Student leadership is developed from the time our students first enter Hereworth, through a number of opportunities culminating in Year 8, where everyone has an opportunity to take on a leadership position that helps with the running of the school. This is fantastic preparation for the world outside Hereworth.
Our 2023 Prefects
Alex O’Meara – Head Boy
Harry Driscoll – Deputy Head Boy
Albert Green Thom
The House and Squad systems operate vertically across the school, bringing boys and girls of all ages into contact and providing our juniors with connections to wonderful role models in our older students. Houses foster pride and social integration, and it has been a school tradition for as long as Hereworth has been providing education.
Every student from years 0-8 is allocated a house when they start at Hereworth. Family links are respected and followed. If there is no family link then students are put into houses evenly. There is a healthy competition across the entire School, and every house wants to win.
Our students earn House points for all Inter-House activities, such as Swimming, Athletics, Sandy Lane, House Music and other inter-house sports matches, and the winning House is awarded the House Shield for Inter-House.
Merit points earned in the class also go towards House points and all are collated and included in the overall total at the end of the year.
The House System at Hereworth is as old as the school itself and is designed to:
• Give each student a sense of belonging to a group who encourages them, regardless of their ability.
• Provide an opportunity to forge friendships with boys and girls throughout all years of the school.
• Allows for friendly rivalry and competition, which in turn fosters greater school spirit.
At the end of every year, the students in each house elects two House captains for the following year. The House Captains are expected to set an example to others in their attitude and behaviour, and to assist in the running of the House.
Houses are Elder, Grant, Reeve and Rickard and these are all named after former Hereworth staff.
House Captains for 2023
Elder - Ted Winchester & George Foote
Grant - Charlie Hutchinson & Sam Pearce
Reeve - George Bidwell & Connor Hay
Rickard - Tiger Nilsson & Ollie Cranswick