Golden Ferns


Gold/Silver/Bronze Awards – Each term, a student’s subject teachers and their House Group Teacher will recognise and reward the progress a student is making with their ability to live, learn, work and contribute as an active member of their community.

There are five criteria for subject teachers and a different five criteria for House Group Teachers with a grade scale of 0 – 4 for each. These criteria are outlined on the following pages.

Juniors are notified each term of their progress on their Junior Diploma Credit Progress sheet. Seniors will be notified each term either via a progress sheet or as part of their report.

At the end of the year, once the Term Four tallies have been added to the student’s final total, they will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Bronze Awards are given out by the Deans, Silver at a whole school assembly and Gold at the end of year prize giving. The top senior and top junior student will also get a separate award at the end of the year. If two students tie in points, the House tally will be used to determine the winner.


Fern Totals:   Totals differ at Junior and Senior levels due to the numbers of subjects taken.

Year Level




9 & 10




11, 12 & 13




NB: Any student who attends school less than 85% of the year will not be eligible for an award unless their reasons for absence are verified by their House Group Teacher.



House points are awarded to students by staff for actions and achievements inside and outside the classroom that reflect the five cornerstone values of the school.  The computer keeps a tally of how many you have and each fortnight a printout is given to your House Group Teacher so you can see how you and your House are progressing.  At the end of each term, the top House is announced at assembly. At the end of the year, the winning house receives the ‘House Cup’ at the Senior Prize giving and the ‘Junior House Cup’ at the Junior Prize giving.

 Cornerstone Values – P.R.I.D.E.

 Participation – taking ownership of my learning and my performance. Using my initiative to set goals and working hard to achieve them. Also participating in and contributing to, activities that support community unity.

Respect – being respectful of myself, of others and the environment we live in.

Integrity – being honest, responsible and accountable for your actions, and completing anything you commit to undertake.

Diversity – valuing and treating with equity the different cultures, languages and heritages in our community.

Excellence – aiming high in sport, culture, arts and academic endeavours. Persevering in the face of difficulty and striving to do your best in all that you do.

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