Fergusson | Scots College





The symbol of the thistle comes from the coat of arms of His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Charles Fergusson.


  • Green


  • 1934

Head of House

  • Flo Lander

House Deans

  • Leisel Griffiths, Senior School Dean
  • Dave Berry, Middle School Dean

House Tutors

  • Shane Gaffney
  • Sarah Brown
  • Alex Marull
  • Barbara Manighetti
  • Spencer Davis
  • Sean Tholen
  • Petar Grgec


Named after His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Charles Fergusson, whose tartan the Pipe Band wears and which is represented in carpet featured in key places throughout the College.

  • General Sir Charles Fergusson, 7th Baronet GCB,GCMG, DSO, MVO (17 January 1865 – 20 February 1951) was a British Army Officer and Governor-General of New Zealand.
  • Fergusson House was established in 1935 as a ‘club’ in honour of General Sir Charges Fergusson, Bart., KCB, GCMG, DSO, MVO, a former Governor General of New Zealand, 1924-1930.
  • At present, Sir Bernard’s son, Geordie, is the British High Commissioner to New Zealand.
  • The Fergusson tartan features in the kilts worn by members of the Pipe Band, the rugs on the boarders’ beds in Gibb House, the carpet in the Chapel, Smith Lecture Theatre, Prep School Reception and the main entrance to the Aitken Building.
  • Fergusson House honours this family and has adopted the Scottish thistle from the top of the Fergusson Coat of Arms. It is portrayed on a green background.

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