Ficino School’s house system allows our students to enjoy activities, games, conversation and working together with children of all ages of the same gender. Children belong to one of four houses: Francis and Gregory (for boys) and Clare and Teresa (for girls). Each House has two teachers in support and a House Captain (a Year 8 student, appointed each year).
All students meet in their houses once a week during assembly time, and children in Year 3 and above sit with their house members for lunch, where the senior students can help, and set an example for the younger students. Each year, two houses give a presentation about their patron saint, on that saint’s festival day, to the whole school assembly.
Each term, students acquire house points for good behaviour, academic effort or achievement, and progress or contribution to the class or school. Children succeeding in any competition or special event (sports and cultural) gain house points. The winning house is announced during the final assembly of the term, and the winners share a special morning tea and extended break.