A Time of Transition
Years 5 and 6 at CBHS Lewisham is a time of transition. Boys are moving from smaller primary schools (often co-educational) to a larger environment with new faces, teachers, procedures, travel routines and protocols. We have developed strategies and support networks for boys and their families within our Primary School to ensure this time of transition is as hassel free as possible. Boys in Years 5 and 6 quickly 'find their feet' in our warm and friendly community.
Our House System
All students enrolling at CBHS Lewisham will be placed into their House upon enrolment. They will remain a member of this house for the entire duration of their education at the school. Each primary student is fully immersed in House activities during his time at Lewisham.
CBHS Lewisham recognises the need to develop a climate within the School community which promotes a high degree of self-discipline and self-respect within students, thus allowing them to have a self-fulfilling life at the school.
The school also seeks to develop in students an understanding of the need for rules of behaviour, the need to respect these rules and the need to face appropriate consequences when rules are broken. The Discipline Code is designed to assist students towards greater self-discipline and more appropriate behaviour in the future.
Most students will never be placed on Level One, Two or Three of the Discipline Code, as they operate at the appropriate level of self-discipline and cooperation with their teachers and fellow students. They will, instead be publicly praised and recognised by the use of the Merit System.
Primary Merit System
Each week, the Primary Trophy is awarded to the House with the most points. The points are accumulated and a House of the Term is then announced. At the end of each year, a House of the Year Trophy is awarded.
A student who gains multiples of 20 merits will be issued a ribbon by the Student Leaders at a Primary assembly.
When a student has 100 merits, he can apply to the House Coordinator for the prestigious Principal’s Award. The Principal’s Award would be an excellent addition to any student’s resume. At a Whole School Assembly, the student receiving the award will be presented to the Principal by the House Coordinator to receive the award.
In addition to the progressive award system, there is an opportunity at any time for students to earn a Participation Award from any teacher, in recognition of their contribution to some aspect of school life.
3 Principal’s Awards = Bronze Medallion
Subsequent Principal’s Awards x 3 = Silver Medallion
Subsequent Principal’s Awards x 3 = Gold Medallion
Students can accumulate their cards and awards from year to year.