At Ysgol yr Esgob our House system is a way of giving children a sense of identity and belonging. It helps our pupils build loyalty as well as encouraging motivation and great behaviour. Having houses also enables us to group children quickly across the school for different curriculum activities.

The school is divided into four houses. Each house includes pupils from every year group and they are named after four mountains in Snowdonia: Yr Wyddfa, Cadair Idris, Tryfan, and Siabod.

Pupils work hard to earn a Tocyn Ty, Tocyn Iath, and Tocyn Gwaith WOW for their house which are worth points. They can do this through various ways such as producing great work, showing kindness to others, having great manners, being helpful, great role models, achieving a Jigsaw PSHE goal, and so forth. Whole school events like our Eisteddfod and Sports Day provide a focus on teamwork and another opportunity to earn points for a house. We also celebrate achievement outside of school and reward with Tocyn WOW. So, all pupils have lots of opportunities to earn points and contribute to their house.

Our points system

Tocyn Ty – House Ticket = 1pt

Tocyn Iath – Welsh ticket = 5pts

Tocyn Gwaith WOW – Wow Work Ticket = 5pts

Tocyn WOW – WOW Ticket = 5pts

Our Year 6 pupils take responsibility for collating house points to find a weekly house winner which is announced during celebration assemblies. They also maintain a half-termly running total.  At the end of each half term the winning house gets to choose a reward. Last year we had a film afternoon, own clothes day, games afternoon, ice cream treats, disco and party in the hall. The house comes up with ideas, votes, and decides and all staff make it happen.

At the end of the Academic Year, all points achieved during the year are totted up and an Overall house winner is announced and name engraved on our shield.

We are also hoping to introduce House Captains.

The children love our House system and have contribute heavily to its set up, amount of points awarded and smooth running of it and take pride in achieving all they can for their house and the school.

Tryfan – Mount Tryfan holds the title of being the most iconic Mountain the Snowdonia National park.

Cadair Idris – At 893 m (2,930 ft), Cadair Idris is one of the highest mountains in southern Snowdonia

Yr Wyddfa – Yr Wyddfa is the highest mountain in the Snowdonia National Park standing at 1085m (3560ft), high

Siabod – Moel Siabod is the eastern sentry to Snowdonia, standing guard over the village of Capel Curig.