The House and Squad systems operate vertically across the school, bringing boys of all ages into contact and providing our junior boys with connections to wonderful role models in our older boys. Houses foster pride and social integration for each boy. It has been a school tradition for as long as Hereworth has been educating boys.
Every boy from years 1-8 is allocated a house when they start at Hereworth. Family links are respected and followed. If there is no family link then boys are put into houses evenly. There is a healthy competition between boys and every house wants to win.
Boys earn House points for all Inter-House activities, such as Swimming, Athletics, Sandy Lane, House Music and other inter house sports matches, and the winning House is awarded the House Shield for Inter-House.
Merit points earned in the class also go towards House points and all are collated and included in the overall total at the end of the year.
The House System at Hereworth is as old as the school itself and is designed to:
• Give each boy a sense of belonging to a group who encourage him regardless of his ability.
• Provide an opportunity to forge friendships with boys throughout all years of the school.
• Allows for friendly rivalry and competition, which in turn fosters greater school spirit.
At the end of every year the boys in each house elects two House captains for the following year. The House Captains are expected to set an example to others in their attitude and behaviour, and to assist in the running of the House.
Houses are Elder, Grant, Reeve and Rickard and these are all named after former Hereworth staff.