Our House system provides a supportive environment that encourages friendly competition; provides opportunities for students to assume responsibility; develop leadership abilities and one that enables students to make a positive contribution to our local community. We promote achievement of all students in its widest forms in a positive way.
Joining a secondary school can be a daunting time for primary school students. Stepping into a new school environment and having to adjust to its size and layout whilst meeting and making new friends can be a challenge. At Glengormley High School, our House System eases this transition. It provides a sense of belonging to a community of the school with its own unique ethos and uniform. Siblings join the same house so as to create familiarity for younger brothers and sisters.
Our houses are named after people from NI that we want our young people to aspire to be like. Not only for their success in their fields but also for their personal character and attributes.
Each house is identified by their logo and coloured stripe on their school tie as follows:
- Dunlop – Red
- Edelstyn – Yellow
- Kelvin – Green
- Lewis – Blue
- Wilson – Purple
Throughout the year, students are rewarded for their good work, attendance, effort and contribution to school by receiving achievement points. These are awarded by staff on SIMS. Students also earn ‘points’ for their houses through involvement in competitions and events.
Cumulative achievement point totals are announced in each half-termly House Assembly and publicised on the appropriate house section of our school website.
The top students from each House are rewarded half termly. An overall winning house for cumulative achievement points is awarded the house trophy at the end of the year. With the top performing students in each house also achieving recognition.
Head of House / House Captains
Each House has a member of the Senior Leadership Team that acts as their Head of House. The Head of House is assisted by a member of sixth form who is nominated as the ‘House Captain’. Our House Captains also sit on the School Council and play an active role in promoting the student voice. House Captains develop the enterprise skills of leadership, communication and teamwork through assisting the Head of House and encouraging active participation of all students in house events.