School Houses & Student Council
St Francis Xavier run a School House system that spans key stage 3 and 4.
There are 3 Houses named after important Abbeys in the area, Jervaulx, Easby and Fountains.
The Houses are used within the day to day running of school life and as part of the Behaviour and Reward system.
The Houses compete through a series of inititiatives including the merit system, subject specific competitions, cross curricular challenges and sporting activities. They are also used to support the many charitable activities the children and staff undertake to raise funds for good causes here and abroad.
The ultimate challenge in the House calendar is School Sports Day where pupils take part in a range of sporting events to gain points for their respectives Houses. The House with the most points at the end of the acadenic year is awarded the House shield in school assembly and milestone rewards are given during the school year including early lunches, film parties and treats.
The House system is designed to encourage all pupils to feel the benefits of becoming actively involved in school life; sharing a common goal with children in different age groups whilst offering an additional system of support and development by rewarding positive behaviour.
The Student Council is a student body involved with decision making and initiatives aimed at improving school life for pupils throughout the school community.
The representatives are selected by the pupils for the pupils and every council member is immensely proud and committed to representing their fellow students.
Meeting once a week the council discuss issues that have arisen during the previous week, projects and initiatives to enhance school life and the greater community as well as getting involved in the interview and selection process for new staff at the school.