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The House System

In a residential public school, the House System has a special relevance. Not only is each house an autono-mous unit under the care of a House Mistress and a Matron, it is a structured community within which girls develop great feelings of loyalty, of responsibility and of leadership.

House Captains and all other Student Officials in Welham are girls who have poise, confidence and the ability to take initiative. Their views are encouraged and they are given authority and responsibility. The School is divided into five Houses which compete on the sports field and in a wide variety of other disciplines such as dance, music, debating, quizzing, dramatics, amongst others.

The five Houses are named after birds that are found on the campus.

The Student Council, with a representation of two girls from each class, is actively involved in decision making, along with the School Captains, in matters related to school life.

  • Bulbuls
  • Flycatchers
  • Hoopoes
  • Orioles
  • Woodpeckers