ICS Scondary students and teachers gathered together in the Main Hall yesterday, applauding and celebrating as our Secondary Awards Ceremony took place.
The Grades 6-9 Academic Achievement awards focus on Learning across the Disciplines. Students are given the award each semester if they have achieved 26+ (maximum is 32) as an average across all criteria in all subjects. Students in Grade 11 receive the award each semester if they have reached 35+ (maximum is 42) as an average across all criteria in all subjects, excluding PE. These students must also have no lower than a 4 in each subject.
Each Secondary student who recieves an Academic Achievement award must also embody the attributes of the Learner Profile, maintaining a high level of academic integrity thoughout the semester and school year.
Achievement awards were also given in recognition of the ICS G6 team who won the Battle of the Books competition this year; the G8 video-rappers who came in first to win the French Language DELF Award; and the winners of the History Bee and Bowl, who brought gold home from the finals held in Rome!
The Secondary Arts Award is given to students who demonstrate a commitment and a dedicated involvement with the Arts and who have also demonstrated their ability to inspire, lead and encourage others through their engagement with extra-curricular Arts.
The Sports and Athletics Award recognises students who have made an outstanding contribution to the sporting and athletic life of ICS. Award winners have demonstrated a high level of skill and dedication in one or more sports and have shown leadership within sports at ICS in a competitive and fair spirit.
Leadership Awards are given to groups or individual students who reflect a "can do" attitude, acting ethically and responsibly as leaders within the Secondary school and collaborating with others to achieve goals. The Service Learning Award honours students who embody a strong spirit of service, who are resourceful, and through their service develop new skills, demonstrate preserverance and consider the ethical implications of their actions.
At yesterday's ceremony, an impressive number of ICS Secondary students were called on stage, some even more than once, to receive their awards. We extend our best wishes and a sincere "well done" to all the ICS Secondary Awards recipients for their outstanding achievements. As they fulfil their academic goals and pursue their extra-curricular passions at ICS, they remain an inspiration and a source of pride for the entire ICS community.