Delaware shares its motto – “Citius, altius, fortius" (Faster, higher, stronger) – with the Olympic Games.
Your house is somewhere you look forward to going at the end of the day: a place to seek solace or companionship with friends, a place of comfort and relaxation, a home-from-home.
Delaware boys form a close-knit community, whether they are training for a sporting event or cooking up a house BBQ. Indeed, the boy who best exemplifies Delaware house spirit each term is awarded the coveted "Del Boy Cup"!
Distinctive to Delaware is its setting, in a newly built boarding house in which all boys enjoy spacious bedrooms and balconies. Three common rooms (one for the exclusive use of sixth formers) boast amenities beloved of boys, such as table football, table tennis and pool tables, as well as large plasma TVs.
Ensuring they are tempted outside, though, are the House’s spacious gardens, set just below the main campus, and a programme of social events that includes a charity talent show and Delaware Dodgeball Day.
Delaware Houseparent & Mathematics teacher
Mr Haynes previously worked as a solicitor but followed his wife into teaching “and has never looked back”. He is new to Aiglon and his children, Jonny and Alice, have joined the Prep School. “I vaguely remember having hobbies before I had children, but I have no idea what they were,” he laughs. “Luckily, living with 50 boys, I can endlessly relive my teenage years. My attempts to appear fashionable and up-to-date are a source of constant amusement for them.”
Mrs Haynes likes to keep active through regular yoga, pilates, running and walking her dog.
Art teacher & Deputy Houseparent
BA (Hons) Decorative Arts, Nottingham Trent University
PGCE Secondary Art and Design, Cambridge University
Mr Irvine is new to Aiglon, which appealed because he wanted his teaching career to be an adventure. A lover of rugby, Gaelic football, Aussie rules and “making things in glass”, he delights in seeing a student “stand back from their artwork and proudly say: 'I made this.'”. A bolt cutter sums him up because it is “big and bulky and not the prettiest tool, but gets the job done!”