Every child is placed in a house: Ngaio, Konini, Kowhai, or Rata.

They stay in that house for the two years they are at Oamaru Intermediate School.

Throughout the year there are events that every participant gains points towards their house:

  • Swimming sports
  • House Choirs
  • Triathlon
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics sports

These points are totalled for the year and the winning house receives the house shield for the year.