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Co-curricular Colour Awards

Success in all aspects of Sport and other Activities is celebrated twice a year in separate Winter and Summer Colour Award Assemblies.

Criteria for gaining a Colour Award

  • There are three Colour awards that can be gained by students at St Pius X College.They are BLUE, SILVER and GOLD. The three awards represent three levels of achievement. The Colour Awards are made of an enamelled colour (Blue,Silver, Gold) on a metal pin that can be placed on the student’s College tie or College blazer.
  • In general, these awards are given to students for excellence in a particular extra-curricular sport or activity.
  • The student must exhibit potential to go onto representative level in the particular sport or activity.
  • The student must be seen as helping the coach or convenor with the organisation of the particular sport or activity.
  • The student must be involved with the coaching of junior teams within the particular sport or activity. The student must be noted for his encouragement of junior students in the particular sport or activity.
  • The student must be nominated by the coach or the person in charge of the sport or activity. The Convenor of the sport or activity must be prepared to endorse the coach’s nomination.

 

Blue Award: Level One

  • May be obtained by any student fromYears 7-12.
  • The student must attend training sessions and matches.
  • The student must exhibit high performance at training and matches.
  • The student must exhibit above average ability in the particular sport or activity.
  • The student must have participated in the
    particular sport or activity for at least two
    consecutive years. The exception to this is the student who is ‘new’ to the College and could not possibly do two consecutive years in a particular sport oractivity.
  • The student must exhibit full commitment
    to the team and display evidence of extra
    training.
  • The student must be nominated by the coach or person in charge of the sport or activity. The Convenor of the sport or activity must be prepared to endorse the coach’s nomination.

Silver Award: Level 2

  • The student must already possess a Blue Award (Level One) for the particular sport or activity. The exception to this is the student who is ‘new’ to the College.
  • May be obtained by any student from Years 11 to 12.
  • The student must exhibit the potential to be placed in the highest team in the particular sport or activity.
  • The student must exhibit leadership qualities and have a positive influence onothers around him.

Gold Award: Level Three

  • The student must already possess a Blue Award (Level One) and a Silver Award (Level Two) for the particular sport or activity. The exception to this is the student who is ‘new’ to the College.
  • May be obtained by any student fromYear 12.
  • The student must have participated in the
  • particular sport or activity at the highest
  • level in the college.
  • The student must have qualified to represent the Independent School Association in the particular sport or activity (where such representation is possible).
  • The student must be nominated by the coach or person in charge of the sport or activity. The Convenor of the sport or activity must be prepared to endorse the Coach’s nomination.

 

Note: To be eligible to receive a Silver Award (Level Two) the student must be able to fulfil the criteria of the Blue Award (Level One).

To be eligible to receive a Gold Award (Level Three), the student must be able to fulfil the criteria required of both the Blue Award (Level One) and the Silver Award (Level Two).

A student cannot receive a higher award (unless exceptional circumstances exist) unless he has received a lesser one. Only the highest colour badge is worn. Enquiries re these awards to the Sportsmaster.