To promote leadership and a sense of responsibility for the school community, the House system with elected officers to serve the members of the four alayas, with the guidance of advisory teachers, was started in the year 1935- ’36. The pupils of Classes VI – XII become members of Premalaya, Sathyalaya, Sevalaya and Thyagalaya. Each alaya has a Head Prefect, a Senior and a Junior Prefect. The Senior Student is elected by the school. The tenure of the office bearers is one year.
It means one should love others, even enemies and treat them as one would like to be treated by others. The colour is a light mauve which inspires a feeling of calm. Above all the symbol is the dove which as a sign of peace results in harmony which can only be inspired by love.
Unless one is honest in thought, word and action prosperity is not possible. The colour red shows the importance of truth in life as the symbol of fire or agni which purifies, destroying evil.
Every one of us should serve others and not wait for other’s service. The orange colour of Sevalaya forms the background for the charka, the spinning wheel which is a symbol of service to other.
It should be engraved on everyone’s heart. Did Gandhiji count the cost? No. He gave his life for our country so we could enjoy independence. It is we who reap the fruits of his labour and sacrifice – the freedom that he hardly tasted. The symbol of the sacred cross on a background of blue reminds of the crossing out of the I, in forgetting oneself in living and dying for others.
An Honour System was introduced in the year 1958. The pupils of Classes III – V are members of Gandhiji, Nehru, Tagore and Kumarappa House. The Captain of all the four houses has four leaders and four assistant leaders to help them.