Our House System
The House system at TPIS has been set up to enhance the sense of community within the school and is based on our school badge/motto “expect the best”. All children are members of a House. The many House events unite children from different classes, ages, cultures and friendship groups to work together. They build vital teamwork skills, pride in themselves and respect for their peers. Primary students have a carousel of house events last lesson on Friday, together with special house events and Secondary students partake in house competitions throughout the year to foster team spirit and healthy competition.
The functions of the house are to develop a sense of identity, collegiality and belonging, to promote and celebrate achievement and to provide a platform for school competitions like sports day and chess competitions etc. TPIS has three houses each distinguished by a colour and a house name. The names and associated colours are:
Vulcan (the flaming torch which represents light, sport and friendship)
Amazon (the tree which represents caring for our environment)
Pegasus (the horse which represents energy and enthusiasm)
The House system also provides an ideal platform for students to develop their leadership skills. House Captains and Vice Captains for both Primary and Secondary are selected every year to organise teams for the various house events. The Captains lead, indeed inspire, the House for the entire school. They have various responsibilities throughout the year including delivering House assemblies, running the House and Wellbeing council and collaborating to organise House events.
Every Child Deserves a Champion
Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. Rita Pierson, American educator.