Home Away from Home
Martin House accepts both weekly and full-time boarders from Reception to Grade 7
This programme has a dual purpose. Firstly, it gives the children an opportunity to undertake challenging tasks and secondly, it keeps both their minds and bodies fit.
The programme includes:
Marathon (Pupils run 42km)
Cycling (Pupils cycle up to 100km)
Swimathon ( Pupils swim up to 250 lengths in the pool)
Tight lines (Pupils go fishing in the reservoir)
Under the stars (Pupils camp out for the night on the school field)
Polar bear (Pupils go for a morning dip in the middle of Winter)
Early morning swim (Every Thursday morning the pupils go for a morning swim)
What makes this programme unique is that none of the above pursuits are compulsory. It is up to each individual to attend which ever pursuit they wish to complete. They are awarded certificates on the completion of each pursuit. We hope that the hostel will continue to grow from strength to strength in the years to come.