At West Rise Junior School, we strongly believe in celebrating success. Therefore, each Friday, we hold a Celebration Assembly to do just that!
Record of Achievement Awards:
Children can receive a Record of Achievement for just about anything but it must have been outstanding, be it outstanding work, manners or behaviour. These are recorded by members of staff in their ‘Record of Achievement’. When a child receives 10 Records of Achievement, they are awarded their Bronze certificate. A further 10 sees them achieve their Silver award, while another 10 gets them the much coveted Gold award. More and more children are reaching the illusive Platinum award each year, so much so that we have now introduced the Diamond award!
These awards are given out during our Celebration Assembly each Friday and parents and carers of these children are invited to come along and share in their success.
Also, during our Celebration Assembly, awards are given to any children who have been nominated in the Golden Book. These awards are for showing particular qualities and going above and beyond the call of duty in the following areas: Friendship; Respect; Courage; Determination; Inspiration; Equality; Excellence.
Much excitement surrounds the revealing of the weekly results of the Tribe Points during our Celebration Assembly. Children collect Tribe Points for anything positive, be it good behaviour, kindness, manners, working hard, trying hard and for good work. These are then totalled across the school and the winning tribe receives the winners rosette on the display in the hall.
Max the Attendance Water Buffalo:
Yes you did read correctly! We have a soft toy called Max who travels around the school staying with the class which has the highest attendance that week. He often arrives in assembly dressed up and styled in relation to what the class has been doing that week! The class with the highest attendance will be the first to leave the hall after assembly and is given ten minutes extra playtime.
And if that doesn’t sound like enough for one assembly, we also have very talented children in our school who like nothing more than to perform on the stage! With this in mind, they are invited to ‘audition’ during Thursday break time, to see if they can get through to Celebration Assembly. The performances vary greatly and include singing, dancing, gymnastics, cheerleading, card tricks, piano playing, poetry recitals, stand-up comedy, in fact you name it, someone has probably done it!