Carew Academy is split into five houses. The colour school tie you wear will show people which house you are in:
Ruskin = Red
Nonsuch = Green
Mellows = Purple
Beddington = Yellow
Oaks = Orange
Over each term the houses compete to earn the most Merits. The winning house earns a reward, past winners have had a pizza lunch, a DVD and popcorn afternoon, a trip to the park and café.
The house with the most merits at the end of the school year earn a reward trip, past winners have been to trampoline parks, restaurants, Activity centres, the cinema.
Students earn Merits for their house but also for themselves, you can earn yourself rewards depending on how many merits you earn:
20 merits= Bronze
40 merits= Silver
60 merits= Gold
100 merits= Platinum
Rewards include pens, pencils, colouring books, puzzles, small games, toys, vouchers, film and popcorn mornings and trips out to the cinema or for lunch, day trips and adventures. Depending on what awards you earn.
Postcards are awarded for kind choices and positive behaviour. They are mailed home for your parents/carers to see. Every time you get a postcard you are awarded a Merit too.
How do you earn Merits:
It’s Simple, just follow our ABC of success.
A = Attendance
If you come to school every day and have fantastic attendance you will earn merits just for being here.
B = Behaviour
If you demonstrate good behaviour in your lessons, around the school and towards others you will earn merits just for being nice.
C = Challenge
If you challenge yourself and push yourself to work hard, try your best and try new things we will always reward you.
Every time you are awarded a merit one is awarded to your House too! So when you’re a winner everyone is a winner!