Jamison High School

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Scholarships and awards

Celebrating student achievement

At Jamison High School we consider it important to recognise positive student achievements in all areas of school life. Outlined below are the awards that form part of the school’s merit scheme

School Merit system

Merit Awards are awarded to students by classroom teachers for any result, activity or effort which is worthy of recognition. Once students collect enough merit awards to receive a faculty, they can convert their merits into house points and go into the running for our PBL prizes.

Faculty Awards are awarded by Head Teachers in areas such as academic performance, attendance, class work, homework, school and community service etc. For students receiving 5 Teacher’s Awards (Year 7 – 9) or 3 Teacher’s Awards (Year 10 – 12).

Year Awards are awarded by the Year Adviser to students in Year 7 – 9 who receive four Faculty Awards and students in Year 10 – 12 who receive three Faculty Awards.

Deputy Principal Awards are awarded to students in Years 7 – 9 who receive three Year Awards and students in Years 10 – 12 who receive two Year Awards.

Principal's Medallion is awarded to students who receive two Deputy Principal Certificates.

John Jamison Medal is awarded to the student who has received the most number of Faculty Awards in each year group.

Mulheron Medal is awarded to the student in the school who has received the most overall number of Faculty Awards.

Academic excellence

Year 12 Academic Plaque is awarded for the achievement of first place in each academic course.

Bronze Medallion is awarded to students in Years 10 – 12 who achieve excellence in at least two areas of school life and displayed significant involvement or achievement in two other areas of school life.

Silver Medallion is awarded to students in Years 10 – 12 who achieve excellence in at least two areas of school life and displayed significant involvement or achievement in two other areas of school life.

Gold Medallion is awarded to students in Year 12 only who have achieved excellence in at least two areas of school life and demonstrated commitment toward achievement of excellence in all other areas of school life.

Dux Medallion is awarded for the achievement of first place in Years 10, 11 and 12.

 


More from the NSW Department of Education

Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.

NSW School Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards are an annual event organised by Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and educational achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and department directorates.

Premier’s Spelling Bee

The Premier’s Spelling Bee is an annual competition that encourages primary school students in Years 3 to 6 to develop their spelling skills in a fun and educational way. Students are selected at school level to take part in regional finals. Regional winners then compete in the state final.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

This Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.

Premier’s Debating Challenge

The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to students from Year 5 to 12. Teams compete in a round robin series of debates against other schools. The winners go on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.

Public speaking competitions

The Arts Unit offers public speaking competitions for NSW school students. Each competition is a great opportunity for students to develop their speech-writing and presentation skills while representing their schools in a state-wide competition.

Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships

The Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships are an opportunity to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia’s participation in war for Years 10 and 11 students in selected schools.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for people aged 14 to 25. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.