All students are placed into one of four houses: Godiva (Blue), Webb Ellis (Yellow) Shakespeare (Purple) or Whittle (Red).
The aim of the house system is to create the best possible ethos for students’ personal and social development and for the achievement of their potential in all aspects of college life. This is achieved through encouraging all students to take part in house activities and to give a sense of belonging and participation, whilst at the same time helping others less fortunate than themselves. Older students are encouraged to play a nurturing role to create a family atmosphere.
The four houses compete with each other to win the annual house competition, the winning house being the one with the most points at the end of the Summer Term. Students in the winning house have the opportunity of taking part in a house trip in October. Students can gain House Achievement Points in a number of ways including effort in lessons, sport, charity events, reading competition, full attendance, examination results, various department competitions, etc. Students can also gain house points if their uniform is consistently worn correctly. The efforts of individual students and groups of students in each house are recognised in an awards ceremony at the end of the Summer Term.
Students also have the opportunity to represent their house and tutor group by being elected onto the Year Council. If they flourish at this, they can stand for Year President and sit on the full College Council chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl.
November 2017 - House Achievement Points
Godiva take an early lead!
Top Ten Haps in the School
The P.E. department want to encourage you to be active this winter!
Please send in an action shot (max of 3 entries per student) of you being active or playing sport.
HAPS for every entry.
This competition is to get you thinking about the topic of Mental health in a creative way.
- Has someone been in your corner? Campaign about being there for friends!
We'd love to have your entry as a poster, banner, storyboards, leaflets, a real life story, blog, diary entry or video.
Make a poppy using any material. Extra haps will be awarded for using recycled materials.
To celebrate National Poetry Day, Southam College and Bilton School have collaborated to discover and showcase the outstanding poetic talent in both schools. Pupils have been working hard to create evocative and inspiring poems based on the theme of 'freedom'.
A fantastic effort today from everybody involved in the European Bake off. Over 50 entries made judging very difficult. The first round of judging was carried out by the Heads of House followed by our esteemed judging panel including Mr Samra, Mr Johnson, Mr MacGibbon, Mrs James, Miss Dean and Mrs Telford.
House Competition - Feeling creative?
On an A4 piece of paper we would like you to design a mascot for your House.
HAPS for every entry
Tuesday 26th September
To celebrate the European Day of Languages the Languages Department are inviting all students and staff to bake!
Tuesday 26th September
Year 8 period 1, Year 9 period 2, Year 7 period 3
HAPs for everyone that takes part!
THEME -THE FUTURE OF PEACE
This is an opportunity to encourage students to think about the importance of world peace, tolerance and international understanding.
The Philosophy and Ethics department are running a fantastic competition just for Year 7 students. The P.I team
would like you to create your own 'Island'.
We would like to see how many different places your House t-shirt can travel to over the summer. Whether you are surfing in Devon or riding elephants in India - we would like to see a picture of you doing it, whilst wearing your house t-shirt.
Design (with costings) how expensive your dream
holiday would be.
Entries should be in poster form. No bigger than A3.
Open to students in Year 6 and current Year
Write your own 500 word story about an exotic island.
The story can be of any genre you like but must not be longer than 500 words.
Competition open to students in Year 6 and Year 7
Well done to everyone who entered our Business House Competition.
1st place - Ava Chapman, 8SE3
2nd place - Molly Gowing, 9SE5
3rd place - Corla Moses, 8WE3