"Pride in Achievement"
The Woodbridge House system is a vertical pastoral system that incorporates tutor groups from each school year. It is a powerful and effective means for students to feel part of the school. Each student is a member of one of five Houses: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. The Houses are also attached to a local charity which we continually raise money for throughout the school year. This system helps them to develop relationships across all age groups throughout the school. The House system supports the extra-curricular programme and creates many opportunities for students to participate in school life as they take part in house competitions and activities.
Students are awarded House points for academic, extra-curricular and pastoral activities in daily school life. The House points lead to achievement rewards for individuals whilst promoting positive self-esteem and pride in personal and House achievements.
A vital part of the House system is fundraising. Each House is responsible for organising a charity week during which they raise money for a local charity. Representatives from each charity attend school to speak to students and raise awareness about the charity. There are also opportunities for students undertake voluntary work with each charity.
House Inspirational Figure
Each House is associated with an inspirational figure and were chosen as a result of nominations by students, staff and parents. They represent the diversity and ambition of our students at Woodbridge.
Each year, students in Year 9 get the opportunity to apply to become House Captains. House captains are chosen from each form to represent their house in raising money for the house charity. They organise small and large charity events, lead informative assemblies and support other events. This gives the students opportunities to work with the Beyond Excellence Team as well as the charities themselves. It gives them experience in public speaking, organisational skills, project management and more. The students hold this position for a year, which allows them to then move on to prefect responsibilities in year 10.
For more information on any of the above, please contact Ms Gleeson: