In 1978, Cowan house undertook a unique form of organised sport in the form of skateboarding. Having initially been orchestrated as a way to market the school, Cowan House became the first school in the country to have it’s own skateboarding rink.
Strict rules were applied with five zones being marked out according to their difficulty and only boys judged to be sufficiently competent would qualify to use the next, more difficult zone.
Now a long standing tradition, junior boarders at Cowan House have long enjoyed the bedtime story tradition implemented in 1982 by Mr Rob Dickson.
Under the Headship of Mr Mark Emerson, Cowan House became the proud owners of their own Multi Purpose Indoor Centre in 2008. This centre allows for the continuation of sport and sports practice despite the inclement Hilton weather and continues to be a great asset to our school.
2018 saw Cowan House celebrate its 70th Birthday. It was a splendid affair of reminiscing of how far our school had journeyed since its humble beginnings in Mountain Rise. A special celebration was held which included special guests of past Head Girls and Boys, Mr Chris Black, Mr Tom Peattie and a number of other families who have had longstanding relationships with our school.
2020 saw the commencement of what was to be an exciting year ahead, when suddenly in March our Cowan House community and the world came to a grinding halt with the arrival of Covid-19. Online school, learning packs and Microsoft Teams teaching became the new normal, with a slow and phased approach back to school in June 2020. Sanitiser, face masks and school arrival screening became part of an ordinary day at Cowan House as our grades enjoyed a phased return to school.
And so, we look to the future. The excitement of our 75th Birthday, the commencement of a number of capital projects including a new swimming pool, classroom block, theatre upgrade and practice astro and a school which is the fullest it has ever been. The future of Cowan House is positive and progressive, but remains true to the four values which underpin all that is done at our school:
Be Yourself, Be Reasonable, Be Caring & Be Your Best.