The Houses of Hoërskool Silverton

Current Points



Ignis

228


Terra

266




Ventus

235




Aqua

210


Origin of Names

The Houses are based on the four classic elements of matter:
• Air
• Earth
• Fire
• Water

In many cultures throughout the world, the four elements of earth, water, air and fire are referred to as “sacred,”: “essential for the survival of all living beings and therefore should be venerated and kept free from any contamination”.

The Latin names of the elements will be used as names for the Houses.
• Ventus
• Terra
• Ignis
• Aqua 

Ventus

• The Latin word for 'wind'. It represents the element "Air".
• Colour: Purple.
• Value: Perseverance.
• Strengths: Communitative, joyful, imaginative.
• Motto: The sky is not a limit.
• Head of House: Mr Shokane.
• Captains: Bokamosa Msiza (Gr. 12), Hilton Matema (Gr. 11).
• “Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.”

Terra

• The Latin word for 'earth'.
• Colour: Green
• Value: Accountability
• Strengths: Grounded, logical, hard-working.
• Motto: A force to recon with.
• Head of House: Ms Nickel.
• Captains: Kagiso Legodi (Gr. 12), Cheita Nkhuna (Gr. 11)
• Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. 

Ignis

• The Latin word for 'fire'.
• Colour: Red-orange
• Value: Integrity
• Strengths: Courageous, strong, passionate.
• Motto: United we are strong.
• Head of House: Ms Steyn.
• Captains: Kamogelo Roberts (Gr. 12), Kgokano Mamobolo (Gr. 11)
• The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. 

Aqua

• The Latin word for 'water'.
• Colour: Blue
• Value: Punctuality
• Strengths: Healing, peaceful, trusting.
• Motto: Time determines fate.
• Head of House: Mr Roux.
• Captains: Shaun Tshiminika (Gr. 12), Kagiso Malebye (Gr.11)
• A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man. 

Competition

The Houses will compete against each other in various events throughout the year.
Points will be allocated, and the winning House will be awarded the "House Cup".
The points will be on display in the hall, as well as on the notice board by the quad.
Events include, but are not limited to:

Sport:
• Athletics Interhouse
• Winter Sport: Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Cross Country
• Summer sport: Soccer, Cricket, Softball
• Chess

Cultural events:
• Orators / Redenaars
• Debating

Academics:
• Top 10/20 of each grade
• Spelling Bee
• Solve your way to Civvies

Social events:
• Game "nights"
• Attendance of "Movie Nights" and
• Other social functions.

Fundraising

Spirit Cup


Assemblies
Once a week during assembly time, the Houses will meet separately at their allocated points.
During these assemblies "House Matters" will be discussed, learners will be motivated and encouraged to participated in the various events.

Identification
Team T-shirts will be sold in the school store. These shirts should be worn on competition days, e.g. Interhouse Athletics, Soccer Day, Wintersport Day, etc...

Interhouse Athletics

1. Ignis
2. Ventus
3. Aqua
4. Terra

Spirit Cup

1. Terra
2. Ventus
3. Ignis
4. Aqua

Academics:
Term 1 Best Average

1. Terra
2. Aqua
3. Ventus
4. Ignis

Top 20

1. Aqua
2. Ignis
3. Terra
4. Ventus

Top class per grade
Grade 88.7Terra
Grade 99.2Ventus - (Top Senior Phase class)
Grade 1010.5Aqua
Grade 1111.2Ignis - (Top FET Phase class)
Grade 1212.1Aqua

Due to the lockdown, all extra-mural activities have been suspended until further notice. Therefore, only the Academic section of the competition will continue.

House Captains
(Where possible, their register classes were allocated to their Houses)

Kamogelo Roberts
12.3
Kagiso Legodi
12.1
Bokomosa Msiza
12.3
Shaun Tshiminika
12.3
Kgokano Mamobolo
11.2
Cheita Nkuna
11.4
Hilton Matema
11.3
Kagiso Malebye
11.2

Allocation of Register Classes for 2020



Ignis

Ms L. Steyn
Ms M. Botha
Ms C. Du Plessis
8.1
8.8
8.9
10.1
10.2
11.2
12.2


Terra

Ms C. Nickel
Mr G. Du Plessis
Ms C. Louw
8.2
8.7
9.1
9.6
10.4
11.4
12.1




Ventus

Mr K. Shokane
Mr J. Gouws
Ms T Viljoen
8.3
8.6
9.2
9.5
10.3
10.7
11.3




Aqua

Mr C. Roux
Ms L. Van Den Berg
Ms E. Louw
8.4
8.5
9.3
9.4
10.5
10.6
11.1
12.3

Hoërskool Silverton

Contact us

012 804 6720
082 557 6535 
012 804 3974
School admin: silverton@silvies.co.za
PA to Principal: vera@silvies.co.za

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