St Dominic’s Priory House System
The House System at St Dominic’s Priory School allows every student and member of staff to feel a sense of belonging by becoming a member of either Newman, Romero or Teresa House. By being a member of the House family, students and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as each house strives to excel in the different areas of School life while ‘living and Learning with Christ as our Guide’.
Every student and member of staff has a coloured badge that represents the House that they are in, Red for Newman House, Green for Romero House and Blue for Teresa House. Each House is overseen by a Head of House; Ms Jovanovic for Romero House, Mr Cummings for Newman House and Mrs Longmore for Teresa House. Each House meets regularly for assemblies led by the House Captains; this breaks down barriers between the year groups and creates a sense of togetherness where older students can look out for the younger ones.
There are many House events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House in something that they enjoy or are good at. For example, House events include various art and sporting activities, fundraising for charity and quizzes. These competitions are eagerly anticipated by the students and each House is well represented.
House points are awarded to students for exceptional classwork, homework and effort. They can also be awarded for kindness, attendance to extra-curricular activities and representing the school. Pin badges are awarded in end of term celebration assemblies as follows;
Introducing our Head Students
Hi I'm Alice, I've been at St. Dominic's since Year 3 and I'm the house captain for Teresa and also head student. I'm looking forward to getting to know all our new students and support the school and hopefully see Teresa win the House competitions.
Introducing our House Captains
NEWMAN HOUSE CAPTAIN
Hi, I’m Barney and I am the new house captain for Newman. I am very excited to represent John Henry Newman in this role and am looking forward for the year to come and winning lots of House competitions.
ROMERO HOUSE CAPTAIN
Hi, I'm Callum and I am very happy to be the house captain for Romero this year. I am excited to get to know everyone and help if anyone is struggling.
Introducing our Sports Captain
Hi my name is Joe and I’m the sports captain. I’ll be helping out with lots of things sport related and I’m really looking forward to the sporting events in the year ahead.
Introducing our Prefects
MUSIC & CATHOLIC LIFE PREFECT
PERFORMING ARTS PREFECT
Hi I’m Daisy, I am the performing arts prefect and I’m really excited to help with all the school shows and the school choir.
Hi I’m Verity and I’m head of student council. I’m really excited to meet all our new students and hear all their ideas and ways to improve the school.
PREFECT LINK - YEAR 7
Hi I’m Marcie and I am the Year 7 prefect link this year and am really excited to have this role. This year I really want to help the year 7s settle in and help support them with all their learning.