Ellis House 2014-2015
Another year of great brotherhood has made me even prouder of Ellis House. The new students bonded immediately throughout Orientation, and were comfortably involved with the rest of the returning boys. We went through ups and downs, but nothing stopped us from staying together. Looking back on all the memories, I feel confident that staying in Ellis House these last four years was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Unfortunately, Mr. Wismer and his family went on exchange to Australia for a year. He was very much missed (especially by the Grade 12s who won’t get to see him next year); however, we were blessed with another great Assistant Houseparent crew, Mr. Fitzgerald and family. From the first day, they acted like seasoned veterans. This was due to a blend of them being great with the boys and the boys doing their best to make them feel welcomed.
Ellis House will always be a great part of my memories; I would like to thank everyone who made this possible and helped the house to run smoothly. We have the best duty staff on campus and I want them all to know how much they are appreciated. Life will take us all on different paths, but I am sure that our Ellis House friendships will bring us back together at some point. Cheers for a great year boys.
Love you, Santiago Godin, House Captain
I would like to take this opportunity to salute the great prefects of 14-15. It has truly been one of the best years in Ellis since I took over as Houseparent. Just as in life, there are times when the going gets tough, people do not always see eye to eye, and personalities clash, but despite that, our boys stuck together, looked out for one another, and made it through a typically demanding year at this great school.
As always, I need to thank my supportive and fun-loving family, my rambunctious dog, Murphy, and my amazing House Captain, Santiago Godin. I could not have asked for a better young man to represent us all.
I will not say goodbye, rather, see you later, Liam Sullivan, Houseparent