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Message from the Head

In a world that is increasingly both more complex and superficial, where inspiration is becoming more theoretical and learning is often sterile from an early age, we are tremendously proud of the healthy balance we enjoy at Cowan House.

We know that each child is a unique individual; not an academic statistic, but a young person bursting with potential and deserving the best possible opportunities. By attending Cowan House, boys and girls will encounter many opportunities for personal development during their journey of learning about the world around them and in growing to understand themselves. These opportunities have been carefully planned and designed to form part of the learning process that we call childhood. A simple, yet intricately complex process of discipline, challenges, wonder, successes, emotions, expectations, love and appropriate experiences all form the cornerstone of the Cowan House ethos.

The solid foundation and Christian Values our boys and girls establish at Cowan House will enable them to leave us with the ability to continue growing in knowledge, spirit and friendship. They will know that excellence is a measure of being their best; not necessarily being the best.

We welcome you to visit Cowan House and see how the flames are being kindled, nurtured and fed, as our boys and girls become curious to explore a little more and grow inspired to achieve excellence by the wonder that surrounds them, daily, at this very special school.

- Mr Derek Braans

I am going to open my own school and make it interesting, make it fun.
I am going to make them (the pupils) want to learn so you can’t stop them. I want them to get so excited about learning that they don’t want to stop.
– David Black (Founding Headmaster), 1948

Our School Values