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+965 2225 6777

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Saba St, Block 10

Salmiya, Kuwait

08:00 - 13:00

Sunday - Thursday

House System

In 2017, a House System was introduced at Gulf British Academy. We believe it is an effective way to bring together pupils from different age groups, improve pupil behaviour and minimise bullying. We also believe it promotes teamwork and a community spirit through healthy competition, assigned responsibility and achievement recognition.

The Houses

After consultation with staff and pupils, 4 Royal Houses (and colours) were chosen to represent each school House. These are the Houses of Stuart (Blue), Tudor (Red), Windsor (Green) and York (Yellow). Each House is represented by a House Captain.

Current Standings

822

4.15 per pupil

784

3.98 per pupil

773

3.90 per pupil

767

3.80 per pupil

How the system works

Allocation of pupils to Houses

Whenever possible, siblings are allocated to the same House. Once allocated, pupils may not move to a different House. The allocation of new students to Houses ensures, as far as possible, equal House representation in each year group.

The House Points system operates across two phases – EYFS to KS1 and KS2 to KS3 – and is broken down as follows:

EYFS and KS1

2 house points are awarded by the class teacher every day.

  • 1 house point is awarded for ATTITUDE
  • 1 house point is awarded for CHALLENGE
  • Double house points on the last day of half term and last day of term

House awards are available for pupils when they reach certain levels. There are 8 levels to the EYFS/KS1 house system:

5 house points – Bronze Award
10 house points – Silver Award
15 house points – Gold Award
20 house points – Platinum Award
25 house points – Diamond Award
30 house points – Assistant Head Teacher House Point Award
35 house points – Head Teacher House Point Award
40 house points – School Director House Point Award

KS2 and KS3

2 house points are awarded in every lesson. These are awarded by the class teacher and specialist teachers.

  • 1 house point is awarded for ATTITUDE
  • 1 house point is awarded for CHALLENGE
  • Double house points on the last day of half term and last day of term

House awards are available for pupils when they reach certain levels. There are 8 levels to the KS2/KS3 house system:

30 house points – Bronze Award
60 house points – Silver Award
90 house points – Gold Award
120 house points – Platinum Award
150 house points – Diamond Award
180 house points – Assistant Head Teacher House Point Award
240 house points – Head Teacher House Point Award
300 house points – School Director House Point Award

Awards

The winning house is awarded the House Cup and its coloured ribbon is tied to it. This is then placed in the school’s reception. 

House System activities

Every year, Houses take part in competitions within school. These range from sports days to reading competitions. This is a fun way to promote healthy competition between peers and to encourage pupils to invest in school life.

Pupils who take part in extracurricular and non-academic activities may also be awarded House points for their achievements. This can be a great way for diffident or reluctant pupils to contribute.