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 from pre- nursery to Year 9 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.
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 inter-school competition. TPIS has three houses each distinguished by a colour and a house name. The names and associated colours are:
Red – Vulcan (the flaming torch which represents light, sport and friendship)
Blue – Amazon (the tree which represents caring for our environment)
Green – Pegasus (the horse which represents energy and enthusiasm)
On entry to the school each student will be allocated a House Team and this will not change during the student’s stay at Tara Pattana International School. Each Team has two senior students who are chosen as House Captains who serve for one year.
During the week, students gain individual points for excellent work, excellent answers or outstanding achievement within any area of the curriculum. Every Friday, during House Period, teams compete against each other in inter-house competitions and are awarded additional points depending on their relative position. At the end of each week, the House Points totals for each class are collected to determine the winning House Team for the week, which is announced at Monday’s assembly.