Other Highlights:North Hastings High School has a very unique HOUSE system- comprised of four Houses: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. This system promotes “participation” in all capacities of school life; Athletics, Academics, Leadership and the Arts. Students earn points for every act of participation and have healthy competition that doubles as school spirit. This system has become recognized locally, provincially and nationally, with presentations being shared at municipal meetings, board forums and provincial conferences. As a result, the school has networked with several other teachers and administrators to help them get a similar program started in their schools. Attached to this house system is NHHS’ unique Peer to Peer (P2P) Program- wherein every grade 9 student is matched with a senior student who is their mentor. These students work together in the annual Grade 9 Activity Day, as well as various other activities throughout the school year. This program is unique in providing mentorship for students as they enter and transition to high school.