Enquiry

House System

At Sri KDU International School (SKIS), the house system is designed to provide a more focused approach towards meeting the co-curricular needs of the students in terms of engagement in social learning opportunities and interaction within a community in the context of the school. Whilst based loosely on the English school house system, the house system in SKIS differs in terms of responsibilities of the Heads of Houses, in that, the pastoral care role is primarily exercised through other structures in the school such as the Form Tutors and Year Leaders.

The four Houses are:
Coubertin – red
Curie – green
Mandela – blue
Shackleton – yellow

Objectives

Objectives of the house system are as follows:
To foster a strong school spirit and create bonding amongst students;
To encourage multi-level participation in school wide events;
To encourage a healthy competitive environment;
To develop student leadership and pastoral skills at both junior and senior level;
To promote unity and a common interest between pupils and staff.

Organizational Structure

The structure of the house system is shown below:

House Coordinator

  • Courbetin
    Heads of House x 2

  • Curie
    Heads of House x 2

  • Mandela
    Heads of House x 2

  • Shackleton
    Heads of House x 2

 

  • House Captains x 2

  • House Captains x 2

  • House Captains x 2

  • House Captains x 2

 

  • House Key Stage Leaders x 12

  • House Key Stage Leaders x 12

  • House Key Stage Leaders x 12

  • House Key Stage Leaders x 12

 

  • Students & Staff

  • Students & Staff

  • Students & Staff

  • Students & Staff

 

 

 

 

House Coordinator

The key responsibilities of the House Coordinator are:

The four Houses are:
Oversee the implementation of the house system and to lead the Heads of Houses (HOHs);
Ensure every student and teacher is assigned to a house;
Organize house assemblies and house meetings with students and teachers;
Hold half termly meetings with HOHs and to guide them on house meetings for teachers;
Draw up an annual calendar of house events in collaboration with HOHs and ensure their effective organization and delivery;
Draw up a termly report on house activities and collate the giving of rewards for House Points as per the Rewards and Sanctions Policy;
Give timely information to students and parents about house events;
Liaise with the CCL (Co-Curricular Learning) Coordinator to record house events in the Year Book;
Liaise with the Enrichment Coordinator to ensure sports events are house orientated.

SKIS Sports Day

This is one of the major activities for each house to take part in in order to secure House Points. As Sports Day is one of the major events of the School, each house should have ample time to prepare for this event. The main coordinator at house level is the Head of House assisted by the House Captain and the House Key Stage Leaders.

The House Coordinator’s responsibilities are the general coordination with the Events Coordinator and the Head of Physical Education. He/She is also responsible for ensuring that staff, budget and resources are allocated to the Cheerleading, Theme Board and March Past CCLs which run in the lead up to Sports Day.