The Year 9 and 10 Awards Ceremony are held during the last days of the school year and the Year 11 and 12 Academic Awards Ceremony is held in February /March of the following year. One of the highlights of the school year is the Graduation Ceremony held for Year 13 students and their parents/caregivers. We also hold a Sports Awards Ceremony.
The awards given out recognise students who have achieved at a high level as well as those who have demonstrated an outstanding attitude.
To gain a Lincoln High School Graduation Diploma in Year 13, a student needs to meet all of the following criteria:
Obtain Level 2 NCEA by the end of Term Three, 2016.
Obtain an overall average attendance rate of 90% or more, for all 2016 timetabled periods including the Linc period.
Obtain a minimum of 70% of all internal NCEA credits that are assessed in 2016.
a) Due to exceptional circumstances, a student that has not met all of the criteria may be eligible for Principal discretionary consideration.
b) The attendance rate is based on the periods attended or that have justified absences (eg. medical absences or appointments, school events and trips, exam leave etc). Absences that do not count towards the attendance rate include unexplained absences, truancy, holidays during term time and unjustified absences in accordance with the Ministry of Education requirements.
c) The graduation ceremony takes place on Friday 4 November.
These are the premiere awards across the school and are awarded for achievement in NCEA, Sport, the Performing Arts and Services.
A student must achieve an Excellence endorsement in the year that they are studying towards NCEA Level 1 or 2. This requires 50 or more credits at the Excellence level.
A student who obtains 100 or more Excellence credits in the year that they are studying NCEA Level 1, or 80 or more Excellence credits in the year that they are studying towards NCEA Level 2 will also receive an Elite Scholar Award.
A student must be:
a member of the top team/group in the year the award is made.
an outstanding performer, such as being a Canterbury representative.
a role model in terms of leadership and/or loyalty, reliability and willingness to take advice.
New Zealand representatives will also receive an award.
A student must:
perform at an outstanding standard. Detailed criteria for this are available for students.
be a role model in terms of leadership and/or loyalty, reliability and willingness to take advice.
Contribute in the great majority of opportunities available.
A student must achieve 100 ‘service points’ at/or for the school within one year. Examples of ways to earn points are: coaching, refereeing, Peer Support leader, technical support.
Merit awards are given to students who have achieved at a high level in their sporting or cultural code but have not met all the criteria for Colours.
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