PLC Sydney believes students should be recognised for their high achievement and/or extended dedication to particular co-curricular activities. The College strives to make these awards equitable across a diverse range of endeavours and/or competition levels.
There are three types of Co-Curricular Awards:
- International Blazers - are awarded to students who compete at high level international competition such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games or Australian Youth Team.
- Achievement Awards - are awarded for excellence in individual activities such as selection in the Firsts or if they win a Grand Final or a member of a premier group (for Music) or a lead role in Drama for a highly commended performance or improvement.
- Participation Awards - are awarded to students in recognition of their long term dedication, effort and commitment to a specific co-curricular area.
Students will earn an International Blazer if they are selected into an Australian Team to compete at the highest level of their sport, eg in the Commonwealth Games, World Championships, Junior World Championships, Olympic Games or Australian Youth Team. Festivals or Invitation events are not eligible for an International Blazer.
Students will earn an International Blazer if they compete in the highest level international competition selected based on merit to represent Australia.
In Speech the International representatives can come from;
a) World Individual Debating & Public Speaking championships
b) Plain English Speaking Competition
c) Lions Youth of the Year
All these events involve many levels - including State and National prior to overseas travel to represent Australia
This award will be made at the discretion of the Principal and the Coordinator of Co-Curricular and TIP Program.
Achievement Awards will be awarded to students for outstanding achievements in a chosen co-curricular activity. This includes such achievements as selection in the Firsts or if they win a Grand Final or a member of a premier group (for Music) or a lead role in Drama for a highly commended performance or improvement.
These awards are to be embroidered on the School blazer to indicate excellence. These awards will be located on the left hand side of the blazer and embroidered with the year.
For activities where there is a competition, criteria for the award of the Achievement Award can be found in the 2018 Co-Curricular Booklet.
For activities where there is no competition, the award will be by nomination to the Coordinator of Co-Curricular and TIP Program. These Achievement Awards will be for a member of a premier group (for Music) or a lead role in Drama for a highly commended performance or improvement. These may be limited to 6-10 students per year per group or activity. These numbers may vary from year to year depending on the production or the composition of the top ensembles.
Note: The Achievement Awards were formerly known as Pockets.
A new system for Participation Awards will be phased in in 2018. This new system is an refinement of the previous 60 point participation award.
Participation Awards will be awarded to students for their long term dedication, effort and commitment to a particular co-curricular category.
There are six generic long-term Participation Award categories:
Participation Awards consist of a badge that will be awarded for participation based on the following criteria:
- Bronze Badge: Participation for 3 years participation
- Silver Badge: Participation for 5 years participation
- Gold Badge: Participation for 6 years participation
Participation Awards can be achieved in multiple categories, eg you could earn a Bronze badge for Clubs and a Silver badge for Music.
To earn a Participation Award you must fulfil the requirements of the activity, with excellent attendance records and high levels of contribution to the activity.
Students will need to ensure they keep the co-curricular section of their handbooks updated each term and apply for the award when they satisfy the criteria.
A link will be provided shortly to apply for the award.
For more information about Co-Curricular Awards please contact:
Ms Jenny Clarke
Coordinator of Co-curricular & TIP Program