Character and Culture – HOUSES
We at Newland School for Girls are extremely proud of the quality of pastoral care and support and invest greatly in the cultural and character development of our students. The House system remains at the heart of this and gives our students true sense of identity within the school. There are 4 houses – Griffin, Phoenix, Triton and Unicorn. Each house has 5/6 tutor groups, each with 20-24 girls from the same year group.
The Heads of House are:
Griffin – Miss F Ryan (Y10 Tutor Groups)
Phoenix – Miss M Griffiths (Y8 tutor Groups)
Triton – Mrs Taylor (Y9 Tutor groups)
Unicorn – Mrs M Birch (Y7 Tutor groups)
All students attend a House assembly once a week, led by their HOH. Each assembly has a theme based on current affairs, to develop social and cultural awareness, together with important House results and news.
- Monday assemblies-Unicorn (Dance Studio) and Phoenix (Main Hall)
- Friday assemblies- Triton (Dance Studio) and Griffin (Main Hall)
House Leadership opportunities
Each House has a House Senate which has a representative from each tutor group and gives girls in the house a ‘voice’. This Senate meets with their Head of House once every half term and gives feedback to the tutor groups.
House Captains and Vice Captains are two of the many leadership roles we have in school. Girls hold the post for a year whilst they are in Year 10. Interviews take place in October.
Every two week, all staff and students are invited to participate in a House Competition. These competitions range from practical challenges, to quizzes, posters, bake offs, etc… All students entering receive points for their house, and generous personal reward points for the winners.
Heads of House have regular communication with their houses via weekly bulletins, assemblies, and House Senate meetings. There is healthy house competition within the following areas:
- Referral points*
- Achievement points
- Curriculum Subject areas
- Fortnightly House Challenges
* Trophies to be at awarded half-termly/termly intervals
”I am proud of the many opportunities my tutor group and house provide me” I feel supported by my friends and school staff alike”