What shall we call our houses from September 2020?
We have been thinking about our house names at school. While they are currently named after important people, we want to bring the names up to date and to reflect the people in the world who taking important actions linked to our Global Goals.
The adults of school have thought about lots of different people and the impact they have had. Where we could, we thought about children who have taken actions with remarkable results.
Have a look at the information on the Powerpoint below regarding our shortlist of people. Find out more information about them, decide which person you would like our houses to be named after and then make your vote. You must vote for one name for each house only.
We will let you know who has been chosen when we return in September.
At St Stephen’s Junior School we have four different houses. These are Blackwell (yellow), More (red), Cossham (blue) and Grace (green).
The different houses represent famous people from our local history.
Each week children around the school earn house points for being polite, being kind and considerate, helping others and working hard. These are given by adults and the children record these in their classrooms. House point monitors from Year 6 tally the total number of house points from each classroom. During Friday’s celebration assembly, 12 children are given either Writer of the Week, Mighty Mathematician or Remarkable Reader certificates (earning 10 house points) and 12 children are given a Head Teacher’s certificate (earning 20 house points). At the end of each term, there is a Shining Star chosen from each class who earn 100 house points!! All of the house points are combined by the house captains and a running total is created. Whichever house is in the lead, ties their house colour around the House Cup for that week.
Throughout the year, we have a range of different inter-house competitions (the Easter Quiz, Pancake race, Sports Day, Talent show to name but a few!) where the children can earn additional house points!
To see who is currently in the lead, please look at the home page of our website!
Towards the end of Term 2, we had our very popular talent show- 'St Stephen's Got Talent' as we refer to it! As ever, we had auditions where House Captains selected the best three acts to represent their house. We had a variety of acts that went through- pianists, dancers, singers and even some magic.
On the day our judging panel all felt that the standard was extremely high but the overall winner was Jasmine Tse from 6KA with her beautiful singing representing Blackwell House. Everyone who took part in the final received a medal with Jasmine taking away the winners trophy.
Well done to everyone who took part!