High School Academic Awards Policy

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC & PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS POLICY 2018

Grade 12 Students at Valedictory Mass in October and Grade 8 to 11 Students will be presented academic and prestigious awards at Honours Evening in December.

These awards are presented to honour those Students who have maintained a Love of Work, both academically and extra-curricularly, throughout the year.

1. Academic Awards - All awards are based on the final promotion mark
SUBJECT AWARDS GRADES 8 TO 11

RecipientsSubjectsAward
Grade 8 & 9 Top Achiever (minimum of 75%)Afrikaans (FAL), Biology (9), Commerce Studies, Creative Arts, English, Geography, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Natural Sciences (8), Portuguese, Science (9), TechnologyCertificate of Merit per Subject
Grade 10 &11 Top Achiever (minimum of 75%, minimum of 70% Advanced Programme Subjects)Accounting, Afrikaans, AP Maths, AP English, Business Studies, CAT, Dramatic Arts, EGD, English, Geography, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Portuguese, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts.Certificate of Merit per Subject

SUBJECT AWARDS GRADE 12

RecipientsSubjectsAwards
Top Achiever (minimum of 75%, minimum of 70% Advanced Programme Subjects)Accounting, Afrikaans, AP Maths, AP English, Business Studies, CAT, Dramatic Arts, EGD, English, Geography, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Portuguese, Physical Sciences, Visual ArtsVoucher and Certificate of Merit per Subject

ACADEMIC TROPHY AWARDS GRADE 12

RecipientsTrophy
Awarded to the Student with the highest overall aggregate in English and Afrikaans.Linguistics Trophy
Awarded to the Student with the highest overall aggregate in two of the following subjects: Geography,
History, Visual Arts or Dramatic Arts.
Human Sciences Trophy
Awarded to the Student with the highest overall aggregate in Mathematics and either Physical Sciences or Life Sciences.Natural Sciences Trophy
Awarded to the Student with the highest overall aggregate in Accounting and Business Studies.Business Trophy

ACADEMIC BADGES/COLOURS

RecipientsAward
Grade 8/9/10 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% or more for 1 year.

Grade 11 Student with an overall aggregate of 75% or more for 1 year.

Grade 12 Students with an overall aggregate of 70% or more for 1 year.
Academic Blue Badge and a Certificate of Merit
Grade 9/10 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% or more for 2 years.

Grade 11 Student with an overall aggregate of 75% or more for 2 years.

Grade 12 Students with an overall aggregate of 70% or more for 2 years.
Academic Silver Badge and a Certificate of Merit
Grade 10 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% or more for 3 years.

Grade 11 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% for Grade 9, 80% for Grade 10 and 75% for Grade 11.

Grade 12 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% for Grade 10, 75% for Grade 11 and 70% for Grade 12.
Academic Half Colours Scroll and a Certificate of Merit
Grade 11 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 75% in Grade 11.

Grade 12 Students with an overall aggregate of 80% for Grades 9, 10, 75% for Grade 11 and 70% for Grade 12.
Academic Full Colours Scroll and a Certificate of Merit

OVERALL ACADEMIC AWARDS PER GRADE

Recipient AchievementAward
Most Improved ScholarAwarded to the Student with greatest improvement in overall aggregate from first term to last term in each grade.Certificate of Merit
Third in the GradeAwarded to the Student with the third highest overall aggregate in each grade.Voucher and a Certificate of Merit
Second in the GradeAwarded to the Student with the second highest overall aggregate in each grade.Voucher and a Certificate of Merit
Dux ScholarAwarded to the Student with the highest overall aggregate in each grade.Voucher, Floating Trophy and a Certificate of Merit

2. Prestigious Awards
MERIT TROPHY AWARD GRADES 8 TO 12

The Student with the highest number of Merit points in each grade at the end of the year and the Runner-up Student will be presented at Honours Evening (Grades 8 to 11) or Valedictory Mass (Grade 12).

Award: Voucher, Floating Trophy and Certificate of Merit.

MARIST SPIRIT PLATE GRADE 12

A Matric Student who has worked consistently towards fostering spirit within the school community.

Award: Floating Trophy

MARIST CULTURAL AWARD

A Matric Student who displays a special cultural talent. Not only participating enthusiastically, but also excelling in at least two different cultural activities.

Award: Floating Trophy

MILAN HAGLICH AWARD

A male Matric Student who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship.

Award: Floating Trophy

MARCO MOTTO-ROSS AWARD

A female Matric Student who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship.

Award: Floating Trophy

THE RAMON & MIKAELA MEMORIAL AWARD

A Matric Student who displays dedication and passion in Dramatic Arts, embracing the spirit of Drama and Theatre whole-heartedly.

Award: Floating Trophy

MATTHEW CHAMPION MEMORIAL AWARD

A Matric Student who selflessly serves the School and Community.

Award: Floating Trophy

CHRISTY BOTHA MEMORIAL AWARD

A Matric Student who, inspite of facing significant challenges to their academic progress, has consistently applied themselves with diligence, giving of their best at all times.

Award: Floating Trophy

MARIST AWARD OF EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

A Matric Student who has made a significant contribution to the school as a service. The Student has given generously of their time and always been available.

Award: Floating Trophy

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

A Matric Student with a minimum of 60% overall aggregate, who has been involved in at least two extra-curricular activities and who, at the discretion of the Staff and the Principal, has epitomised the Marist Ethos.

Award: Floating Trophy

3. Blazer Awards

All Blazer Awards are at the discretion of the Staff. All recipients must qualify for a Merit Scroll to be eligible. The Merit Scroll is based on the following criteria:

  1. Attitude
  2. Dress Code
  3. Sportsmanship
  4. Behaviour

Must be a good ambassador for the School at all times

COLOURS BLAZER

A Grade 11 or Grade 12 Student who has achieved three Half Colour Awards from any of the following different areas:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Sport
  • Cultural

Award: Blue Blazer with no Trimming

HONOURS BLAZER

A Grade 11 or Grade 12 Student who has achieved the following criteria:

  1. One Full Colour Award
  2. Two Half Colour Awards in two other activities
  3. One of the above colour awards must be ACADEMIC

Award: Blue Blazer with Gold Trimming