House Point System

It is a traditional feature in British schools which exists to provide pastoral care and a healthy competition between the students of each four houses.

The word “house” refers to a grouping of students.

The Houses / Groupings

The proposal for STS is to divide the pupils into a number of houses which are named after colours. (RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW)

The Aims of a House system

  • Provision of pastoral care for all students
  • Competition between the houses
  • Merit points for good behaviour
  • Academic achievement is recognised
  • A sense of “family” is created
  • Inter-house sports day competition

How are the points allocated?

Points are achieved throughout the academic year, but broken down into totals for the reward of “House of the Semester”, at the end of each semester.

There is a final competition at the end of the year to announce the “WINNING HOUSE”

Individual Teachers award points for effort/good behavior/school representation/sports achievement

Who manages the system?

  • 4 Teachers
  • 4 House Captains
  • 4 Deputy House Captains
  • All Grade 10 and Grade 11 students will be included by way of a 35-50 word response to three questions, communicated as a Job Advertisement and Interview process
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