Cobden Technical School is committed to a holistic approach to education that focuses on both academic and personal development. Research suggests that a well-designed House system generates stronger student relationships with peers and teachers, greater extra curricula participation, academic performance and a sense of community. We have implemented a House system as one of our strategies for creating a safe and secure learning environment.
The House program contains three smaller communities:
Each House is further broken down into Mentor Groups. Each Mentor Group will have approximately 16 – 18 students from a range of year levels. A House Leader and mentor teachers lead the Houses, along with elected student leaders.
Students will be encouraged to develop meaningful relationships in their mentor groups and evidence suggests that belonging to a House group and participating in House activities will build student self-esteem and morale, foster personal and community pride, drive the school’s culture and develop leadership capacity.