On Monday 1 August, the Term 3 Principal’s Merit Assembly recognised the continued achievements of students in Years 7-12 during the course of Semester 1. Individual student results from Term 1 and Term 2 are combined, with provisional Academic Endeavour (Academic Effort) and Provisional Academic Honours (Academic Achievement) being presented to approximately 40% of the secondary school.
The Principal’s Merit Assemblies in Terms 2, 3 and 4 provide students with provisional awards. This means that at the time of each Merit Assembly, students’ results indicated they were tracking at the required level. For a student to have their Academic Endeavour or Academic Honours conferred on them for Speech Day, they must maintain and achieve that level based on all of their results over the course of the year. This enables students who may not have achieved the required result earlier in the year to focus and lift their performance in order to reach the required standard by the end of year. There is no cap on the number of students who can receive the awards.
Typically, as students progress from Year 7 to Year 12, the complexity of the work increases. This requires students to continually increase their application and strive for higher academic levels of achievement in order to meet the criteria.
To receive an Academic Endeavour Award, a student must maintain a Commendable average across the five domains on which teachers report each term. These domains are:
- All RELTs items submitted on time and attempted to a high standard.
- Arrives to class on time and organised with materials required for effective learning.
- Maintains a high standard of classwork including written work.
- Displays appropriate classroom behaviour.
- Maintains engagement in classroom learning.
Students are given one of the following ratings for each of the domains:
||Students at this level meet the criteria almost always or ‘on virtually all occasions’.
||Students at this level meet the criteria on the majority of occasions or on most occasions.
||Students at this level meet the criteria most of the time.
||Students at this level are sporadic with their application, which is detrimental to consistent learning.
||Students at this level are performing well under expectations.
Academic Endeavour (Provisional)
Students who received a Grade Point Average of 4.5 (maximum is 5.0) or higher across all of their subjects for their academic effort:
Cooper de Pagter
For students to receive Academic Honours, they must achieve a Grade Point Average when all of their results for subjects are combined. Results for each term are added progressively throughout the year.
Academic Honours (Provisional) and Academic Endeavour (Provisional)
Students who received a Grade Point Average of 80 (maximum is 100) or above across all of their subjects AND a Grade Point Average of 4.5 (maximum is 5.0) across all of their effort ratings:
Chloe van Ommen