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Both the Preparatory and the Senior Schools of Veritas College have a wide variety of awards available to pupils.  These awards serve as incentives to pupils to excel in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres of College activities.  They also serve as a form of reward for the successful completion of a particular area of enterprise.  Obviously, the incentive and reward aspects intrinsic to these awards are only effective if a pupil, firstly, knows what awards are available and secondly, if the pupil is clear in his/her own mind, what criteria have to be met in order to earn a particular award.

·  A panel of teachers will decide this process of awarding pupils with the necessary award.

·  Awards will only be considered if copies of certificates and/or other proof of achievement are handed in.

FOUNDATION PHASE (Grade 1 –3)

·  Although we do not encourage strong competition amongst our Foundation Phase pupils, and prefer participation for the enjoyment and experience, many of our Foundation Phase pupils have achieved some outstanding results.

·  We have therefore decided to award scrolls to pupils at the end of their Grade 3 year, for the following achievements:

JUNIOR MERIT SCROLL (Half)

 1.   Individual achievement at a Provincial Level of Competition in an  Extra-Curricular Activity ( NOT available at school). Eg. Gauteng Gymnastics

 

SPORTING SCROLLS (Half)

1.   Learner who makes the final District trials to go through to Eastern Gauteng trials, but does not make the Eastern Gauteng team.

2.   Learners representing the school at Inter School level and attains 1st, 2nd or 3rd place 3 years running – NOT Inter-House.

 

DISTRICT SPORT (Scroll)

·         Awarded to a learner who is selected to represent the district in a particular sport offered at school or as an extra-curricular sport.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA AND COMMENTS

1.   Colours, scrolls and certificates will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal and Staff.

2.   No pupil below Grade 5 may receive full colours.

3.   Re-awards for scrolls already received for a specific achievement will be mentioned at Prize Giving but no ADDITIONAL scroll will be awarded.

4.   Behaviour, sportsmanship and continued participation for the school are taken into account.

5.   Colours can be withdrawn or withheld from a learner for not fulfilling the above criteria.

 

ACHIEVEMENT FORM:

·      All learners will receive an achievement form at the beginning of the 3rd Term.  It will be the responsibility of the parents to update these forms and return them to school, with the necessary proof of achievement (certificates, letters etc.) attached to these forms. Do not send the original documentation. A copy needs to be made and if it has details at the back, please make a copy and attach it as well. Grade One & Grade Two documentation can be sent to school.  They will be kept on file and returned the following year to be updated.

 

INTERMEDIATE/SENIOR PHASE (GR 4 – 7)

 

EXCELLENCE IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL BE AWARDED WITH HALF, FULL OR MERIT SCROLLS:

·         ACADEMIC

·         SPORT  (Netball; Swimming; Tennis; Cricket; Soccer, Hockey)

·         CULTURAL (Speech; Art; Music; Choir; School Productions)

·         SERVICE

 

SPORTING SCROLLS (Half)

1.      Learner who makes the final District trials to go through to Eastern Gauteng trials, but does not make the Eastern’s team.

2.      Learners representing the school at Inter School level (in individual events) and attains 1st, 2nd or 3rd place 3 years consecutively –

         NOT Inter-House level.  (Special circumstances will include injury)

3.      Swimmer of the Year. (Based on a point system throughout year)

4.      Victor and Victrix Ludorum. (Based on performance at Inter-House Gala and Inter-House Athletics)

5.       Eastern Gauteng representation in a school sport. (B team)

 

SPORTING SCROLLS (Full)

1.    National representation in a school sport.

2.    Eastern Gauteng representation in a school sport. (A team)

 

DISTRICT SPORT (Scroll)

Awarded to a learner who is selected to represent the district in a particular sport, offered at school, or as an extra-curricular sport.

 

TEAM AWARD (Scroll)

Awarded to a team who has won the Inter-School League in a particular sport.

 

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA AND COMMENTS

1.      Colours, scrolls and certificates will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal and Staff.

2.      No pupil below Grade 5 may receive full colours.

3.      Re-awards for scrolls already received for a specific achievement will be mentioned at Prize Giving but no ADDITIONAL scroll will be awarded.

4.      Behaviour, sportsmanship and continued participation for school are taken into account.

5.      Colours can be withdrawn or withheld from a learner for not fulfilling the above criteria.

CERTIFICATES:

1.      TEAM AWARD CERTIFICATES will be awarded to learners who participate in a school team for 3 consecutive years and will be awarded in Grade 7.

 

ACHIEVEMENT FORM:

 

All learners will receive an achievement form at the beginning of the 3rd Term.  It will be the responsibility of the parents to update these forms and return them to school by the given date, with the necessary proof of achievement (certificates, letters etc.) attached to these forms. Do not send the original documentation. A copy needs to be made and if it has details at the back please make a copy and attach it as well.