CGHS

Student Recognition Scheme

The Student Recognition Scheme enables students at Canterbury Girls to have their progress and participation acknowledged each year.

Students who qualify for Student Recognition are presented with a badge as a symbol of their achievement. The badge colour and design varies according to the number of years for which a student has qualified.

A student entering the school in Year 7 has the potential to qualify for up to six badges. Students will be responsible for collecting the required information on the Student Recognition Recording Sheet in their diary. Once collected, the information is presented to their Year Adviser who will recommend them for the required badge.

A student who qualifies under this scheme will be presented with a badge at an end of year Student Recognition Assembly.

Award Criteria

Within one calendar year, students must:
Qualify in categories 1 and 2 AND qualify in any 3 of the other categories (ie. categories 3 - 8).

Categories of Recognition

1. Academic Achievement - Compulsory Activity
A student will need to have achieved satisfactory progress in all subjects on both the Semester 1 and Semester 2 reports.
OR
A student will need to have displayed improvement towards achieving their personal best across a range of subjects.

2. Carnivals Compulsory Activity
A student will need to have participated satisfactorily in two of the three annual school carnivals -
• Swimming Carnival (compete in at least one event)
• Athletics Carnival (compete in at least two events)
• Cross Country Carnival
NB. If a student is physically unable to satisfy this requirement an alternative may be negotiated with the Deputy Principal.

3. Sport (Representative)
A student will need to have participated satisfactorily (80% attendance at games) in one of the following knockout or grade sports -
• Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Volleyball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Oz Tag, Mini Soccer, Lawn Bowls
OR
• Have achieved Zone or State selection arising out of membership of the school.

4. School (Representative)
A student will need to have been selected for and participated satisfactorily in a Regional, State or National performing group arising out of membership of the school such as NSW State Drama/Dance, Debating, Music, Tournament of Minds, Theatre Sports, School Spectacular.

5. School Leadership – Elected/Nominated Positions
A student will need to have taken an active part in one of the following:

  • School Prefect Body
  • Student Representative Council
  • House Captain/Vice Captain
  • Mentor or Mentor Trainee
  • nominated by the school for a special award eg Minister's Award for Student Excellence, Order of Australia Certificate.

6. School Based Activities
A student will need to have participated satisfactorily in one of the following:

  • School club or committees eg ISCF, Environmental Committee
  • School lighting/sound engineers
  • Ensemble/group eg Choir, Band, Dance (Cannot be same as Category 4)
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Young Achievers or E Team.

7. Enrichment/Extension Activities
A student will need to have met one of the following criteria:

  • A grade of at least a Credit in a National Standardised Test (eg. English, Mathematics, Science)
  • A commendation in the Herald's Young Writer of the Year Award
  • The Mathematics Enrichment activities
  • The Mock Trial Competition
  • Participation in United Nations Youth Association
  • An entry accepted into ARTEXPRESS or recognised exhibition
  • A commendation in an external essay/writing/poetry competition
  • An entry selected into the NSW Design Competition
  • An award in one of the State History Competitions
  • Debating/Public Speaking
  • Any other enrichment activity approved by the Deputy Principal.

8. Community and School Service
A student will need to have met one of the following criteria:

  • Assistance at an organisational level with Parent-Teacher Nights/Orientation Days/Assemblies/ School Visits/Open Nights
  • Participation in a working bee at the school (one whole day)
  • Assisting with coaching of sport, music, debating, Tournament of Minds
  • Participation in a school approved community service project (eg. charity collection)
  • Participation in a school service project approved by the Deputy Principal.

 

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