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Academic Achievement / Growth

At Jamison High School we consider it important to recognise positive student achievements in all areas of school life.

Student achievement is celebrated through events such as our annual Presentation Evening, Year Meetings, School Assemblies, Formal Assemblies, Morning Teas, Student Barbeques, letters and phone calls to parents and individual encouragement. Outlined below are some of the awards that form part of the school’s merit scheme.

Gold Medallion

  • Students in Year 12 only who have achieved excellence in at least two areas of school life and demonstrated commitment toward achievement of excellence in all other areas of school life.

Silver Medallion

  • Students in Years 10 – 12 who achieve excellence in at least two areas of school life and displayed significant involvement or achievement in two other areas of school life.

Bronze Medallion

  • Students in Years 10 – 12 who achieve excellence in at least two areas of school life and displayed significant involvement or achievement in two other areas of school life.

Dux Medallion

  • Awarded for the achievement of first place in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Year 12 Academic Plaque

  • Awarded for the achievement of first place in each academic course.

Mulheron Medal

  • Awarded to the student in the school who has received the most number of Faculty Awards.

John Jamison Medal

  • Awarded to the student who has received the most number of Faculty Awards in each year.

Principal Medallion

  • Awarded to students who receive two Deputy Principal Certificates.

Deputy Principal Certificate

  • Awarded to students in Years 7 – 9 who receive three Year Awards.
  • Awarded to students in Years 10 – 12 who receive two Year Awards.

Year Award

  • Awarded by the Year Adviser to students in Year 7 – 9 who receive four Faculty Awards and students in Year 10 – 12 who receive three Faculty Awards.

Faculty Award

  • Awarded by Head Teachers in areas such as academic performance, attendance, class work, homework, school and community service etc. For students receiving 5 Teacher’s Awards (Year 7 – 9) or 3 Teacher’s Awards (Year 10 – 12).

Teacher’s Award

  • Awarded to students by classroom teachers for any result, activity or effort which is worthy of recognition. A progression chart is shown on the next page. All medallions awarded to students are on display in the school’s foyer.
  • Awards are based on student performance during one calendar year. The cut off dates for 2016 awards are Friday 30th August (Year 12 awards) and Friday 1st November (Year 7 – 11 awards).
  • Students collect the Teacher’s Awards from their class teachers and bring them to the U Matter period each week where they are placed in their individual U Matter folder. Once a Faculty Award has been achieved students will be given back the processed Teacher’s Awards (which have been stapled, signed on the back or a corner is cut out). Students are then required to place the Teacher’s Awards into the House boxes for house points and a lucky draw for PBL prizes.

Merit system