Values

There are four school values
  • Community - Term 1
  • Resilience - Term 2
  • Curiosity - Term 3
  • Excellence - Term 4
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 certificates per team time/assembly for the value of the term, two per fortnight. When there are exceptional circumstances, teachers may also award certificates for other values. Any questions or inquiries please contact: kellym@prebbleton.school.nz

Certificates and Badge Criteria

To encourage children to display and ‘live’ the values we have at Prebbleton School we have badges that they can earn.
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 badges (one per value) are earned when students collect three certificates, i.e. a Community badge is awarded when three Community certificates have been gained.

Students can use the appropriate ‘Badge Record 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 with the record sheet in order to gain a badge.

Certificates awarded as a junior will go towards the Year 1-4 values badge and only certificates awarded as a senior will go towards the Year 5-8 values badges.
Students may use the following certificates to earn value badges, for example:

Community

  • Two sports certificates awarded for representing the school equal a Community certificate, however only one Community certificate per year can be earned this way
  • A Community values certificate awarded by the classroom teacher- Teachers present these at team assemblies. These must be the new white values certificates.
  • A class award for ‘citizenship’ earned at the end of year prize giving can be used in place of a Community award.
  • A cultural certificate for choir, jump jam or other long term commitment can be used in the place of a Community certificate

Excellence

  • A first, second and third place at a school event (Yrs 3-8 only) equals an Excellence award (excluding Country Expo)- One ‘placing’ per event to be used only, e.g. If a child earns a placing for high jump, long jump and shot put at Athletics day, they can only use one of these certificates per year
  • An Excellence values certificate awarded by the classroom teacher- Teachers present these at team assemblies. These must be the new white values certificates.
  • An Academic achievement (must be higher level than ‘Participation’) in an external competition can be used in place of an Excellence certificate
  • Two classroom achievement/academic classroom achievement awards equal one Excellence Certificate
  • A place (first, second and third) in an external sporting competition when representing the school, e.g. Lincoln Zone and Christchurch Primary Schools Athletics can be used in place of an Excellence certificate
  • A class award for ‘effort’ or ‘academic excellence’ earned at the end of year prize giving can be used in place of an Excellence certificate.

Curiosity

  • A ‘science badge’ or similar equals a Curiosity certificate
  • A Principal Award certificate awarded for curiosity
  • A Curiosity values certificate awarded by the classroom teacher- Teachers present these at team assemblies. These must be the new white values certificates.

Resilience

  • A Principal Award certificate awarded for resilience
  • A Resilience values certificate awarded by the classroom teacher- Teachers present these at team assemblies. These must be the new white values certificates.
When children have the appropriate number of certificates to earn a badge, they need to double check these against the criteria listed above. They then need to take the completed recording sheet along with their certificates to their classroom teacher. Children will be awarded their badges in whole school fortnightly assemblies.
We understand that Year 7-8 and Year 3-4 children are disadvantaged for the next couple of years, having less time to earn their senior/junior badges. Teachers will take this into account where appropriate. Please note that because this is a new system, the criteria will be reviewed at the end of each year and changes may be made.