St Mary’s Award Criteria

St Mary’s Awards 2017 – Instructions for staff and students

The St Mary’s award is based on these principles:

  1. Accessible to all students
  2. Objective and transparent
  3. Focused on outstanding effort
  4. Based on our values – this includes Mercy and STAR values

There are two criteria for subject teachers to evaluate when a considering a student for a St Mary’s award in 2017. The student must have:

  1. Completed all work to a standard that reflects their own personal best effort.
  2. Contributed positively to the learning environment by being co-operative, supportive and respectful of others at all times.

In 2017, there is a third criterion that will be decided on by activity co-ordinators, Deans and/or Ako Teachers. The student must have:

  1. Made a valuable contribution to the College by demonstrating outstanding commitment and/or service through participation in co/extra-curricular activities. This third criterion will count as one “tick” towards a student’s tally.

Explanatory notes:

  • Completion of all work to a standard that reflects the student’s own best effort (Criterion One) means that:
    • generally all homework, assignments and assessments are completed on time.
    • generally all classwork, homework, assignments, assessments and tests are complete, and are at a standard that shows the student has tried their best.
    • generally means most, if not all, of the time
  • Criterion one reflects our STAR values of Strive to Succeed and Take the challenge
  • Criterion two reflects our STAR values of Ako in action and Respect our values
  • Criterion three reflects all our STAR values