Senior School Houses
We provide a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment and we are a world leader in wellbeing and positive education.
The House system is integral to the School’s approach to pastoral care and provides many opportunities to participate in annual traditions and community activities, enhancing a sense of belonging and camaraderie. The House tradition is strong and thriving throughout the School.
In Years 7 and 8, boys are placed in mentor classes with other boys from their year level. Their Year Level Coordinator, Mentor Teacher and the Head of Middle Years work together to support each student.
In Years 9 to 12, boys are organised into smaller groups across the four year levels under the care of a House Mentor. The Head of House, Mentor and Head of Senior Years take a collaborative approach in guiding and supporting the boys.
The aim of the House system is to:
- Increase the positive influence of the School on a boy’s character
- Help boys meet their responsibilities in their studies, School activities and the wider community
- Instill the lasting virtues of courage, honesty, decency and loyalty
- Foster a School spirit that expresses itself in positive relationships
- Discover and recognise the talents of each boy
- Help students with any problems that may arise
- Provide academic, moral, social and emotional support and guidance
There are ten Houses in the Senior School, including a specific House for boarders. All students are placed into a House, which is led and guided by a Head of House. Houses are a fundamental part of life at Saints and promote social, academic, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Friendships formed by boys during House activities often last a lifetime.