College House Teams – How did they get their names?

The naming of the four House teams was undertaken by a volunteer group of foundation students who researched ideas to determine the best selection of House names for Navigator College.

The criteria for the research was to consider the topic of ‘navigation’ to determine key words or key people who were famous for their role in navigation.

Hipparchus invented latitudes and longitudes and was the first person to measure distance in terms of angles.
Colour: Blue

Galileo was an Italian Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer and Philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution and invented the telescope.
Colour: Gold

Hadley was a British Inventor and Mathematician who developed the Octant around 1730.
Colour: White

Magellan was the first person to circumnavigate the earth and one of the first individuals to cross all the meridians of the Globe.
Colour: Black