ARBOR HOUSE SYSTEM | THE ARBOR SCHOOL DUBAI
The Arbor House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of the school and aims to be an integral part of our school community. Our aim is to provide every child in each house with not only the opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills but also a sense of belonging within the school community.
The house system offers our pupils a sense of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom through regular house events as well as the opportunity to earn points for their house participation in clubs, academic achievement, and exemplary behaviour.
There are also opportunities for leadership responsibilities; each house has two designated House Captains who will act as representatives for all the students in their house throughout the year. They help to co-ordinate house teams, organise activities and events as well as representing their house at relevant meetings. It is our ambition that the House Captains and the School Council will work together creating a stronger pupil voice to motivate students and further the community spirit of the school.
In keeping with our school ethos our houses are named after four prominent environmentalists; Ken Yeang – Eco-Architect and Ecologist, Jane Goodall – Ethologist and Primatologist, Isatou Ceesay -Environmental Activist and ‘Queen of Recycling in The Gambia’ and finally Sir David Attenborough Naturalist and television personality.
Our children are assigned to one of these houses when they join the school as indeed are our staff members. We encourage every pupil to be active member of their house and take every opportunity to gain points for their house, with the winning house gaining the coveted House Cup the end of the summer term!