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House Captains

House Captains are selected from Year 6 to represent the 4 house teams.

This year the house representatives are:

  • Aquila - Aisha, Denis and Maya
  • Delphinus – Nadeem, Abilan and Sahana
  • Pegasus – Naomi, Keya and Harikrishna
  • Ursa – Aamir, Anisah and Binaga

The role of a House Captain

  • Every week collect and count the House Points.
  • Present House Point Winner badges.
  • Lead the House Assemblies.
  • Support with the House Competitions.
  • Be a role model for their House Team.
  • Aquila - The Eagle

    Aquila - The Eagle

    In Greek mythology, the eagle was associated with Zeus (Jupiter), either as a servant who carried Zeus’ messages down to humans on Earth or as a disguise taken by Zeus in order to avoid his wife Hera when he was up to some mischief.
    One story of Aquila’s service to Zeus was that of Ganymede, who was a very gentle, kind shepherd and the most handsome mortal the gods and goddesses had ever seen. One day, the great eagle Aquila swooped down from the sky and, landing near the startled Ganymede, told him that Zeus had sent him to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus. And so, climbing up on the eagle’s broad back, Ganymede was taken up to Mount Olympus where he served the gods by bringing them water.

  • Delphinus - The Dolphin

    Delphinus – The Dolphin
    Delphinus is an interesting little constellation in the part of the sky which contains several other sea creatures nearby: Cetus the sea monster or whale, Pisces the fish, and Capricorn the sea goat. Several stories are told to account for this constellation, but the story that seems to be the most prevalent is the one involving the famous lyric poet Airon. Airon, a native of Lesbos, an island in the Archipelago, went to Italy with Periander, king of Corinth. While he was there, he became quite famous and quite wealthy. After some time, he decided to return to his home for a visit and boarded a ship going that way. The sailors on the ship, jealous of his talent and hoping to get his great wealth, planned to kill him. When Airon learned of this plot, he asked if he might play a song for them on his lute, a stringed musical instrument much like a guitar, before he was put to death. As he played, the music attracted a number of dolphins to the ship. Airon immediately realized that these dolphins might be able to save him if he were in the sea, for he was surely going to die if he stayed on the ship. So he threw himself overboard into the sea, and one of the dolphins did come to his aid by carrying him safely to shore. When Airon got to the shore, he quickly went to tell King Periander what had happened. The rebellious sailors were ordered executed upon their return to port. To commemorate not only this one act by the dolphins, but the many times dolphins have helped save lives, Zeus placed their constellation, Delphinus,in the night sky.

  • Pegasus - The Flying Horse

    Pegasus – The Flying Horse
    In mythology, Pegasus sprang from the spilled blood of the Medusa, which dripped into the ocean after she was slain by Perseus. Pegasus then flew off into the sky. Returning to earth later and eventually tamed by Minerva, Pegasus was given to Bellerophon to aid him in conquering the monster Chimera.
    Bellerophon was successful in destroying the monster. He then attempted to fly, riding Pegasus, up to Mount Olympus to live with the gods. Zeus, angered by the presumption of Bellerophon, made an insect sting Pegasus causing him to buck Bellerophon off, who fell to his death. Pegasus continued his flight up to Mount Olympus and was used in several missions to defeat evil aggressors.
    In honor of his great service, Zeus placed his constellation among the stars.

     

  • Ursa - The Big Bear (Dipper)

    Ursa Major – The Big Bear (Dipper)
    Ursa Major is one of the oldest known constellations and has more named stars in it than any other constellation. It has been known by many names, but the form of the bear has become the most common, even though it’s quite difficult to see this image in the stars.
    In Greek mythology, Zeus had many human girlfriends, but his favorite was the beautiful nymph Callisto. His secret visits to earth to meet with her only added to Hera’s jealousy and determination to get revenge against these women.
    One day, as Zeus was walking through the forest with Callisto, he saw his wife Hera coming. Unable to hide Callisto in time, he turned her into a large brown bear. When Hera arrived, she saw only Zeus walking by himself through the forest. She looked around, searching for someone with Zeus, but saw only an old brown bear. She still did not trust Zeus and insisted that he return to Mount Olympus. Zeus did not want to go because he wanted to change his girlfriend Callisto back into her human form before leaving. But Hera insisted. So Zeus went with Hera, leaving Callisto as a large brown bear. Unknown to Zeus, Arcas, Callisto’s son who was a great hunter, was out in the woods hunting that day. As chance would have it, he saw this great big brown bear. He put an arrow to his bow, took careful aim, and shot that great bear through the heart. Right before his startled eyes, Arcas watched the bear as it died change back into the form of his mother Callisto with an arrow through her heart. Arcas began to cry loudly for his mother and what he had done to her. When he realized that it was Zeus that had changed her into the bear, he grew even angrier. Zeus, fearing that Hera might hear the cries, went down to earth to try to appease Arcas. In order to hide what he had done, Zeus changed Callisto back into a bear and placed her form, as a constellation, into the northern sky as the Big Dipper. He then changed Arcas into the small bear (the Little Dipper). As Arcas was being placed into the sky, he turned to look at his mother Callisto (now the Big Dipper). That is why the Little Dipper is curved toward the Big Dipper, so that Arcas can watch over his mother Callisto for all eternity.

     

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