The House System

The House System

The house system is a traditional feature of schools in the English-speaking world, particularly in Commonwealth countries, originating in England. The school is divided into subunits called ‘houses’ and each student is allocated to one house at the moment of enrolment.

Historically, the house system was associated with established public schools in England, especially full boarding schools, where a ‘house’ referred to a boarding house at the school.

In modern times, in both day and boarding schools, the word ‘house’ may refer only to a grouping of pupils, rather than to a particular building.

All students are allocated to one of four Houses when they join CSB:

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Each House is run by House Leaders, coordinating the house’s involvement in fundraising, sporting, competitions, and school events throughout the academic year.

The House System provides opportunities for students to develop all aspects of their growth and learning: personality, creativity, knowledge, and skills. The system promotes values of fair play, teamwork, citizenship, mutual responsibility, self-discipline, initiative, perseverance, and resilience.