Mrs Catherine McDonald
It is a great pleasure to introduce myself as the Head of Fletcherites, a House that I have much affection for.
I was a tutor in Fletcherites for seven years and so am all the more delighted that I am now the Head of House. l run Fletcherites as an extension of my home and welcome the girls as part of my extended family. Charterhouse presents so many exciting opportunities for pupils, and in Fletcherites my aim is to have a happy, open, home-away-from-home, from which the girls can go out into the School, and then the wider world, and flourish.
I have taught History at Charterhouse since 2009, and prior to becoming Head of Chetwyn, I was Head of History and Deputy Head of Bodeites). I have become very fond of the School, its fabulous pupils, staff, and facilities, as well as the weird and wonderful traditions and terminology that help to make it such a special place. Before coming to Charterhouse I had read History at Cambridge, and then qualified and worked as a solicitor. Leaving the City behind, in my time at Charterhouse I have been Head of History, Master of the Specialists, run the golf team, coached netball and athletics and been on countless expeditions and school trips. I love the outdoors and, together with my family, spend much of the holidays in the Scottish Highlands.
It really is a privilege to live and work in such a vibrant and inspiring community and I encourage the girls to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities available to them during their time at Charterhouse. The two most important things that I ask of them is that they always be kind, and endeavour to do their best!