Recognition of Student Achievements

The school holds two significant formal awards ceremonies in the school year. 

The first awards ceremony is held early in Term 1, where the highest achieving HSC students of the previous year are acknowledged and congratulated, as well as the Dux, second, third and fourth place getters in each Year group.  Dux in each year receives a book voucher and personalised plaque, provided by the Cantabrians Ex-Students.

Academic achievement and school and community citizenship are also recognised by a number of special awards, including:

  • The Reuben F. Scarf Award for Improvement and Commitment for a Year 9 student
  • The Zonta Women’s Club Award for Citizenship for a Year 10 student
  • The Cantabrian Scholarship – $800 in trust in school account for school costs for a Year 11 student
  • Cantabrian Awards for Dux of each Year - book voucher and plaque
  • The Grace Sparks Award for Excellence in English - certificate and book voucher for a Year 10 student
  • The University of Western Sydney Award for the Most Outstanding results in Year 11
  • The Caltex All Rounder Award for the Most Outstanding results in Year 12
  • The ADF (Australian Defence Forces) Scholarships for Leadership and Teamwork for a student in Years 10 and 12 - $250, $500
  • The Bailey Award for the student with the Best Results in Year 11 HSIE subjects, award held in trust to cover school costs
  • The Smith-Anderson Award - cash award for first in Year 12 Modern History
  • Community Member Contribution Award – certificate and gift
  • The P&C Achievement Award for the Best Result in  HSC Practicals in Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Textiles and Design, Dance and Society and Culture, Extension 2 English - $75 per subject
  • The Miller Award for the student with the Best Result in Year 10 Year 10 Textiles Technology - cash award
  • St George Workplace Learning - for the most Outstanding student/s $250 to assists with VET expenses
  • Two School sponsored Year 7 Scholarships for full camp costs and subject fees in Year 7.
  • The Cantabrian School Spirit Award recognises a gaduating Year 12 student whose contribution to the school community has been exceptional - $100

The final formal assembly of the year is the Annual Recognition Day, where students who have attained Outstanding, Meritorious, Most Consistent anad Most Improved in each subject are recognised. On this day we also recognise sporting and cultural achievements.