Every student, faculty and staff is assigned to one of six HTS Houses: Rose, Thorne, Bishop Mountain, Champlain, Langton and MacDonald. The school year sees many friendly competitions. Our house system fosters a close-knit atmosphere, helps instil a sense of belonging and is a fundamental part of life at HTS.
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."