Student Awards Scheme

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The Student Recognition and Awards Scheme’s purpose is to recognise dedication to school activities and encourage a well-rounded student. It is structured to encourage students to be involved in multiple aspects of the school, with eight different categories:

  1. Academic
  2. Sports
  3. Co-Curricular Teams
  4. Co-Curricular Performing Arts
  5. High Spirit
  6. School & Community Service, Clubs and Societies
  7. Leadership
  8. Presentation Night & Co-Curricular Awards (predominantly for references purposes)

Students receive one “nomination” for every 30 points they earn in the same category, with all points rolling over from one year to the next. There are multiple nominations that can be achieved under each category in any one year. In most circumstances, students will receive a maximum of two nominations in any one category in any one year until they reach the Senior School.

Students are not required to earn a minimum amount of points in any category each year to receive either a nomination or award. All points in each category are accumulated each year, allowing a student to receive enough points for one nomination under any category over multiple years.

In order to receive points for completion of a program, the minimum benchmarks for dedication to the program must be met. Students will not receive partial program points. If they fall below the clearly stated benchmark for each co-curricular program (e.g. 85% attendance for sport) then this will not be shown on their semester report or in the Student Recognition and Awards Scheme.

Teachers add points for the programs they oversee at the end of the program for the year, with Academic Achievement and Excellent Attendance added at the end of the calendar year.

Points tallies can be viewed by students and parents through the school portal. For any discrepancies discovered with a student’s individual tally, the student must contact the teacher in charge of the program. The closing date for adjustments to be made to a student’s tally is by Friday Week 9 of Term 4 in the corresponding calendar year. Points omitted from previous years cannot be retrospectively added so students are encouraged to check their points well before the deadline.

Students should check their participation under My Details / My Activity Participation Details on the Student Portal.

Award Prerequisites

Students receive one “nomination” for every 30 points they earn in the same category. Awards are determined based on achieving the following over the duration of a student’s enrolment, with a minimum of three nominations needing to be finalised in the calendar year:

  • 4 Nominations ⇒ Bronze award
  • 8 Nominations ⇒ Silver award
  • 13 Nominations ⇒ Gold award
  • 18 Nominations ⇒ Platinum award
  • 24 Nominations ⇒ School Plaque
  • 30 Nominations ⇒ The School Trophy
  • 37 Nominations ⇒ Nathan McDonnell Award
  • 44 Nominations ⇒ Joseph Coates Award

The Student Recognition and Awards Scheme points are collated with the results of the three school carnivals and house sporting competitions (e.g. house basketball) to determine the House Cup winner each year.

The aim of the Awards Scheme is to encourage and recognise participation in a wide range of school activities.

Schedule of Points

The Schedule of Points for activities in each Awards Scheme category is available for download:
  Awards Scheme - Points Schedule