School House System

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Each child in school has been assigned a house team.
The houses are McDonald (Red), Pilrig (Yellow), Trinity (Green) and Drummond (Blue).
Siblings in school have been assigned the same house.
Staff members are also assigned a house.
Each house is represented by a shield and motto. These were decided by way of a design competition open to the school, judged by the Pupil Council.
House shields are displayed in the gym hall, along with weekly total displays.
Each house will have, where possible, 2 captains (1 P7 boy and 1 P7 girl), and 2 vice-captains (1 P6 boy and 1 P6 girl). These children will be given special captain and vice-captain badges. Among the remits of the captains will be membership of a Health and Wellbeing group, and responsibility for weekly collection and counting of house points.
House points will be collected weekly, with the winning house announced at assembly each week.
A trophy will be awarded termly, with an overall winner announced at the end of the school year.
House points can be awarded for-
• Effort and achievement in team/ group tasks, either organised in house teams or otherwise
• Gym class ( Secret Student, for example)
• Sports Day
• Rewards for effort and achievement in general class tasks
• Positive behaviour around the school- e.g. holding doors in corridor, politeness and good manners, with a link to weekly school focus as outlined at weekly assemblies
Each class will have a display to record their house points.
It should be stressed that house points are not removed for negative behaviour. Each class has a separate system for this.