As part of the College’s holistic approach to Pastoral Care, we have a Weekly Notes system which clearly communicates and rewards Academic Discipline.
The key indicators are:
Attitude & Effort,
Respect for Others
In class we want to encourage the students to have 5As
Creating the Bedean Learning Environment
Every week each subject teacher gives each student a grade 1-5 for effort in that subject. 1 is the lowest mark and 5 is the highest. Weekly Notes are emailed home to parents on Friday.
Weekly notes are issued using the following guideline:
- 1 = Negative, Disruptive, Consistently Late, Disorganised, Unprepared, Uncooperative, shows no respect for classmates
- 2 = Inconsistent, Late, Unmotivated, Erratic, Often Unprepared, likely to be unsupportive of other students
- 3 = Generally on Time, Makes Ordinary Effort, meets basic requirements
- 4 = Punctual, Participates, Positive, Prepared, Organised, supportive of others
- 5 = Enthusiastic, Punctual, Participates Willingly, Well Organised, Cooperative, very supportive of others
We are communicating to the boys that a ‘3’ is merely doing the business; and all boys should be aiming at 4s and 5s.
Good Weekly Notes
An average of 4 or more gains a House point. The highest average in each year level gains 3 House points and a Top Notes certificate. At the end of the year the student who gains top Weekly Notes most regularly receives a Board of Honour Prize which pays his Attendance Dues the following year. Most importantly, students who do well get the satisfaction of knowing they have worked hard and to the best of their ability.
Poor Weekly Notes
An average of below 2.75 means that a student is ‘off the board’. Off the board students must report to their House Tutor at the end of Friday Tutor Group. They will then have a detention to do after school on that day to catch up on work they have not done well. Students who are off the board are expected to see the teachers who gave bad notes for work to do in that detention.