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MOUNT HUTT COLLEGE

COLOURS and

ŌPUKE AWARDS

Table of Contents

Overview

Academic Awards

Academic Certificates

Cultural and Sporting Awards

Criteria for Academic Awards

Criteria for Academic Certificates

Process for receiving Cultural and Sporting Awards

Points Required for Sporting Awards

Criteria for Sporting Awards

Points and Criteria for Cultural  Awards

Art and Design

Section B

Dance

Drama - performance

Drama – technical/backstage

Kapahaka

Music

PRIDE Certificates

Awards

FAQs

Overview

Academic, Cultural, Sporting Colours Awards at Mount Hutt College

Colours Awards will be made to students in the course of each year in recognition of academic, cultural and sporting achievements associated with the school. These awards are prestigious and will normally be awarded only to senior students. A junior student could earn them in exceptional circumstances.

To encourage students to strive for full colours awards in the senior school, there are also two additional categories of awards. These are Excellence Awards and Merit Awards.

Pride Awards

Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates will be awarded to students who exemplify our values of PRIDE by collecting awards throughout the year.

All awards and certificates will be presented at special end of term assemblies.

Academic Awards

Full Colours:        awarded for excellence and outstanding achievement in NCEA at levels 1, 2 and 3. A minimum expectation would be an endorsed certificate and 25 credits at Excellence level.

Ōpuke Awards: awarded for high achievement in NCEA at levels 1, 2 and 3.

Gold Award:        awarded for high achievement in years 7 to 10.

Full Academic Colours and Ōpuke Awards will be awarded in February, based on the previous year’s NCEA results. Gold Awards will be given to junior students and will be made at the end of year prizegiving.

All decisions about Academic Colours and Ōpuke Awards will be made by the Principal and other members of the Senior Leadership Team. There will not be an application process for these awards.

Academic Certificates

Senior students in Years 11-13 may apply for academic certificates based on the number of Merit and Excellence credits they accumulate during the year for NCEA internal assessments and practice external assessments.

Students should collect evidence of their NCEA achievements using the green application form (available at the Office).

Academic Certificates are presented at a special assembly at the end of Terms 2 and 3.

Cultural and Sporting Awards

Full Colours:        awarded for excellence and outstanding achievement, combined with a valuable contribution to the school through a group or activity.

Ōpuke Awards: awarded for a very high standard of achievement and for regular participation and attendance.

Gold Award:        awarded to year 7 to 10 students, who display ability, consistency in performance, reliability, and responsibility in a sporting or cultural area.

Cultural and Sporting Colours and Ōpuke Awards will be made at the end of each term.

A points system will be used for these awards. The criteria for achieving these points are detailed on the next pages. Students should apply for these awards using the purple application form (available at the Office).

All decisions about Cultural and Sporting Colours and Ōpuke Awards will be made by the Principal, other members of the Senior Leadership Team, the teacher in charge of the activity and the Sports’ Co-ordinator (for sporting awards)

Criteria for Academic Awards

Academic Colours and Ōpuke Awards are based on academic performance in NCEA  at level 1 and level 2.

Full Colours:        25 or more credits at excellence level and at least 50 credits in total at merit or excellence level.

Ōpuke Awards: Certificate endorsed with Merit

Criteria for Academic Certificates

Academic certificates are based on accumulation of Merit / Excellence credits during the year for internal assessments and practice external exams.

A certificate may be endorsed with Excellence if all credits are Excellence credits.

Certificates are awarded for:

Bronze - at least 25 credits at Merit/Excellence

Silver - at least 40 credits at Merit/Excellence

Gold - at least 55 credits at Merit/Excellence

Process for receiving Cultural and Sporting Awards

To ensure there is some comparability between the different activities, a points system will operate. Students will be able to gain points from year to year. The number of points required for awards in each activity will vary according to the activity.

All awards will consist of two sections:

Section A: compulsory elements which a student must achieve in order to qualify for an award.

Section B: a range of elements which a student may choose from to make up the balance of points required for an award.

Procedures

  1. Students complete application form over time.
  2. Student leaders/Captains give application forms of students who have qualified for an award to the Teacher in charge of their activity.
  3. Teacher in charge checks the accuracy of the information.
  4. Meeting held with Principal for all Teachers in charge and other relevant staff.
  5. List of recipients of awards finalised.
  6. Awards presented at special end of Term assembly.

Points Required for Sporting Awards

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        4 points from Section A

                2 points from Section B

Criteria for Sporting Awards

Section A - compulsory

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College through fair play and provide a

positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.

1 point

Provide service to the school (eg as a coach, umpire, official or helper). A minimum

of 10 hours recorded and verified. If not available at school, other areas will be

considered.                                        

2 points

Section B – additional criteria

Selected in top school team (per year)        

1 point

Participate in a provincial or age group  team                                                

1 point

Participate in South Islands                        

1 point

Placing in top 3 at South Islands        

2 points

Winner at South Islands                

3 points

Participate in Nationals                        

3 points

Selection as a Canterbury representative

3 points

Selection as a New Zealand representative        

5 points

A minimum of 10 hours recorded and verified. If not available at school, other areas will be considered.                                

