School Life

KCS House System

Along with being a proud member of the KCS community, each student gets to join one of the four KCS houses: Prichard, Scott, Hannaford, and Luxton.

The house system provides each student with a sense of belonging to a smaller group within the school community. It’s also a way to inject a lot of fun and excitement into everyday life at school!
 
Friendships with students from other grades are fostered through co-operative and competitive activities within the houses. School spirit is strengthened, and many opportunities are created for the development of skills and leadership. For example, along with intramural sports and annual events like Sports Day, houses compete at (usually hilarious) challenges during our Spirit Day Assemblies.
 
House captains at the Junior School are selected to organize and lead a variety of activities throughout the year, while individual students earn house points for their involvement in clubs and teams. Each term students may also earn points for their effort and citizenship in the classroom. And three times a year students are recognized for reaching significant house point milestones.

At the Senior School, House Captains are students who choose to join the School Spirit Committee in KCS By Design and, as a result, lead activities that contribute to points for each House. Individual students in the Senior School also earn House points through club and team involvement as well as through leadership initiatives in KCS By Design and the Path Program. Graduating students who have earned more than 75 House Points at Senior School earn the 21 Award. 
Each student's house points earned throughout the academic year contribute to their house’s total points. The House Cup is presented each year to the house which has accumulated the greatest number of points over the course of the school year.
 
Friendly competition, energetic school spirit, and a true sense of camaraderie. That’s what you get when you join a house at KCS!


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