Throughout the year, these teams take part in several athletic and non-athletic competitions. Some of these competitions are serious, while others are just for fun (eg. food relay races, snow football, and House plays). Points are awarded for the competitions, and also for students' contributions in different areas of school life.
Throughout the year, points are tallied and the leading team wins a special prize, such as a house BBQ, house dress down day, or a special dessert. The House with the greatest number of points at the end of the school year is awarded a trophy which is presented at the Athletic Banquet. There is also recognition of individual leaders within each House.