Every girl at St George’s is a member of one of four Houses:
Houses are structured vertically and include girls from the First Year right up to the Lower Sixth which encourages integration across the year groups, a sense of camaraderie and fun and gives the girls many opportunities to lead and initiate their own activities.
Most of the House events are organised by the Sixth Form girls, and there is a House Captain and a Deputy House Captain who take overall charge of the House under the adult Head of House. The House Captains have a team below them, which includes a Drama Captain, Sports Captain, Music Captain and Art Captain. Most of the early rehearsals for Drama, Declamation and Music for example are taken by Sixth Formers who also decide on the material in the programmes. The Art Captains devise elaborate programmes for events, make props and help with costumes and the Sports Captains decide on teams in conjunction with the Sports Staff.
House Sports and Academic Shields are awarded each term. The Sports Shield is awarded on sports marks given out by the PE Department and the Academic Shield is based on merits.
There are social, sport, performing arts, debating and whole school House events that take place through the year and are very popular! House meetings and practices take place weekly each term.
House Declamation (speaking competition of poetry and prose – bi-annual)
House Drama (alternate year to Declamation competition. Girls devise a short play on a theme)
House Debating Competition
House Parties (decoration, meal and entertainment staged by pupils for parents and friends)
Headmistress House Dinners (Sixth Formers from each House invited to Mrs Owens’ house for dinner)
House Music Competition (performances by soloists and groups, House song and special music item performed in front of an external adjudicator and audience)
Sports Relief House Event (bi-annually)
Georgian Gallop (Fun run for pupils and staff held on St George’s Day, 23 April)