Caption: Students at Cedarland PS take part in a spirited assembly.
Attentive listening. Mutual respect. No put-downs. The right to pass.
These are a few of the principles of Cedarland PS’s Colour House program, with teams consisting of students across all grades. Each is assigned a colour, and then develops a team identity with unique songs or chants presented to the rest of the school. Throughout the year, students participate in team-building activities and spirit days meant to provide an education beyond textbooks and computers – one that builds character and pride through the supportive environment the Colour House program builds.
The school is also issuing tickets, but with a positive spin.
“Students have the opportunity to earn what we call R.E.A.L. tickets by showing responsibility, respect, excellence, effort, attitude, achievement, leadership, or learning skills,” said Cederland Principal Holly Knill. “We then display those tickets proudly throughout the halls of the school.”
Active learning challenges so far have seen teams working together to build the tallest tower, and building cooperation and inclusion in the process.