Our House System

The Royal School House System has been designed to enhance and value the sense of belonging and certainty within every student. This will ultimately personify the Values and Spirit of our school community. Hence, providing our students with a sense of pride and identity, within a supportive and safe environment.

We aspire to create a stronger students’ voice and enhance the spirit of collegiality.
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Our House names are based on our Royal theme of Traditions. Each name has been chosen carefully to embrace the school values. Each House will relate to and promote indispensable life principles. The role of THE HOUSE CREW is to recognise and honour each student’s strengths, while being attentive to provide support whenever there are concerns to be addressed, at a moment’s notice. Our House system is based on a MERIT SCHEME, whereby our Primary Students earn PAWS and our Secondary Students earn Merits.

House System Objectives:

We aim to:

  • Embrace Empathy
  • Praise Accomplishment
  • Enhance the Sense of Belonging within our school community
  • Raise Awareness of individual and collective responsibility
  • Provide opportunities to develop spiritual, social, intellectual and physical competence
  • Respect for Self and The Other

 

 

House Rules:

  • Pupils are granted the privilege of selecting one of the Four Houses.
  • Each Member of Staff is also linked to a House.
  • Each House has to appoint a House Captain who will act as a representative for all the students of the house throughout the year.
  • The House Captain co-ordinates house teams, organises activities and events and represents the house at relevant meetings.

 

House Points:

Each House competes to gain the highest number of house points at the end of each term and most importantly by the end of the school year.

Regular House point sums will be announced on student briefing (morning lines and assemblies). The Winner House will be RECOGNISED and CELEBRATED.

Pupils can contribute to their house point totals in a number of ways both in and out of the classroom. All pupils are expected to participate in at least one of the many house events/activities.

 

Merits:

Pupils are awarded merits for outstanding effort and achievement:
25 Paws / Merits equal 1 house point.

 

Clubs:

Pupils can earn house points for their involvement with different school clubs. They score based on commitment through high attendance, exceptional efforts and outstanding achievement. At the end of each term, teachers sign in either or both the attendance or outstanding achievement box for their students, in order to earn a house point. The teacher then adds their house points.

 

Achievements:

Pupils can also earn house points for varying achievements, i.e. by being nominated by staff members for showing a positive attitude to school life and its community.

 

Extra-Curricular Competitions:

Pupils can also earn house points if they regularly participate in competitions. They earn points by showing an active sense of involvement and commitment to with extra-curricular opportunities.

Attendance:

Students who achieve 100% attendance in a term or those showing significant improvement receive a house point and are granted a token.