VICTORIA PARK HIGH SCHOOL
COLOURS AND HONOURS
Purpose and Motivation
The purpose of the Award Structure at this school is to promote, encourage, recognize and reward the following:
1.1 Passionate participation in school activities
1.2 Loyalty and commitment
1.3 Service to the school, fellow learners and the broader community
1.4 Achievement of excellence in any field.
The awards system is divided into two areas, namely Achievement and Participation
Participation awards reward, in particular, pupils participating in the cultural sphere of the school. Players playing non-first team sport are also rewarded by means of the “participation award.”
Achievement awards reward pupils who achieve in their chosen activity. These are pupils representing the school’s first teams or achieving greater success in the cultural sphere of the school.
3.1 Awards may be made for the following
3.1.1 Academic excellence
3.1.2 Participation in any extra-curricular activities offered by the school
3.1.3 Achievement in any extra-curricular activities offered by the school
3.2 Awards shall be made according to fixed criteria.
3.3 Criteria shall be drawn up and reviewed from time to time by the teachers in charge of the various activities; these criteria shall then be submitted to the colours committee for approval.
3.4 The Colours Committee shall ordinarily consist of the Principal, one of the deputies, Teachers in charge of Boys and Girls’ Sport and the Sports Co-Ordinator. In addition, the Colours Committee may co-opt any person, whether teacher or otherwise, who may be competent to advise the Committee on any decisions being made.
3.5 Learners shall ordinarily be put forward for awards by the teachers in charge of a particular activity.
3.6 Copies of criteria shall be available to all teachers and learners.
3.7 The following general criteria shall apply to the various awards, unless, for some special reason, they are waived by the Colours Committee:
PARTICIPATION (SPORT / CULTURAL)
3.7.1 3 consecutive years of participation – Silver Certificate
3.7.2 4 consecutive years of participation – Gold Certificate
3.7.3 5 consecutive years of participation – VICTORIAN PLATINUM Certificate
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (SPORT)
LEVEL 1 (SCROLL):
A scroll will be awarded to any player who plays in at least 60% of the 1st team matches. Junior players who represent regional teams will be rewarded by means of a scroll.
LEVEL 2 (HALF COLOURS – SCROLL AND TIE):
Half colours will be awarded to any player who plays in at least 80% of the 1st team matches for at least 2 consecutive years / seasons. Players that are selected to represent regional “B” teams will be rewarded by means of half colours.
LEVEL 3 (FULL COLOURS – SCROLL, TIE AND BRAID ON BLAZER):
Full colours will be awarded to senior players who represent a regional “A” team or who, in the opinion of the “Colours Committee” are of provincial standard.
LEVEL 4 (HONOURS – SPECIAL BLAZER):
Honours will be awarded to any player that is selected to represent any national team or who achieves on a national level. Each case to be viewed on its own merits.
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (CULTURAL, SERVICE)
Learners who have outstanding achievements in these areas may be rewarded with Colours and Honours at the discretion of the Colours Committee.
The above criteria shall apply to school sport only.
- Players who achieve similar achievements in non-school sports will receive special awards from the school, but not Colours or Honours.
- The colours committee may decline to award FULL COLOURS / HONOURS to a learner whose general conduct and record of behaviour is likely to bring the school into disrepute.