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Our House System embodies the ethos, values of our school, and is an intrinsic part of life at Henry’s. It provides students with opportunities for responsibility, leadership, teamwork and fun through friendly competition in a supportive environment.
All pupils are assigned to House in Year 7, in which they remain until Y13. Siblings (and we also include parents, grandparents in this) are placed in the same House.
Hales’ | Holland’s | Sherwyn’s | White’s
|Head of House|
Each House has a Head of House, who is a member of staff. Then there is the House Captain who will act as representatives for all the students in their house throughout the year by: helping co-ordinate house teams organise activities and events and represent their house at relevant meetings. All staff are assigned to a House and House Assembly takes place every two weeks.
Houses compete for the Band Trophy, with competitions running throughout the year in a range of extra-curricular events that encourage all students to participate. The different competitions give a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom and opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills.
The main House events are:
Each House puts together a 20 minute program of music, which includes a set choral work and must also include at least one other instrumental piece. This is entirely student led and run, with support from the Director of Music and the music team.
A 20-minute theatrical performance of a play of the House’s choosing. Again, student produced, directed and organised. This year we had Shakespeare, Dickens and Lewis Caroll amongst the performances.
We head to Warwick University Athletics Stadium in the last week of the Summer Term for this defining day in the House Calendar. There are many points available for this ‘Golden League’ style athletics meet.
On the first Wednesday afternoon on the summer term, the whole school heads over to the War Memorial Park to take part in this event. Everyone runs the course to try and gain points for their House.
In addition, the extensive range of activities of events includes:
|Water Polo||Hockey||Geography Activity||Chess|
The Band Trophy
Each House is in competition with each other to achieve the highest number of house points at the end of each term and most importantly by the end of the year when there will be prizes.
Pupils can contribute to their house point totals in a number of ways both in and out of the classroom, through participation in activities in also through collecting House Points for achievement and success.