In 2014 we introduced a House System into the section. Each student belongs to one of six houses; Cook, Dahl, Dickens, Duffy, Shakespeare or Seacole.
- Students from sixieme through to Terminal are allocated a house and throughout the academic year there are a number of social and educational events.
- Every day students can earn, or lose, points for their houses.
The system creates a friendly, competitive environment where older students look after younger members of the school and input from every member of the house is welcomed and encouraged. Social events include a Newcomer’s Picnic, Quiz Night, Talent Show, Theatre Performance, Uniform Day, World Book Day, Eco Day, charity events and the the year ends with a traditional English Sports day.
For most schools in Britain Sports Day marks the end of the academic year and so for the past two years the International Section has held a Sports Day to mark the end of term and the end of House activities.
Students in both college and lycee are encouraged to participate in the afternoon activities, which include various team competitions such as rounders, fancy dress relay, egg and spoon races, the challenging upper body strength wheelbarrow race and the agility testing 3-legged race. . It is a great bonding experience for all involved, as students (and teachers!) from different Houses and grade levels have the opportunity to interact and compete with each other.
We know our students all have many talents but we were still amazed every year at the number of entries for the Talent Show.
We have pianists, guitar players, soloists and duets, magicians, dancers, artists…