the house system
The House System has been given much importance in our school.
The element of competition is an incentive to better work; it makes for greater
interest in and enthusiasm for any activity undertaken. Besides, it teaches the
children to understand the working of a democratic set up.
To make for more effective management, the School has been divided into four Houses
under the patronage of Claudine, Dina, Josephine and Marian.
Due recognition is given to the House that excels itself in discipline, academics
and work and co-curricular activities. Every student in the School belongs to one
of these Houses and she is encouraged to contribute her best towards the good name
of her house; in so doing the child benefits most.
Each House has its own patron Saint after whom it has been named and its own House
colour and a motto. This is merely for the purpose of differentiating among the
four houses. The exemplary life of the patron is meant to inspire the members of
the house to aspire towards good. The colour and the motto symbolize virtues and
qualities, which the House members are expected to inculcate.
Each House has at its head a House captain who is assisted by a Vice Captain. Besides,
there is a Class house captain who is responsible for the discipline of her house mates
in her class. This lessens considerably the burden of the class Teacher who would
otherwise have found it difficult to keep track of the activities of the House members
in the various classes, which are rather numerous.
With such a division, there is the danger that students might become too House-conscious
with the result that an unhealthy competitive spirit might develop. To offset this,
a Head Girl is elected. It is her duty to supervise the working of every House so
that she ensures, as for as possible, that each House strives towards the same goal,
namely, individual efficiency, together with a determination to keep the school
Flag flying high.