house system overview
house systems are widely used in international schools in several countries and help facilitate strong relationships and inter-connectedness of older and younger students. in blending eastern and western philosophies we are devoted toward creating a shared community that embodies both traditional chinese culture and universal societal values. the result of this harmonious fusion of ideals forms the basis of our house system which helps positively guide our students’ behavior from any entry point upon joining the biba community.
each house has its own individual motto and is named following one of five confucian principles which makes for a well-rounded representation of a dynamic global community. all students, teachers, and staff are initially assigned and placed into a house at random on a school-wide level. siblings are always assigned to the same house and all attempts are made to keep house numbers equal.
houses will take part in healthy competition via various activities and challenges throughout the academic year as designated by their house coordinators. whole school events do occur, such as sports day, which provide all houses with the opportunity to compete as a collective. similarly, houses that receive the most points each semester will be rewarded with a celebration as well as the opportunity to compete for the overall winning house for the academic school year.