Strengthening community bonds
Introduced by Student Government leaders in January 2013, The House System is modeled on a tradition in English schools presented in the Harry Potter series of films and books, in which students can win or lose points for their houses based on various deeds. Every student and Upper School faculty member is sorted into one of our houses:
Points can be earned for a noticeable presence at AIS events (sports games, theatrical performances, open houses, etc.); community service outside the realm of what is expected of every Agnes Irwin girl; cleaning up a lounge, class space or any mess students might happen upon, or any act of kindness. Be careful though, points can also be deducted!
The House System is a fun way to unite the Upper School, create avenues for students to bond with peers across grade levels, and provide a structure in which students’ actions are celebrated and accounted for by their peers. Houses hold meetings and host activities.
At the end of the school year, the House with the most points wins the House Cup!