House Point System
It is a traditional feature in British schools which exists to provide pastoral care and healthy competition between the students of each four houses.
The word “house” refers to a grouping of students.
The Houses / Groupings
The pupils are divided into four houses in primary, named after different animals (Pandas, Cougars, Lions and Eagles) and four houses in secondary, named after the elements (Water, Wind, Fire and Air). There is also Metal for the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of the school.
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 Month”, at the end of each month.
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.