The core purpose of CSS’s Vertical House System is to enhance the school’s pastoral care and students' academic and personal development.
The six houses are named after 6 flowering trees commonly found in Hong Kong, each with a distinctive flower colour. The trees were chosen by our first cohort of students through a competition.
Students and teaching staff are assigned to one of our houses when they join the school. Each house, consisting of students from Form 1 to Form 6, has the characteristics of a large family unit, where students will develop close friendships and have the opportunity to practise leadership and service skills.
In each house group, students' academic advancement, personal growth and well-being will be overseen by their House Tutor. The House Tutor is a parental figure in students' life at school and supports them throughout their eventful, fast-paced growth as teenagers. The Tutor is also the key link between the school and the parents, with in-depth and all-rounded understanding of each student in his/her tutor group.
Student Leadership plays an important role in our school and each house has its own House Committees, consisting of the House Captain, Vice Captains, Secretaries and Representatives. House Leaders mentor and provide support for junior students particularly during house events and competitions.
The work of house tutors in guiding students is supported by the Heads and Deputy Heads of three school sections, who are led by the Director of Student Development and Well-being.
Junior Secondary School - Form 1, 2 and 3
Senior Secondary School - Form 4, 5 and 6
In addition to house tutors and the Heads of School, students have easy access to two school-based government social workers, and two experienced and well-qualified CSS counsellors.
Structure of House Committee: