Positive Behaviour and Celebrating Success!

At Newmilns Primary and ECC our rules are Ready, Respect and Safe.  Just like learning to read, write or count all children are leaning to behave in socially appropriate ways and just like learning to read, write or count different children learn at different stages in their learning.  Our work around positive behaviour is focused on helping all children learn how to behave in an appropriate way being mindful of the feelings of others.  The following link will take you to a summary of our policy and is the blue print used throughout the school.

updated behaviour blue print

Here at Newmilns Primary School and Early Childhood Centre we love to celebrate the success of all of our children! This includes achievements both in and out of school! We do this through Achievement Bricks, class stars and certificates.

Children can earn stars for good work, showing effort, manners and positive behaviour choices.  For every 40 stars children receive they will receive a certificate to take home – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire.  Each child also receives 100 points for their house for each certificate they achieve.

Children can also be receive a certificate for displaying attributes of our core values of Cooperation, Determination, Hope and Ambition, Friendship, Honesty and Respect.  One hundred house points are also awarded for receipt of these certificates.

Children showing particular effort will be rewarded with a Purple Pen Award. Children will receive a sticker, 100 house points.

The winning house are awarded a treat in the summer term.

Coming soon:  a new house regular treat for all houses!

We also celebrate wider achievements, for example swimming certificates, football medals or inclusion or success in wider school activities eg Burns Competition or Dance Fest.  Children receive a brick for our achievement wall in recognition of these.

In the ECC the children can collect achievement leaves and can earn golden tickets – the children with the most golden tickets each wee are star of the week.

Children within the ECC can also add a leave to the achievement tree showing any wider achievements they have had at the centre or home.