At TCPHS our House system is growing! To reflect this, we’ve made a few changes that we’re excited about. To start, the organization formerly known as the Student Activities Council will now be known as the House Council.
The first component of House Council consists of a President and Vice-President. Both of these are senior students who demonstrate a willingness to get involved and who are dedicated to both their studies and the school. These positions are appointed during a school-wide election in which all Grade 9, 10, and 11 students will vote. (Graduating Grade 12 students do not take part.) Students can apply for either of these positions in May and must receive approval from the high school administration before they begin campaigning. Voting will take place near the end of May.
House Council will also include six House Representatives. Each of the six houses will choose one representative to take a seat on the Council. This student can nominate him/herself or can be nominated by another house member. Nominations and voting will take place during the first House meeting in September. What exactly does a House Representative do? They attend all school events and weekly Council meetings. They represent the school and their House responsibly. They help organize and staff all of Council’s events, act as a liaison between students and staff, and take on a leadership role in House meetings.
In addition, each House will name a Spirit Representative. As above, this student may nominate him/herself or be nominated by another house member. Nominations and voting for this position will also take place during the first House meeting in September. A Spirit Representative should be enthusiastic, inclusive, and friendly. S/he will promote school spirit! This person will also act as a liaison between students and House leaders or staff. S/he will attend all school events, help organize and staff all Council events, and if the House Representative is absent, attend weekly Council meetings in his or her place.
We welcome all students’ involvement and look forward to a year that is better than ever!