Points and Criteria for Cultural  Awards

For each cultural activity there are separate points requirements and criteria.

Art and Design

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        2 points from Section A

                4 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others in Art and Design.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in activities/practices/workshops/events.        

1 point

Provide service to the school by leading/coaching/tutoring/mentoring other students in Art and Design.

2 points

A minimum of 10 hours recorded and verified. If not available at school, other areas will be considered.

Section B

Complete a public work appropriate to cultural conventions/ participate in an exhibition.

2 points

Initiate and plan a significant art and design project.

2 points

Work cooperatively with others in the production of a significant work.

1 point

Participate fully in a range of art and design workshops and/or tutorials.

1 points

Demonstrate excellence in Art and Design techniques.

2 points

Dance

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        2 points from Section A

                4 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Provide service to the school by Choreographing and/or teaching students for a performance over  a full year.

2 points

A minimum of 10 hours recorded and verified. If not available at school, other areas will be considered.                

Section B

Performance in a public dance show or competition                                        

1 point

Display a professional approach to performing                                        

1 point

Demonstrate excellence in dance techniques                                        

2 points

Display a high degree of commitment and responsibility to a public performance        

2 points

A minimum of 10 hours recorded and verified. If not available at school, other areas will be considered.                                

Drama - performance

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        2 points from Section A

                4 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Provide service to the school by coaching/directing younger students in a major Production or over a full year.          

2 points

Section B

Minor role in a drama production for public performance.                                        

2 points

Major role in a drama production for public performance.                                        

3 points

Display a professional approach to performing.                                        

1 point

Demonstrate excellence in performance techniques                                        

2 points

Display a high degree of commitment and responsibility to a public performance        

2 points

Drama – technical/backstage

Full Colours:        

6 points:        3 points from Section A

                3 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

4 points:        3 points from Section A

                1 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of at least one technology.                        

1 point

Section B

Co-ordinate others for a school production (stage manager etc).                                

2 points

Work co-operatively and be a reliable team member.                                        

1 point

Involvement in a school production        (full production or 4 minor events).                

1 point

Kapahaka

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        2 points from Section A

                4 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Participate in a performance out of school.

2 points

Section B

Be an active member of the Kapahaka group for at least 3 years.                        

2 points

Participation in a senior competition.

3 points

Tutoring and mentoring junior members of the group.                                        

1 point

Participation in Secondary Schools’ Regional Competition.                        

Kapahaka

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

6 points:        2 points from Section A

                4 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Participate in a performance out of school.

2 points

Section B

Be an active member of the Kapahaka group for at least 3 years.

2 points

Participation in a senior competition.

3 points

Tutoring and mentoring junior members of the group.

1 point

Participation in Secondary Schools’ Regional Competition        .

2 points

Display a continued respect for tikanga and te ao Māori.

1 point

Perform a karanga, leading a song or singing a solo during a performance        .

2 points

Display a continued respect for tikanga and te ao Māori.                                        

1 point

Perform a karanga, leading a song or singing a solo during a performance.        

2 points

Music

Full Colours:        

10 points:        4 points from Section A

                6 points from Section B

Ōpuke Awards:         

5 points:        2 points from Section A

                3 points from Section B

Section A

Uphold the reputation of Mount Hutt College and provide a positive role model to others.        

1 point

Demonstrate a high level of participation in practices.                                        

1 point

Participate in a musical performance in own time/out of school.                                

2 points

Section B

Belong to two music groups for 3 years.

2 points

Belong to a group for more than 3 years.

1 point per year

Tutoring and mentoring junior members of the group.

1 point

Success in Grade V Trinity/Royal.

2 points

Selection for a national group or participation nationally.

1 point

PRIDE Certificates

PRIDE awards are ‘vouchers’ which are given by staff to students for demonstrating our values of PRIDE at School. Awards are given for things such as wearing uniform correctly and with pride and care and consideration towards others. Awards are counted in lots of 10 and exchanged with form teachers for a ‘10 Ticket’/”30 Ticket”. Students may redeem awards/tickets for ‘goods’ from the School’s PB4L ‘Shop’. Form teachers enter the number of ‘10 Tickets’ collected by a student into our information system (KAMAR).

Awards

Bronze PRIDE certificate

Years 7/8 – 50 awards

Years 9/10 – 40 awards

Years – 11-13 – 30 awards

Silver PRIDE certificate

Years 7/8 – 80 awards

Years 9/10 - 60 awards

Years 11-13 - 40 awards

Gold PRIDE certificate

Years 7/8 – 100 awards

Years 9/10 - 80 awards

Years 11-13 - 60 awards

FAQs

Do I have to hand in my NCEA results to get a Colours or Ōpuke award in Term 1?

No. There is no application procedure for these awards in Term 1.

What can you count towards the Academic Certificate?

Final internal assessment results (those that will be sent to NZQA) and  School examination results that are practice for external standards.

What do I do once I believe I have gained the award?

Give your green card to your Dean for checking against the NZQA records.

Can I gain more than one certificate in a year?

Yes. The certificates are cumulative. If you have gained a Bronze award you only need 15 more credits at Merit or Excellence level for a Silver award.