Promoting a sense of identity and community
All students are assigned to a House. The House names were voted for by students when we held our own ‘Election Day’. All students were given voting slips and followed full voting procedures. After all votes were counted at the end of the day, the most popular three, taken from names of inspirational people from the past, the following were chosen:
TERESA HOUSE – (Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016).
KOLBE HOUSE – (Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar who was sent to Auschwitz for hiding Jews during the Second World War. When the Nazi guards selected 10 people to be starved to death in punishment, Kolbe volunteered to die in place of a stranger . He was later canonised as a martyr).
KING HOUSE – (Inspiring leader of the non-violent civil rights movement. Inspired millions of people, black and white, to aspire for a more equal and just society).
House CompetitionsThe ‘House’ system promotes an element of healthy competition. House events, both sporting and non-sporting, take place on a regular basis, with students earning points towards their House total. We also celebrate our achievements in whole-school House assemblies, giving out awards and prizes and recognising the contribution of individual students to the school and the local community.