At West Rise Junior School, we believe in celebrating success. So, each Friday, we hold a Celebration Assembly to do just that!
Record of Achievement Awards
Children receive a Record of Achievement for outstanding work, manners or behaviour. Members of staff record these in these in the childrens’ ‘Record of Achievement’ books. When a child receives 20 Records of Achievement, we award a Bronze certificate and badge. A further 25 sees them achieve their Silver award, while another 30 gets them the coveted Gold award.
We present these awards during our Celebration Assembly each Friday. We invite the children’s parents and carers to come along and share in their success.
Community Points (were Tribe Points)
Every child belongs to one of our six new Communities. Throughout this year, School Council and Room 13 have been working together to create these new Communities to replace our Tribes. This has been a completely pupil led project. They used a map of the area to identify six key community areas, came up with names for the Communities based upon these and created logo designs. The children were then invited to vote for their preferred logo designs and, excitingly, are printing the chosen logos onto t-shirts for each child.
The Communities are as follows:
- Tower of Wishes (was WakaWaka) - colour purple
- Longest Walk (was Tupi) - colour red
- Funky Forest (was Cherokee) - colour green
- Snake River (was Iceni) - colour orange
- Shoreline (was Zulu) - colour blue
- Chalky Hills (was Akha) - colour yellow
Children collect Community Points for positive character traits and behaviour. These include:
- love of learning
- perseverance - not giving up when something is not easy
- resilience - springing back from difficulties
- good behaviour
- good manners
- working hard
- good work
We collect Community Points across the school. Each week there is great excitement when we reveal the winning Community during Celebration Assembly.
Max the Attendance Water Buffalo
Yes, you did read correctly! We have a soft toy called Max who travels around the school. He stays with the class which has the highest attendance that week.
He often arrives in assembly dressed up in relation to what the class has been doing that week.
The class with the highest attendance can leave the hall first after assembly and get ten minutes extra playtime.
We also have very talented children in our school who like nothing more than to perform on the stage! They ‘audition’ during Thursday break time, to see if they can get through to Celebration Assembly.
The performances vary greatly. They include singing, dancing, gymnastics, cheerleading, card tricks, piano, poetry and stand-up comedy. In fact, you name it, someone has probably done it!