Whiteley Primary School

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Here at Whiteley Primary School, we are very proud of our house system.  Houses are essential, as they create community spirit and give the children an opportunity to contribute to something bigger that involves children from all year groups.  The system encourages pupils to become responsible citizens, successful learners and confident individuals.  It also enhances their development of respect for each other and for their community.

 

Every pupil is allocated one of four houses based on the birds of prey, each associated with a colour:

 

  • Red = Kestrels
  • Yellow = Eagles
  • Green = Hawks
  • Blue = Falcons

 

Siblings will be allocated the same house and any new pupils that arrive during the academic year will be allocated a house.

At the beginning of each year, two House Captains (Y6) and two Vice captains (Y5) are selected by the children to represent each house.  House Captains and Vice Captains have specific duties to carry out:

  • demonstrating a responsible attitude to school life and setting a good example for others to follow.
  • promoting their house across the school to help motivate pupils to do their best.
  • working closely with Mrs Gibbons (DHT) to plan useful events throughout the year.
  • writing and leading house assemblies.
  • leading their house at school events.

 

Pupils can earn house points for good behaviour, effort, school work and homework—and for demonstrating our Whiteley learning values of creativity, independence, perseverance, participation and global thinking.

The points are totalled each week, with the winning house in each key stage mentioned in assembly on a Friday, along with the running total for the whole school. At the end of each half term, pupils in the overall winning house will be awarded their own non-uniform day, and we have a special house cup which displays the colour ribbons of the winners.

These are our current House Captains and Vice Captains:

Kestrel

House Captains

Vice Captains

Falcon

House Captains

Vice Captains

Eagle

House Captains

Vice Captains

Hawk

House Captains

Vice Captains