CONDITIONS FOR AWARDS – CULTURE 2017-11-22T16:56:44+00:00

Conditions for Awards


CULTURE

To be eligible for cultural awards, sustained involvement for the whole year is expected of the pupil. The general conduct of a candidate must be beyond reproach for him/her to be considered for any colours. Objections against any candidate will be discussed by the colours committee and the decision of that committee is final. Normally, colours will be awarded only to senior pupils (Grades 10 – 12). In exceptional cases, younger pupils may be considered.

Colours will be awarded as early in the year as possible to Grade 12 pupils to allow them to wear their colours while still at school. Colours will not be awarded  for cultural activities if the pupil concerned has neglected his/her schoolwork; and they will not be awarded for merit to a pupil who is physically fit, but takes no part in school games or other extramural activities. Awards will usually be made at the end of term 3, but at the discretion of the colours committee, they may be made at any time.

The definition of a school cultural activity is one in which a pupil practices and competes/performs together with, and for the school, on an acceptably regular basis.

Pupils who take music, drama and dance at school and who take part in choral, musical and dramatic performances at or for the school, may be eligible for colours. Those who do not take those subjects, but perform for and at the school with excellence over an extended period, could also be considered.

These awards would be worn as “Performing Arts.”

Those who perform exceptionally in their school based practical exams are eligible for the subject prize. Those who perform exceptionally at eisteddfods etc. can be considered for the Jubilee Award.

The awards are normally awarded at the end of term three and have FIVE tiers:

TEAM:

To Grade 10 and above pupils only. For regular attendance (80% and above) and commitment. To pupils who have completed at least one year of participation, provided that their contribution and commitment have been of a consistently high standard.

HALF COLOURS:

For above average achievement and above 80% attendance – only to pupils in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The pupil must have been active on a regular basis, for a considerable period, and rendered an above average contribution and commitment to the school.

FULL COLOURS:

To pupils who must have shown outstanding performance, service and commitment to the school over a period of at least two years.

HONOURS:

For achievement and participation in a wider range of cultural activities and must have rendered outstanding and exceptional leadership, contributions and assistance to culture as a whole, to the school and the wider community.

HONOURS WITH DISTINCTION:

For achievement at national level, recognised from U/17 upwards, or as specifically stated. Or to learners who have rendered outstanding and exceptional leadership, contributions and assistance to culture as a whole, to the school and the wider community, performing to critical acclaim to a national standard for his/her age group at an appropriately recognised venue.

Hospitality

Team – 24 hours + attendance at all meetings,half – 40 hours, full – 60 hours, honours – three or more years of extensive and exceptional contribution.

Service to sport

Team -1 year, half – 2 years, full – 3 years, honours – three or more years: all of extensive and exceptional contribution.

Backstage, sound and lighting

Equivalent to service to sport

First Aid

Team Award – may be made to pupils having completed at least one year of service, provided that their participation and services have been of a consistently high standard. Said pupil must have completed at least Basic First Aid (Level 1)

Half Colours – may only be awarded to learners in Grades 11 & 12. The pupil must have been active on a regular basis in the field for a considerable period and rendered above average service to the school where first aid service was rendered. The pupil must have successfully completed Level 3 First Aid.

Full Colours – may be awarded to pupils in Grade 12 who have rendered outstanding service to the school since Grade 10. The pupil must have successfully completed Level 3 First Aid and done volunteering outside of school as well (for example with CMR or NSRI).

Honours – may be awarded to pupils who have rendered outstandingly exceptional service to the school and the community.

Impact

Equivalent hours and combinations as hospitality, but no black blazer.

Outreach

Equivalent hours and combinations as hospitality, but no black blazer.