The House System
All the students in the school are divided into four Houses, which have been named after great individuals who contributed to a larger cause. They were rational and thinking people whose actions were driven by reason rather than assumption, and they were ethical and sensitive human beings who were not afraid to do what was right.
Each of them was able to realize their unique potential, bring about changes and build a positive society. Each of them represents a different field be it science, arts, philosophy or exploration.
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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) – Blue House
Christopher Columbus was an explorer and trader who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached America on October 12, 1492, under the flag of Castilian Spain. He believed that the earth was a relatively small sphere, and argued that a ship could reach the Far East via a Westward course. Christopher Columbus is one of the best-known explorers of all time. He is famous for his voyage in 1492, when he “discovered” America while he was looking for a way to sail to Asia. Columbus had this strong courage and conviction to pursue his dreams against all odds with a strong sense of perseverance.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) – Green House
Gandhi was a gentle-man who had a heart full of compassion for people, animals, and nature. He believed in on-Violent resolution of conflicts and devoted his life to Peace and to making the world a more Just place.
Through his actions, leadership, and willpower, he managed to inspire Indian people to join in his non-violent protests, and together they freed India from British rule. He possessed limitless physical and moral strength. Gandhi was a person who believed in the dignity of man and left us all a legacy of ahimsa, love, and tolerance. He developed a method of action based upon the principals of courage, non-violence, and truth called Satyagraha. He believed that the way people behave is more important than what they achieve.
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) – Red House
Leonardo was known as the ultimate Renaissance man because he was perhaps the most widely talented person to have ever lived. Da Vinci is a favourite with the children studying art history because of this Renaissance quality. Not only was he a consummate painter and sculptor, but also a great inventor, military engineer, scientist, botanist, and mathematician.Leonardo was left to himself quite often, and perhaps this solitude is what we are still grateful for five centuries later, as he spent his days outdoors studying birds, plants, and nature. Leonardo grew up to be a great artist and a great scientist. He was one of the first artists to draw things exactly as he saw them in nature. His keen sense of observation is what shaped him as the best painter of all times.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) – Ochre House
Einstein is considered by many as the greatest astrophysicist. Einstein’s many visionary scientific contributions include the equivalence of mass and energy (E-mc2), how the maximum speed limit of light affects measurements based on simple geometric concepts (general relativity).Albert Einstein was a thoughtful person, he loved to think about things. As a boy, he constantly wondered what made things work. Albert would think about electricity and be amazed. Once when he was sick, his father gave him a compass. Albert was mystified when his father told him that the needle of the compass would always point to the north. This startled him in the path of questing for scientific knowledge. Albert’s father explained that there were magnetic forces that drew the needle to the north pole of Earth.
Albert Einstein was a great man, and he was very important to science. We should learn from him that no matter what field you enjoy, you should stick with your desire. We should learn that it is OK to think differently than other people.