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PRIZE GIVING

PRIZE GIVING

Please take note, in advance, of the prerequisites for general honours.
GENERAL.

1.    ACADEMICS.


1.1    Average year mark: All assessments for the first three terms will be brought into consideration.
1.2    Grade 10-12 In the case where a learner has additional subjects, the marks used for the prize giving will only be used if it benefits the learner.    
1.3    If a learner qualifies at the end of the year he/she can apply for acknowledgment at the beginning of the next year.
1.4    A learner who is absent during the exam or test will be treated according to merit and in consultation with the subject teacher.
1.5    New learners that did not write the June exam at HPR may only qualify for honours in the final exam.
1.6    Learners who change subjects after the July exams, may only qualify for honors in the final exam.

2.    SCHOOL SPORT


2.1    In all sport codes and cultural activities, recognition will only be given if a learner participates in the league/region in which the school competes.
2.2    Awards for provincial colours obtained in school related sport codes:  Gold scrolls awarded only to A teams (Craven week, Netball-A, Hockey-A, etc.)  All other teams will receive silver scrolls.
2.3    A learner that is selected for a national, provincial or regional team must also participate in that team before receiving the award. If participation only takes place at the end of the year, the learner will receive the award at the beginning of the next year. This is applicable to all sport and cultural activities.

3.    NON-SCHOOL SPORT


3.1    With the exception of learners who obtained National colours in non-school sporting codes, all awards for non-school sport codes will be handled during assembly and not at the prize-giving.
3.2    Directives for awards: This is classified on one level lower than school based sport. 
   Honours: If a learner has been selected for and has participated in a national team.
   Silver scroll: If a learner has been selected for and has participated in a provincial team.
   Certificate: If a learner has been selected for and has participated in a regional team.

4.    PARTICIPATION IN “BOKKIE” TEAMS (all sport codes)


 A certificate only will be awarded during assembly for participation in a Bokkie team.

A.    GENERAL HONOURS

1.    QUALIFICATIONS


1.1    Only grade 12 learners are considered for honours.
1.2    Honours consist of 5 sections.
   The learner will only receive the highest mark for an activity.
1.3    To qualify, a learner must:
   Score 20 points from a possible 25 for activities participated in Gr 12.
1.4    Points are awarded for each of the following sections:
         Leadership         (Max 5 marks)
         Academics         (Max 5 marks)
         Sport             (Max 5 marks)
         Cultural         (Max 3 marks)
         Personality characteristics         (Max 7 marks)
                   

2.    PREREQUISITES

2.1    LEADERSHIP


2.1.1      Chairperson - School                     [5]
2.1.2     Deputy chairperson – School                     [4]
2.1.3     Executive Council - School                     [3]
2.1.4     Captain of organised sport
             Member of RCL
             Chairperson 
             Hostel Council                         [2]
2.1.5     Cheer Leader
             A leader in an organised school activity, e.g. Hostel Council     [1]
2.1.6     Inappropriate leadership and actions of chairpersons or members of the
            Executive Council may be penalised with between 1 to 5 points.
2.1.7     Exceptional leadership of leaders as mentioned in 2.1.2 to 2.1.4 can earn an extra mark.

2.2    ACADEMICS


   70%        5 marks
   68%        4 marks
   66%        3 marks
   64%        2 marks
   62%        1 mark

A pupil, who is absent during the exam or scheduled test, will be treated according to merit and in consultation with the subject teacher.

2.3 CULTURAL     


ACTIVITY
   Choir/Revue/Drama
   Land Service
   Public Speaking /ATKV
 

MARK ALLOCATION (SCORING)
   Each activity counts one mark.
   Acquires a higher mark for participation on a higher level, e.g. Inter High Public speaking, National Land Service.
   Maximum 3 marks
   Faithful support and actual participation are expected. The decision of the coach and headmaster is decisive.

