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Updated 5 August 2016

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Music and cultural awards

Colours is the highest award a student can attain in recognition of his or her achievements in a music or cultural activity. Students eligible to receive a colours award are recognised as ‘top’ in their field.

The colours committee consists of:

  • Chairman – Headmaster Grant Lander
  • Secretary – Head of English Jeremy Coley
  • Members – Associate Headmaster Ainsley Robson, Teacher in Charge of Drama Bruce Rawson, Director of Music Michelle Flint, Director of Extracurricular Activities Peter Gilbert

Full Colours

Candidates for the award of Full Colours shall have in all cases proven to be exemplary role models. In the opinion of the colours committee, they must meet the highest standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom before being eligible for these awards.

In addition to this they will have:

1. Consistently displayed outstanding ability, commitment and service both in performance and during practices as a member of a cultural activity
2. Shown outstanding enthusiasm, involvement and spirit as a member of a cultural activity
3. Set a creditable example around the School.

Junior Colours

Candidates for the award of Junior Colours shall have in all cases proven to be exemplary role models. In the opinion of the colours committee they must meet the highest standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom before being eligible for these awards.

Junior Colours are only awarded to students in Years 9, 10 and 11. Candidates must display a high level of ability and determination as a member of a cultural group, such that he/she has made a major contribution to the group effort and meet similar criteria to those required for Full Colours.

Service Tie

This award is for students who have involved themselves to a marked degree in any one of the following areas:

1. Directed or assisted with a cultural group
2. Organisation of culture within the School
3. Control, creation or maintenance of technical equipment, costumes, sets or instruments
4. Shown exceptional leadership in an activity where the student was not a designated leader, director or main performer. Only students in Year 13 are usually considered for this award.