The school merit system offers a measurable means of reward and encouragement. Pupils receive merit points for behaviour that reflects the ethos of the school - concern for others, diligence in service, excellent answers in class, producing very good work, etc. Pupils may also receive demerits for poor behaviour, such as poor appearance, lack of effort in studies, bad language, etc.

Merits and demerits (which cancel out merits) are logged electronically and pupils are appraised of running totals at assembly. When pupils reach key milestones, they are awarded bronze, silver and gold badges, book tokens or a voucher for the tuck shop.

Poor behaviour is sanctioned by detentions of variable length. Where a detention is not desirable, tidy tasks are common means of correcting or making up for misbehaviour in a quick and efficient manner.


Pupils may also win school colours. School colours are awards of particular merit, given to pupils who have performed at a notable level, often involving regional or national recognition. There are four categories of colour - spiritual, physical, academic and conduct. Winners of colours are acknowledged in school assembly and their names entered on a school plaque.

Primary Phase

A separate system in the primary phase is designed to give more immediate results. Children are awarded stars for good work and behaviour and the child in each class who receives the most stars in a week, wins the "Star of the Week" award and receive the honour of wearing a badge for the week. 

To encourage the virtues, ANGEL awards are given, with  gold stars and badges. 

ANGEL- Angelic behaviour, being Neighbourly, Gallant, for Enduring and being a good Listener.