The St Leo’s Award System
Compass Merit Awards
A graded system of Merit Awards recognises students’ efforts and achievements. Growth Domain Merit Awards are awarded by teachers and can be for:
- Academic Achievement
- Academic Effort
- Putting Faith into Action
- Living the College Values
- Sporting Achievement
- Sporting Effort
- Music Achievement
- Music Participation
- Co-Curricular Achievement
- Co-Curricular Effort
The Merit Award System is progressive:
- Purple Merit award (10 Merits) presented at Year Meeting
- Gold Merit Award (3 Purple Merit Awards) presented at an Assembly
- St Leo’s Medallion (3 Gold Merit Awards) presented at an Assembly.
Awards Presented each Semester
- Principal’s Gold Awards are presented to students who have achieved Effort Grades of Excellent in All Courses on their reports.
- Principal’s Silver Awards are presented to students who have achieved Effort Grades of Good or Excellent in All Courses on their reports.
- Excellence in Catholic Life and Mission Awards acknowledge students who have put their faith into action in a significant way.
- Excellence in Sport acknowledge students judged to be best and fairest, most improved or worthy of a coach’s award.
- Elite Athlete Awards are presented to students who have represented the College at a State or National Level (eg. Broken Bay team, NSWCCC team or Australian Team).
- Excellence in Music awards are presented to students who have demonstrated a high level
- of musical achievement or have been judged as having made an Outstanding Contribution to an ensemble or group.
- Excellence in Co-Curricular awards are presented to students judged to be best and fairest, most improved or worthy of a coach’s award in a significant co‑curricular activity.
Year 7–10 Academic Achievement Awards
- Academic Gold Achievement awarded to students who are ranked first place in a course.
- Academic Silver Achievement awarded to students who are ranked in the top 5% in a course.
Note: Students who achieve either a Gold Academic Achievement award or three Academic Achievement Awards (Gold or Silver) are presented at the Semester 1 and Yearly Academic Awards Ceremonies with an Academic Excellence Medallion.
Year 11–12 Academic Achievement Awards
- Academic Excellence – High Distinction awarded to students ranked in top 10% in four or more courses.
- Academic Excellence – Distinction awarded to students ranked in the top 10% in 3 courses.
- Academic Excellence – Credit awarded to students ranked in the top 10% in 2 courses or 1st place in any courses.
Special Awards – Presented Annually at the Year in Review
- Sportsman of the Year (Year 7–11)
- Sportswoman of the Year (Year 7–11)
- Best All Rounder (Year 7–11)
- Most Outstanding Contribution to Catholic Life and Mission of the College (Year 7–11)
- Most Outstanding Contribution to Instrumental Program (Year 7–11)
- Most Outstanding Contribution to Vocal Ensembles (Year 7–11)
- Michael O’Brien Award for Contribution in the Field of Computing (Year 9, 10 or 11 student)
- Vanessa Anderson Award for Excellence in Sport (Year 10 Award)
- The Gellert Josef Bakos Memorial Encouragement Award (Year 11 Award)
Major Year 12 Awards
- Fair Play Award
- Award for Year 12 Sportswoman of the Year
- The Award for Year 12 Sportsman of the Year
- Basilica Art Prize
- The St Cecilia Music Award
- The St Mary MacKillop Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts
- St Thomas Aquinas Award for Mathematics
- St Peter Chanel Award for Outstanding Effort in Studies
- The Venerable Catherine McAuley Award for Leadership
- St Ignatius of Loyola Award for Leadership
- The St Francis Xavier All Rounder Award
- Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award
- St Teresa of Calcutta Award for Contribution to the Religious Life of the College
- The St Leo’s Medal
- Dux of the College
- HSC High Achiever Awards