At Island Academy we have a traditional house system in place, which creates a social fiber of smaller communities within the school and gives students a greater sense of belonging. It also forms the basis of our inter-house competitions and school sports day.
Students and staff members are allocated a House upon entering the school, with siblings placed in the same Houses.
A merit-point system is in place for individual students to earn points for their Houses on a daily basis, not only for academic achievement, but also for particularly rewarding involvement in the school community, encouraging positive behaviour, and showing kindness, honour and good citizenship. House points are tallied up at the end of each week, and the announcement of House of the Month is announced in Assembly.
At both Primary and Secondary levels, we have House Captains, an honour bestowed by the Head of School and faculty. It is the House Captains’ responsibility to rally fellow House members to always do their best for their house and school. They may also plan a charity fund-raising event, or a school or local community clean up. Sports Day is an exciting inter-House competition, with everyone competing for the House Cup in various athletic disciplines and fun games.
Our four houses are named after and honour people who have made an outstanding contribution to the history of Antigua and Antiguan society:
(Admiral Horatio Nelson)
(Sir Vivian Richards)