House Reps and Captains play a vital role in the Primary School. They assist the House Leaders with organising events, contribute their ideas for Fun Fridays and other House events, and help build a sense of community for their House. It is a fantastic opportunity for children to use their leadership and communication skills to make a real difference to the school.
Last Friday, Years 2-6 were told about the roles and responsibilities for House Reps and House Captains during assembly. Students in Year 3 - 6 need to audition for their House Leader on Wednesday 5th September. The best three from each House will then attempt to win their teammates’ votes on Friday or the following Monday. Every child in Year 2 who prepares a speech will audition for the House Rep role on Friday.
This year, Year 1 students will take on the House Rep position later in the year, to give them some time to transition into Key Stage 1 first.
In Year 2 - 5, there will be one House Rep for each House per year group.
In Year 6, there will be two House Captains for each House.
If your child is interested in auditioning to becoming a House Rep/ Captain, here are some pointers:
The speech should be no longer than one minute
The speech must be written by the child (although parents are welcome to give advice)
The speech should explain briefly why the child would make a good House Rep/ Captain, and suggest one or two ideas for what they would contribute if they got the role
Most importantly, the child must be confident to speak loudly and clearly in front of a large audience, so please help them to practise!
If you have any questions about the role or the audition process, please contact the House Leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.