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
- Cross Country
- Athletics sports
These points are totalled for the year and the winning house receives the house shield for the year.