The Green School for Girls House system is a long standing tradition and an important and vibrant part of school life. There are five houses, each house representing one of the trees on the school grounds:
Each student and member of staff is allocated a House on arrival at the school and students wear the colour of their house on their jumpers.
All students have the opportunity to represent their house in a number of interhouse events, competitions and quizzes held throughout the year. These include Sports Competitions, The Christmas Carol Competition, Cheerleading Challenge, and Science Quiz to name a few. There are always house points up for grabs in these inter-house challenges which go towards the House Total.
Individually, students can add to their House total by being awarded House points by staff. These can be awarded for a wide range of reasons including effort, excellent work, citizenship, participation in and out of the classroom and showing initiative and perseverance.
Each house has a Head of House in the sixth form who oversees the House Captain and Vice House Captain. These students run election campaigns for one week in June and at the end of that week all the members of their house have a chance to vote for their new leaders. The House Captain and Vice House captain plan and lead one House assemblies each half term and are responsible for motivating, involving and organising their house.
A vital part of the House system is fundraising. Each house is responsible for organising a Charity Week at different points of the year n order to support the school charity of the year. In addition, we hope representatives from the charity will come into school to speak to students and raise awareness of both the charity and the issues it deals with as well as giving students an opportunity to volunteer at or assist the charity.
The House Year begins in July with Sports Day and through to May of the following year when it culminates in the whole school House Winners Assembly just before public exams begin.