WHAT IS THE HOUSE SYSTEM?
院舍制度(House system)起源于英格蘭的寄宿學校，住在同一宿舍樓的學生被分組為不同的院舍(House)。 各個院舍的學生由院舍負責人管理，學生的日常生活、體育和課外活動也由院舍負責人統一管理。 如今，英聯邦國家和美國的許多學校也沿用院舍管理制度， 各個院舍之間定期舉行體育比賽和其他形式的活動，以激發學生的集體歸屬感和團體忠誠度，發展學生的組織能力、團隊合作能力和領導能力。
Historically the House system originated in England’s independent boarding schools where students living in the same dormitory building are grouped as a House. Students in a House are managed by a Head of House in a pastoral sense as well as for sports and extracurricular programmes. Today, this system exists in many schools in Commonwealth countries as well as America as a way of dividing the student population into subunits. Competitions in sports and other areas of endeavour are held regularly between Houses to instill a sense of belonging and group loyalty, and also to develop students’ organizational, teamwork and leadership skills.
On entering the school, a student is placed in one of four Houses and will remain in that House for the duration of their time at the school. The placement of a student in a given House is random, the only proviso being that a balance is maintained in areas such as gender or sporting competence (we do not want all the good footballers in one House) and siblings will all be in the same House.
l Grindal(格林德爾)，源自坎特伯雷大主教Edmund Grindal，他于1583年創立了英國圣比斯公學。
l Bega from St Bega, an Irish princess who gave her name to the village of St Bees
l Elizabeth from Queen Elizabeth 1st who gave her royal seal to the school in 1583
l Foundation the name of the main building at St Bees School UK
l Grindal named after Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury, who founded the St Bees School in 1583.
WHY DO WE HAVE A HOUSE SYSTEM?
?由學校任命一名教師擔任院舍的教師院長(Head of House)
The House system allows for in-school competition and school-to-school interaction.
? Each House has an elected House Captain (student) and a team of student assistants
? Each House has a Head of House (a nominated teacher)
? Merits for students’ good work and positive contributions to school life are pooled in the House
? Competitions between Houses are scheduled to take place during the year, to include:
- Sporting competitions
- Languages – English and Chinese poetry/story writing/speaking competitions
- Drama – short play competitions