2.4   SPORT


   THE FOLLOWING SPORTS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
   Athletics (Inter High Team), Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country Running, Golf, Swimming, Cricket (Senior), Chess, Soccer
   MARK ALLOCATION (SCORING)
   Loyal participation in school sport: one mark per sport
   For all first teams: 2 marks each
   Provincial or on a higher level: 3 marks each
   Maximum 5 marks
   Faithful support and actual participation are expected. The decision of the coach and headmaster is decisive.

2.5 CHARACTERISTICS


   The marks are awarded according to discretion of the committee:
   Ambassadorship            [2]
   Behaviour                        [1]
   Discipline                         [1]
   Neatness                         [1]
   Helpfulness                    [1]
   Loyalty                            [1]
  TOTAL:                               [7]

 If a consensus cannot be reached a vote will take place.

3.    COMMITTEE


    Exists out of the management of the school.

    Any learner who has a serious transgression on his/her active record at the time of his/her application will not be considered for full honours.


B.    HONOURS


Token: School badge with laurel wreath in gold plus a golden activity scroll that is shown below the badge. A certificate will be received for a repetition of this award and learner may add an activity scroll.

1.    ACADEMICS


1.1    All grade 8 to 12 learners qualify
1.2    Committee: Management Team
1.3    Requirements
  Grade 8 and 9:
  Average year mark:     85%

  Grade 10 to 12:        
  Average year mark:    80%
   

2.    SPORT


2.1    Athletics/Swimming - Provincial Colours.
2.2    Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country Running, Cricket, Golf, Soccer, and Chess

  •     Winner PUK 16

  •     The winning team: Mpumalanga (A team)

  •    Individual – Provincial School Sport

  •    Pupil to participate in trials matches organized by official school union.

  •    First and second places achieved in Mpumalanga A team league (applicable where all teams in the province participated in the league). If participation in a lower league/section took place only the first place is awarded.

2.3    Sport not presented by the school: National Colours

This prize is subject to faithful support and actual participation. The decision of the coach and headmaster is decisive, any complaints must be referred to the policy committee.

3.     CHESS INDIVIDUAL: 


    Board A winners of board 1 in Gert Sibande Final.

4.    CULTURAL

4.1    Public speaking
   Inter High Winners or ATKV / SALA winners.
4.2    Land service
   Must have attended the National Land Service Camp for two years.
4.3    Eisteddfod
   A certificate must be awarded during the competition.


C.    SCROLLS

1.    GENERAL


    Badge: - A silver activity scroll to be applied underneath the pocket’s emblem.  If re-awarded, another activity scroll may be added.

2.    CULTURAL


2.1    Choir/Revue/Inter High or ATKV/SALA Public Speaking/ Land Service/ Drama
   3 Years Loyal participation
2.2    Gold award received during Eisteddfod.
2.3    Final round participation of SALA public speaking.
2.4    Highveld Choir

3.    ACADEMICS


    Grade 8 and 9:
   Average year mark:     80%

    Grade 10 to 12:
   Average year mark:    75%

 

4.    SPORT


•    Two years in the first team (Chess U/19).
•    Second in the PUK 16.
•    Reserves of Mpumalanga winners (A-teams).
•    Mpumalanga runner-up teams (A-teams).
•    All other teams being Mpumalanga/Puk 16 winners or runner-up winners will be considered on merit.
•    Victor/Victrix Ludorum of Colours Meeting (Senior and Junior).
•    Three years Inter High Athletics or Inter High Cross Country participation.
•    Three years participation, swimming level 2.
•    Three years participation cycling.
•    Highveld colours or Gert Sibande.
•    Non-school sport: Provincial colours.

This prize is subject to faithful support and actual participation.  The decision of the coach and headmaster is decisive.   Any complaints or queries will be referred to the policy committee.

