As a means of recognising positive behaviour choices and providing a competitive element between groups of children in our school, we have reintroduced a house point system. At Oasis Academy Ryelands, we believe that the use of houses and habits points will develop:
- Individual and Collective Responsibility
- Positive Behaviour
- Shared Aims and Goals
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Positive attitudes to school
- Positive attitude to others
- Effort and application
- Good manners
- Achievements and successes of all kinds
As many of you will know, the first competition in our new house system was to create a representative emblem for the houses. These shields will be used throughout the house system, creating an instantly recognisable brand for each house, along with a reminder of the values that we promote in our school community.
Victorious student, Laila-Kay has stated, ‘I feel really happy that my design was chosen. There are so many amazing artists in school, and I feel lucky that my design was chosen. My design has a symbolic meaning to it, and I hope it will inspire the other pupils in the house to unite and work as a team’.
Ishaan, winner for House of Bear, made the following comment, ‘I didn’t expect my design to be chosen. I am very impressed with the final shield which looks really good!’.
We would like to extend a final congratulations to all our winning students, as per all competitions (much like Britain’s Got Talent), the entrants made us smile, laugh, and most importantly, ponder!
Read on to find out more about each winning entry, and why we chose them.
The winner of the House Logo And Name Competition for Dove House was Laila-Kay. Laila (Year 6), chose the name of the house because she feels that the group will inspire resilience and dedication to pupils because of the animal’s meaning. They are symbols of love and peace between others. Doves also represent devotion, navigation, messages, grace, gentleness, purity, the Holy Spirit, the human soul and hope.
Very well done, Laila!
The winner of the House Logo And Name Competition for Diversity House was Scarlett. Scarlett (Year 4) presented her house idea in a form of a poem:
She even created a slogan for the house, ‘Accepting differences between people’.
Scarlett was also able to cleverly incorporate the diversity that best represent our school. We all have different religions, race, talent and skills and she has incorporated this into her slogan and poem.
Usain Bolt House
The winner of the House Logo And Name Competition for Usain Bolt House was Jaden. Jaden (Year 1) chose this design as Usain Bolt is the currently the fastest runner in the world. He has lots of medals and Jaden feels that we can do the same if we work hard. He hopes his logo design and name will inspire the children to achieve success if they work hard.
House of Bear
"Pack the right skills and the right attitude, and you won't need much else." - Bear Grylls
The winner of the House Logo And Name Competition for House of Bear was Ihsaan. Ihsaan (Year 3) chose the name as it represents the explorer Bear Grylls. Grylls represents honesty, bravery and resilience.
Ihsaan has been creative in his design by making the letter ‘E’ look like a bear’s claw. He hopes that the logo will inspire children to be brave, strong and fearless like a bear.
We have a number of House Events that take place throughout the year:
Published writing competition
House Habit Reward
KS1 & KS2 Sports Day
House reading in a different language
House Habit Reward
Maths Investigation competition
Details of our upcoming events will be advertised in our weekly Newsletter nearer to the time.