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”.
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.
This house is named after legendary New Zealand yachtsman Sir Peter Blake.
Head Teacher: Mr Tuaine
Head Students: Sylvia Main and Patrick di Somma
This house is named after legendary New Zealand motorcycle builder John Britten.
Head Teacher: Mr Smith
Head Students: Amber Stewart and Tom Tuke
This house is named after legendary New Zealand Maori activist Dame Whina Cooper.
Head Teacher: Mr Eden
Head Students: Erika Horlor and Phil JOnes
This house is named after legendary New Zealand politician and lawyer Sir Apirana Ngata.
Head Teacher: Ms Smith
Head Students: Niamh Sutton and George Fenn
This house is named after legendary New Zealand Nobel Prize winning scientist Sir Ernest Rutherford.
Head Teacher: Mr Fastier
Head Students: Emi Sanders and Alex Cheesebrough
This house is named after the legendary New Zealander Kate Sheppard who gained womens rights to vote.
Head Teacher: Mr Sang
Head Students: Kirsten Evans and Bryan Chen