Dr A Aidonis, MA, PhD
Tasos Aidonis graduated from the University of Ioannina (Greece) in 1992 before going on to study for a PhD in Classics at Glasgow, and subsequently – having decided on a career in teaching – a PGCE. He taught at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and at Fettes College in Edinburgh, where he became Head of Classics, before joining Charterhouse in 2010 as Head of Classics.
Tasos took up the post of Housemaster of Bodeites in September 2016 having previously been the Assistant Housemaster. He also teaches Classics and is Master of the Scholars.
Tasos has a wealth of boarding experience at other schools too, having been a resident tutor in the Junior House at RGS Lancaster before taking over an annexe of Fifth formers as their Warden for four years, and assistant Housemaster at Fettes for another five years, tutoring boarders in both the girls’ and boys’ Houses. He has also been involved in a wide range of school activities: he has been an officer in the CCF; coached rowing, hockey, football and athletics; directed plays and run a number of popular clubs, ranging from photography to politics. Outside school, he is interested in Renaissance History and Art, in which he completed a third degree in 2008 with the Open University. Other interests include theatre and drama, astronomy, hiking and Rugby League.
Tasos is married to Dr Kathryn Tempest, who is a Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Latin Literature at the University of Roehampton. In her capacity as a personal tutor she has considerable pastoral experience and cares deeply about education. Her research interests include Cicero and the Roman Republic – a topic she enjoys presenting to teachers and pupils across the country.
Dr A Aidonis
Telephone: 01483 291590
Bodeites is a House made up of many talents. The boys and girls pride themselves on taking part and trying their best in everything they do. The sense of House spirit created by this is strong and ensures that everyone feels supported and encouraged in all aspects of school life.
Bodeites is a happy House where pupils from different year groups operate effectively side by side. Pupils are encouraged to work hard but also get involved in many of the activities around the School. The House has a tradition of success in many areas including swimming, athletics, cross country, cricket, fencing, music and the arts. Having pupils with different aptitudes means that they get the opportunity to see talents different to their own and appreciate those around them.
The Boarding House
Founded by Monsieur Buisson in 1874 and refounded by Mr J E Bode in 1881 who remained Housemaster until 1908, Bodeites was one of the last Houses to remain in private ownership, and was bought by the Governing Body in 1921. The original House was situated furthest from the main School. The architect is unknown but thought to have been French. The House was described as "perched perilously on the edge of Charterhouse Hill in such a way that half the house commanded a splendid view from the other side and permanent sun in summer on a balcony, reserved for members of ‘Authority’ only."
The current building, opened by the Queen in 1975, was designed by the son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of the Memorial Chapel. The accommodation allows nearly every boy to have his own study-bedroom throughout his time at Charterhouse. Meals are provided in a separate House dining room nearby, and the sports centre, golf course and playing fields are within easy reach.