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Students have the opportunity to work together, encourage and support each other and develop a strong sense of responsibility and belonging.

The House Rewards System aims to:

Increase student identification with the College, their House and Form
Provide students with leadership opportunities
Encourage interest in College activities through healthy, positive competition between Houses
Recognise a range of student achievements through the use of House points

 

The Merredin College House System consists of 4 Houses and 5 pillars of the College community.

HOUSES

GROWDEN

KELLY

LAW

MITCHELL

PILLARS

Academic

Sporting

Community

Cultural

Behaviour & Attendance

In this area students can obtain points for their House through their academic performance and progress.

Students receive points through Student of the Month certificates awarded at assemblies and through classroom performance or improvement recognised by the classroom teacher. They can also achieve points by participating in, and achieving high results in English, Mathematics or Science State/National competitions as well as achieving excellent end-of-semester grades.

PLEASE NOTE: Points for the Semester 2 grades will be carried over to the next year and will not be included in the current year’s total. For example – Points for grades achieved in 2016 Semester 2 are included in the 2017 House total.

 

POINTS BREAK DOWN

Student of the Month Award :

10pts

Overall Student of the Month:

20pts

 

English/Mathematics/Science Competitions:

High Distinction – 20pts

Distinction           – 15pts

Credit                   – 10pts

Participation        – 5pts

In this area students can obtain points for their House through their sporting contributions to the College. This includes the House Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, Interschool representation in SSWA High School Country Week, EASA Carnivals and any other sporting representation deemed fit to allocate points to by the Physical Education Department.

 

POINTS BREAK DOWN

College Swimming/Athletics Carnivals (Overall Carnival House Results):

1st – 500

2nd – 300

3rd – 200

4th – 100

 

EASA Swimming/Athletics Team:         

Representation – 5pts

Champion Athlete – 20pts

R/Up Champion Athlete – 10pts

 

SSWA Country Week:

Representation – 5pts

Team Captain – 10pts

College Captain – 10pts

 

College Sporting Teams:    

Representation (other than above) – 5pts

In this area students can obtain points for their House through their service to both the College and the wider community. This may include College Student Council members, the Peer Leaders on Bibbulmun Trek, helping staff to organise events or giving up their personal time to provide a service to the wider community for no profit.

PLEASE NOTE: Student Councillors will not receive additional points for participating/organising events that are expected of them in performing the role as a Student Councillor such as the School Ball, leavers’ jackets, Parent/Teacher evenings or running assemblies.

 

POINTS BREAK DOWN

Student Council:  

Head Boy/Girl – 30pts

Senior Councillor – 20pts

Junior Councillor – 10pts

 

Bibbulmun Trek:       

Peer Leaders – 10pts

 

College Service:       

Helping Teachers – 5pts

 

Community Service:     

Not for Profit – 10pts

 

Examples of service: School Ball fundraising, raising money for charities, giving their time to help needy organisations.

In this area students can obtain points for their House through their performance and participation in cultural activities such as Dance, Drama and helping as facilitators during NAIDOC Week.

 

POINTS BREAK DOWN

College Dance/Drama Performances:

Leader/Lead Role – 10pts

Representation – 5pts

 

NAIDOC Week:       

Group Leader – 10pts

Group Assistant – 5pts

 

Arts Competition:      

Award – 20pts

Participation- 5pts

 

In this area students can obtain points for their House through their good behaviour in classes and in the College grounds. This can include improved behaviour or constant good behaviour.

Attendance points will be given to those students who maintain 90-100% attendance at the conclusion of each term. Points can also be given to those students who have dramatically improved their attendance throughout the term by 15% or more. This will be decided by the Deputy Principal (Student Services) in conjunction with the respective Clan Leaders/Year Coordinators.

 

POINTS BREAK DOWN

Behaviour Slip:

5pts

 

Attendance:

100% – 20pts

90-99% – 10pts

 

Improved Attendance (15% or more):

5pts

 

Teachers reward students for good/improved behaviour in class. 

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