The House system is at the heart of the students’ lives at Harrow Bangkok and is cherished as a means of developing our students into becoming effective young leaders. It encourages cooperation and friendly competition within a supportive environment and instils into the students resolve, determination, creativity, collaboration and an awareness of the importance of community.
All Pre Prep, Prep and Secondary students and staff are allocated to a House, all of whose names reflect leaders with courage and determination. These include the old Harrovians and statesmen Winston Churchill and Pandit Nehru (India’s first Prime Minister) as well as the poet Lord Byron. Thailand is honoured through its brave Queen Suriyothai and the public service of the Sonakul family and Helen Keller, who overcame physical adversity to become a renowned author and human rights campaigner, completes the esteemed group.
The House system is designed to provide opportunities that challenge each student in the House; the array of competitions, the range of events and the dynamics of the House community provide the mechanisms for this. More than 40 House competitions take place over the year and the results of these culminate in the awarding of the Peter Siddon’s House Cup, which is presented on Speech Day. This is followed by the final House, and indeed school, event of the year; the House Shout. Here the whole House joins together to sing as one in a culmination of community, unity and harmony to celebrate another rich and varied school year.