Thursday, 14 March 2013

Our first House Session for 2013

Today we had our first house session for 2013. It was so much fun!

At Selwyn House, we have five houses and twice a term it is the House Leaders' job to plan a twenty minute gathering to help the younger girls get to know the older girls and also to build community within the house group. It is always a highlight of the school week; we love spending time with other year groups within the school.

Today was our first time taking a House session. There were some surprises.

"It was lots of fun but hardest to motivate some of the Year 7s to play the games we had planned,"said Samantha.

"There were some challenging girls in my group but I think they had fun," said Izzy

"We thought we could improve on House sessions but it is much harder than it looks," Kate said.

"Learning how to gain and maintain the girls' attention at the YMCA was so helpful," Izzy said.

Here's Abby telling us about the Arawa house session.

AbbyLeadership from Bridget Compton-Moen on Vimeo.


  1. It seems like houses are like mini family in the large selwyn house family with lots of fun, , supportand friendship. Awesome work girls.

  2. That's true, Stefanie. Its a great way for everyone to make friends outside their own year group.

  3. Kia ora red,

    Love the video. the game looks so fun!!
    Abby you talk so clearly.

    From Emily Holder 4D :D

  4. Kia ora

    I love tribes and all the activities are fun

    Did you get to choose your leadership?

    From Emma C in 4D

  5. Hi 8C,

    The House Leaders are doing a good job keeping majority of the kids engaged in the game. It is good that you are having more house sessions this year as last year there was not a lot. What do you think is the hardest part?

    Charlotte 8C, Selwyn House School Christchurch, New Zealand


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