JOE MOUNT PUBLIC SCHOOL has four ‘Houses’, named after the young saints in the Catholic Church.They are Maria Goretti (Goretians), Dominicn Savio (Savians), Aloysius Gonzaga(Aloysians) and St.Therese of Lisieux (Theresians).Each House has a House Captain and Vice Captain.
The House system aims to give students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive, secure environment. It is an integral and vibrant part of the school’s culture. The Houses provide positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers. They also aim to help new staff and students adapt to the culture of Joe Mount. JMPS is a community of learners and each member of it tries to imbibe the virtues of the patron saint of the house s/he belongs to.
The Houses compete in a number of sporting, academic and cultural activities for points. Towards the end of the year the winning House receives the House shield and other prizes.
The core values are explained as self – development, self confidence, intellectual empowerment and life –long learning within the diversity and strength of our one community. The four ‘cornerstones’ of JMPS are learning ,compassion, faith formation and quality co –education. Together, these aspects make up the core values, philosophy, ideology of the school and the ‘give us our clear direction and pathway ‘.
Named after the Saint Dominic Savio,a remarkable young man, who left a mark on the world far beyond his age. St.Dominic Savio calls us all to “Real Life” saint hood. He challenges us with the acceptance of ordinary struggles and tasks; the joys and sorrows of each day. He invites us to use as he did, our own personalities and talents for the building up of human community. His feast day falls on May 6.
Named after the young Jesuit Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. He was named patron of youth. St.Aloysius Ganzaga’s outstanding quality was his radient purity innocence with the words.”Thou has made him little less than the angels”. He made the vow of chastity at the age of nine. He died at the age of twenty three as a result of his devoted nursing of the plague-stricken. His feast is celebrated on June 21.
Named after the Saint Mariya Goretti. July 6 marks the feast day of St.Maria goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy. She is best known for her commitment to purity and the courageous defence. She is remarkable for her forgiveness.
Named after St.Therese of Lisieux. She is the power of love, that divine alchemy which can change everything, including weakness and illness, into service and redemptive power for others. Her feast is celebrated on October 1.