With the end of year The Cecil Challenge excursion reward fast approaching, I thought I would revisit how those who participate are chosen to be invited along. As you know the children must display positive behaviour, attend school regular and complete their homework/assignments regularly. If they meet these challenges they participate in the end of term reward and are awarded a certificate. Bronze for the 1st successful term, silver for the 2nd, gold for the 3rd and platinum for the 4th. If the children have received a gold or platinum, then they are eligible to attend the excursion. That means they can have one term where they have not met the challenges. The reason for that is to give the children a chance. Every now and again everybody has a bit of an off time and may not be up to the challenges that life sets us, so this tries to account for those times. The other safe guard we have in place is for those children who join us part way through the year. For example if a child enrolls in our school at the start of 4th term then obviously it would be impossible for them to receive a gold or platinum certificate. In those cases the expectation is that at least meet the challenge for that term.
What can you do to help at home?
Firstly, if you know already that your child will not receive the end of year reward for one reason or another, do not let them give up on themselves as they can still earn this term’s reward, a soft serve ice-cream at the P&C breakup. If your child receives an invitation to the excursion reward, please return it to the school ASAP, so that we can organise the day, and most importantly celebrate their achievement with them.