Our College Houses

On entry to Staines Memorial College families are assigned to a College house. Competitions exist within the school for sport, arts and academic pursuits. These competitions are organised between College houses.

IMG_3581Proverbs 21:21
Those who pursue righteousness and kindness, find life and honour.

The focus of any house competition is to encourage student participation in a diverse range of activities, to build a sense of community, to develop team work and to develop pride in their own and other’s achievements.

Our House names were chosen in honour of families who have faithfully served our God in service away from their ‘homes’. Each family has demonstrated an adventurous pioneering spirit where physical, intellectual and spiritual abilities and endurance was essential. Within each family one person stands out, but that person could not have been effective without their family’s prayer and practical support. Our House Names: Brand & Elliot & Liddell. Their respective Mascots and colours are: Bear – Red & Black, Eagle – Green & Yellow, Leopard (Snow) – Blue & Whte. *NB The mascots are native to the country in which the families worked.

Jim Elliot was unsure for a time whether God wanted him to work in India or South America. He went to Ecuador to tell of God’s love to people who only knew of feuds and revenge. While at school he was very involved in acting and sport. His art interests contributed to his becoming an architect. After his death at the hands of the people he was working for, his wife continued the work demonstrating God’s grace.

Evie (Evelyn) Brand pioneered work in India, working among neglected people, particularly children, for more than 50 years. She was affectionately known as “Granny”. Such was her fitness and passion that up until her death in her 90’s, she worked in the mountainous regions of India bringing hope and healing.

Eric Liddell continued the work of his parents in China. He worked as a teacher; spending time developing students sports abilities. He later worked with his brother among rural people. Some of his story is known through the movie “Chariots of Fire”. He represented his country in two sports. He found pleasure in sport and serving His God.