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 they fundraise for their chosen charities.
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.
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 Katherine Lowe Settlement
Wren House (blue): work together to support great causes
Their motto is ‘Friendship and Wisdom.’ In 2019, they supported the charity Crisis and raised over £2,000 through cake sales, a cross country run and other events.
Wren House Charity - Makimei Children’s Home, Kenya
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 - The Victoria Foundation
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 - Shantibhavan Children’s Project, India