Awards

Student Awards

Importance of Student Recognition

At Karama School we believe that positive student recognition is a great incentive and motivator of continued student progress and good behavior. Regular reward and recognition is important in boosting student morale and enthusiasm for learning. To achieve this we have developed various awards, covering academic recognition in numeracy and literacy, as well as, practical skill recognition in educational values. We recognise our students’ achievements in the following award categories at assembly every fortnight and at the end of the year.

Fortnightly Assemblies

Merit Award

Every class teachers gives an award to one of their students based on the previous fortnight’s merit. A new merit award template is available for 2018 which all staff must use and hard copies of certificates are available from the office.

Student of the Week Award

There are 3 Student of the Week awards available to units at each assembly.  Recipients (units) get to display the Student of the Week plaque in their classroom for the fortnight.  Throughout the duration of the fortnight, there’s an opportunity for other students within the winning unit to acquire the award. Recipients are selected by the class teacher and the certificate is printed by front office staff. All plaques need to be returned to the front office at the end of the fortnight.

Values Award

At each assembly a student from each class is awarded with a Values Certificate based on demonstrating our school’s values, including Respect, Resilience and Responsibility throughout the previous fortnight. Classroom teachers choose the student, fill in the certificate and place in the Assembly Certificate box located behind the counter at reception. The classroom teacher will choose one school value to be recorded on the award.

End of Term Assemblies

End of Terms 1, 2 and 3 assemblies will start at 8.30am and run for approximately 45 minutes.

Ngaree Ah Kit awards
Ngaree Ah Kit, MLA and Karama’s local member provides 5 awards to the school at the end of each term. Each award is accompanied with a Casuarina Square gift voucher provided by Ngaree. Classes within the unit alternate turns of selecting the recipient. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is presented by Ngaree Ah Kit, MLA.

Values Award

The Values Award is given to one student from every class. The recipient of the award should model school values and show qualities. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

Attendance Award
The Attendance award is given to one student from every class. Recipients need to have demonstrated significant improved attendance since the previous term. The Engagement Officer (EO) selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

End of Year Assembly

End of Year assembly will start at 8.30am on the final Thursday of Term Four and runs for 45 minutes. End-of-year assembly awards are based on students’ overall effort and commitment to their schooling throughout the year.

Each student receives a book with their award selected by the classroom teacher. These books are provided by both the Darwin Book Store and The Smith Family. These are on display from week 7 in the staffroom whereby teachers assign book by sticky note and front office staff create the sticker.

Ngaree Ah Kit Award
Ngaree Ah Kit, MLA and Karama’s local member provides 5 awards to the school at the end of each term.  The award is accompanied with a Casuarina Square gift voucher.  Each unit shares the award and classes within the unit alternating turns of selecting the recipient. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is presented and printed by Ngaree Ah Kit’s Electorate Office.

Values Award
The Values Award is given to one student from every class. The recipient of the award should model the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

Achievement Award

The Achievement Award is given to one student from every class.  The recipient of the award should be a high achieving student across all areas. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

Attendance Award

The Attendance Award is given to one student from every class with high attendance. The EO selects the student for the award. The certificate is printed by the front office.

Specialist Learning Area
Specialist teachers (e.g. Music, PE) will select one student from Upper Primary and one student from Early Childhood to receive an award based on their participation and achievement in the subject. The certificate is printed by the front office.

Chief Minister’s Literacy Award
The Chief Minister’s Literacy Award is presented to one child in every class. The award has eight categories of literacy achievement. The class teacher selects the student for the award and the recipient receives a certificate normally presented by the Chief Minister or their representative.  The name of the student needs to be decided upon in term three to ensure nominations are in before closing date and that the Chief Minister’s staff have adequate time to design certificate.

Australia Day Student Citizen Award

The award recognises a student who shows a sense of fair play, generosity of spirit, concern for others, cultural understanding, positive attitude and involvement within the school and the wider community.  At Karama School this award is given to a Year 5 student. Year 5 teachers, shortlist students and using a staff consensus a student is chosen.  The recipient receives a medallion and a certificate usually presented by an official for the awards.  The name of this student needs to be decided upon in Term Three for timely preparation of the award.

Year 6 Honour Board
Recipients of the following awards are recorded on the school honour board displayed in the front office. One year 6 student will be selected for each honour board category. Select year 6 students will be called to the stage on the final assembly to recognise their achievement in front of their peers and teachers.

English Excellence
The English Excellence Award is given to a high achieving student from Year 6.  The year 6 class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

Mathematics Excellence
The Mathematics Excellence Award is given to a high achieving student from Year 6. The year 6 class teacher selects the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.

Outstanding Effort
The Outstanding Effort Award is given to one student from Year 6, selected for displaying outstanding effort across all areas of their schooling. The year 6 class teachers select the student for the award and the certificate is printed by the front office.