House System

We have a strong House system and ethos underpinned by our core Lasallian values. Our students in both Elementary and High Schools are placed in ‘vertical’ Houses with others from each year group. The sense of unity achieved in each House community, or ‘family’, provides opportunities for competitive and leadership activities in a supportive, purposeful and caring environment.

Our House calendar of events across both schools is rich and varied and allows our whole community to be engaged in various activities which encourage individuals to flourish and feel connected across the school. This approach reinforces SJI International’s values system. We seek to connect all ages, abilities and cultures by building opportunities for collaborative and experiential learning. Much of our House work encourages students to grow their minds and sense of purpose, with the central premise that ‘other people matter’.

Our Houses are named after four Lasallian Saints as follows:

The Elementary School House Structure

Houses are led by a Head of House who works closely with a Grade 6 Leadership Team, our very special House Unity Groups (HUGs). These groups are made up of two House Captains, four Vice-captains and a group of House Ambassadors.

Our Grade 6 students participate in an election process through which they are elected by their House members and the focus of their work across the year is to unite their Houses developing their responsibility and leadership skills.

Our Heads of House for 2016 are:

  • Mr Mac (Jaime House)
  • Mr Bazzo (Mutien House)
  • Miss Baines (Benilde House)
  • Mr Gerricke (Miguel House)
  • Mrs Crossland (House Co-ordinator)
Our House calendar is rich and varied and allows our whole community to be engaged in various activities which encourage individuals to flourish and feel connected across the school. This approach reinforces our virtue and values system. We seek to connect all ages, abilities and cultures by building opportunities for collaborative and experiential learning from P1 – G6, and beyond. Much of our House work encourages children to grow their minds and sense of purpose, (service to others), with the central premise that ‘other people matter’.
 

The experiential pillars which underpin our House activities programme are:

Experience

Intended outcome

Academic

Fostering a diligent and purposeful attitude towards achievement

Sport

Excellence and unity in physical challenge

Challenge

Courage in risk taking – stepping out of comfort zones safely

Flourish

Personal growth, confidence and leadership

Service

Self-realisation that other people and global perspectives matter

Unity

Working together for a common purpose

Performing Arts

Developing creativity in action and thought

Character Education

Growing and showing our virtues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The High School House Structure

Each House is led by two senior students (from Grade 11 or 12) who form a committee to plan and implement House activities across the year. A coordinating Teacher, Mr Walsh, overseas these student-led initiatives to ensure that they uphold our 4 pillars of learning (Academic; Service; Outdoor Education; and Co-curricular experience).

Staff are allocated to a House, and take a vested interest in supporting or participating in House activities. A House points system establishes healthy competition to celebrate our Lasallian identity in a fun, creative and challenging way. A House Cup is awarded to the most successful House at the end of the academic year.

  

 

  

Contact

  • SJI International, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191
  • High School (all enquiries): (+65) 6353 9383
  • Elementary School Admissions: (+65) 6871 5261
  • Elementary School: (+65) 6871 5202