Beacon Bank is a school service which allows children to be rewarded by our schools very own currency! Children earn ‘Beacons’ for various things including the following:
- Good to be Green
- Full Attendance
- Beacon Values Award
- Star Reader Award
Children earn 5 Beacons per day for remaining Green and 5 for attending school. A total of 10 Beacons per day are available.
If they are green and attend school 5 days per week an extra 10 Beacons are allocated on Friday so they can earn up to 60 Beacons per week.
If they are awarded in Celebration Assembly a Beacon Values certificate or a Star Reader Award certificate they can earn an extra 10 extra Beacons so it is possible they can earn 70 or 80 Beacons a week.
Once children receive their Beacons, they have a scheduled time to visit the Bank and put coins into their personal account. A group of Year 5 children monitor the bank. They sit behind the computer and add the children's Beacons onto an Excel spreadsheet.
The bank teaches the children about responsibility and the importance of saving money. The bank teaches them about the value of money and demonstrates that hard work is rewarded.
The Beacon Shop opens every term meaning the children can use their coins to buy something from the shop or save them for bigger items. There are a selection of things sold in the shop including:
- bouncy balls
- note pads
However the children can also use their Beacons to receive a ticket for things such as:
- Free milkshake
- Free toast at playtime
- Free hot chocolate with a teacher of my choice
- Lunch with a teacher and friend
- 15 minutes on the Trim trail
- 15 minutes on the Gym equipment
- Feed the rabbits
- Brush the rabbits
- Share a story with Rufus the school dog