Grosshaus - Senior Boys' House
The pastoral team in Grosshaus strives to create an environment in which boys are thoroughly prepared not only for a successful and happy higher education but also for a future as positive contributors to society.
On an academic level, this means carefully structured study times allied with close academic support and motivation. Grosshaus staff liaise closely with subject and class teachers in order not only to maintain a certain standard but also to challenge and stimulate the most able students.
On a pastoral level, there is recognition of the forthcoming freedom that university will soon provide and as such the Grosshaus boys find themselves in a position of increased liberty with regard to their leisure time. That does not mean that they are not kept busy, however, and regular participation in sport is very strongly encouraged - not just within the curriculum but also as part of the busy inter-house programme of matches, through community weekends and last but not least, on an individual level.
A significant emphasis is placed on trust and mutual respect between the boarding house staff and the students. Moreover, there are various rewards and incentives in place for positive contributions to boarding house life. That said, there are obviously also clear rules which are strictly yet fairly enforced.
Finally, the boys know that each member of the Grosshaus team appreciates that adolescence is sometimes also about learning from mistakes. Consequently, we too respect the spirit of fair play and can be relied upon to provide firm but fair support to our charges.
Phone +41 81 851 3060, e-mail
Boarding House Staff:
Luke Osborne, Head of Boarding House