Founders House


The building of Founders House began in the early 1850s and many additions were made over the years with the south-east block added as recently as 2003. Initially it was built as the school with classrooms, dormitories, a dining room and kitchen, and accommodation and offices for staff. The House system, pastoral and competitive as we now know it, dates only from 1911 after the departure of the university classes. Founders House was known by a number of different names until 1919 when Harold Birt named it Founders. It is now a boarding House for about 70 boys.

House Calendar


Date Event Venue
Wed 24 Jan 17:30-20:30 Founders House Clifton trip Clifton 4th Beach
Sat 10 Feb 13:00-15:00 Founders House Sports Day Lunch Founders Quad
Fri 16 Mar 7:50-8:15 Founders Day Service
Fri 16 Mar 12:00-14:00 Founders OD Braai Founders' Terrace