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On entering Jamaica College, each boy is assigned to a House and remains a member of that House throughout his school career.
The House System fosters a sense of “family unity” within the school, while helping to build character and develop leadership skills. It also encourages a spirit of positive competition, as House teams compete in sports and other co- curricular activities, and each boy’s performance, on the sports field and off, affects the standing of his House.
In addition, boys of different ages learn to relatento each other.
Older students get the opportunity to guide the younger ones,who, in turn, get the opportunity to work with their seniors.
Most importantly, students learn to appreciate the hard work and discipline that goes into winning, how to win gracefully and cope with the disappointment of defeat as well as how to recover to compete again.