The College has five houses: Simmonds, Farah, Ennis, Wiggins and Murray.
Hailsham Community College have always held numerous Inter-house sporting events including sports day throughout the academic school year. Hailsham Community College are always looking to use the Inter-house system to allow participation and engagement across the college. The challenge is to install a sense of pride and passion within the student’s house and wider contribution throughout the school.
The houses are represented through their coloured school tie. Each house is made up of 2 year 11 mentors and 9 vertical mentor groups, overseen by a dedicated and passionate house leader. By being a member of one these houses, students and members of staff are encouraged to show team spirit by participating and contributing in their own way to an Inter-house event which are run throughout the academic school year. Inter-house is the extra-curricular side of school which develops students social, team working, communication and organisation (amongst other) skills. The house system aims to reflect the ethos of the school. Hailsham Community College believe in ‘being the best that you can be’ – we as a college try to develop this by creating a sense of community, awareness of each other and being apart of a team.
There are many Inter-house events throughout the academic school year from all areas of the curriculum. This is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to represent their house in something that they enjoy or are good at. House events include: various sporting activities, subject specific quiz, art, bake off and countdown.
Staff facilitate the events but we do encourage the students to take the lead with management and organisation with the support of the student house leaders, as this regularly attracts more contribution and supporters cheering for their house.
All students have the opportunity to earn house points as they are invited and encouraged to take part in all events. These house points are divided up into categories which are: Academic trophy, Creative trophy, Sports Trophy, sports day and contribution trophy. At the end of the school year these house points are added up and the trophies are handed out to the house who has achieved the most house points for this category. All points overall are added up to achieve the overall Inter-house trophy.