Housemaster: Christopher Lush
Deputy Housemaster: Ben Bartlett
Matron: Wheltz Domingo
Tel: +673 241 1000 Ext 3110
Mobile: +673 872 2074
Motto: “Nothing is ever achieved by doing nothing”
Eagle House is a “home away from home” for up to 68 boarding boys. They sleep in rooms of two or four, depending upon their age. With five adults resident in the house, we are able to create an atmosphere in which the boys feel well cared for and happy. Regular routines, clear guidelines and reasonable expectations ensure that school work and daily life are managed with ever-increasing confidence in order to leave plenty of time to make the most of opportunities for activities and friendship. Staff and prefects (senior students) form an effective team with our matron in supporting the boys, not least the younger and new members of the community.
All Eagle boys are encouraged to “work hard and play hard”. Participation in school activities (CCA’s) is an important part of our boarders’ lives. We have facilities in Eagle for table tennis, pool, table soccer and a variety of board games. We also have basketball and badminton courts. Our study area has 30 networked computers, and Wi-Fi extends throughout the building.
In common with the other boarding houses, we run trips from time to time: outings to the cinema, to a local restaurant, to the home of a tutor or to Jerudong Park provide plenty of fun and an opportunity for us all to get to know each other better. Boarding events, such as the annual ‘Lip sync’, ‘It’s a Knock Out’, ‘Festive Fun’ and ‘The Talent Show’, (organized by Eagle) add to the range of entertainment that is on offer.
Happy boys, who try hard academically, grow in confidence, achieve their potential and develop qualities that will stand them in a good stead for the rest of their lives: this is what we are all about. Opportunities exist for all the boys to represent Eagle in house competitions. “Winning is not everything, but making the effort to win is”, is a much repeated mantra. Whilst Eagle has become the force to be reckoned with on the JIS sports fields, we also celebrate achievements in music, drama and debating. Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scheme is something else that many in the house benefit from.
Mr. Chris Lush is the Housemaster with responsibility for the boys in Eagle House. Chris was educated at Eastbourne College and Cambridge University in the UK. After teaching at Cranleigh and St. Edward’s Oxford, where he was Head of History and a Housemaster, he became Headmaster of Malsis Preparatory School. After five years in post, he decided to return to teaching and coaching sport, and moved to Denstone College, from where he came to JIS in 2013. He teaches History.
Ingrid and Chris met at Cranleigh School, where the former had arrived having been brought up in Natal, South Africa. Ingrid has taught Mathematics and been involved in various ways in all the schools they have since worked at on the games field, in administration and in the pastoral care of boarders. Ingrid is the Housemistress of Sandpiper House, a day House for girls and also works in the Learning Support Faculty at JIS.
The Eagle pastoral team is made up of a Matron, Mrs. Wheltz Domingo, and a Deputy Housemaster, Mr. Ben Bartlett (History), and his wife Mrs Lucy Bartlett. All are resident in Eagle House. They are assisted by a number of teachers who are non resident tutors.