The House System:
Every student is placed in one of six school Houses on his/her arrival at the College. Each House has thirteen tutor classes organised “vertically”, with about 25 students from Years 9, 10 ,11, 12, 13 & 14 in the same group each year.
|ATAWHAI||Mr Steve Williams||Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|KAHURANGI||Ms Desna Mackay||Ext email@example.com|
|MANUTAKI||Mr James Fraser||Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|POUNAMU||Mr Steve McConchie||Ext email@example.com|
|RANGATAHI||Ms Janine Sorensen||Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TAIKURA||Mr Howard Aitchison||Ext email@example.com|
The same principle is applied to the House. Once placed in a House, a student generally stays in that same House for his/her entire time at the College. In this way the Head of House also is likely to develop a sound knowledge of each student.
It is this “schools within a school” approach which we believe provides students with a sense of identity and pride, and at the same time enables staff to carefully monitor academic and personal progress. Apart from this very important function, the House System also provides the opportunity for some competitive, good natured inter-house sporting and recreational activities.