All rewards are recorded on Class Charts. Parents can access this software to see how their daughter is working / performing in her different subjects. Students’ achievements are acknowledged through the awarding of medals. These medals celebrate attributes, such as creative thinking, or specific skills, such as the accurate use of vocabulary. Our rewards reflect the process not the outcome. Each reward is also attached to one of our core values to help the students to understand the importance of these values to their development, growth and success.
Motivation is an important factor in determining success in school and the rewards system is designed to encourage students to develop the positive behaviours which we believe are essential for success in school. Medals are awarded to students who demonstrate commitment, resilience and imagination; who throw themselves into collaborative tasks and take the time to coach classmates; who ask intriguing questions and write thoughtful and original responses.
The ‘PGHS Passport to Success’ acknowledges student commitment both within and beyond school. Students use their passport to record their successes throughout the year, with target tasks linked to each of our core values. Students who meet / complete all the activities associated with a particular core value, receive an additional certificate to acknowledge their achievements in this area.