House System

The Sense of Belonging, Support And Pride

Our Pastoral System is reinforced by a vibrant House system that reflects the school’s culture and values. Like most of the world’s best British international schools we operate a traditional British school house system.  We have the same house names and colors as those of our sister school, Kent College in Canterbury, England. The Chaucer (red) and Marlowe (blue) houses are based on historical figures with strong associations with the city of Canterbury.

Every student is placed in a house upon joining the school, and it gives the student a sense of belonging, support, and pride. The house system promotes competition and high ideals of work and behavior. The students each have a house points target to achieve in a week, depending on their ability. At the end of a week, the house points are added up, and a cup is presented and placed on their house shelf. The house system encourages teamwork and creates leadership opportunities for students, with a boy and a girl in each house being elected as prefects.

Throughout the year, Kent College West Cairo hosts inter-house competitions which allow all children to achieve success. These include sporting, creative, academic, and performing arts activities. House points are awarded on an individual, group, or house basis to celebrate effort and success in all areas of school life, including academic, behavior, and extracurricular activities. This system is a great example of how we take the strongest aspects of the British educational traditions to enhance our world-class British international school in Cairo.

Teachers will ensure that the experiences they provide give the children the opportunity to develop these different characteristics.