Hanova International School is committed to support all students to strive for excellence in academic, artistic, sporting and social activities. We encourage them to make a positive contribution to our school and to develop leadership qualities as part of their wellbeing and of their learner profile.
Our house system was established in 2014 with the aim to provide a sense of competition and fun through a range of school based activities. All students and teaching members are attached to one of our four houses, to learn how to embrace challenges, to form friendships and work in collaboration across the year groups. It also gives senior students the opportunity to develop their potential for leadership.
The Song Dynasty, founded by Emperor Taizu, was an era of Chinese history from the late 10th to the 13th centuries. The population of China increased significantly under the Song government, which encouraged a vibrant economic and social life and was the first in world history to issue banknotes nationally.
Leaders in the Secondary School are elected by all the members of the house from the students in Years 10 & 11 in the house. In the Primary School leaders are elected from students in Year 6.
The houses compete with each other for the title: HOUSE OF THE YEAR, which is awarded at the end of each academic year. The competition is based on points earned in different activities. The activities are divided into 3 groups (Each group a hypertext link):
- Academic achievement (knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers and communicators)
- Service activities (principled, open-minded & caring)
- Sports activities (risk takers, balanced & reflective)
The same number of points are allocated to each set of activities to ensure that the competition is fairly balanced and fits in with our mission statement and the IB learner profile attributes.