Creative British School employs a conventional British house system designed to promote teamwork, resilience, and sporting etiquette. It comprises four houses, each named after animals found in the UAE: Athletic Oryx, Flaming Leopard, Free Eagle, and Adventurous Camels.
Each student at CBS is allocated to a house for their entire tenure at the school. Likewise, all school staff members are also assigned to a specific house and remain affiliated with that house throughout their time at CBS.
Features of the House System
Being a part of a house enhances each student’s sense of identity and belonging and creates a spirit of friendly collaboration and cooperation. This friendly rivalry is given ample opportunity to manifest itself in a wide-range of inter-house competitions and events across year groups, Key Stages and the whole school. A sense of pride and belonging is developed and enhanced through the House system. Fun and friendly competition, across both sporting and academic pursuits, brings out the very best in our children and serves to give every child the opportunity to contribute towards to his or her house, to the school and to the wider community.
House points are awarded on a daily basis and any member of staff may award house points. Points are given for: high standards of work, consistent improvement, general helpfulness and manners, consistent positive behavior or sustained effort.
All House points are recorded weekly and count towards the CBS House Cup at the end of each term. These points are then further accumulated, to provide an overall score at the end of the academic year. The winning house is awarded the House Winning Trophy and the winning house will get a fun trip/movie day as a reward.