The School House system is the heartbeat of St Catherine's. Every student, day girl or boarder, is allocated to one of the six houses: Ashcombe, Merriman, Midleton, Musgrave, Russell Baker or Stoner. Each House is made up of around 100 girls from U3 to U6: a vertical mix which is wonderfully enriching, giving each girl the opportunity to make her own valued contribution in a variety of areas: music, sport, art, drama.
The four dedicated House staff members in each house are on hand - Housemistress, U4 Tutor, U3/L4 Tutor and Assistant Tutor - but it is the girls themselves who run the show. This culminates in the Inter-House competitions at the end of each term – House Drama, Gym/Dance and Singing - with prizes to be won and personal goals to be reached. Along the way, there are a myriad other activities and competitions in house lunchtime: the annual House Informal Concert, House Quiz, the many different sports competitions etc.
This is a team effort with the younger girls combining under sixth form leadership to pull together the potential of the House. Whatever your talent, your House needs you!
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