The House Competition 2017
Today was the final House Assembly for the current House Leaders and they were able to congratulate their students for all sorts of things across the year. In relation to the House Competition; Chipsey won the most trophies for sporting achievements including athletics, cricket, volleyball and swimming, Brightwell won numerous trophies including basketball, football and hockey, Washington won table tennis, badminton and softball. The House points awarded by staff to students for excelling within the curriculum or extra-curricular, going above and beyond and being outstanding role models went to Washington and both the Expressive Arts House Competition and the Sports Day House Cup was awarded to Chipsey.
There are four Houses and so far no mention of Manley – although they won some of the Year competitions when all the results from across the seven years were pooled, unfortunately, they hadn’t won any of them. But who was going to win the overall competition – I had been adding in the results on a weekly basis when they were emailed through to me by Mr Bryant and for the last few months Chipsey had been at the top keeping the other Houses at bay. As myself and the House Leadership stood putting the ribbons on the various trophies so they could be presented in the assembly I was waiting for one last result to come in and as it did although Manley had come second in the House point competition, they had done enough to move past Chipsey as the overall winners by 1 point!!!
This is an amazing achievement and is proof that the taking part is important and that their consistency across a whole range of activities, constantly putting out a team and twice during the year topping the leader board for House Points in a term meant that they were the overall winners and I was delighted to present Dougie Scoles and Manley House with the Winners’ House plate.
Thank you to our outgoing House Leadership Team:
Dougie Scoles, Eve Jappy and Katie Barnwell
Ahmed Khan, Satbachan Bassan, and Linda Truong
Chris Morgan, Conrad Whitcroft White and Michael Maitland
Nazmul Islam, Liam Fahey and Luca Franchi
Also thanks to our House Directors:
Mr Quinn, Mr Bradbury, Miss Davies and Miss Clinton and to Mr Bryant for arranging the House Competitions as well as PE staff who have contributed. Additional thanks to the Form Tutors who are invaluable in helping to ensure their students are motivated and also the House Captains for ensuring there are participants for all the activities and basically anyone who took part!
Our top 5 achievers for house Points:
The slate is wiped clean and the scores are back to zero – it is anyone’s to win but it could be anyone’s to lose – so a little note to the students - you have to be in it to win it! Enter the competitions, always put a full team out, answer the House quizzes, put in your maximum effort in all your endeavours to be awarded House points, participate in what you are good at but also outside your comfort zone whether it is the sports, the arts, cooking, creating, chess, maths or something else that might come up on the competition menu next year - work together to be the best you can be and hopefully you will again, all, have something to celebrate this time next year.