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School Awards - Celebrating Success!

We believe in celebrating success at OGPS in a number of different ways. We want children to feel proud of their own achievements as well as being proud of the successes of their friends and peers.

House Teams

All children are part of one our house teams and house points they are awarded get added to the weekly total. Children receive house points for their positive behaviour, for the effort, their attitude and for their work. We have four house teams at OGPS; Derwent (red), Mardale (yellow), Rydal (blue) and Coniston (green) which come from names of our local roads. In our school hall we have displays for each team which tells you their weekly score and whether they came 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the previous week. At the end of each term the House Team Cup is presented to the team with the highest number of points, it then has colourful ribbons attached to show which team is currently in first place.

  • 2017-18 Academic Year House Cup Winners were Derwent with 7951 points for the year!
  • Summer Term 2018 Cup Winners - Derwent with 3766
  • Spring Term 2018 Cup Winners - Mardale with 1929
  • Autumn Term 2017 Cup Winners - Rydal with 2642 points!
  • 2016-2017 Academic Year House Cup Winners were Rydal with 9864 points for the year!
  • Summer Term Cup Winner 2017 - Derwent with 2592 points (winning by just 29 points!)
  • Spring Term Cup 2017 Winners - Coniston with 4659 points! (but only in the lead by 15points!)
  • Autumn Term Cup 2016 Winners - Rydal with 3020 points!

Year Six House Captains

At the start of each year, children in year six elect a House & Vice Captain in each class for each House Team. House Captains set a high standard of behaviour and are trusted with special jobs over the course of the year. During achievement assemblies they give out certificates to younger children, shake their hand and congratulate them on their success.

Achievement Assemblies & The Golden Book

Friday assemblies start with sharing house points results for the week. Classes with the highest attendance for the week also receive a trophy to look after for the week. We have a trophy for EYFS & KS1 and for KS2. We also have a trophy for the class with the most children who walked, scooted or biked to school!

Each week, staff members have the hard task of selecting stars of the week. They reflect on the successes of the children they teach and select one child to be their star of the week. Children's names are added to the Golden Book and they receive a certificate in assembly. As well as each class having a star of the week, we have stars for computing, French and music which are chosen by our specialist teachers.

Headteacher's Celebration Tea Party

Stars of the week receive a certificate with a special golden ticket at the bottom. If you are a star of the week you are invited to the Headteacher's weekly celebration tea party which takes place in the Headteacher's office. There are always lots of proud, smiling faces at the tea party.

End of Term Achievement Assemblies

A special end of term achievement assembly takes place where we award certificates to our achievers of the term for their work and to our citizens of the term for excellent behaviour and support for others. We also have termly attendance awards. The House Team Cup is presented to the team with the highest number of points, it then has colourful ribbons attached to show which team is currently in first place.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

During Anti-Bullying week each November, one child from each class is chosen to be the class ambassador for anti-bullying, They receive a special certificate and a badge to wear for the remainder of the year. It is their role to champion anti-bullying and keep the message of anti-bullying week alive all year! They meet each term with a school leader, our PSHE Champion, who helps them to help the class care and look after each other.

Learning Adventure Oscars & the Learning Adventure Challenge Cup

Each year we hold a whole school learning adventure. You can find more details of this in the curriculum area. At the end of the learning adventure fortnight we hold an Oscars ceremony to present certificates to classes for their achievements. The challenge cup is awarded to the class with the most engaging, exciting, colourful and educational learning zone as judged by the children, staff, parents and special visitors!

OG Sports Cup

At our annual sports day in the summer term, children take part in lots of different sporting activities and earn points for their house teams along the way. The results are collected in for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 and the Sports Cup presented to the House Team with the most points!

OG Sports Person of the Year

At the end of the academic year we hold a sports assembly to celebrate our sporting successes. At the end of the assembly we announce our Sports Person of the Year! The award looks at children's contributions within PE lessons as well as participation in school clubs and competitions to represent the school. The trophy rewards effort and attitude just as much as sporting skills and success! Who will win the trophy each year?

  • 2018 Sports Persomn of the year - Maryam Y4
  • 2017 Spprts Person of the year - Ali Y6

As you can see, there are many ways to shine at OGPS!