MOTTO: TO BE KIND AND HELPFUL TO EVERYONE
——MCS Pringle House——
Pringle House was named after John Summers Pringle, who attended Merchiston from 1896 to 1901. He then studied at Clare College, Cambridge and served in the Great War as Captain, where he received the French Croix de Guerre. He was also a School Governor between 1923 and 1936.
Thanks to the large bequest in 1967 from John Summers Pringle, the large West Ward was converted into three separate small dormitories and Pringle House opened with 13 junior boarders and 5 day boys. Such was the success of Pringle that in 1969 the other Wing was redeveloped to accommodate a growing number of younger boys wanting to join the School and numbers increased to 28. The walled kitchen garden was slowly abandoned and grassed over to create a football pitch and modern showers and recreational rooms were developed through further extension work, along with more spacious residential accommodation for staff.
MIS Pringle House
"To be kind and helpful to everyone" is our promise we make to each other every single day and this is what we, in Pringle, try to bring into everything we do. It is important that the children feel safe and happy in what is their home away from home. So, we encourage every single student to look after each other all the time.
Every day is a busy day.
We wake up at 06:30. Meet downstairs for our Pringle register, house news and promise. Then we all head to breakfast together before our school day begins.
At 17:00 we all meet again in the dining room for dinner. Dinner is followed by home learning in the library and at 18:30 we head outside for what is our favourite time of the day. Play time. The children run around, laughing and just enjoying some free time before we head inside for showers, preparing for the next day and some quiet games. At 20:00 everyone is on their beds for 30 minutes of reading and lights out is 20:30.
We have a designated Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 6, who have additional duties within the house. Our Head Boy and Head Girl are regularly rewarded and recognised for their efforts in the house.
Its important in Pringle to celebrate the little things. We make a point of celebrating everyone's birthdays and every festival is marked with our own special touch.
Pringle is a family. Our fantastic team of staff really care for each and every member of the Pringle family.