At Calstock every child is part of a house team. The school council decided that the names of the houses should be based on mythical creatures: Hippogriff, Phoenix, Griffin, and Chimera. Children win points for their team through hard work, good behaviour, polite manners or anything that sets a good example to others. At the beginning of every year the teams meet to elect captains and to discuss ways in which they can work together. The older children always support and encourage the younger children in the team. At the end of each week the points totals for each team are collected and the winning team is announced. The team that wins the most points over a half term wins the house prize: a special day when they are allowed to wear their own clothes to school and a house party when all members of the team have a fun afternoon in the hall.