The House System
In August of 2012, Melbourne Central Catholic launched their House System. Students, faculty, and staff are divided amongst four houses. Students will remain in these houses until they graduate from MCC.
Throughout the year, these four houses will compete against each other for points which have the potential to earn their house various rewards that are awarded on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
The goal of the House System is to provide an opportunity for students and faculty to interact across grade levels. In doing so, the school community will benefit from positive peer pressure, increased school spirit, and healthy competition.
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to see the current point totals for our Houses.
Each month, house members will compete to accrue the maximum possible points for their House via competition, event attendance, and adhering to MCC's disciplinary policies. The House with the most points at the end of the month will be named the House Monthly Champion, and will be allowed to wear their house t-shirts with school bottoms every Thursday for the following month. All houses will begin each month with zero points.
Student who attends an approved event (sporting event, drama production, concert, dance, Champions Club 5K, etc.) will receive one point for his or her House. The House with the largest number in attendance for each event will receive an additional ten point bonus.
Participation in Programs:
Students who belong to an MCC program (sports team, drama, band, chorus, etc.) will receive one point for his or her House. For athletics, points will be awarded as follows: Fall Sports - November, Winter Sports - December, Spring Sports - February.
Conduct / Uniform:
On the first Friday of every month, Houses will be awarded two hundred conduct points: 100 points for conduct and 100 points for wearing their proper uniform. Every time a student receives a detention or violates the dress code during that month, five points will be deducted from his or her House's allotted Conduct/Uniform points.
Students may earn one point for his or her house for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters by making the Honor Roll. Points will be awarded during the months of October, January, and March.
Each House's monthly point totals will be tallied in to the House's Quarterly Totals. The House with the most points for the quarter will receive a house wide treat which could include ice cream, breakfast, or other reward.
Each House's monthly point totals will be tallied into the House's Yearly Totals. The House with the most points for the year will be name House Champions for that year and celebrate with a house wide party.
Benefits for Students
• It allows students to have an opportunity to interact with students from all grade levels.
• It increases opportunities for student leadership.
• It allows students to participate in a variety of activities that are non-academic and non-athletic.
• It is a great way to know more people outside of the classroom setting.
• It can be a source of positive peer-pressure and motivation that can have a positive effect in the classroom.
• Marquee events bring more fans to athletic and fine arts events.
• Studies show that schools with House systems have happier students and have more school spirit than they did before a House system was implemented.
• Students have the opportunity to engage true faculty mentors.
If you would like to know more about our House System or ways that you can get involved please contact our Director of Student Activities Allison Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Campus Minister Dan Ensell at email@example.com