When students are enrolled at Norfolk School, they are placed into one of the following houses:

  • Taranaki (Yellow)
  • Pouakai (Red)
  • Kaitake (Green)

House events focus on promoting a fun family atmosphere where all students are able to participate to their potential. As a staff, we are conscious of ensuring house events reinforce our ‘inclusive school culture’. This is particularly important as we have a number of students who have social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs.

The house that earns the most points in each event, is presented with the house shield at the next school assembly.

House events:

Term 1:

  • House Swimming Sports at Norfolk School is a lot of fun
  • Students dress up in their house colour. The more colour they have, the more points they earn for their house
  • Year 1-2 students demonstrate their skills to family and friends in the junior pool
  • Year 3-8 students compete in a range of swimming races. Students earn points in each race for competing. They have the option of doing either width or length races in each event. Events include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, dolphin dive, under water race etc…
  • At the conclusion of the races, each houses’ flying squad (8-12+ freestyle swimmers/boys and girls) competes against a parent-teacher team
  • Weather:¬†Parents are informed before 12pm via the school website or through the school office. The postponement date is planned for this day.

Term 3: House Cross Country

  • House cross country¬†at Norfolk School is a lot of fun
  • Students dress up in their house colour. The more colour they have, the more points they earn for their house
  • Students are placed in age groups based on a specific date (this is normally late September)
  • 5 and 6 year olds run around the bottom school field, 7 year olds complete two laps of the bottom field, 8-12+ year olds run on the bottom field and across the road into Marshall’s Farm
  • This is a fun day, with a particular focus on supporting those students who normally find running difficult. Parents will view student rabbits leading junior races and student tortoises supporting students who find running a challenge. Some senior students also mentor runners around the course
  • Weather: Parents are informed before 12pm via the school website or through the school office. Please note, we do not plan a postponement date for this event because of the timing of the Inglewood Cluster Cross Country.

Term 4: House Talent Quest

  • Students compete in their houses, showing off their talents
  • Finalists are selected by students and teachers (in each house) to compete in the finals
  • Finals are held in the school library. This is a very tight squeeze but we try and accommodate family members from students competing in the finals.