Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Our House System

Students in all years are split into 5 houses, each led by a Head of House, and compete in House Competitions throughout the academic year. A trophy is presented to the winning House at the end of each summer term.

 

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Aims

  • To provide opportunities for students to participate as part of a team in a variety of shared experiences which are challenging and rewarding (and fun, hopefully!).
  • To encourage and develop teamwork and cooperation; and a sense of loyalty, fellowship and team spirit.
  • To motivate students and encourage their efforts by giving them opportunities to contribute to a team performance across a range of tasks and activities.
  • Cross-curricular competitions should engage students with different talents, interests and abilities and encourage them to make a contribution to House achievement.
  • Houses will work towards a team goal by collecting house points for competitions over the year. The prize: the House Trophy!
  • Students will benefit from supporting one another through achieving and recognising success, and coping with disappointment as a team.

Organisation

  •  House teams compete for points in a number of activities.
  • A trophy is presented to the winning House at the end of the year.
  • Subject departments are asked to organise events, tasks or activities for team competition during the year.
  • Each activity is awarded a tariff of house points, which are distributed between houses depending on their level of success or position in the competition.
  • House points can only be awarded for recognised House activities.

Communication

  • House assemblies take place every week, led by Heads of House in order to pass on information, celebrate success, organise teams and deal with other House business.
  • House information for students is displayed on House notice-boards in the cloakrooms, and is also passed on through tutors.