CURTIN – GREEN FORREST – RED HANNAN – YELLOW O’CONNOR – BLUE
Houses play an important role within the school as they create a sense of team unity. Houses work in a
number of ways within Thornlie Senior High School, in a sporting nature and as a behaviour incentive. Houses
are also a means of maintaining the sense of belonging attributed to homerooms at Thornlie Senior High School.
Thornlie has four Houses: Curtin, Forrest, Hannan and O’Connor. Each of these Houses has two Captains,
selected from the Year 12 student cohort. Students are organised into Houses when they enrol in the school.
The Houses compete against each other for the House Shield at sporting carnivals.
In addition, the House system is used as a behavioural incentive within the school, where students are
awarded House Points from their teachers for commendable behaviour. These points are distributed by
teachers’ use of the House Points booklets.
House Points and Other Positive Consequences
Thornlie House Points are reward slips, given to students by school staff, to acknowledge that student
demonstrating an attribute of positive behaviour. Each time a student is observed demonstrating a particular
attribute a reward slip (Thornlie House Point) will be given to the student in acknowledgement of their
These slips are then submitted by students at Student Services where each week they are entered into the
weekly raffle for a canteen voucher. Furthermore, they are then collated and added to the student’s
homeroom tally for our school wide House Reward System.
Students are given points for various reasons, as outlined in the table below:
|House Points Value
|Sanctioned Events and Values (for e.g)
|1-5 points for participation in school events
Membership of Lighting Carnival Teams House Points (face value) from points booklet Athletics Carnival Colour Day (for wearing House colours on nominated days) Japanese – mastering hiragana (100%) Improved Assessment tasks Attendance at homework classes
|10 Points(beyond normal call of duty)
Hospitality Functions assistants (non-task/subject related events) Participation in Mathematics Competitions Student of the Month nomination School representation – academic or sporting or cultural events Hosting Japanese students/Interstate sporting teams Outstanding Assessment Tasks – subjects Participation in - Asiawise Competition - Simpson Prize - Australian Geography Competition Letters of Commendation
|20 points for ‘distinction’ or ‘high achievement’
in school events
Captain Of Lightning Carnival Teams Member of Champion Schools Teams (junior or senior) Completion of Community Services Obligations (20 Hours) Invitation to Reward Barbecue Attendance Champion – Term Honourable Mention – Attendance champion - Term Representing Thornlie SHS in Japan Distinction/High Distinction - Asiawise Competition - Australian Geography Competition - Australian Mathematics Competition - National Science Competition Home Room Competition 3rd Place
|50 points for ‘outstanding’ achievement or
recognition of‘excellence’ in school events.
Captain of Interschool Teams Local Association representation in sporting teams Winning an event in the Interschool Athletics Completion of Community Services Obligations (30 Hours) 100% Attendance Champion - Semester Honourable Mention – Attendance champion - Semester State award in Simpson Prize Home Room Competition 2nd Place
100 POINTS for “PRINCIPAL’S CHOICE” recognising students who by their actions place themselves and/or the school in the most positive of lights for our community to see.
Age Champion – Interschool Athletics Runner Up age Champion – Interschool Athletics Member of State Sporting Teams Student of the Month - Winner Completion of Community Services Obligations (50+ Hours) 100% Attendance Champion – Whole Year Honourable Mention – Attendance Champion – Whole Year Member of Student Council Dux of each Year Top Student – Subject awards for each year House Captains Home Room Competition Winner
Other Positive Consequences:
Teachers at Thornlie SHS will continue to ensure that positive behaviour is given recognition. The staff are
committed to increasing communication not only between teachers and students, but also between school and
home. This may come in the form of:
• House Point acknowledgements
• Student of the Month (STOM) Nominations and Awards
• Top Student Awards
• Encouraging phone calls to parents
• Positive Behaviour Reports
• Letter of Commendation
• Reward Activities.
• Attendance Champion certificate.