Celebrating achievement at Epping St John's
At Epping St. John’s School, students are freed to succeed within an environment of hope, dignity, respect and the very highest expectations. We constantly strive to:
• Recognise and celebrate student achievement in all it's forms
• Encourage the pursuit of excellence
• Encourage resilience
• Encourage self-belief
• Encourage students to be Resilient, to show Diligence and Integrity.
Students at ESJ have opportunities to earn Rewards points through various avenues like participation in activities in and out of the classroom, good attendance, participation in extracurricular activities, representing the school in different events, various acts of kindness, hard work, good work, good behaviour...
Every time a student achieves Rewards points, they will earn points towards rewards (this could include being selected for the Breakfast Reward).
Once a term, students can cash these points in for prizes or they can decide to roll over their Rewards points to the next term to earn bigger prizes. This also teaches the value of saving for more expensive items as opposed to spending on smaller ones!
Students who achieve a high number of Rewards points are given the opportunity to participate in reward trips and experiences to celebrate their achievement.
Achievement celebrations also take place during celebration assemblies and end of year whole school celebration events.
Students also get rewarded weekly in Assemblies with certificates. This includes nominations such as Student of the Week, Subject Specific certificates, Student of the Month.
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
The House System is an integral part of the history and heritage of our school because it commemorates ex-service men and women who lost their lives in battle. It adds to the sense of belonging that ESJ students already feel and also creates healthy positive competition between the House groups.
We hope that through these role models, a strong sense of pride will be fostered in pupils, inspiring them to embody the core values of ESJ. As part of this, all house groups are asked to deliver assemblies on their own house, what it means to belong to that House and their house name. We also run half termly house competitions and events.