Mount Kelly Hong Kong operates a traditional British house system. There are four houses, whose names and characteristics are derived from famous historical figures connected closely with the South West of England, the region around our sister school, Mount Kelly. Our House system is built upon healthy competition in which everyone in the Mount Kelly Hong Kong School Community can contribute. The houses are called Scott, Hepworth, Chichester and Brunel. Every pupil is assigned to a house for the duration of their time at Mount Kelly Hong Kong.
We endeavour to keep family members in the same house. Staff are also assigned to houses. There are numerous academic, sporting and cultural events organised throughout the school year which sees Mount Kelly Hong Kong Houses competing against each other for honours. House Points are earned by pupils during the course of the year and contribute towards the overall school house competition. House Points are awarded to pupils for good work and good behaviour. All School House points are recorded weekly and count towards the House Cup at the end of each term. The School also has an honours board which celebrates pupils’ who have achieved house point milestones. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum certificates are awarded termly.
The Houses meet regularly to talk about coming competitions, to celebrate individuals who are contributing well to the House and to reinforce their own identity in which individuals can find another ‘team’ aspect to school life. Staff Heads of Houses lead these meetings supported by colleagues, as well as a pupil House Captain and Vice-Captain elected at the start of each term.
The Houses are encouraged to be competitive and to strive to do their best individually for the sake and benefit of the whole of their House. At the same time pupils must appreciate the efforts and victories of others, remembering that as long as they have done their best nothing more can ever be asked. The House system has the added benefit of bringing the all ages of the school community together and it enhances the bond and the responsibility of the older pupils to be role models and to care for the younger children in our community.