Thomas More prides itself on a very active and engaging house system whereby all staff and pupils are assigned to one of the houses. The house names have a very strong religious link.
At Thomas More, we celebrate the successes of all our pupils who strive to achieve their best in all aspects of their life in school. The House system provides a framework for teachers and pupils to monitor and reward the efforts of our pupil's achievements in all areas. Pupils regularly achieve house points for excellent effort in class, homework, extra-curricular activities, and inter-house competitions.
Thomas More Houses
St Josephine Bakhita
Josephine Bakhita grew up as a slave. Despite this, she forgave these people and went on to live a life of caring for others and faith in Christ. This shows that despite all of the pain she suffered, Josephine realised it made her into the person she was now.
Virtues - Justice, Unity, Resilience.
St Rose of Lima
Rose of Lima lived life under poverty, including fasting. She dedicated her life towards caring for those less fortunate and has a famous quote “The gifts of grace increase as the sorrows increase”. This quote has been ‘modernised’ to make up the motto.
Virtues - Selflessness, Self-Discipline, Care for Others.
St Pedro Calonsor
Despite persecution and the possibility of being murdered, Pedro continued to preach Christianity and remained faithful to his religion. This is why we have chosen the motto “with courage we thrive” to exemplify Pedro Calonsor’s immense courage displayed throughout his life.
Virtues - Faithfulness, Purity, Love.
St Maximilian Kolbe
Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Catholic Priest who gave his life in the place of a stranger at Auschwitz concentration camp. This was the ultimate act of courage and humbleness, which is why we have based the motto and virtues around this.
Virtues - Courage, Humbleness, Strength.