All the children in school are put into one of four houses on entry to St. Joseph’s; St. George, St. Patrick, St. David and St. Andrew. The role of House Captain; leaders of each of these houses, is offered to pupils in Year 6 at the start of each year. In total there are eight House Captains (a boy and a girl for each house).
This is a very popular role among Year 6 pupils, so to take up this role the children have to write and perform an election speech to their year group and then a ballot takes place to determine who will take on these prestigious roles.
This group are responsible for counting house-points from each class each week and announcing the totals in our weekly celebration assemblies. In addition they ensure that children receive certificates for gaining certain amounts of house-points (bronze, silver, gold and platinum).
At the end of each term the winning house have a reward afternoon, which is organised and run by the House Captains. This is aimed at ensuring that children across all year groups get the opportunity to work together as a team. Some of the reward afternoons they have devised have involved building the tallest tower from marshmallows and spaghetti, building bridges from newspaper to see which can withstand the most weight and orienteering.
The final event of the year that this group lead is our annual Sports Day. They provide leadership and encouragement to all the pupils in their house and compete to be the victors in raising the trophy at the end of the day.