St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

House System

In January 2013, the Pastoral Care Department at St. Louis introduced a House System for the pupils in our Junior school.
It is hoped this initiative will enable pupils to take more responsibility for their behaviour as well as improving confidence and self esteem. We hope that this system will help to motivate and inspire each of our pupils to achieve their potential.
All teachers take an active interest in the House System and in the progress of their classes. They in turn will be ably supported by the Form Teachers who will assist should any problems arise. Sixth form mentors have also been assigned to each junior class. They will also help to promote the House system as well as playing a crucial role in helping Year 8 pupils with Numeracy, Literacy and at After School Clubs. 

How  does the system work?


There are six houses. Each house is comprised of a Year 8, 9 and 10 class. The houses are named after geographical areas in the Glens of Antrim. Pupils' badges represent their house colour and are worn on the lapel of their blazer. We encourage pupils to wear their badge with pride and as this is a team effort everyone's contribution is important.

Laragh wear a yellow badge
Layde wear a red badge
Lisbreen wear a green badge
Lismoyle wear a blue badge
Lurig wear an orange badge
Lyndon wear a purple badge.

When pupils' have an achievement, points are ADDED to the HOUSE TOTAL.

When there is misbehaviour, points are SUBTRACTED from the HOUSE TOTAL.

Each member of the House is responsible for the HOUSE TOTAL.

2. What are points awarded for?


100% in a test/CM task

15

Excellent effort

10

Excellent homework

10

Excellent test/ CM result

10

Concern shown for others

10

Fundraising

10

Shoebox appeal

10

Supporting a positive image of the school

10

Working with pupils from another school

10

Representing the school in Sport

10

Representing the school in Music

10

Representing the school in Drama

10

Debating

10

School orchestra (per term)

10

STEM Activities

10

Homework Club ( weekly)

5

After school club (weekly)

5

Cook of the week

5

Art (praise card)

5

Word of the week

5

3. How will I know how many points our House has?
House points are added up every fortnight and will be displayed on the plasma screen in the foyer. At the end of each half term/term the house with the most points is awarded a trip.

Good luck to everyone!
Remember Points mean PRIZES!

Coordinator of House System
Mr G Whiteford [Pastoral Manager]

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