House Divisions / Sections

Every new student at Furman Foundation School will be affiliated to one of the four houses listed below. The intention is to foster team spirit and encourage emulation. The houses are named after Christian personalities who distinguished themselves in diverse fields of human endeavour. Teachers are directly responsible for the day-to-day activities of the houses. Bearing in mind that “what is learned young is learned for life”, teachers must ensure that students are not only familiar with the biographies of their respective role models but also the vital life lessons and/or principles emanating from their inspiring lives.


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(A) Noah Webster – Green

Yes. It is possible to be highly conversant with many languages. Noah Webster is on record to have mastered about twenty-eight (28) languages. Aside being a lexicographer, Noah Webster was a “textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author”. Simply put, he was a man of numerous and remarkable accomplishments. Little wonder that the name “Webster” has become virtually synonymous with dictionaries.


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(B) A. W Tozer – Blue

To attain scholarship outside of classrooms or school settings is no mean feat. It is quite rare. And only few people have dared to do so. A.W Tozer was one such person. He was an autodidact (a self-made scholar) who challenged his generation with sound character, laser-like sermons and insightful writings.


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(C) Mary Slessor – Yellow

This likeable Scottish missionary to Calabar led a simple but profoundly impactful life. She singlehandedly fought to stop a cruel tradition: the killing of twins among the Efik people of Nigeria. Mary Slessor challenges humanity to the essence of charity and living with eternity and others’ welfare in view.


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(D) Dr. Benjamin Carson – Red

The author of “Gifted Hands” is a celebrated neurosurgeon known to give children a second chance at life. Regular reading schedules at a library changed him from a class blockhead into a class champ. He remains a testimony to the fact that an idiot box (television) is no match for a book. Dr. Carson sees education as an effective tool in the fight against systematic ignorance and poverty.

Quotes

  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better." Barack Obama