The House System has been given much importance in our school.
The element of competition is an incentive to better work; it makes for a greater interest in and enthusiasm for any activity undertaken. Besides it teaches the children to understand the working of a democratic set up.
To make for more effective management, the school has been divided into four Houses under the patronage of St. Mathew (Red), St. Mark (Blue), St. Luke (Green), St. John (Yellow), the biographers of Christ’s life.
Due recognition is given to the house that excels itself in discipline, academic work, sports and extra-curricular activities. Every girl in the school belongs to one of these houses, and she is encouraged to contribute her best towards the good name of her house, in doing so the child benefits most.
Each House has its own Patron Saint after whom it has been named and its own House colour and a motto. This is merely for the purpose of differentiating between the 4 Houses. The exemplary life of the patron is meant to inspire the members of the house to aspire towards good.
The colour and a motto symbolize certain virtues and qualities, which the House members are expected to inculcate;
Each house has its House Prefect who is assisted by the Vice-Prefect. Besides there is a class monitor who is responsible for the discipline of her class-mates. This lessens considerably the burden of the Class Teacher who would otherwise have found it difficult to keep track of the activities of the House members in the various classes, which are rather numerous.
With such a division, there is the danger that students might become too House conscious with the result that an unhealthy competitive spirit might develop. To offset this, a Head Girl is elected. It is her duty to supervise the working of every House so that she ensures as far as possible that every girl, no matter to what house she belongs, strives towards the same goal, namely individual efficiency, together with a determination to keep the School Flag Flying High.
In order to inculcate a healthy spirit of competition and to get the best out of each individual student, St. Agnes High School students are divided into four houses.