House Competitions

The inter-House Competitions at Cashmere High School were established in 2007, and have proven to be very popular.  The aim is to increase participation in school activities, create a sense of belonging and foster talents through competitions.

There are eleven House Events during the year, which each earn points for the six competitive Houses.  Points are gained by participation numbers and also winning events.  The Houses can win specific events, but ultimately aim to win the “House Shield”.

Athletics Day 2014

Houses

The six houses (every student belongs to one) are named after famous New Zealanders. Each house looks after approximately 280 students and has its own colour, student heads of house and head teacher.

Blake House

This house is named after legendary New Zealand yachtsman Sir Peter Blake.

Head Teacher: Mr Tuaine
Head Students: Grace von Huben and Angus Moot
Colour: Red

 

Britten House

This house is named after legendary New Zealand motorcycle builder John Britten.

Head Teacher: Mr Smith
Head Students: Beth Elliott and Jordan Spain
Colour: Yellow

 

Cooper House

This house is named after legendary New Zealand Maori activist Dame Whina Cooper.

Head Teacher: Mr Eden
Head Students: Ella Wilson and Luke Blackie
Colour: Blue

 

Ngata House

This house is named after legendary New Zealand politician and lawyer Sir Apirana Ngata.

Head Teacher: Mr Ussher
Head Students: Katie Cory-Wright and Jack McDougall
Colour: Green

 

Rutherford House

This house is named after legendary New Zealand Nobel Prize winning scientist Sir Ernest Rutherford.

Head Teacher:Mr Kuze
Head Students: Lorna Pairman and Tom Russ-Hofmans
Colour: Purple

 

Sheppard House

This house is named after the legendary New Zealander Kate Sheppard who gained womens rights to vote.

Head Teacher: Mr Sang
Head Students:Ella Dench and Tom Burns
Colour: Orange