At Oak Lodge, we have a strong House system with four houses: Dickens (red), Pitt (yellow), Wilberforce (blue) and Wolfe (green). All the children belong to one of these house teams and siblings are in the same house. Children can earn house points by working hard, achieving well and displaying positive behaviours. Upon reaching 25 house points, they are awarded a certificate and a Ruby badge to wear on their lapel, 50 points an Emerald badge and certificate, 100 points a Sapphire badge and certificate and if they achieve 200 points they receive the prestigious Gold badge and certificate.
Each week, all the house points awarded are counted and announced in assembly; at the end of each half term the house with the largest number of house points are rewarded with a special treat!
House Captains for each House are selected from Year 6 and are voted for by the pupils in their house. We have a boy and girl House Captain and a boy and girl Vice-Captain. They are expected to be excellent role models for the children in school. Their duties include handing out the badges and certificates in House assemblies and organising sports teams for inter-house sports events.
The house system is a positive way of valuing children's individual achievements and encouraging a healthy competitive, team spirit, whilst the captain roles provide our children with young leader role models. All of this contributes to the children's wider learning experiences.