Sturnus is the Latin name for the genus of bird that includes all species and sub-species of starling.

During the winter you may be lucky enough to see a starling murmuration. These flocks gather in the evening and perform amazing aerobatic displays before dropping into their favoured roost sites. Flocks provide safety in numbers for birds returning to roost as predators find it hard to target individual birds. In addition, they benefit from the warmth of other birds and the opportunity to exchange information. They are one of the most efficient birds at working together in their flock.

As such, House Sturnus prides itself on our teamwork and efficiency.

The House system has offered us an opportunity to really expand our horizons and House Sturnus has made an excellent start in our quest to rewrite history at Crispin School. Having narrowly missed out on the opening House Cup! Mr Bowker is now determined to lead the Sturnus team on to victory this year.

Head of House, Mr Bowker, has inherited a superb selection of tutors with a diverse range of talents and skills keen to inspire and motivate the students of Sturnus to great things. The team comprises of the following members of staff:

Mr M. Bowker Head of House Sturnus
Mrs J. Lee House Learning Coordinator
Mrs J. Maxfield SLT House Link
Mrs A. Kench Tutor of S-AEK
Miss R. Garrard Tutor of S-MLN
Mr A. Perry Tutor of S-APY
Miss F. Adie Tutor of S-FEA
Miss H. Brookes Tutor of S-HAB
Miss C. Green Tutor of S-CNG
Mrs A. Isted Tutor of S-AHI
Mrs R. Hofgartner Tutor of S-REH
Miss S. Shire Tutor of S-SLS
Miss I. Hambly Tutor of S-ISH

Additionally, there are a number of other support staff that are attached to Sturnus House.

Imogen Kennard - House Captain

The students of Sturnus have made a fantastic start to the new year and look ready to achieve great things. I am hopeful that the House competitions will see a big green turnout that will serve the dual purpose of enriching the school lives of the students and accruing a number of points towards our overall total.

Since joining it has been great to see the House system fostering a sense of family within the Sturnus House. There has been an opportunity for the students to develop leadership skills that will see the older students become fantastic role models for those in the lower years.

Coming from a background of horizontal tutor groups I have been blown away by the culture where the students look after each other and care for the wellbeing of their peers. Additionally, the students have been exemplary in assembly and when lining up for a fire drill. The students have shown a mature attitude and look fantastic in their uniform.

We also have Imogen Kennard as our capable House Captain working alongside Millie, Tim, and Sophie as House Vice Captains – they are working tirelessly for the house and will be drumming up support for team Sturnus.

Millie Frost, Sophie Jones, Tim Marsh - Vice Captains

Last year the house competition saw us achieve 3rd place. Although overall this was disappointing, we managed to win a lot of the house competitions such as basketball, tug-of-war, and narrowly missing out on the debating. Mr Bowker is confident we will challenge for the House Championship this year!

The next few weeks, months, and years promise exciting things, but for now we will concentrate on enjoying and participating in each House event and seizing opportunities with a smile on our faces. Sturnus: soaring above the rest.








Last Updated: September 2019