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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 honour 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

    Head Boy: Zuriel Malembe 

    Deputy Head Girl: Faye Rugman  

    College Prefects

    Zuriel Malembe, Faye Rugman, Esa Vincent, Liz Stani, Evie Feurtado,

    Louise Lai, Dylan Tudor, Melvin Varghese, Lorcan Palmer and Austin Raju

    House Prefects

    Amelia Ould, Geraldine Cross Rosales, Olivia Manning, Melody Barry, Divina Sivajoti, Adam Preisner

    Romeo Immanuel, Dayo Kudenhinbu, Kayleigh Ann Thomas, Alonso Quan and Thomas Harman 

    House Captains: 

    Zuriel Malembe and Faye Rugman

    Vice Captains:

     Jack Skiffington and Mollie Montanaro

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8

    8DDNL - Mrs Leach
    8DRS - Mrs Shaddick

    Year 10
    10DHA - Miss Adams
    10DFM - Mr McCarthy

    Year 9

    9DADA - Mr Davies
    9DELS - Mrs Smith

    Year 11

    11DZT - Mrs Tulodziecki

    11DASC - Mrs Scadding-Hunt



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