Over the course of the term we have reviewed our schoolwide acknowledgement systems. Following our own investigations and advice from the Ministry of Education staff we have introduced a new system for acknowledging the individual student as well as the team.
In our existing system, students were awarded 5C points / tickets for displaying and upholding our school values. The points were added to the team box (Earth, Sea and Sky). At regular intervals, throughout the term, the points were counted and the winning team was awarded extra time at morning tea or lunchtime as an acknowledgement of their efforts.
The key change to the system is that the children now record their name on the 5C point / ticket. Each week we will draw a ticket from each team box (Earth, Sea and Sky). The students who are drawn from the box will receive a prize. (For the rest of this year the prize is a pencil case with pens, pencils etc) The tickets will still be counted and an award given to the winning team at the end of each term.
The reason for the-Te-Huruhi-Way-5C change is to provide the students with an individual and team-based incentive whilst still actively teaching and promoting the school values.
Our school implements the systems and procedures as outlined in the Ministry of Education Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) initiative. Further information can be on PB4L can be found at https://pb4l.tki.org.nz/About-PB4L
Our 5Cs / 5Ms are our school values and these are actively taught in our classroom programmes. These values are underpinned by our overarching concept of CHOICE.
We are working with our children to help them uphold, develop and model the values throughout the school, community and their life. We have developed a behaviour matrix to help the children understand what the 5Cs would look like in different areas of the school grounds. Click here to view the Behaviour Expectation Matrix.