Each house is led by a teacher, the Head of House, who works closely with a Grade 6 House Team, called House Unity Groups (HUGs). These groups are made up of two House Captains, four Vice-captains and a group of House Ambassadors.
The house system is an important part of the SJI International Elementary experience. Every child feels a sense of belonging to their house, and they all work cooperatively towards winning the house competition. Children can earn points for their house by earning wow cards when they show their virtues, participating and competing in house events, and representing their house to the best of their ability.
Our Grade 6 students participate in an election process. This involves submitting an application, an interview and then a speech to their peer House members. Once elected, the focus of their work across the year is to unite their Houses whilst developing their responsibility and leadership skills.
This approach reinforces our character education programme, The Virtues Project.
Our Heads of Houses are:
- Benilde House - Mrs Eales
- Jamie House - Mrs Van Niekerk
- Mutien House - Mrs Cumming
- Miguel House - Mr Doherty
Each House is led by two senior students (from Grade 11 or 12) who form a committee to plan and implement House activities across the year.
A coordinating teacher overseas these student-led initiatives to ensure that they uphold our 4 pillars of learning :
- Outdoor Education
- Co-curricular experience
Staff are allocated to a House and are vested in supporting or participating in House activities.
A House points system establishes healthy competition to celebrate our Lasallian identity in a fun, creative and challenging way. A House Cup is awarded to the most successful House at the end of the academic year.