In 2018, our school council worked with the pupil body to introduce a new house point system across the school.
They decided that, on entry to school, all pupils would be allocated to one of four houses: Craven (Green), Rowntree (Yellow), Terry (Blue) or Tuke (Red). The houses were named after famous confectioners in the York area.
House points form a part of our whole school reward system at Dunnington CE Primary School. Events such as sports day bring children together to compete in their houses. The house system encourages a team ethos across the school and allows children of all ages to have a common goal.
Whilst good behaviour and a positive attitude to learning is expected, our house points are used to reward children for ‘taking that extra step’ for example;
- Helping and caring for others,
- High levels of enthusiasm, courtesy, collaboration or cooperation,
- Persevering with a challenge,
- Striving to improve.
Each half term, we count up the number of house points and provide the leading house with a small treat/incentive e.g. a non-uniform day, additional playtime etc.