The purpose of the House culture is to provide a structure that fosters a better school culture by creating more accountability, ownership, and leadership opportunities among students and faculty in a way that is intentional and personal. Therefore, the fundamental component of the house system is its separation of students and faculty from a large group into smaller ones. In those smaller groups, accountability, ownership and leadership are more purposefully and productively taught and embodied for the ultimate end of building a stronger and committed school community.
ASPIRE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL has three houses – Citius, Altius and Fortius.
|Ducimus–We lead||Alta Petens–Aim high||En Avant– Forward|
|Red Associated with energy, strength, power, determination.
In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage.
|Orange Associated with joy and sunshine.
Represents success, enthusiasm, creativity, fascination, happiness, determination and encouragement.
In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
|Green Green is the colour of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green suggests stability and endurance.
In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope.
At ASPIRE, each student will be assigned a house and encouraged to participate in the regular activities that are organized within each house as well as between houses. Aspire will conduct inter-house activities and competitions and an annual Inter-House Championship.
In addition to the regular inter house competitions for all sports activities, Elocution, Recitation, debate, etc., some activities to spur the imagination and to dare inquisitiveness will be :
- Wordsmith– A writing competition for Middle and senior school with the aim to test student skills in non fiction writing with specific emphasis on Description, Narration, Persuasion and exposition. All students receive the same writing assignment in each category and are judged within their grade level.
- Knowledge Bowl– A quiz competition which will test students with questions on topics that are a mixture of academic and non academic areas including science, literature, history, math, geography, sports, music art, and current events.