at the London Aquatics Centre.
The Year 8 Scholars have recently visited Westminster, not only for a  visit to Westminster Abbey and the Supreme Court, but also an exploration of the areas surrounding Parliament with a particular focus on the many statues found there.
Yesterday, 11th June, our Year 3 pupils went on a trip to Roots 4 Life in New Eltham, where they learned about the importance of healthy eating, cooking, gardening, exercise, nature, and conservation.
In 1924, Eric Liddell, a young athlete who’d recently been a student at Eltham College, ran in the 400metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics and won gold.