Queens College of Guyana Alumni Association (Toronto)

    The current House System consisting of ten Houses was first
    introduced in 1916 when the school of about 70 students was
    divided into 'A' and 'B' Houses.

    In 1922 formal names: Percival, Raleigh and Austin respectively,
    were given to the first three Houses, 'A', 'B', and 'C' based on a
    system of drawn lots.

    'D' House was named for Governor Sir Benjamin D'Urban ,
    first Governor of British Guiana in 1831-1833: Governor of
    Demerara (1824-1831).

    D'Urban House was introduced in 1932/33.

    House colours were first introduced into School ties as a mark of
    distinction in 1933.

    Brown is the Durban House Colour