Red Critter Awards Take Off At Wick High
21st June 2018
From Mr Mackenzie Wick High School.
The month of May saw our school complete the first full month of using our new student rewards system RedCritter.
Throughout May, teachers in the school awarded pupils points for excellence in categories such as Great Work, Effort and Cooperation while Wick High School Merit Awards were given to the students who amassed the highest total number of points in the other categories that month. Once awarded, these points count for the individual student's total as well as also counting towards the total number of points for their respective houses. A current house points total can be found below with the houses in the following positions:
1st - Morven (3382 points)
2nd – Noss (3145 points)
3rd – Scaraben (2574 points)
4th – Fergus (2463 points)
5th – Rumster (2122 points)
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