The House system is of great importance to college life. Its function is to encourage healthy competition within school and to give all students the opportunity to participate in representative sport and other activities with the aim of raising self-esteem, developing self-confidence and giving opportunities for leadership and teamwork beyond those already available within the school.
At Le Régent College all the students are split into two ‘Houses’, Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. These are two iconic mountains in Valais, Switzerland. They are also a visual symbol of our school motto Semper ad majorem, always aiming higher!
As part of the House Competition, the students are awarded House Points for Academics. This can be either for outstanding ‘Attainment’ or for ‘Effort’ in a student’s academic work. House Points can be awarded for a one off act of exceptional behaviour relating to our core values of Courtesy, Compassion and Courage. House Points can also be awarded for ‘Creativity’ in any area of school life.
House Competitions also include activities like sport, debating, general knowledge, chess, music, handwriting, poetry and public speaking. Charity and community work can also be completed through the House system.
The House System can ensure every child feels a true sense of belonging. Students can stay within the same House throughout their journey through the Junior School and Senior School. The vertical House system allows older students to take on roles of responsibility and guidance and allows younger students to get to know older students in a secure environment. Members of the same family are allocated the same House, thus establishing their own family tradition.