The Objectives of the Association are as follows:
- The promotion of interaction among past pupils of Cowan House.
- The promotion of social and sporting contacts with other associations.
- The provision of financial and/or other assistance to the Cowan House Foundation to be
used for Bursaries, Capital Projects & Social Responsibility activities.
- The raising of funds for the purpose of implementing the objects contained herein.
- The furtherance of the interests of Cowan House and its Community.
A once off fee is payable during your Grade 7 year for lifetime membership to CHAPPS. We do, however, encourage Alumni to contribute towards an optional annual levy to assist with the operational costs related to the Alumni office.
CHAPPS Membership includes:
- An electronic version of the Cowan House magazine for life.
- Receipt of the CHAPPS Newsletter each quarter.
- Invitations to CHAPPS events and functions.
Monthly or Annual Contributions
Contributions to our Foundation Projects are welcome in whichever way our supporters are able to provide. We do not underestimate the impact a monthly or annual donation can make in our Fundraising efforts and we encourage our CHAPPS to commit to a monthly donation, however they are able.
Please complete our PLEDGE FORM to confirm your commitment and we will be in touch.
Back in Time
When the Mountain Rise area was rezoned as part of the Group Areas Act of 1963, the school purchased a 10-hectare property in Hilton, where its original, state of the art, wooden buildings and swimming pool were built. The school relocated to Hilton in 1965. By the mid-1990’s the number of pupils was around 180, from Grade R to Grade 8.
In January of 1997, an electrical fire reduced the entire Boarding Establishment to ashes. A passionately supportive Cowan House community ensured that, by the end of that year, the Boarding Establishment was rebuilt – this time out of bricks and mortar. School continued as normally as possible, with boarders being accommodated in mobile homes on T-Field near the Theatre. The re-opening of the Boarding House coincided with a decision to discontinue Grade 8 at Cowan House.
Since inception, the ethos of Cowan House has been based on Christian principles and our dedicated team of professionals ensure that Cowan House children are nurtured, cared for, and stimulated in a variety of disciplines. Outstanding academics, measured by international benchmarking assessments, are complemented by a full spectrum of sporting disciplines as well as cultural, musical, social responsibility and environmental opportunities.
Our 10-hectare campus is a magnificent space for children to live and to grow. To be curious and to explore. To play and to be happy. We believe in protecting childhood. We look forward to providing opportunity for many more children to explore our Wetland, to practice in our Indoor Centre, to compete on our fields and to learn in our classrooms.