2019 Special Awards Nominations

Students have the opportunity to self-nominate for a selection of Special Awards that are presented at the annual Presentation Ceremony. This document details the criteria for each award and provides information about the nomination process.

The online nomination form can be accessed at https://goo.gl/forms/mANxYXZ6X9YXaQi43 (students need to be logged onto their Department of Education portal before accessing the form).

Students must nominate to be considered for these awards (with the exception of the School Citizenship awards where teachers may also nominate students). Nominations should address the criteria for the award. Example nomination responses are available here.

Students may nominate for multiple awards but a separate online nomination form must be completed for each award.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of staff appropriate to the award. Decisions will be ratified by the School Executive and announced at the Presentation Ceremony.

Nominations will close on Friday, 27 September 2018.


Award Criteria

Citizenship and Leadership


School Citizenship Awards
Awarded to students who have shown outstanding citizenship attributes including commitment, responsibility and pride in the school. They have been actively involved in school life. Teachers may also nominate students for School Citizenship awards.

Australian Defence Force 'Long Tan' Leadership and Citizenship Award
  • 1 × Year 10 student
  • 1 × Year 12 student 
Awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. They are good communicators, resourceful and able to solve problems. They have displayed strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and 'mateship' characteristics that are integral to Australian society.


Commitment to Academic Success


Australian Catholic University Award
  • 1 × Year 10 student 
Awarded to a student who has achieved academic success and demonstrated leadership and service within the school community.

The Reuben F. Scarf Award for Commitment
  • 1 × Year 12 or Year 11 student 
Awarded to a student who has shown persistence and dedication throughout their studies. 

Caltex Best All Rounder Award
  • 1 × Year 12 student
Awarded to a student who has excelled in a number of the following categories, though not necessarily all of them:
  • Academic - achieves scholastically across a range of subjects 
  • Attitude - willing to help others; makes selfless contributions
  • Personal conduct - exemplary at all times
  • Leadership - a role model for other students
  • Service - participates in school and community activities
  • Sport - represents the school without necessarily being a champion
  • Arts - participates enthusiastically in the cultural and artistic life of the school
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