St Catherine’s house system aims to give students a greater sense of community within a whole school environment. Students will have the chance to engage and interact with other members our creative and spiritual school by participating in numerous inter house events and activities that occur throughout the school year.
The House System
The house system is split into 4 different houses:
Within these houses there are 10 form groups, 2 from each year group from year 7 up to year 11. The names of the houses were introduced by the school council and voted for by the whole school, they are related to female saints who have empowered and enthused others before them.
The house system allows students to contribute to school life by taking part in inter house events which run throughout the year. Students sign up to take part in events, ranging from Maths challenges, Science events to sporting events such as Netball, badminton and basketball. Forms and houses are awarded points for taking part and winning. The overall points from both forms are added together to formulate an overall score, this score is then placed against the other houses. Points are awarded in the following fashion:
- 1st Place – 1000 points
- 2nd Place – 750 points
- 3rd Place – 500 points
- 4th Place – 250 points
Any merits that an individual student earns, be it for class work, home learning, participating in extra- curricular activities or any other points earned will all go towards the House Points total for the week.
Keep track of which House is in the lead each week in the Canteen. The more you get involved in at school, the more points for your House- take part and support your House!
Students who participate in events are awarded certificates to acknowledge their commitment to school life and their house, with the winning form given a prize.
There will be a number of inter house event happening throughout the academic year with 2 events per half term including:
- Maths Challenge
- Science Challenge
- Talent Show
- English Challenge
- Geography Challenge
- Sports day
- St Catherine’s Day
Sports events will be played after school with a rotation of sports and year groups, sporting events will include the following:
- Cross Country
- Bench Ball
Student House Leaders
The role of the student house leader within the house system is a role carries out by enthusiastic, confident and well organised members of years 7-10. The students must apply way of letter to their house leader. They are then short listed for the interview process, and one students from each year group is then chosen to carry out the role.
Student house leaders have the following responsibilities:
- Help out in inter house events
- Assist in house assemblies
- Encourage members of their house to participate in inter house activities
- Run and maintain house newsletters with information on events and news.