House System

Bishop Scott Senior Secondary Girls’ School is a community of learners and the House system aims to reflect the core values explained as self-development, intellectual empowerment and life-long learning within the diversity and strength of our learning community. The House system is an integral and vibrant part of the school’s culture and provides opportunities for students to develop all aspects of their growth and learning: personality, morality, creativity, knowledge and skills.

Our aim is to provide every pupil in each house with the following:

  • a sense of belonging within the school community;
  • an identity and feeling of pride in a supportive, secure environment;
  • opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills;
  • a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom;
  • fun and excitement through competition;
  • opportunities for leadership; and
  • an awareness of individual and collective responsibility.

Pupils are assigned to one of the four houses on entrance to the school. Each member of staff is also attached to a house. The Houses compete in a number of sporting, academic and cultural activities for points. Each academic session, the winning House receives the House shield and other prizes. The Houses provide for positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers. The system promotes values of fair play, teamwork, citizenship, mutual responsibility, self-discipline, initiative, assiduity and resilience.

BSSSGS has four houses namely Wisdom, Intelligence, Confidence and Knowledge. These four ‘cornerstones’ of BSSSGS symbolise learning, tradition, respect and quality education. Together, these aspects make up the core values, philosophy, ideology of the school and they give us our clear direction for accomplishing our envisioned goals.