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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College

    Descartes House


    Philosopher René Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in La Haye, a small town in central France, which has since been renamed after him to honor its most famous son.

    Descartes is considered by many to be the father of modern philosophy, because his ideas departed widely from current understanding in the early 17th century, which was more feeling-based. While elements of his philosophy weren’t completely new, his approach to them was. Descartes believed in basically clearing everything off the table, all preconceived and inherited notions, and starting fresh, putting back one by one the things that were certain, which for him began with the statement “I exist.” From this sprang his most famous quote: “I think; therefore I am.”

    House Team

    Head of House: Ms C Johnston

    Assistant Head Boy: Isaac Dean  Assistant Head Girl: Cecilia Romero

    Senior Prefects: Isobel Clothier, Blesson Varghese and Daisy Sweeney

    House Captains: Jacob Knight and Leila Karrass
    Vice Captains: Len Noel and Emily Ridewood


    Anna Harris Oliver Cima Daisy Sweeney
    Isobel Clothier Alex Heale James Armour
    Daniel Nai Daisy Cairns Isaac Dean
    James Moss Leila Karass Lucy Stone
    Oliver Jones-Thomas Kewin Madej Matilda Odemwingie
    Luke Cheskin Ciara Rae Kristine Matute
    Erica Ulityan Cecilia Romero Floyd Veigas
    Sachin Joseph Blesson Varghese Jacob Knight

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8

    8DZT - Mrs Z Tulodziecki
    8DASC - Ms Scadding-Hunt

    Year 10
    10DMCR - Mr M Crockett
    10DLS - Miss L Simpson

    Year 9

    9DOP - Mr O Poole
    9DEH - Mrs E Holister

    Year 11

    11DADA - Mr A Davies
    11DEB - Miss E Boyd

    11DEWA - Mrs E Walker and Mrs A Curnock


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