When pupils join Flora Gardens they are placed into one of four Houses – Diamond, Emerald, Ruby or Sapphire, and this is cascaded via a House assembly.
The names of the Houses represent gemstones and pupils will remain in the same house throughout their school life at Flora Gardens. Placing pupils in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.
Each House is led by a member of staff (Head of House), assisted by a boy and girl House Captain from Year 6 as well as a Vice Captain. Pupils from Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to apply for a Captain role at the start of the academic and are appointed by the Heads of House. Pupils are awarded House points for the following:
– good behaviour
– excellent effort
– being a good friend
– academic achievement
– sporting representation
– House competitions
Each term the pupils with the highest number of House points in each House are awarded a certificate at the House assembly and at the end of the academic year there is a prize for the boy and girl with the highest number of points.
The current holders (2015-2016) of the House shield are Diamond House.
Houses organise charity days and have previously supported Sport Relief, NSPCC, British Heart Foundation and the school.
Parents are invited to attend House assemblies which are normally on the last Friday of the month.