Students in Year 7/8/9 are expected to act as positive role models to the other students at all times; upholding the schools aims for students to be respectful, responsible, tolerant, confident and striving for academic excellence. To help promote these values students will be rewarded merit points when they demonstrate these characteristics around the school. Examples of this could include providing insightful answers in class discussions, producing a particularly good piece of work, helping other students when on the playground or taking on a positive leadership role around the school. Once the class has collected a predetermined number of merits (linked to the number of students in the class) we will have a class reward on a Friday afternoon.
If a student chooses to not try to uphold these school aims they will receive a demerit. If a student collects 5 demerits they will receive a 5 minute break time detention, if a student receives 15 demerits in a term an email will be sent to the parents notifying them about this. Demerits can be received for not being respectful to other students or adults, repeatedly not producing work to a level expected of them, repeatedly not completing homework on time or for regularly not bringing to school the required equipment.
The students’ merits and demerits will be recorded in their Merit/Spelling books which they are expected to have in school every day. Parents are encouraged to check these books regularly to see how their son/daughter is doing.