At High March we have four School Houses named Daffodil, Rose, Shamrock and Thistle. As the House names suggest the Houses have a strong link with the national symbols of the countries which make up the United Kingdom:
The children are assigned to a House in the Summer term of Year 2 in preparation for their participation in our annual Sports Day. Whenever possible, we try to keep families together in the same House.
We encourage friendly inter-house rivalry and competition in the form of inter-house sport in athletics, netball and swimming tournaments. The girls in Upper School also collect house points for good work and helpful behaviour. These points are collated and the House with the most points is awarded the House Cup at the end of each half term.
Most members of staff are assigned to a House and one member of staff leads the House as the House Mistress or House Master. The children vote for two Year 6 pupils to be the House Captain and Vice House Captain. Once a term the House officials will lead a House Assembly and when it is the Saint’s Day for their House, they will arrange an event to raise money for a charity of their choice. Recently funds have been raised for a range of charities including Helen and Douglas House (a hospice for children in Oxford), Marie Cure Cancer Care and Hearing Dogs for the Blind. One House annually raises money for World Vision and their contribution funds the education of a child named Evelina in Tanzania. Each House always runs a stall at the Christmas Fayre in support of the NSPCC.
New house badges are now available. The badges have been completely re-designed by Mrs Bissett, using the High March shield shape and updated Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Daffodil designs.
The badges can be purchased from the school office for £2.50.