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CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS NIGHT - 26 OCTOBER 2016

22/06/2016
Our annual ‘Celebration of Excellence’ Awards Night is held each year to reward students for academic, cultural, vocational and sporting excellence and to recognise student contribution to Maroochydore State High School. 
 
As per our school diary, the awards are as follows:
 
·         Academic (Gold, Silver, Bronze) – awarded for performance during the year up until September.  Each student receives a grade point average using the following calculations:  VHA = 5, HA = 4, SA = 3, LA = 0 and VLA = 0.  Awards are then determined as follows:  Gold = 4.6; Silver = 4.2, Bronze = 4.0.  The process for establishing School Dux is very different from the process for determining an OP score. 
·         Cultural Awards (Year 10-12) – only activities organised by the school will contribute towards this award.  A = Outstanding performance level or leading / solo role, strong leadership role, reliable enthusiastic participation, excellent attendance. B = Good performance level, some leadership role, reliable enthusiastic participation, regular attendance. C = Good progress shown, active team member, reliable and enthusiastic participation, regular attendance, involvement.  Criteria for Gold, Silver and Bronze is as follows Gold = 4 (3 A’s & 4th not less than B);  Silver = 3 (3 B’s & no C’s);   Bronze = 3 (2 B’s & 1 C) 
·         Sporting Awards: The aim of the Annual Sports Awards is to recognise the achievements of students who participate in, and excel in school sport.   NB. Only sports sanctioned by Queensland Secondary School Sport  gain recognition for awards.  The system is similar to the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards given for academic achievement.  Awards are given using the following criteria: 

Bronze sporting awards are awarded throughout the school year at assemblies or carnivals (listed on Awards Program).  For school Age Champion in athletics, swimming, cross country and Premiers Central Zone Champions in a team sport or equivalent competition, certificates will be presented on the night.  

Silver sporting award (presented on awards night) :
·                      Sunshine Coast Regional Champions or equivalent competition in any team sport.
·                      Quarter or semi-finalist State Knockout Competition.
·                      Central Zone Age Champion in athletics or swimming.
·                      Sunshine Coast regional winner in any swimming, athletics, cross country or triathlon event.
·                      State finalist (Fourth to Eighth or Ninth place) in swimming, athletics, cross country or triathlon.
·                      Representative, between STATE and REGION, eg South East Qld, Qld Country. 
       Gold sporting award (presented on awards night)
·                      State Representative in any school team sport (eg touch football, soccer, rugby league).
·                      First, second or third place in an individual sport at state level (eg swimming, athletics).                                                                        
·                      State champions in any team sport.
·         There are also a number of special awards presented during the ceremony, these awards such as the Academic Dux and the Leadership awards are our Platinum Awards.