Prizes & Awards

We have a number of prizes and major awards which are presented each year at our award ceremonies. In particular we have some highly sought after scholarships for students to aim for.  Click here for scholarship application form

For the Year 13 Graduation Diploma criteria Click here

Year 13 Major awards

Criteria

R.B. Strange Cup for Leadership:

The R.B. Strange Cup for Leadership will be awarded to the student whose leadership has been the most positive and significant during the year. 

McMahon Cup for Citizenship

The McMahon Cup will be awarded to the senior student whose general contribution to the life of the school has been the most worthwhile and significant. The recipient will usually have been involved in a wide range of school activities, and may sometimes have taken a leading role (but this is not necessary). The recipient's contribution will always have been a positive one and in the spirit of a "good citizen" of the school.

R.S.A. Cup for All-Round Achievement

The R.S.A. Cup will be awarded to the student who has demonstrated the overall highest level of ability in a wide range of different spheres, eg academic, sporting, cultural. 

Garters Cup for Commitment to Colleagues

 

The Garters Cup will be awarded to a school leaver who in their time at school has constantly put aside self interest to assist others achieve their personal goals and potential.

Note: The goals can relate to anything - academic, sport, personal development, etc.

Arts Council Trophy for Contribution to the Arts

The Arts Council Award winner will have made a significant contribution to the arts i.e. Music, Drama, Dance, Arts Council throughout the year.

  • Been involved in a number of different branches of the arts.

  • Demonstrated performance to a high standard in at least one branch of the arts.

  • Have helped to raise the profile of the arts at Lincoln, either by leadership or by example i.e. through individual performance, commitment, or by being a good role model.

Mana Māori Award for Contribution to Mana Māori

This award will be given to the student who has made the most significant contribution to Mana Māori in the school throughout the year. This could be in a variety of spheres, Māori Culture, Academic, Sport, Music, Council, etc. The winner will have helped to raise the profile of Mana Māori at Lincoln by:

  • Leadership and/or by example ie. through individual performance, commitment and/or by being a good role model.

  • Having a positive impact on any group he/she has worked with.

  • Showing a commitment to Mana Māori.

Old Students Association Challenge Trophy

This Trophy is for the student who has shown the determination to succeed. It can be awarded at any level.

Year 13 Academic awards

 

Ross Woods Cup for Excellence in Year 13, Dux of the School

The Dux is awarded to the Year 13 student with the highest academic standard.

Proxime Accessit

This award is for the runner up to the Dux.

Year 13 Scholarships

 

The Rowe-Martin Award

The Rowe-Martin Award of $300 goes to a student whose attitude has at all times reflected a determination to succeed.

Gammack Scholarship

Gammack Scholarship ($5,000 – subject to change)

  • Students must be studying five Level 3 subjects.

  • Students must intend enrolling in a full-time University Degree Course in the year following application at either Lincoln University or The University of Canterbury.

  • The student will have clearly demonstrated at school the academic ability to succeed in tertiary study.

  • The student will have demonstrated through involvement in the life of the school that he/she would be a worthy recipient of the award. 

Past Pupils' Scholarship

Past Pupils’ Scholarship ($500 – subject to change)

Applicants must intend enrolling in full-time study at a Tertiary Institution in the year following the application.

Students must have made a positive contribution to the school through a full involvement in the life of the school, in particular in their final year at Lincoln High School.

Students must have achieved high academic attainment in their final year at Lincoln High School.

Applicants must be studying five Level 3 subjects.

Lions Club of Selwyn Scholarship

Lions Club of Selwyn Annual Scholarship ($300 subject to change)

  • To be awarded to a female student planning to study for a tertiary qualification in the field of science. 

Selwyn District Educational Fund

Selwyn District Educational Fund ($3000 subject to change) 

Note: There are two scholarships available.

  • Must do further study at a tertiary institution or other post-secondary study.

Alma Newton Memorial Literary Award

This award of $500 is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an ability and involvement in English Literature. 

Halswell District Lions Club Scholarship

The scholarship is for $600 and is awarded to a:

  • Year 13 student who is studying five Level 3 subjects. They must intend to enrol for a full-time study at a tertiary institution in the year following the application for this scholarship.

  • Student who has demonstrated the Lincoln High School values, the ability to succeed in studying at a tertiary level, and has been involved in the wider life of the school.

