St Christopher’s School has a long established House System to which all pupils from Year 1 to Year 13 belong. The Houses are named after birds of prey which are native to the Gulf region and synonymous with Arab culture. The Houses also have colours so that pupils are easily identified in events such as Sports Day and swimming galas.
Falcon – Red
Kestrel – Blue
Merlin – Green
Osprey – Yellow
Family members are placed in the same House as their siblings to ensure there is no family rivalry! Any staff who have children in the School, also must pledge their allegiance to their family House, ensuring that all houses are well supported by teachers and assistants in school. Each House has a House Captain who is one of the pupils, and a Head of House who is a member of staff. They are responsible for collecting and checking the House Point totals and sharing House news.
Pupils across the School collect House Points which contribute to the grand House total. House Points are awarded by all teachers for things such as effort, achievement, good behaviour and sportsmanship.
In the Infant and Junior School, House assemblies each term update the children as to the achievements of their House as a whole and of individuals within the House. The assemblies allow children from Year 1 to Year 6 to meet together and brothers and sisters to share in House achievements.
The main House events are those on the sporting calendar. On Sports Days and at swimming galas, pupils wear their House T-shirts, wave House flags and sing the House chants and songs. Competition is fierce, but good sportsmanship prevails, as when final points totals are read out, all Houses receive equal applause.
When you join St Christopher’s School you will be allocated a House. Unfortunately, we do not have access to a ‘Sorting Hat’ so we rely on modern technology to allocate pupils to Houses! Taking pride in your House and in your House’s achievements are big parts of life for pupils at St Christopher’s and all wear their House colours with pride.