Being a House Vice Captain is a key role... not only does one have a great responsibility to care for one's peers, but one also needs to be a role model and set an example for younger students.
This involves being creative, really caring about your House and being able to encourage teamwork.
Tancredi T., Grade 8
Marymount's House system, created by the Student Council, aims to increase the entire School community's engagement, sense of belonging and school spirit in a supportive environment. Several community-wide events as well as friendly competitions in a number of academic, sporting and cultural activities that generate House Points also take place throughout the year. Marymount students, parents and faculty are assigned to one of the School's four Houses, named after four General Superiors of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount's founders. Each House has a student Captain and Co-Captain that coordinate the yearly House activities.
At the heart of the House system there is the additional scope of instituting a large-scale collaborative effort within Marymount to raise funds for the Abana Project - Marymount For Zambia as well as to promote a culture of service through activities that benefit several charities chosen by each House.
The House names represent a part of the foundation of this School, as each General Superior offered something special as an RSHM Sister. With their names to remind us, Marymount's Houses seek to fulfil the RSHM Mission that "all may have life" so that every human person may experience love and care, justice and peace beginning within our school community.