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Bishop McNamara

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House System

The mission of the House System is to further the mission of Bishop McNamara by building a stronger school community through enjoyable (fun!) experiences. The goal is to affirm the principle that each Bishop McNamara student has a place among her/her peers, enabling them to build strong personal, spiritual, and collegial relationships, reinforcing Bishop McNamara’s sense of community, and forming its conscientious leaders.


House System Goals



The House System interweaves all aspects of life at Bishop McNamara by setting the following goals:

Leadership

The House System builds strong leaders who lead by example and to give a strong voice to each of the four classes within the five House communities, while building excellent follower skills for those whose desire to lead may not be.

Collegiality

The House System provides opportunities for students to work together towards a common goal, collaborating on projects, in competitions, and towards the greater mission of building a strong and vibrant student community.

Community Outreach

The House System builds relationships with more people in the greater community so as to be able to extend even further our arms of service.

Pride in Place

The House System increases greater ownership of the school through leadership opportunities that help each student appreciate the special community that is Bishop McNamara.

Spirit

The House System builds spirit and identity by engaging students in fun and unifying activities and in intramural sports. In other words: FUN!



House Events



August 18 First House Meeting

September 1 Freshman Mixer

September 15 House Induction

October 19 Whole House Meeting

November 16 Winter Games Day

January 19 House Video Filming

April 20 Whole House Meeting

May 4 Spring Games Day