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House System

Long before the phenomenon of “Harry Potter”, Trafalgar girls were cheering and sporting their House colours and the tradition continues to this day.

The School is divided into five Houses, each named after an individual who has contributed to the foundation and development of Trafalgar. They are Barclay, Cumming, Donald, Fairley and Ross. Click here to follow the Running TIgers to see the Houses progress throughout the school year.

Congratulations to Fairley House winner of the 2016 House Shield, presented at the graduation ceremonies June.

In honour of the school's 125th anniversary, in 2012, Trafalgar inaugurated the annual Intergenerational House Carnival. The carnival was held at Homecoming 2013 and was renamed the Homecoming House Carnival. Congratulations to Barclay House for winning the 2015 event!

Join us Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Photos from #TrafFamily Homecoming 2015 - Follow us on Instagram and FB too!


Here are some photos from the 2014 Carnival

Fun from 2013!
Fun from 2012!


Individually, students contribute to their Houses by winning points in work, games, and conduct. Extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, and committee membership also help in the accumulation of points.

Collectively, the Houses compete with each other in various sports and activities. The most important inter-House event is the annual Drama Competition, "House Plays.". At the end of the year, a trophy is awarded to the House which has earned the highest number of points. In this way, public spirit and co-operation are encouraged, as each student works not only for herself, but for the group as well.

Since the members of each House are from all grades in the School, a girl has the opportunity to establish friendships outside her own class and thus widen her interests. It also gives the senior students a chance to develop leadership qualities while working with the younger girls.

The school year starts with House Carnival in the garden. House Volleyball is held in December and Houses vie for the Walker Cup at the annual House Play Competition in February. The theme of the 2016 competition was "Traftastic Beasts" and Fairley House won the Walker Cup for their play "A Mermaid's Tale". Field Day closes the year in June with athletic games and a food drive for the NDG Food Depot (another chance to earn house points and support an important community cause).

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