The House System

A sense of belonging sets our students up for success.

To foster this sense, each new student entering Sunnybrook School is assigned to a "House". Whether in Birch, Willow, Maple, Oak or Pine, House activities allow the older children to learn leadership skills and be role models for their younger peers, while our younger students to get to know their older peers and to learn from them in constructive ways.

Our Houses have members ranging from kindergarten through to Grade 6, and they make it possible to arrange activities that include different age groups.

The Houses at Sunnybrook are named after trees, and each House has its own colour, so your child will belong to Birch (yellow), Willow (blue), Maple (red), Oak (purple) or Pine (green) House. Some House activities require the children to wear their 'House Colours'. Each student receives a 'House T-shirt' as a welcome gift from the SPA when they arrive at SBS.

House activities allow the older children to learn leadership skills and be role models for their younger peers, while our younger students to get to know their older peers and to learn from them in constructive ways. Healthy, friendly competition between the Houses is a fun part of school life.

Students can gain points for their Houses in several ways:

  • House Games 
  • Field Days
  • Walking or riding their bike to school
  • Wearing their uniform properly
  • Speaking French consistently in French Class and in the school

House activities contribute significantly to the positive community atmosphere in the school.