An Overview of the House System
At Selborne Primary School every child joining Key Stage 2 becomes a member of one of the following four houses.
- Desert - Yellow
- Ocean - Blue
- Rainforest - Green
- Savannah - Red
Aims of the House System
The aim of the house system is to give children more opportunities to show how they can use Selborne’s five You Can Do It keys to “Inspire and Achieve” whilst also instilling a strong belief in team work. Through healthy competition pupils will gain the feeling of responsibility and camaraderie that comes with being part of a team. They will also grow as individuals and use the experiences as an opportunity to show confidence, organisation, getting along, persistence and resilience.
At the beginning of the academic year meetings are held to elect House Captains. One boy and one girl from the Year 6 are elected from each house. The job of the house captains is to take responsibility for the leadership and organisation of their house throughout the forthcoming academic year.
Two house competitions are held every half term throughout the school year; one academic and one sporting. These competitions give the students the opportunity to win house points. These points are totalled at the end of the school year and the house with the most points at the end of the year will win the overall house competition.
Students quickly form an allegiance to their house with each event producing a sense of fun and friendly competition.