Merit Award System
At Engadine High School we hold our students in high regard and wish to recognise and reward deserving students. Our Merit Awards System provides motivation and encouragement as well as providing clear evidence of achievement. The system is flexible and rewards effort and achievement within the classroom and the wider school.
Merit awards are issued at the teacher’s discretion for any student who has achieved in any area eg. cooperation, effort, service, application, bookwork, academic excellence, sporting excellence and ‘personal bests’. This is a reward for effort beyond that which students normally achieve. These awards may be issued at any time during the year by either the teacher or the Head Teacher.
This award is issued as recognition of achievement over an extended period of time. Students ‘earn’ a Bronze Certificate by achieving a total of twelve (12) Merit Awards. These are to be taken to the Library desk where they will be checked and the Bronze Award organised. These Bronze Awards will be presented at Year Assemblies.
This is the third tier of the award system. Students will be considered for Silver Certificate status by having been awarded three (3) Bronze Certificates. Again, Library staff will process and record these certificates and they will be presented at Achievement Assemblies.
Awarded to students who collect (3) Silver Certificates. These certificates recognise exceptional, long term achievement and will be presented at Achievement Assemblies.
This is available to students who have been awarded three (3) Gold Certificates. These will be formally presented on the school’s Presentation Night.
Jan Cooper Medal
This is the highest honour at Engadine High School. It is awarded to students who have achieved the School Medal and is donated by Mrs Jan Cooper who was the Office Manager at Engadine High School for many years and was herself awarded the Director-General of Education Award for School Service.