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 20 Records of Achievement, they are awarded their Bronze certificate. A further 25 sees them achieve their Silver award, while another 30 gets them the much coveted Gold 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.
Every child belongs to one of our six Tribes – WakaWaka, Tupi, Cherokee, Iceni, Zulu and Akha and children collect Tribe Points for anything positive, be it displaying one of our positive character traits (kindness, love of learning, perseverence/resilience, gratitude, teamwork and forgiveness), good behaviour, good manners, working hard or good work – to name but a few. These are collected across the school each week and much excitement surrounds the revealing of the winning tribe during Celebration Assembly.
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.
Mo the Monkey Plant:
We thoroughly encourage outdoor learning and each week classes collect 'Wild Time' credits for each 10 minutes they take their learning outside. The winning class(es) are also 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!