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House system

Our House System gives children a taste of what it means

to be part of a community and play to their strengths.

All pupils belong to one of the four houses which are named after a historical, local figure: Turner, Wren, Nelson and Eliot. They quickly form an allegiance to their house and the system nurtures fun and friendly competition at house events, as the children work together to fundraise for their chosen charities.

Ukraine, charity, Dons

Foodbank Friday

The Roche School’s fortnightly Friday Foodbank kicked off in September 2020 with many kind donations at the school gate. Donations are given to Dons Local Action Group who distribute to those in greatest need. Families bring in items such as tinned food (fish, meat, vegetables & fruit), pasta, rice, loo roll, personal hygiene products and cleaning products. Read more about our work with Dons Local Action Group here.

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Turner House (red): be the best you can be

The house motto, 'Together We Strive,' pervades everything they do. House members are kind, caring and considerate, with a passion and drive for success.

 

Turner House Charity - The Black Curriculum

The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by Lavinya Stennett to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum.

Their aim is to deliver arts focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and to campaign through the mobilising of young people, to facilitate social change.

Their programmes are for all young people aged 4-16 and aims to equip young people with a sense of identity, and the tools for a diverse landscape. We are working towards changing the national curriculum and building a sense of identity in every young person in the UK.

https://theblackcurriculum.com/

Wren House (blue): work together to support great causes

Their motto is ‘Friendship and Wisdom.’ Last year, they supported the charity Crisis and raised over £2,000 through cake sales, a cross country run and other events.

 

Wren House Charity - Place2Be

This is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. They also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

https://www.place2be.org.uk

Eliot House (green): find your talent and confidence and support one other.

Their motto, ‘Every Day is a New Day,’ instils perseverance and determination to succeed in all areas of school life.

 

Eliot House Charity - World Land Trust

World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Their mission is to protect and manage the natural ecosystems of the world, with particular emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species. In order to do this, they develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations who live in project areas.

They are also keen on raising awareness about conservation issues in the UK, aiming to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fundraising.

The charity was formed in 1989, but already they have managed to purchase and protect more than 2,222,247 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats.

https://www.worldlandtrust.org/

Nelson House (yellow): strive in all things academic or sport related

They take pride in their abilities and respect those of others. The children of Nelson House do exactly what it says on their crest - 'Dare to Succeed.'

 

Nelson House Charity - Skylarks

At Skylarks, their vision is a world where children with additional needs can thrive.

We aspire to this vision by enabling every child and young person with additional needs to live their best life while supporting everyone whose lives they touch.

Skylarks is an independent charity that provides support and information for children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs, including their whole families.

They care for the whole family, providing opportunities to join in, develop and feel empowered. They want to remove the isolation that can be created for families and their children who have a disability or additional needs.

They are proud to have won the Community Organisation Award for Age at the National Diversity Awards, despite over 64,000 nominations.

https://www.skylarks.charity/

 

Our Christmas 2019 appeal supported Crisis which requested donations of warm coats, boots and water bottles in order to help the homeless cope with the demands of a cold winter.

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

We set up a collection point for the mornings of Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd December and we delivered thirty-three bags of arts & crafts, coats, jumpers and food. Click here for more about Crisis.