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.
In honour of the school's 125th anniversary, this year there was Intergenerational House Carnival on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Current students, siblings and parents joined alumnae at Traf for an afternoon of fun and games. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help at House Carnival.
Congratulations to CUMMING HOUSE the winner of the First Intergenerational House Carnival!
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.
The Running TIgers have been hidden until after June 20, 2013. The winner of the House Shield will be announced at that time.
Congratulations to Cumming House, winner of the 2012 House Shield, presented at the graduation ceremonies on June 21, 2012.
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 2012 competition was "Fairy Tales" and Donald won the Walker Cup for their play "Ms. Allison in Wonderland." Field Day closes the year in June.
The school recognizes the top individual House point earners in each grade. The 2012 winners were:
Form I: Annabel Gutherz (276 house points), Cumming House
Form II: Katelyn Downey (225 house points), Cumming House
Form IV: Jillian Simpson (220 house points), Barclay House
Form V: Lori Dalkin (305 house points), Donald House
This year’s winner of the Lucille Robert Cup, presented to the student in Form I - IV earning the most individual house points through academics, athletics, and school activities was Christina Wagner who earned 336 individual points for Barclay House.