The house system is a traditional feature of British 学校s. 尽管历史上与寄宿学校有关, 一个学生的“家”也是他的宿舍, 它更广泛地表示学生的基本分组. Designed to organize and enrich student life while allowing older students to assume 领导 amongst their peers, house systems are gaining increased attention among universities, public and private 学校s (classical Christian 学校s in particular).
在三一, 学院由高级船长领导, appointed on the basis of their character and 领导. Captains in turn are assisted by representatives from the various Rhetoric School grades. Houses are also supervised by House Deans selected from the Trinity faculty. 在这一年中, all students in the house will formally and 信息rmally contribute to their house’s flourishing and success. In addition to their place within the cultural life of the 学校, 提供指导和鼓励的机会, houses also compete throughout the year in a variety of activities. 反映了学校的整体生活, houses will engage in contests centered on 学校 精神, 学者, 体育, 和更多的. Points for their conduct and successes will be awarded throughout the year, with the highest achieving house ultimately winning the annual House Cup.
The house system at Trinity is designed to help build smaller communities within the larger 学校 community so that all may belong to something meaningful; all may grow in faith, 友谊, 和慈善, and that all may thrive as they strive to live life to the fullest, 现在和未来的岁月里. Through the houses, 友谊s are strengthened, faith is lived, and 学校 is more fun!
在三一, education works to invest in its students a culture of virtue, 智慧, 目的, 和勇气. All parts of our institution bear a responsibility to advance this culture, 在他们的思想中训导学生, 精神, and body to excellence for the sake of Christ and his kingdom. 化学类, 篮球队员, 贝尔合唱团, and the debate team all exist because they can uniquely offer students a valuable way of becoming more virtuous, 明智的, 有目的的, 和勇气ous - a means of more wholly becoming true and faithful disciples.
房屋系统遵循了同样的脉络. The community and relationships of Trinity have long been a hallmark of the institution. As Trinity grows, the community that lives out this culture grows larger. While that growth brings great encouragement and opportunity, it also presents dangers. We never want students to be anonymous to, unaccountable to, or un挑战d by their peers. Teaching, exhortation, 问责制, 领导, and 挑战 come in the forms of relationships. To preserve and enrich a community with students reaching across lines of grades, 类, and 感兴趣s in order to establish meaningful relationships that manifest encouragement, 问责制, 领导, 挑战, 和快乐, 住宅系统的主要目标是什么. 把修辞学派组织成房子, a way is made for the students themselves to take ownership of and 领导 in pursuing these aims.
The 房屋系统 is not intended to instigate division or strife within Trinity. 而, houses seek to counteract natural divisions by making a place for all students (regardless of their grade, 感兴趣, 倾向, 或朋友圈)互相了解，互相熏陶.
Traditionally students are divided into a number of houses, 哪些经常以圣人的名字命名, 著名的历史校友或著名的地区地标. 在三一, each house is named for an outstanding figure in Western culture that represents an ideal, 一种文化“原型”, for the kind of men and women Trinity seeks to produce: Dante, the poet and artist; Patrick, the missionary and saint; Cincinnatus, the warrior and leader; Boethius, 哲学家和神学家. These names recognize and highlight the distinct way that art, 部, 奖学金, 领导力可以改变世界. Though students are not assigned to houses on the basis of any perceived personal characteristics, the houses seek to impact their worlds by following in the path of excellence illuminated by their namesakes.
Houses earn points towards the House Cup based on the achievements of their members as a whole. 积分将按月计算, 季度, 学期, and annual basis; here are some of the categories in which points are earned:
The house with the most points will be honored at the end of the year for their accomplishments with possession of the House Cup, 以及为众议院成员举办的派对.
House 领导 is structured around the principle of active student direction in the life of the 学校. Each House has a faculty member who serves as Head of the House, 倡导文化，指导学生领袖. 每个学院有两名队长, serving as executive leaders of their Houses and overseeing the calendar of events through the year; additionally serving the Houses there are three Lieutenants (a senior, 初级, 和二年级学生, (分别)，他们为学院院长提供支持. 学院系统院长监督所有四个学院.
Students who seek formal 领导 within our 学校 may apply for House 领导 in the spring prior to the year they desire to serve. Captains are selected from the current 初级 class; Lieutenants are drawn from current sophomores and freshmen; the senior Lieutenant is selected from applicants who were not chosen for captaincy. Prospective Captains must first submit an application; from these, select applicants are chosen to be interviewed by the Heads, 院长, 和高等学校的校长. 选择标准是基于面试, 应用程序, 同行及教员检讨, and the history the student has in supporting and leading within the 学校 prior to their application.