Newton Abbot College prides itself on its ethos of positivity created through a culture of reward and celebration. Celebration of student achievement, whether it is academic, social, effort-based or community-focused helps give students a sense of value, purpose and pride in their learning.
How are Students rewarded at Newton Abbot College?
Open lines of communication regarding progress and rewards are actively encouraged. If a student has performed particularly well in class, subject teachers will telephone home to discuss this with their family.
Written praise in the form of a congratulatory postcard are also sent home to students who have displayed particular aptitude or effort in the classroom environment.
Students in Years 7 to 11 have the opportunity to be awarded achievement points called Vivos. Vivos can be earned from a host of categories, from academic achievement to College community and behavioural awards.
Awarded Vivo points can be redeemed against a wide range of approved products from an online catalogue.
Each student has their own private online account where they can check how many VIVOs they have been awarded.
Student of The Month
Each month, staff are invited to nominate students who have displayed outstanding effort and / or achievement, both in and out of the classroom environment. Nominations are discussed by the College Leadership Team who decide an overall winner and runner up nominations. The winning student will be awarded substantial Vivo points and be presented with a plaque that is displayed in the College reception area.
100% attendance achieved throughout the academic year is celebrated with an invitation-only lunch hosted by the Principal and the four Heads of House. A special menu is devised for the day and the event includes presentations and draw prizes.
Awards Assemblies and Awards Evenings
More formal recognition of student achievement is seen at the College’s Awards Assemblies and evening ceremonies. Held at intervals throughout the academic year, these awards ceremonies allow public recognition of a student’s individual and group achievement; the evening ceremonies offer family members the chance to participate in celebrating their child’s achievements.