D.     TROPHIES

1.    SUBJECT TROPHIES


•    The best learner in each subject, in each grade, will receive a trophy.
•    The prerequisite is that an average of 80% (Grade 8 and 9) and 70% 
(Grade 10-12) or higher is maintained throughout the year in a specific subject.
•    Should a learner qualify for more than one award, only one trophy will be awarded.The various awards will be indicated on the trophy.
•    A learner who achieved the best average of 80% (Grade 8 and 9) and 70% (Grade 10-12) or higher at the end of the year in a certain subject may apply to receive the subject trophy if no one has qualified for the prize during the Prize Giving Ceremony. 
•    If a learner changes subjects during the course of the year he/she will not be considered for a subject prize.

2.  BEST LEARNERS


    The learner with the best average in Grade 8, 9, 10, and 11, each receive a trophy.

3.    DUX-LEARNER


    The grade 12 learner with the highest average will receive the Dux trophy.

ABSENCES
•    A pupil MUST have written the June exam to be taken into consideration for one of the above trophies.  
•    Should a learner have been absent for more than one such an assessment used to calculate the prize-giving mark, the learner will not be considered for this trophy.
•    If a learner was absent for only one assessment that was used to calculate the prize-giving mark, a 0% will be given to the learner for that specific assessment.  Such a learner can still be considered for one of these awards.

4.    BEST SPORT ACHIEVEMENT


    Consider best individual sport achievements in school context. Minimum qualifications: Learner must obtain provincial colours. This learner receives a trophy.

5.    BEST SPORTSMAN/WOMAN


•    Is awarded to a boy and a girl. These pupils receive a trophy. 
•    Achievement and versatility in sport are considered.
•    Only sport in school context is considered.
•    Points will be awarded according to:
   Participation (e.g. 2nd team/Colours Meeting)    1
   School 1st team / A-team / Captain of 2nd team    2
   Captain of first team/Highveld Colours        3
   Provincial            4
   S.A. (S.A. team or under 1st 3 individuals)        5

SHOULD A LEARNER QUALIFY FOR BOTH THE AWARDS OF 4 AND 5, ONLY THE HIGHEST AWARD WILL BE RECEIVED, NAMELY BEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT. A LEARNER CANNOT BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH.

6.    BEST ACHIEVEMENT FOR CULTURE


    Is awarded to a boy or girl. The learner receives a trophy. Achievement and diversity will be considered. Learners need to apply for this award.

 

7.    MERIT TROPHY
   

Awarded to grade 12 learner(s) who, despite difficult circumstances, distinguishes themselves with exceptional strength of character throughout his/ her high school career. This award is only awarded if there are learners that meet the requirements. Such learners are nominated by the staff of Piet Retief High School.

8     TROPHY FOR NON- SCHOOL SPORT


    Awarded to a boy / girl that has achieved an exceptional achievement, for at least on national level.  This trophy is awarded at the school- based prize-giving.


9.     REGULATIONS


•    A learner cannot receive more than one prize for the same achievement. 
The highest achievement is taken into consideration.
•    Special prizes will only be awarded with the permission and approval of the management team. These type of prizes are not encouraged. 
A list with all the qualifiers will be displayed on the notice board before the Prize-Giving Ceremony. Notify the organisers of any problems with regard TO SPELLING OF NAMES and SURNAMES, PERCENTAGES ACHIEVED, AVERAGES, OMISSIONS, or any other mistakes. It must be brought to the attention of the organisers within one day after appearance on the notice board.
•    All information will be regarded as correct after the due date.
•    Errors, which are brought to the attention of the organisers after the due date, will be corrected only AFTER THE PRIZE GIVING.
•    These awards will not be announced again.
•    All errors on the part of the organisers will be corrected.

If a learner is absent at the prize giving without a valid reason he/she will forfeit the prize.

TOP TEN

 

  • The ten learners with the highest average in each grade receive a metal scroll, indicating the year, after report 1 and 2 and after report 4 at the start of the next year.

  • A learner may wear the scroll for the rest of his/her high school career.

  • Grade 10-12

  • In the case where a learner has additional subjects, it will only be used if it benefits the learner.

  • A learner, who is absent during the exam or a scheduled test, cannot be considered for this award.