Other Year 13 Academic Awards

 

Art

Hillyer Medal for Senior Sculpture

Top Year 13 sculpture student

 

Parsons Award for Excellence in Achievement and Attitude in Year 13 Art

Excellence in achievement and attitude for a Year 13 Art student

 

Classical Studies

William Haase Cup

Excellence in achievement and attitude in Classical Studies

 

History

Lincoln Historical Society Prize for Year 13 History

Excellence in achievement and attitude in History

 

Technology

Morgan Cup for Merit in Senior Practical Clothing

Excellence in achievement and attitude in Senior Textiles Technology

 

 

Barnett Cup for Progress in Senior Food and Nutrition

Outstanding progress in Senior Food and Nutrition

 

Meaclem Cup for Year 13 Hospitality

Excellence in achievement and attitude in Hospitality

 

Maths

LHS Mathematics Award

Awarded for excellence in and contribution to Mathematics and Statistics.  

The following criteria will be considered:

  • Studying two Level 3 Mathematics and Statistics courses.

  • Demonstrating a consistently outstanding level of achievement and enthusiasm for the subject.

  • Working to advance not only their own level of Mathematical understanding but that of others.

  • Participating in extra-curricular opportunities in Mathematics. (For example, Cantamaths, CMA Year 12 Maths competition, Eton Senior Mathematics competition, Australian Mathematics Competition.)

Science

Carnaby Cup for Excellence in Year 13 Science

In the year the award is made the recipient will have:

  • Studied at least two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Science at Level 3

  • Achieved the highest marks in examinations and/or NCEA, demonstrating outstanding academic excellence.

Note: If a student takes more than two Science subjects their results in their best two subjects will be considered.

In the event of a tie, the following criteria may be used as secondary discriminators.

  • Participated in extra-curricular opportunities in Science. (For example, Science Fair, CPIT Competition, Hands On Science.)

  • Produced an exemplary piece of practical Science work. This could be research or experimentally based.

  • Demonstrated a positive attitude towards achieving in Science.

There is a $500 prize that goes with this award. 

Social Sciences

Murray Award for Excellence in Year 13 Social Sciences

There is a $200 prize that goes with this.

The recipient:

  • must have studied at least two Level 301 Social Science courses (History, Classical Studies, Social Studies, Geography)

  • must demonstrate a consistently high level of achievement

  • must have shown the ability to work cooperatively with others.

Chemistry

Peter van Leeuwen Cup for Senior Chemistry

Excellence in achievement in Chemistry (Year 12 or 13)

Other Awards Senior (Years 11,12,13)

 

 

1997 School Council Cup for outstanding contribution to a sub council.

This award is made each year and is chosen by the School Council.

 

 

Outstanding contribution as a House Leader

Outstanding contribution as a House Leader

 

Outstanding contribution as a Deputy House Leader

Outstanding contribution as a Deputy House Leader

 

Outstanding contribution to their House over their five years at school

Outstanding contribution to their House over their five years at school

Cultural Senior (Years 11,12,13)

 

Anderson Trophy for Senior Drama

To be awarded to the student who:

  • Has made a major contribution to Drama at Lincoln High School

  • Has shown a high level of performance ability.

  • Has shown commitment, reliability and is a good example to others.

Elaine Gibbs' Cup for Excellence in Senior Music

Awarded to the student who demonstrates overall excellence in senior music.

R. Devereux Award for Most Improved Musician

Awarded to the student musician that has improved the most.

Tamzin Darragh Cup for Best Performance in Senior Drama

Awarded to the senior student (Year 11-13) that has given the best performance in senior drama.

Trophy for Senior Boys’ Māori Culture

Awarded to the student that is a major contributor to Kapa Haka

  • Has been a conscientious attender

  • Is prepared to listen and been keen to learn

  • Has performed with flair and good presentation

  • Has shown leadership qualities

  • has been prepared to put in the effort required

Trophy for Senior Girls’ Māori Culture

Awarded to the student that is a major contributor to Kapa Haka

  • Has been a conscientious attender

  • Is prepared to listen and been keen to learn

  • Has performed with flair and good presentation

  • Has shown leadership qualities

  • has been prepared to put in the effort required

Asian Studies Award (Year 12 or 13)

Awarded to a Year 12 or 13 student who has studied an Asian language each year since Year 9.

The student should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Culturally sensitive

  • A non-native speaker (NZQA rules)

  • A genuine interest in the language and culture of the language

  • Takes interest in visitors to our school and international students

  • Shows initiative and helpfulness at events such as Open Night and international languages week.

Te Kura Tuarua o Waihora Cup for Māori Leadership

  Awarded to a stduent (at any level) who has made a         
  • significant contribution to Māori development and enhancement at/for/on behalf of the school and/or

  • achieved academic excellence/scholarship by a Māori student and/or

  • shown support for the promotion of tikanga Māori (with respect to the school’s values)  

General – (Year 9-13)

 

Canterbury Environmental Trust Award

To the student who has made the most significant contribution to the Lincoln Environmental Organisation.

Notes:

  1. Sports related awards will be presented at the sports prizegiving in Term 4.

  2. All scholarship monetary values are subject to change. 

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