School Houses

When girls join More House School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form, they are placed into one of four Houses – Canterbury, Iona, Santiago and Walsingham. 

The names represent four Catholic places of pilgrimage.  Girls remain in the same House throughout their school life.  Placing girls in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.  

Each house is led by a member of staff (Head of House), assisted by one or more sixth form House Captains. (House Captains are appointed by the Head of House following formal interviews). Each house will also have a representative from each year group to assist the running of house events. Credits are awarded to each house following inter-house competitions.  Individuals may also collect credits for their house and are awarded certificates at the weekly house meetings according to the chart below.  At the end of each term and school year, the credits gained by each house are totalled up and the winning House receives a trophy.

Individual House Awards
Number of Credits: Certificate Awarded:
5 Honours Card
25 Certificate of Achievement
50 Bronze Certificate
75 Silver Certificate
100 Gold Certificate
200 Platinum Certificate

 

House Competitions

A wide range whole school and subject specific inter-house competitions are organised each year and all girls are expected to represent their house in one or more of these.

HOUSE COMPETITIONS 2016-2017

WHEN WHAT GIRLS INVOLVED

AUTUMN TERM

SEPTEMBER Sports Day Whole School
OCTOBER House Assemblies Whole School
OCTOBER Art Competition Whole School
NOVEMBER Photo Challenge Whole School
NOVEMBER University Challenge Teams selected for each house from all years
NOVEMBER Fashion Show Whole School
NOVEMBER House Assemblies Whole School
NOVEMBER A Way with Words (Poetry Reading) Whole School
DECEMBER Engineering Challenge Whole School
DECEMBER Netball Competition Whole School
DECEMBER Science Key Words Competition Years 7 & 8

SPRING TERM

 
JANUARY MFL Competition Whole School
FEBRUARY Maths Quiz Years 7 
FEBRUARY Drama Competition Whole School
FEBRUARY Pointless Teams selected for each house from all years
FEBRUARY Junior House Assemblies Years 7, 8 & 9
FEBRUARY Countdown  
MARCH Whacky Olympics Whole School
MARCH Tenner Challenge (Young Enterprise)* Year 8
MARCH Talent Competition Individual entries open to all

SUMMER TERM

APRIL Science Key Words Competition Years 9 and 10
MAY Music Competition and House Choir All Years – Individual and Small ensemble performances
JUNE Inter-house Rounders Whole School
JUNE 10K Challenge Teams of 1 – 4 girls: Open to all
JUNE House Entertainment Whole School

 

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