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The Queens Park Schools House system gives a real sense of belonging, and it allows students to develop important personal relationships. The House system creates competition, promotes hard work and good behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on new responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.

Our 4 houses are the names of well-known South African Politicians and Human Rights Activists, which are:

Luthuli House (Green):

Named after Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, who was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1952. Born: 1898, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Died: 21 July 1967, KwaDukuza

Slogan:  Best in the field and defend till the end

Mbeki House (Red):

Named after Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, who is a South African politician and served as the second president of South Africa from 16 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. Born: 18 June 1942 (age 78 years), Mbewuleni, eSigangeni

Slogan:  One team, One dream !

Tambo House (Blue):

Named after Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo also known as O. R. Tambo, who was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991. He was also a teacher and a lawyer by trade. Born: 27 October 1917, Nkantolo Died: 24 April 1993, Johannesburg

Slogan: Losers complain but champions train.

Mandela House (Yellow):

Named after Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who was a South African antiapartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was also a lawyer. Born: 18 July 1918, Mvezo Died: 5 December 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

Slogan: A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

All students are allocated to Houses when they first join Queens Park Schools and siblings are always placed in the same House. There are weekly House meetings led by the student heads of House and a number of interhouse competitions take place throughout the year in which all students are encouraged to participate.

Each house comprises of one House Patron who is a member of teaching staff, a boy and girl House Captains and two Vice-Captains who are nominated each year by teachers of each house. The House Patron, Captains and Vice-Captains guide their teams on all fronts and play a vital role in leading their team to victory in all events. Students are awarded house points in the following 5 areas:

  • Queens Park Values
  • South African values
  • Academic Activities
  • Sport Activities
  • Attendance

We recognise and celebrate student’s achievement through awarding house points. Each time a student is awarded a house point, they are given a token of the colour of their house, which is then dropped into the house point counter located in the accounts office, which in turn is then logged into our system.

Throughout each term there are various activities and competitions students can join in to earn more points for their house. We celebrate our achievements on the last Friday of each term, whereby students and staff attend their own house assembly. Certificates and awards are presented by the house leaders and the winner’s trophy goes to the house with the overall winning house points.