Here is Donny the squirrel, our Monksmead Merit Mascot.
Every child collects merit points for their house. The children have been allocated into four houses named after the local parks in the area.
Maxwell - Blue House
Ripon - Red House
Meadow - Green House
Aberford - Yellow House
The children at Monksmead follow the school values every day.
Merits are given to children for
Outstanding effort and achievement with thier work in school or at home
- Outstanding acts of kindness or politeness
- Outstanding behaviour at all times or for being an exemplary role model
- A sudden and commendable change to behaviour
Each child has their own shield displayed in class and use this to record the merits they have been awarded.
‘Thank you’ prizes are given when children complete their shields.
When 50merits are collected the children can wear non uniform for a day.
When 100merits are collected the children can bring a special toy to school for the day.
Each Friday in Celebration Assembly we announce which House has collected the most merit points that week. Donny then spends the following week ’visiting’ the winning Houses Park on our Merits display and proudly wearing their colours.