Roy Gibson was the son of Durban’s famous Lady in White, Perla siedle Gibson, and was one of the first boarders to be killed in action during World War II.
Until the end of 1976 the boarders belonged to, and competed for one of the other four day-boy Houses in the interhouse competition. In 1977 the boarders were delighted when the Headmaster agreed to the establishment of Gibson House as a separate School House. The numbers were then fewer than the day Houses and the competition tougher but the Boarders viewed this as a challenge to be met. Its colour (white) commemorates Roy’s mother who until 1970 regularly attended the annual BE dinners. Perla Gibson died in March 1971.