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The house system is a traditional feature of schools in the English-speaking world. A school student audience is divided into teams called ‘houses’ and each student is allocated to one house at the moment of enrolment. Once a student has been allocated to a house they stay with that house as they move up through the year groups. Houses may compete with one another at sports and in many other ways, thus providing a focus for group loyalty.
Houses may be named after saints, famous historical alumni or notable regional topics. Each house will usually also be identified by its own symbol, logo, or colours.
A major feature of house systems is the competition between houses. For example, the traditional school sports day is usually an inter-house competition. Debating competitions and charity drives are also often organised along inter-house lines. Points for behaviour and achievements may also be totalled up for comparison between houses.
There is a year-long programme of inter-house events, in which all houses compete, with points contributing to the award of the House Cup at the end of the year.
One notable feature of the house system is the appointment of captains, who exercise limited authority within the house and assist in the organisation of it.
At Royal School are four competitive house teams.
House points are awarded for sports, competitions, community work, recycling and eco initiatives, along with a host of other activities like running the school library or performing in school assemblies.
The four houses are named after famous British men who were named in the BBC Millennial Poll.
Each house badge carries an image from the coat of arms for Cluj-Napoca. The houses are Brunel, Churchill, Nelson and Shakespeare. House colours are taken from the combined flags of Romania and UK.
Teams are led by student captains elected by their peers, and they run the house along with a teacher.
All children and adults within school are in teams, except for the Headmaster who adds up the points and presents the House Cup to winning teams in Friday Assemblies.
Nelson won the cup in last game.
The names of the 4 houses from Royal School in Transylvania were chosen from the most emblematic and influential personalities of Great Britain.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill,(30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman, army officer, and writer. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies over the course of his career. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory during World War II. He led the Conservative Party for fifteen years from 1940 to 1955.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS ( 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered “one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history”, “one of the 19th century engineering giants”, and “one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions”. Brunel built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship, and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering.
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptized) – 23 April 1616)was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.