House System

All students at Mount St Joseph are members of one of three houses; Mandela, Shakespeare or Jenner. These names were chosen as a result of the contributions these three influential people made to the World we live in today.

The overall aim of the House System is to connect all year groups within the school, providing them with the opportunity to further develop skills and experiences in order to become confident and well rounded individuals. It ties in closely with the high performance goals by getting students to work to help each other build confidence through collaboration; persevering through a task; taking risks as a group to achieve a common goal and learning to be enquiring and creative in a safe atmosphere. The House System aims to do this by providing House members with enjoyable and competitive House events; thereby allowing students to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.

As part of the development of leadership skills and student voice within the school, students have an opportunity to become House Captains. These positions represent their fellow students and help organise and run many of the House events.

Being a member of a House is about being a part of a team and the community. Every member is significant, as each individual brings unique skills, knowledge and experiences. It’s an important part of life at Mount St Joseph as our students and staff enjoy working together to achieve high standards in everything we do.

How does it work?

We have three houses each led by a Head of House:







Each House consists of approximately 300 students from Years 7-11. Siblings would usually be in the same House.

House Points 

House points are awarded for different purposes each week. The rota is as follows:

  • Uniform
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour 

Each week, the house that wins will be awarded 5 points, the house in second will get 3 points and the house in last will get 1 point. This will then be added up at the end of the year and the winner will take home the 'House Cup'. 

Term 1a

Week Beginning  Competition 
9th September 2019  Uniform
16th September 2019  Attendance 
23rd September 2019  Uniform 
30th September 2019  Attendance
7th October 2019  Behaviour
14th October 2019  Uniform/Behaviour 

Term 1b

Week Beginning  Competition 
28th October 2019  Uniform
4th November 2019  Attendance
11th November 2019  Behaviour
18th November 2019  Uniform
25th November 2019  Attendance
2nd December 2019  Behaviour
9th December 2019  Uniform/Attendance
16th December 2019   

Term 2a 

Week Beginning  Competition 
6th January 2020 Uniform
13th Janury 2020  Attendance
20th January 2020  Behaviour
27th January 2020 Uniform
3rd February 2020 Attendance
10th February 2020  Behaviour

Term 2b

Week Beginning  Competition 
24th February 2020 Uniform
2nd March 2020 Attendance
9th March 2020 Behaviour
16th March 2020  Uniform
23rd March 2020  Attendance/Behaviour

Term 3a

Week Beginning  Competition 
13th April 2020 Uniform
20th April 2020 Attendance
27th April 2020  Behaviour
4th May 2020  Uniform
11th May 2020 Attendance
18th May 2020  Behaviour

Term 3b

Week Beginning  Competition 
1st June 2020 Uniform
8th June 2020  Attendance
15th June 2020  Behaviour
22nd June 2020 Uniform
29th June 2020 Attendance
6th July 2020  Behaviour
13th July 2020  House Cup Awarded!