LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

The House System

In order to further promote teamwork and to foster a sense of belonging the Primary School runs a House System. We believe that the House System helps to educate students in the art of taking part, taking risks and having a go. House activities and assemblies also promote leadership and develop a sense, not only of good sportsmanship but also good team spirit – being an active and valuable part of a team whether it be in the context of the class, House or sporting team.

Through this system the children learn:

  • that taking part and not winning can still bring growth in team spirit and point the way for success in the future that sometimes you can't win but also that not winning does not always mean losing
  • not only to work for themselves but to work for each other
  • that sometimes, working together can bring about a greater good
  • that success, when achieved in collaboration with others, is equally as sweet as that achieved alone

The Houses are organised vertically; there are children from every grade level in each House with children from each House in every class. Each student is allocated to one of four houses with siblings being ‘housed’ together. The teachers are also allocated to Houses. Each House has two Grade Four or Five House Captains elected by their peers. “House Points” are awarded for a wide range of things both academic and non-academic, both for individuals and groups. The points are totalled weekly and the winning House announced at weekly assemblies. The four Houses have names with each House having a specified colour.  The House names and colours are:

• Mandela (Green)
• Curie (Blue)
• de Coubertin (Red)
• da Vinci (Yellow).

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Sarah Brannon
Primary School Principal

T: +49 341 39377 681
F: +49 341 39377 555

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