The House System at BSK operates throughout the Primary and Secondary phases. Every BSK student belongs to one of four Houses: England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
Teachers award exactly two housepoints (one for achievement and one for attitude) in every Year 6-13 lesson, except perhaps some very small Upper Department or Sixth Form classes.
The two points will almost always be given to different students.
On the final day of each school week (usually Thursday) double housepoints are awarded. This means that four points, instead of two, will be awarded in each lesson that day. At least one of the four points will be for achievement and at least one will be for attitude. Points arising from assessment lessons, competitions, other special reasons or which are given on a discretionary basis (as detailed below) are not doubled.
Housepoints are not awarded during any lesson that is devoted entirely to formal assessment. Instead, the two points for that lesson will be carried over to the lesson in which the test results are issued. The top performing student will receive the achievement point and the student who has secured the greatest improvement or otherwise demonstrated the most effort will receive the attitude point.
Beginning in September 2013, behaviour points will be subtracted from housepoint totals. So, for example, a student who receives 65 housepoints but also receives 10 behaviour points has 55 points (Bronze Award), not 65 (Silver Award).
Department Coordinators, the Head Teacher and/or the Principal may reward exceptional achievements or attitudes by awarding up to two housepoints each. In addition, House Heads may award up to two housepoints to any student in their House who makes a special contribution to a House event.
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