St Mary’s Award Criteria

St Mary’s Awards 2018 – The St Mary’s award is designed to be:

  1.      Accessible to all students
  2.      Objective and transparent
  3.      Based on attitude grades given in Progress Reports (Readiness for Learning and    Effort)
  4.      In recognition of an excellent attitude to learning and consistent effort.

Students may receive a St Mary’s Award based on their report grades for Readiness for Learning and Effort. Every term students receive a grade between 1 and 4 for each criteria. If a student consistently receives grades of 4s on their attitude reports, then that student would definitely receive a St Mary’s award. A student who has received a mixture of 3 and 4 grades will also probably receive an award. A student receiving 1 and 2 grades would be unlikely to receive an award. A computer analysis of average grades given in progress reports during Terms 1, 2 and 3 will determine whether a student receives a St Mary’s Award.

Readiness for learning:  The student arrives in class prepared, ready to learn and is actively involved in the learning process.

4.      Always – The student demonstrates the relevant learning attitudes all of the time
        (is well organised, pays attention and listens well).

3.      Usually – The student demonstrates the relevant learning attitudes most of the time.

2.      Sometimes – The student demonstrates the relevant learning attitudes some of the time.

1.      Rarely – The student rarely demonstrates the relevant learning attitudes and this has
cause for concern (student is disorganised and comes to class unprepared for learning).


Effort:  The student is self-motivated and self-directed.  She is enthusiastic about all learning activities.

4.      Outstanding – The student is self-motivated to achieve her best and maintains a high level of enthusiasm and interest. The student produces work of a high standard consistent with her ability.
3.      Consistent – The student attempts all tasks and usually works enthusiastically and consistently.
2.      Inconsistent – The student is sometimes on task but needs constant teacher direction and supervision.
1.      Causing concern – The student lacks self-motivation and is rarely on task.


Students will be recognised for making significant improvement in the case of not meeting the grade average. The Dean, the Kaiako and the SLT may use discretionary professional judgement on a case by case basis.