HOUSE FOUNDATION PROGRAM
An Our House Spirit House system is a unique structure introduced into a schools framework to connect and
unite its entire community. Within the structure are several highly connected teams of cross aged
students, teachers and families. These teams are referred to as Houses and ultimately offer an
entity where students experience a true sense of belonging. They are fun fuelled, spirited, diverse,
inclusive, vibrant and engaging.
For many years Australian Primary schools have been utilising a traditional House system model
as a way to group students for sporting competitions. This old fashioned approach engages sports
minded students, however alienates all other students. An Our House Spirit House system is
modern and recognises the current day child and their interests.
“There’s so many things that kids are interested in now and we’ve got to acknowledge that at schools”
Kaye Mills, Principal - Sunbury Heights PS
“The activities kids can be involved in needs to be varied and not sports focussed, if it’s sport-focussed you are going to cut
out a third of your schools population” Rob Csoti, Principal Mentor
Our House Spirit will build you an Our House Spirit House system from the foundations up, taking
into consideration your schools values, needs and priorities, as well as your schools location, size
and forecasted growth. From the initial creation of House names and identity, to rolling out your
fully customised effervescent House System, Our House Spirit will be with you all the way.
To ensure the successful outcome of every Our House Spirit House system we apply our formula of
BE YOU - BE CONNECTED - BELONG throughout the entire construction process. Our tried and tested
formula guarantees that your new Our House Spirit House system promotes an inclusive school culture,
exercises positive social behaviours and life skills and contributes toward a rewarding and joyful
school life for all.
"Any school without a House system is missing a big chunk of what develops school culture ... it gives kids authentic ways to behave and to interact in the way that we would like them to going into society in the future" Rob Csoti - Principal Mentor
Let’s build your school an Our House Spirit House system today!