House Points

Firs Primary School House System

The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our school community. In time it is our ambition that the House Captains and the School Council will work together creating a stronger child voice to motivate children and further the community spirit of the school.

House System Objectives

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

  • a sense of belonging within the school community
  • 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
  • an awareness of individual and collective responsibility

House Organisation

Children are assigned to one of the four houses on entrance to the school where they remain until the end of year 6; where possible younger siblings will become a member of the same house.  Each member of staff is also attached to a house.  Each house has two designated Year 6 House Captains who will act as representatives for all the children in their house throughout the year by: helping co-ordinate house teams, organise activities and events and represent their house at relevant meetings.

How to earn House Points

Each House is in competition with each other to achieve the highest number of house points at the end of each week, half term and term; most importantly by the end of the year when there will be trophies.  Regular house point totals will be advertised on the website and presented during weekly Good Work assemblies.

Children can contribute to their house point totals in a number of ways both in and out of the classroom. All children are expected to participate in at least one of the many house events/activities.

The House names are based on birds of prey, children at the school voted on the House names and the assembly can be viewed via the link below.  The House logos are as follows:

Pupil Assembly House System Introduction