This year has undoubtedly been a momentous one in Ellis House history. Through good times and hard times the boys have consolidated as one unit, and an unforgettable sense of camaraderie has been established this year. From Lewis’ unforgettable, tear-jerking, rendition of “Delicate” to Zaid, Cameron, and Julian’s star roles in the play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, to the Gr. 11 boys (and Alex Tsai) bringing home the provincial title in basketball (coached by the one and only, Mr Sullivan). And don’t forget the wildly successful Ellis Open House: these are just a fraction of the defining moments of the 2016-2017 Ellis House – and when can we last say the Head Prefect was in Ellis?
Almost half of this year’s Ellis population came new to Brentwood this year. I am proud to say that every single one of these new students have adapted to their new surroundings and added their own flair of individuality to the Ellis atmosphere. Much has been accomplished by Ellis House boys this year – in all aspects of Brentwood life, but not without the dedicated help of the prefects, returning students, and of course, our world-class duty staff.
Our duty staff is second to none as they continuously dazzle us with their expertise, and their earnest dedication; without them, Ellis House would certainly not be the same. Mr Cowie’s Monday nights would not be the same without his iconic jokes. Mr Luna never ceases to impress with his remarkable intellect and genial composure. Mr Skardal is always keeping us on task, but never sacrifices goodwill. Mr Pascoe (Privett ’07), although it took him a couple of years, finally found out which house was best. Mr Sullivan and Mr Wismer, your guidance is always valued. And last, and certainly not least, Mr Flynn, we wish you the best of luck in retirement, and hope you always keep Ellis House in your memories.
To next year’s Ellis House boys, we have the utmost confidence that you will lead the house and continue to exceed expectations.
Aidan Hepburn, Ellis House Captain '17