House Competition

Sakeji in 2011 implemented a school wide House System. Each child along with their siblings are assigned to a house. Each student has the opportunity to obtain merits in the class room and the dorm. Additionally sports events are held each term that also go towards house merits. The House with the most merits at the end of the year wins the house trophy.

For more info see the house competition policy details.

The House’s are:



Fisher Yellow   This house was named after Dr. Walter and Anna Fisher who founded Sakeji Mission School in 1925. Their vision for the future has been honoured by God and has been a blessing to many who have experienced life at Sakeji School.
Hoyte Blue   Joan Hoyte, to date, is the longest serving member of the Sakeji Mission School staff. She began her service in 1950 and ended her time in the early 2000s. Alongside being the school nurse, cook and boys’ dorm parent she was much loved in the local community for her willingness to share the gospel.
Molyneux Green   Joy Gammon who became Joy Molyneux was the first pupil at Sakeji Mission School back in 1925. She returned in 2000 to celebrate the school’s 75th Anniversary. She was the first of many who could trace their spiritual beginning with God to their time at Sakeji Mission School.
Poole Red   The fourth house was named after Mary Poole who is buried at Sakeji. She was well known for her tender spirit and Christ likeness. She started serving at Sakeji in 1950 and served her Lord faithfully for many years until her sudden home calling. Her nature is what we crave for every Sakeji pupil, past, present and future.

The house winners are:

  • 2019 – Now Underway
  • 2018 – Molyneux
  • 2017 – Poole
  • 2016 – Poole
  • 2015 – Hoyte
  • 2014 – Hoyte
  • 2013 – Molyneux 
  • 2012 – Hoyte 
  • 2011 – Fisher

House Competition Policy and Details

The rational behind the Inter House Competition (IHC) is to recognize and celebrate spiritual, academic, social, and sporting achievements of all students. Not only for the elite and highly academic performers but for the students who consistently put in hard graft and effort but would not ordinarily reach the high standards set by other students. The IHC tries to recognise that each child is different and that they progress and develop at different rates. Often in schools you find students who are talented academically but not always in the sporting realm and vice versa. There are some students that are spiritually, socially and sportingly switched on who may never achieve as highly academically in comparison to their peers. In brief the IHC tries to recognise that there is something in each student that can be celebrated. This by experience can stimulate healthy competition which in turn provides an ideal forum to learn how to win and lose in a gracious manner. It also can highlight that each student is valuable and an integral part of a team. It also in some measure highlights the greatness of God who recognizes each person as precious and has created each one differently which is to the praise of His Glory – It is our responsibility to recognize these positives and celebrate them. It will boost self-esteem and hopefully give each student the opportunity to shine and to remember to give God the glory.

The IHC would operate through two main channels

1. Spiritual, Academic (inc music) and Social Achievements

2. Inter House Sport

The Spiritual, Academic and Social achievements or targets

The Spiritual can be defined by:-

  • the consistent display of Christ’s character (Character Quality Studies)
  • Memory Verse recitation
  • Input into Daily devotions and Scripture lessons
  • YSL progress (or any other scripture searching programme)
  • Submissions
  • Communicating through life and word the Gospel to fellow students+

The Academic can be defined by:-

  • Top marks in tests/exams
  • Presentation of work to a consistently high standard (child specific)
  • Showing creativity in writing
  • Appropriate and thoughtful oral contributions in class
  • Effort/hard working/conscientious+

The Social (Christian) can be defined by:-

  • Behavior towards peers/visitors/staff
  • Behavior in all physical areas of school
  • Polite
  • Courteous
  • Unselfish
  • Caring
  • Fulfilling responsibilities
  • Listening
  • Responsive+

The Sporting can be defined by:-

  • Fair play
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing graciously
  • Establishing school records
  • Executing a skill set with precision
  • Working hard in lessons/matches/games+

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