We have an awards system at PCS built on the foundations of acknowledging and rejoicing in the growth of the whole child. Awards may be given across any category and are cumulative over the student's years at school.
The main categories are:
Personal Learning - such as an improved mark, a high quality assignment
Christian Character - such as being kind to others, displaying patience
Service - such as involvement in various school or community activities.
PRESENTATION DAY - AWARD CRITERIA
Dux Award – Year 11
Awarded to the student with the highest total of points based on: three points for a first place, two points for a second and one point for a third place in the 2 Unit courses. This calculation includes English and the best placed position in eight other units. Extension courses are 1 unit courses and points for these courses are halved. Points are only awarded for the higher level courses where these exist e.g. Advanced English, Extension English, Mathematics and Extension Mathematics.
Dux Award – Years 9 and 10
Awarded to the students with the highest total of points based on: three points for a first place, two points for a second and one point for a third place.
This calculation includes English, then the best placed position in four other courses. Points are only awarded for the higher level Mathematics Course;
Excellence in a Subject
This is awarded to the student who gained first place in that subject based on assessment over the year.
This is awarded to students whose mark has improved twenty per cent or more from the Half Yearly to Yearly Exams, per subject.
Stuart Ayres All Rounder Award
This is awarded to a student in recognition of their consistent effort and achievement across multiple areas such as: academic, arts, social and sporting activities.
Londonderry Leadership Award
This is awarded to a student who demonstrates the qualities of a good leader, including special service to the school or community.
The Bob Barton Community Service Award
This award seeks to recognise and reward someone who has displayed an unselfish attitude to serving others – someone who has gone out of their way for the good of those around them.
Personal Learning Award
An award given to a student who has shown High Academic Achievement across all subjects.
Christian Character Award
An award given to a student who has consistently displayed Christian Character throughout the school community.
An award given to a student actively involved in service to the school, peers and community.
A student who demonstrates both Christian character and a lifestyle which honours God.
Excellence in Personal Presentation Award
In recognition of a student who has consistently worn the school uniform correctly and neatly.
Outstanding Contribution to School Event Technology Award
This is awarded to a member of the School Technology Team who shows hard work and dedication to the school by providing assistance to staff and students; and, making sure technology for school events runs smoothly.
Outstanding Contribution to the Peer Support Program Award
This is awarded to a student who has invested substantial time to the leadership team of the Peer Support Program; often requiring them to participate during their own time with servitude as their hallmark demonstrating excellence in leadership and adaptability in their assistance to the success of this program.
This is awarded to a student who has effectively and appropriately utilised the iCentre.
Service to Missions Award
This is awarded to a young person who shows us what it means to ‘go beyond’. This person uses their skills in leadership and initiative to represent Christ and our School, and to help others.
Australian Defence Force Leadership and Teamwork Award
In recognition of a Year 10 student who displays leadership and teamwork.
Reuben F Scarfe Award
In recognition of a Year 10 student who has demonstrated commitment, perseverance and the desire to improve.
WSU Academic Access Award
This is awarded to a Year 11 student in recognition of academic excellence, leadership and commitment to community.
Best and Fairest (Sportsmanship) Award
This award is presented to a male and female student who have displayed strong Christian character and sportsmanship on and off the sporting arena all year. Whilst these students were amongst the best players in the sport teams they were involved in, they always displayed humility and always put the team first.
Sportsperson of the Year Award
This is awarded to the male and female student who excelled within the sporting arena and often over a range of disciplines, representing the School at various levels.
Sporting Blue Award
This award is presented to a student who has represented the School as part of a NSW Combined Independent Schools Team, achieved a place at a CIS Event that does not progress further, or
selected at a NSW All Schools or School Sport Australia Event.