The Houses of Hoërskool Silverton

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 


• 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.
• House Master: Mr Shokane.
• Captain: Chantelle Rakgotho Gr 12.
• “Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.”


• The Latin word for 'earth'.
• Colour: Green
• Value: Accountability
• Strengths: Grounded, logical, hard-working.
• Motto: A force to recon with.
• House Master: Ms. Moll.
• Captain: Chanelle Rakgotho Gr 12.
• Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. 


• The Latin word for 'fire'.
• Colour: Red-orange
• Value: Integrity
• Strengths: Courageous, strong, passionate.
• Motto: United we are strong.
• House Master: Mr. Mnguni.
• Captain: Hilda Sofala Gr 12.
• The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. 


• The Latin word for 'water'.
• Colour: Blue
• Value: Punctuality
• Strengths: Healing, peaceful, trusting.
• Motto: Time determines fate.
• House Master: Ms. Mulaudzi.
• Captain: Tshegofatso Makgalamele Gr 11.
• A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold to a thirsty man. 


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:

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

Cultural events:
• Orators / Redenaars
• Debating

• 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.


Spirit Cup

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.

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...

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