A new initiative has been taken on with great gusto at Piercestown N.S. The competition called ‘Class of the Month’ was introduced to all of the children in an assembly on Monday 29th September. It runs throughout the entire school day from 9.20am to 3pm each day including class time, break times, lunchtimes, informal times on the corridors etc. The initiative is focused on respect, health and safety, good manners and overall good behaviour.
A dedicated noticeboard has been established where the children can remind themselves of the 5 things they need to do to score some points for their class. Ms. Walsh, after checking in with the class teachers at the end of each week, updates the leader board on the Monday of each week so the children can keep an eye on their progress. The noticeboard also hosts a selection of inspirational quotes from world famous people such as Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama to name but a few. The winning class will be rewarded with a homework pass, certificates and some well earned treats. Watch this space to see what class will go down in history to be the first ‘Class of the Month’ at Piercestown N.S. The winner will be announced on Friday 24th October just as the children finish up for their mid term break.
Here is a flavour of some of the quotes that have bee motivating the children to date:
“I never had a policy. I have just tried to do my very best each and every day” – Abraham Lincoln
“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker
“Good manners will open doors that education cannot!” – Clarence Thomas