At St. Bernadette’s, we place a high importance on children being ready for learning and know their behaviour and effort are essential ingredients in supporting them to achieve success. We understand that rewarding children for achievements, conduct and effort is a crucial part of enabling our children to learn.
Our school rules are to be ready, be respectful and be safe.
We use a house point system to reward children. We have 4 houses each named after the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, who each wrote one of the four Gospels.
Children are allocated houses when they start in Reception and remain in this house throughout their time at St. Bernadette’s.
Children’s points are counted weekly and added to the accumulative points for each house. The top house is announced in our celebration assemblies and every half term the house with the most points receives a treat/ prize.
The treat is when every child from all year groups within that house come together to celebrate their achievement – past treats have included extra playtimes, sweet treats, ‘break the rules’ day and a visit from the ice-cream van!
In addition to using house points to motivate and reward children, we use the house system for sports days, WOW activities and other activities within school.
CONGRATULATIONS! Mark won the house point total for Summer 2023. We hope you enjoyed your ice-creams!