Trinity Christian School’s House system is based on the 1,000-year-old tradition of academic community found in the medieval colleges of England. The Houses provide real tangible community within the larger school by cultivating relationships across grade levels, give students the opportunity to take ownership, and fulfill the call to leadership. Each House has two or three student leaders and two faculty advisors. The House System in our secondary school plays an integral role in shaping the values, social landscape, environment, and ethos of our school culture.
Each school year begins with a three-day retreat to the North Shore for Lions’ Camp. Here, houses compete in challenges and games, bonding together as a house before school begins in earnest the following week. Each semester, houses plan a house service project and a house social event. Throughout the year house points are earned in monthly house competitions and through student acts of service which are above and beyond normal expectations. Throughout the school year there are various house events and activities where students serve our Trinity community and also compete for house points. The house with the most points at the end of each month is recognized as the “House of the Month”, and at the end of the year one house is recognized as the “House of the Year.”
Our five houses are: Ho’okipa, Hanohano, Ho’okoa, Ho’oponopono, and Ha’aha’a. These are Hawaiian for the virtues we strive to embody in the school: hospitality, honor, courage, making things right, or reconciling; and humility.