All of the Year 7 students have been participating in a House Point competition during their English classes. The House Point system aims to reward good behaviour, positive relationships, and academic achievement and effort.
The competition is based upon the House Point program used at The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the novel that the Year 7’s are studying this term. In the book, students are divided into four house groups (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin) by putting on the Sorting Hat, who decides where each student belongs. Each house group is associated with particular traits and virtues (Gryffindor with bravery and courage, Hufflepuff with kindness and fair play, Ravenclaw with wit and learning, and Slytherin with ambition and strong team loyalty). House groups aim to earn house points throughout the year, with the team that has scored the most house points overall by the end of the year being awarded the House Cup.
Similarly, Year 7 students at Yarram SC were sorted into one of the four houses by trying on the Sorting Hat in our very own sorting ceremonies. Earlier that week students had completed a questionnaire designed by J.K. Rowling herself that determined where each student ended up. Since then, students have been earning house points during their English lessons.
At this point in time, the tally is:
Gryffindor: 195 Hufflepuff: 315 Ravenclaw: 540 Slytherin: 330