by Liz Robinson
Posted June 6, 2012
After another spirited year filled with the Father Bob run, Carol sing-off competitions, Trinco day and more, the house points have been tirelessly tabulated and this year’s trophy winner has been announced! In front of an anxious and enthusiastic crowd, Ms. Young announced the house rankings for the 2011-2012 school-year at the Final Prize ceremony late last week, declaring Langton House triumphant, edging out Rose House by a mere 50 points. This is only the second time that Langton has won the house trophy in the history of HTS.
The house standings are as follows:
- Bishop Mountain
"It felt awesome to win because Langton hasn't won since 2001!" says Grade 3 student Haley C.
Aimed to encourage involvement in HTS activities, reward students for modeling good behaviour and to create a close-knit atmosphere school-wide, the House System is a fundamental part of the HTS community.
Each student, faculty member and family is assigned to one of the six Houses at HTS: Rose, Thorne, Bishop Mountain, Champlain, Langton and MacDonald. Points can be awarded to individual students, groups or entire classes based on participation, good deeds or academic achievement.
Every House is led by a House Captain, who is chosen by a vote. House Captains take on strong leadership roles and many House Captains go on to become Prefects in their final year of school. Captains are responsible for getting House members in every division involved and active in the events by organizing the production of signs and encouraging House mates to dress up and show all-round school spirit for every House competition.
"The house system at HTS provides students with the opportunity to become involved in and to foster school spirit, leadership, and friendship," says Senior School English teacher and house organizer Katie Young. "Many graduates comment that house activities such as Trinco Day are the kinds of events they remember for years. By engaging in activities that foster unabashed fun it helps to build our strong sense of community."
Congratulations to Langton on taking the House trophy this year!