At St Mary’s we have House Teams
Why have Houses Teams?
We feel the children benefit from being members of mixed age school teams. It helps develop opportunities for year groups to work together, encourages children to support each other, it gives the children a strong sense of responsibility and belonging and provides them with a range of additional activities to take part in.
How many House Teams are there?
There are four houses with balanced numbers of boys and girls and numbers from each year group. Family members are in the same house. We have chosen Northern Saints as the names for our teams – St Aidan, St Bede, St Cuthbert and St Hilda.
How do children get house points?
House points are awarded for various reasons including achievements and good behaviour throughout the school day. Any member of staff can award house points.
How does a house win the house cup?
House points are recorded on a classroom chart. At the end of each month, points are totalled and the winning house is awarded the cup in “Star of the Week” assembly.
When is the house system used?
There is a house point system with a cup awarded each month. There is a meeting of houses every month, led by the teacher.