Every student and staff member at Newquay Tretherras is assigned a House. The House system creates healthy competition, promotes good work and behaviour, raises aspirations, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together. We also work closely with the local community to promote good values.
Each student is placed in a House of around 300 boys and girls of all ages. The Houses names, chosen by the students, represent and embody the ethos of the Houses. They are Godrevy, Longships , Lizard, Wolf Rock and Pendeen.
Purpose of the House System:
Provide a welcoming environment, allowing social integration within a stable and secure structure.
Encourage and support students in the Performing Arts, Sporting, Social and Academic competitions.
Introduce community involvement by nominating a chosen charity for the purpose of
fundraising and raising the awareness of global and local needs.
Create a sense of belonging by encouraging pride and responsibility in the House.
Encourage a sense of purpose and achievement in a variety of activities.
Introduce opportunities for leadership and mentoring through interaction between year groups.
Examples of Inter-House Competitions: House Sports Day, House Swimming Gala, Charity House Days, Inter-House Sports, Performing Arts, Debating, Chess Club, Quiz Games, Residential and School Day Trips, Academic Competitions etc