What are houses & house points?
House points form our whole school reward system here at St Nicolas.
It encourages a team ethos across the school and allows children of all ages to have a common goal.
Every child, from Reception to Year 6, is sorted into one of four houses: Windrush, Stert, Thames & Ock.
Each house also has 3 teachers allocated to them– one from Early Years, one from Middle Years and one from Upper Years.
The children will have opportunities to meet as a house, once every new term, in a house assembly.
How are house points earned?
House points are given out as a recognition of achievement by individual children. They will include things such as:
As good learners we try to be:
Children can also earn a ‘Gold’ house point from Mr Spooner or other senior members of staff.
When a child earns a house point they will collect a house point token and add it to their class’ token collector.
Twice a term, the house captains (Year 6 children) will go round and collect all the house points and add them to the large token collectors in the hall.
At Christmas and Easter the house points will then be counted up and the winning and runner up houses will be awarded the house cups.
The number of house points individual children earn will also be rewarded with certificates during our whole school achievement assembly.
50 house points = Bronze
100 house points = Silver
150 house points = Gold
This new system will be introduced to the children in the last week of term 4 in preparation for a summer term roll out.
The main aim for the children is to reach Bronze by the end of this academic year.