The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and is an integral part of our school community. It is our ambition that the House System alongside the School Council will enable our pupils to have a stronger voice in the decision-making across the school.
The objectives of the House System
Our objective is to give every child in each house and those who take positions of responsibility the following:
- A sense of belonging
- Positive role models from within their peer group
- A sense of achievement outside the classroom
- Fun and excitement through competition
- Curiosity and creativity
- Individual and collective responsibility
- The confidence to be Bold, take action and develop a spirit of adventure
- The development of communication skills, flexibility and resilience
Each House has two Captains represented by Year 6 Each term there is one large House competition and a number of smaller House challenges. All Old Park staff are also assigned to a House and support in the running of the events and earning House points. The House Captains work alongside the School Council to organise Well-Being assemblies, Values assemblies, charity fundraising and school fundraising.
Students in each House strive to earn as many House points as they can to support their House and to be the House with the most points. Students can earn these points through class effort in class for varying situations, attending lunchtime and after school clubs, participating in visits or outside competitions whereby the individual has represented the school.
Throughout the year, various competitions will be set. Children who participate and winning entries will be rewarded with House points for their team. At the end of each term, the winning House team receive the House trophy.
The Houses this year are supporting several charities:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Jeans for Genes
Lots of Socks