What are Houses?
Every child (and staff member) who enters Hill View is put in one of four Houses; these are named after famous British people – William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, Sir Winston Churchill and Sir David Attenborough.
Each house also has a colour. Shakespeare is red, Nightingale is yellow, Churchill is blue and Attenborough is green.
Why do we have them?
We have a House system to encourage friendly competition and to encourage our pupils to work hard in all areas of learning. At the end of each year, the House with the most points will get a prize, for example a disco or an outdoor fun day.
How does it all work?
We have House Point tokens in classrooms, they are put into pots and after a week or two House Captains and Vice Captains (who are chosen by the children at the start of the year) count them up. Then in assembly each Key Stage is told the totals and a record is kept on a display board in the Hall.
The children may receive a house point for effort in thier work, challenging themselves in their learning, completing thier homework, demonstrating good manners and generally upholding our school values. You can see a running total of the house points throughout the year on the front page of our website.