Values - Certificates and Badge Criteria
There are four school values
Students can earn certificates for each value. Certificates count towards a values badge. Certificates are awarded in team time/assembly. The badges are awarded in school assemblies. All teachers will award two values certificates per team time/assembly, two per fortnight. Children will also receive values certificates in other ways throughout the year.
The Junior Badge
The junior badge displays all four school values. Students in Years 1-4 can earn this badge by collecting two certificates for each value, a total of eight certificates.
The Senior Badge
The senior badges (one per value) are earned when students collect a certain number of certificates per value, i.e. a Community or Excellence badge is awarded when five certificates of the value have been gained and a Curiosity or Resilience badge is awarded when three certificates of the value have been gained. The certificates for these badges need to be awarded in Years 5-8.
The Intermediate Badge
The Intermediate badge is earned once a student has all 4 senior badges and has gained another 10 senior school certificates, 3 of which need to be for Resilience or Curiosity.
Students can use the appropriate ‘Badge Recording Sheet’ to keep track of their progress towards earning a values badge. Certificates should be kept safely at home as they will need to be presented to and signed off by the child’s teacher with the sheet in order to gain a badge.
Prebbleton School also awards certificates for involvement in a sports team or cultural group/event, and for academic achievement. The teacher in charge of a group or team will provide a certificate to recognise the student’s commitment or involvement. Students may use the certificate provided by an outside organisation, e.g. 40 Hour Famine or ICAS.
Certificates celebrating achievement at a high level, e.g. Christchurch Primary Schools Sport or ICAS distinction, will be presented at a school assembly. Certificates for participation will be handed out at team time/assembly.
Students may use a variety of certificates to earn value badges, for example:
- ➢ A Principal Award certificate equals an Excellence unless specified otherwise
- ➢ Two sports certificates equals a Community certificate, however only two Community certificate per year can be earned this way (for seniors)
- ➢ A place (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in a school-related event/activity equals an Excellence award
- ➢ A cultural certificate for choir, Jump Jam or other long term commitments can be used in the place of a Community, Curiosity, Resilience or Excellence certificate, depending on which value the teacher in charge stipulates for individual students
- ➢ An Academic achievement (must be higher level than ‘Participation’) in an external competition can be used in place of an Excellence certificate
- ➢ A place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in an external sporting competition when representing the school, e.g. Lincoln Zone and Christchurch Primary Schools Athletics
- ➢ A class award for ‘effort’ or ‘academic excellence’ earned at the end of year prizegiving can be used in place of an Excellence or Resilience certificate
- ➢ A ‘science badge’ or similar equals a Curiosity certificate
- ➢ Teachers have the flexibility to award a certificate when a child is displaying a certain value e.g. A community certificate would ordinarily be awarded for a particular event but a child showed resilience in overcoming a hurdle As with any new and evolving system, these guidelines are subject to change.