Mr KD Brown BSc
Kevin Brown teaches Geography and is the Assistant Director of Sport. Prior to his appointment as Housemaster of Weekites, he was Master of the Fifths, Master of the Yearlings and for six years, Assistant Housemaster in Bodeites.
Born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, he studied Sports Science at the University of Otago before moving to the UK and completing his degree at Kingston University while working full time at Charterhouse.
An avid follower and team coach of the School’s three major sports (football, hockey and cricket), Kevin has also been Outdoor Activities Co-ordinator for a number of years running World Challenge expeditions to Southern Peru, Morocco, Mongolia, Norway, Madagascar and Tanzania.
Kevin is married to Patricia Aguado who teaches Spanish at Charterhouse.
Kevin came to Charterhouse in January 1999 and has been Housemaster of Weekites since September 2011.
Mr K Brown
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 291560
Matron, the Assistant Housemaster, an energetic and well-respected team of six tutors and a team of cleaners assist me in running the House. The Assistant Housemaster and tutors all teach at Charterhouse, and have varied interests, hobbies and specialities including their teaching subject. Weekly meetings with tutees, lunchtime meals and night duty provide the opportunity for the team to exchange knowledge, experiences and offer guidance to all Weekites.
As senior pupils in the House, the Head of House, Monitor Team (Second Year Specialists) and “Side-Table” (First Year Specialists) are encouraged to take responsibility for the smooth running of Weekites and ensuring that day to day chores are complete.
The House has enjoyed many recent successes in sport, music and art and can celebrate great individual achievements in all areas; however it is effort and attitude that is most highly prized in a Weekite.
Originally one of the four Houses located on the far side of Chapel, Weekites was bought from its founding Housemaster, the Reverend Weekes, in 1896 before being moved to its present site in 1973. The new building offers individual accommodation for each pupil with a mixture of single and twin rooms in the first year and private studies for the boys thereafter. On the ground floor there are four girls’ studies for the eight girls.
It has been recently refurbished to provide a very comfortable common room with pool table, plasma TV and social area; a music suite with electronic drum kit, piano and PA system (this also has the house’s computer printing facilities). The entire House has hardwired studies as well as wireless computer network accessibility as back up.
On each floor within the House there is a “Buttery” (small kitchen) fitted with a microwave, toaster, fridge, toastie machine and washing up facilities. These are exclusive to each year group and at different times during the day become very sociable areas and a welcome break from the rigors of school life.
Conveniently located next to the Central Dining Rooms (CDR), Queen’s Sports Centre (QSC) and all sports fields, Weekites allows it’s pupils the chance of some peace and quiet away from the main school site and classrooms. The walk across to Chapel or lessons in the morning also gives the pupils a chance to “switch on” for the day ahead.
“The best thing about being Weekites is being close to the sports pitches…”
- a Fourth (Year 9)
“Weekites is what every house wants to be. We are good at sports, but also do well in the House Music and Singing competitions, House Art… basically everything we enter!”
- a Remove (Year 10)
“Personally, I wouldn’t want to be in any other House. Weekites suits me and my interests, and I think I fit in really well with the others in my year group. I also really like my tutor, Dr Langman, he’s a good guy.”
- a Fifth (Year 11)
“It is fair to say we view Weekites as a successful House with the ability to compete in every competition. As Specialists, we have welcomed the freedom of self-motivated study that comes with the Sixth Form Curriculum and, of course, the introduction of girls. The energetic people in Weekites mean that it is hard to be bored and great friendships are struck up; it makes for an enjoyable home to return to after lessons.”
- a First Year Specialist (Year 12)
“Weekites is a place that attracts an array of skilled and talented pupils, enabling the House to thrive in every aspect of school life. Academic, sporting, musical and cultural standards are high due to the unconditional support of the Housemaster and tutors. Weekites focus on hard work and effort but it is really the house spirit behind its many successes.”
- a Second Year Specialist (Year 13)
“I’ve made some great friends while at Charterhouse, the closest of which I found in Weekites.”
- a Second Year Specialist (Year 13)
- Rev CH Weekes 1873-1896
- Rev WFJ Romanis 1896-1907
- Rev JAA Tait 1908-1915
- EDC Lake 1915-1930
- Lt Col HP Jameson 1930-1939
- FW Ives 1940-1954
- AJ Wreford-Brown 1955-1969
- AS Day 1970-1985
- RB Heaton-Watson 1985-1997
- Dr M Loughlin 1997-2002
- RMC Kitt 2002-2003
- PR Stapleton 2003-2011
- KD Brown 2011
Famous Old Weekites
Cuthbert Frank “Wilfrid” Noyce – British author, school master and climber in the Sir Edmund Hillary’s first attempt on Mount Everest.
Graham Seed – English actor who starred in “The Archers”.
J.S.F. Prinsep – England footballer (youngest ever to play both in an FA Cup Final and International Football for England, until Wayne Rooney broke his record).