Crestwood Public School

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Merit award system

The merit system is an integral part of the student welfare program at Crestwood Public School.

The aim is to encourage each student to strive for their personal best. 

The CPS Merit Award is a tiered system spanning a students' whole school career at Crestwood Public School. The tiered system is where certificates are traded for the next level of award. The system rolls over from year to year and the onus for keeping and trading awards is with the student. 

Our award system is designed to provide individual students with positive recognition of effort, achievement and progress. Students accumulate merit awards as recognition for their achievement as they progress through a levelled award system as they aim to achieve a principal's medallion throughout their years at Crestwood PS. 

Students earn CPS merit award certificates from their teachers to reward positive behaviour and encourage and celebrate participation, effort and achievement in all areas of school life. 

In addition, with the PBL (Positive Behaviour for Learning) behaviour system, students are also awarded a ‘Crest' for being a safe, responsible, respectful learner in our playground and in the classroom. Each time students have accumulated 10 crests, the student receives a CPS Merit Award. They are also eligible to attend a special event at the end of each term. 

The system of exchange is as follows: 

  • 5 Merit awards = 1 achievement award  - When students accumulate a set of 5 Merit Awards, they return them to their class teacher, who will award them with an Achievement Award. 
  • 5 Achievement awards = 1 level award  -When students accumulate a set of 5 Achievement Awards, they present them to their classroom teacher. Names are then recorded for students to be presented a levelled recognition award at the next school assembly (Weeks 5 and 10 each term). 
  • There are 7 levels through our Crestwood PS Awards across K-6: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Opal, Platinum, Diamond, Principal's Medallion. The Principal's Medallion is the milestone for students to achieve by the end of Year 6.

View and download the award system (pdf 186 KB) for more information

When a student achieves each level, they receive their award at the K-6 Assembly which parents are invited to attend. 

Students need to bring in their collection of awards and hand them in to their class teacher when they are ready to trade.