House System

The House system at Sekolah Ciputra strives to create a supportive community and culture where students and staff feel safe to take risks, celebrate their success, and learn from failures together. The word ‘House’ in this context does not designate a building, but rather a body of people. It is a network of member relationships, developed through long acquaintance in a stable community and regular interaction throughout the year. The fundamental purpose of the house system is to portion Sekolah Ciputra into smaller communities that promote both learning and loyalty to the school overall. Through Houses, students and teachers alike become spirited team members who care about each other and take ownership of their actions. The overall goal is for our students and staff members to flourish in an inclusive community that appreciates diversity, builds character, citizen scholars, and outstanding advocates. It is important for students to have the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to a community within their school, which allows them to develop skills and talents and acknowledges their successes in a wide range of ways. We encourage students to play an active role in the success of their House. Individual and team efforts are rewarded and students are expected to contribute to Inter-house competitions throughout the year.

Houses at Sekolah Ciputra

There are four (4) Houses at Sekolah Ciputra with their very own mascot. They are:

(1) Beruang House with Zuko the sun bear. Its key value is harmony. Its house colour is red.

(2) Badak House with Monto the Javanese rhinoceros. Its key value is growth. Its house colour is blue.

(3) Harimau House with Taz the Sumatran tiger. Its key value is commitment. Its house colour is yellow.

(4) Komodo House with Pascal the Komodo dragon. Its key value is patience. Its house colour is green.

Note: Felix the Eagle is the overall school mascot!

Benefits of the House System

  • It allows students and staff to have an opportunity to interact with students from all grade levels.
  • Students have the opportunity to engage with true faculty mentors.
  • It increases opportunities for student leadership.
  • It allows students to participate in a variety of activities that are non-academic and non-athletic.
  • It is a great way to know more people outside of the classroom setting.
  • It can be a source of positive peer-pressure and motivation that can have a positive effect in the classroom.
  • The school will benefit from increased school spirit and healthy competition.
  • Studies show that schools with House systems have happier students and have more school spirit than they did before a House system was implemented.

School and house mascots (from left to right): Monto the Javanese rhinoceros, Zuko the sun bear, Felix the Eagle, Taz the Sumatran tiger, and Pascal the Komodo dragon

The school and each house crest, with the mascot illustrated in the centre of each House crest