The student body is normally around 350 students (approximately 160 at the Junior School and 190 at the Senior School) and is limited to this level to preserve the school’s family atmosphere. Overall, the number of boys and girls is approximately even, while the ratio of students to staff is roughly 6:1.
Elizabeth Moir School has welcomed students from more than 60 different countries on every continent since the school opened. Few people are lucky enough to visit half as many as countries in a lifetime as are represented in our school. Growing up in this multicultural environment means that acceptance of religious and cultural differences comes naturally to our students. They all value the wonderful opportunity they have to learn from their friends about the world and different cultural traditions.
When a student enters the school, he or she is placed in one of four houses: Armstrong, Columbus, Fleming and Hillary. Throughout the academic year, these houses compete in a number of competitions, in and outside the classroom, across different age categories. House points are accumulated and, at Founders’ Day, the overall House Champions, from both the Junior and Senior School, are announced.
As well as promoting healthy competition and unearthing new talent in the school, the house system generates a terrific spirit within the community and encourages students to consider others in all their endeavours. House competitions always create considerable excitement and a wonderful sense of teamwork and camaraderie. House Captains are appointed every year to foster house spirit and to organise their House’s involvement in events.