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.
The House System interweaves all aspects of life at Bishop McNamara by setting the following goals:
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.
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.
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.
The House System builds spirit and identity by engaging students in fun and unifying activities and in intramural sports. In other words: FUN!
September 21 Induction
October 19 Scarecrow/Pumpkin Contest
October 31 Fall Games
November 11 Sunday Sports
November 12-16 Thanksgiving Baskets
November 19 Videos
December 7 Christmas Tree Decorating
January 18 Talent Show
February 22 Karaoke and Cake Decorating
March 10 Sunday Sports
April 11 Cupcake Wars
May 3 Spring Games