"Pupils are proud of their school. Their good behaviour and positive attitudes make a strong contribution to their success."
Ofsted January 2013
Here at Mackie Hill we have many ways to celebrate children's achievement and effort throughout school.
VIP Party- The children who have stayed on a green card the whole half- term are put into a draw to join Mrs Barker's Headteacher's VIP Party. All children who remain on a green card all half term will get a dip in the class prize bucket.
Bucket Fillers- Each table in each class have a bucket where they can earn bucket tokens for their team by 'filling someone else' bucket'. This could be by an act of kindness, good manners or doing special jobs. At the end of each week the table with the most bucket tokens also wins a dip in the prize bucket.
Mackie's Marvellous Mind- This is a 'star of the week' style certificate where teachers choose one child from each class who has done something extra special each week.
Star of the Week- This certificate is awarded by our support and office staff. They choose children who have shown excellent manners, been respectful towards others and followed school rules.
Handwriter of the Week- This is given to the child in each class who is trying their hardest to write beautifully in ALL of their books, not just their handwriting book.
Handwriter of the Term- This given to a previous 'Handwriter of the Week' winner, from that half- term. These children are awarded a special prize from Mrs Barker for consistently neat handwriting in every book, every day.
Pen Graduate- Once a pupil's handwriting is consistently neat, fluid and joined, they will 'Graduate' on to a handwriting pen, rather than a pencil to use in their books to help prepare them for high- school.
Fine Dining- This is awarded by our Lunchtime Supervisors for children with good manners or who help in the hall at lunch. They are given the opportunity to sit at the 'Fine Dining' table with a friend as a reward.
Employee of the Month- Our school Jobcentre is a place where hard working and enthusiastic children can apply for a job around school. It is run by Year six pupils who are trained as managers, supervisors and Jobcentre staff. Please see our Jobcentre page for more details.
Sports Leader Awards- Our school sports leaders who lead games at lunchtimes have chosen these children for listening, joining in and taking turns.
Mathletics Awards- Mathletics is a website where children use their login details to access personalised maths activities to practice their mental maths skills. After playing and achieving more children will earn certificates which will be printed out at school and celebrated. To play, click here and sign in.
Each class also has smaller treats for excellent work/ effort, such as stickers, arrows, gold cards, homework points and 'homeworkopoly' which are chosen by the children during their transition morning to encourage them to keep focused during the upcoming year.