House captains are children in year 6 who were elected by children and adults from their own house following speeches given to the whole school. As well as being the key representative and role model of their house, the children will serve a number of roles including providing tours of the school and ensuring all children across the school feel involved in house events. They will each organise a house day which aims to raise money for their chosen charities.
This years house captains are:
Drake - Seb and Iwan (chosen charity - Surfers against Sewage)
Gilbert - Maddie and Toby (chosen charity - Devon Wildlife Trust)
Scott - Oliver and Hannah (chosen charity - Basics Devon)
Kingsley - Charlie and Tom (chosen charity - Himalayan Helping Hands)
The school has raised £120.50 for a MacMillan coffee morning and £36.50 for poppies
Last year, the houses raised the following amount of money:
- Drake - £674.98 for Ellen MacArthur Trusy
- Kingsley - £488.54 for Help for Heroes
- Gilbert - £271 for British Heart Foundation
- Scott - £150 for Animals of Asia
The school also raised £95 for Children in Need and £611 for Sports Relief. A total of £2290.52.
Head boy and girl:
Each term, two year 6 children taken on the role of a head boy and girl. This role allows children responsibilities to act as an ambassador for the school. This year, children have spoken at the Remembrance and Christmas services at Holy Cross and visited Shekinah Mission that provides opportunities for people in & recovering from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.
To become a head boy and girl, the children write letters of application to Mr Brown to show their skills and credentials for the role.
We believe that nurturing children’s sense of responsibility and willingness to lead and serve others is a key element of preparing children to become productive and considerate citizens in the wider world. In Years 5 and 6, we encourage children to widen their responsibilities across the school and take on leadership roles to assist in the smooth running of the school. Our school leaders assist our foundation children at lunchtime through our buddy system to act as role models for those children who have just entered the school.
Children write letters of application for school leader positions of responsibility that they feel passionate about and can have a positive influence within the school.