Blues for Academic, Culture, Service and Sporting Achievement

  • Philosophy:
Bream Bay College aims to recognise excellence in the total range of activities available to students at BBC with a view to confirming the pursuit of excellence and building of self-esteem in students. Students may gain blues in the academic, sporting, cultural and service pursuits.

 

Procedure:

    • Nominations from coaches/TIC who are involved in the activity with accompanying supporting material to be submitted to the co-curricular Committee.
    • A Blue will be awarded at the Deans or Deputy Principal’s discretion in consultation with SMT, providing the appropriate criteria have been satisfied and the Co-curricular committee ratifies the nominations
    • The nominator may attend the Co-curricular meeting to discuss their nomination
    • The Co-curricular committee has to approve nominations
    • Successful Blues recipients will be published in the Bream Bay News and the School Magazine
    • Honours will be published on the honours board in the school foyer
    • Blues will be presented at a formal assembly as soon as practicable
    • A sports award dinner will be held during term 4 to celebrate senior achievement

Guidelines year 7 and 8

Academic Junior Blue:  a student may gain an Academic Blue by:

  • Gaining a placing in academic competitions e.g: Australian English, Nestle short story contests, Science fair.
  • Being a finalist in the speech contest, Research expo, or excellence in a creative Writing Portfolio
  • Or by entering three of more academic competitions

Sporting Junior Blue: a student may gain a Sporting Blue by:

  • Representing the college in a sporting activity

This includes any sport that the student plays for the college over a season as well as representing the college in an inter-school fixture

Cultural Junior Blue: A student may gain a Cultural Blue by:

  • Being a member of the kapahaka group
  • Participating in a college production
  • Being in the music concert or ‘Te Tuinga’
  • Participating in music such as bands, singing or learning an instrument
  • Or participating in debating

Service Junior Blue: A student may gain a Service Blue by:

  • Helping a teacher for a designated number of hours in their own time
  • Producing things for the likes of a college production
  • Helping in the library
  • Outstanding contribution to the student centre
  • Or for initiating lunchtime activities

Kia Maia Badge: a Kia Maia Badge may be gained by:

  • All-round excellence in the classroom

A teacher may nominate one student per term for a Kia Maia Badge, the Deans of year 7&8 and the Principal must agree before a student gains this badge.

Tumuaki Badge: This is the highest and most prestigious Junior Blue. In order to receive a Tumuaki badge, a student must have a Kia Maia Badge and at least three other Junior Blues. The other Blues must be from at least two different categories. A student may gain one Tumuaki badge.

The awarding of Junior Blues:  a formal year 7&8 assembly will take place each term for the awarding of Junior Blues.

Where to place Junior Blues: the Junior Blues are sewn on items of uniform. At the discretion of the student they may be sewn on their shirt, jersey, sweatshirt or  jacket. There is no limit to the number of academic, sporting, cultural or service blues that a student may gain.


Guidelines Year 9 & 10

Academic year 9&10 Blue: a student may gain an Academic Blue by:

  • Gaining a placing in academic competitions e.g.: Mathex, Commonwealth essay, Nestle Short story Contest, Whangarei Representative Science &technology fair.
  • Being a finalist in the speech contest, research expo, excellence in  their creative writing portfolio or by entering three or more academic competitions

       Sporting year 9&10 Blue: Examples may be:

  • Representing the college in a sporting activity

This includes any one sport that the student plays for the college during a two year period as well as representing the college in an interschool fixture


Cultural year 9 & 10 Blue:  examples may be:
  • Being a committed member of the kapahaka group
  • Participating in a college production
  • School representative at Rock quest
  • Participating in music such as bands, singing or learning an instrument during a two year period and performing to an audience
  • Participating in debating during a two year period

Service year 9 & 10 Blue:  Examples may be:

  • Support team for the likes of a college production
  • Being a librarian
  • Outstanding contribution to student centred support service and activities

Endeavour badge:  an Endeavour badge may be gained by:

  • All round excellence in the classroom.

A teacher may nominate one student per term for an Endeavour badge. The Deans of year 9 & 10 and the Principal must agree before a student gains this badge

Manaia badge: This is the highest and most prestigious blue at year 9 & 10. In order to receive a Manaia badge, a student must have an Endeavour badge and at least three other year 9 & 10 blues. The other blues must be from at least two different categories. A student may gain one Manaia badge.

The Awarding of year 9 & 10 Blues: at a formal assembly

Where to place year 9 & 10 Blues: the blues are sewn on items of uniform at the discretion of the student. They may be sewn on their shirt, jersey, sweatshirt or jacket. There is no limit to the number of academic, sporting cultural or service blues that a student may gain.


Guidelines for Senior Blues

Academic
Top in year level-11, 12 and 13
Grade point average: GPA=((EX *4+M*3+A*2)/4) best 20 credits from best 5 subjects.
Internals plus practice externals. A unit standard credit=Achieved

Culture   |
A student maybe nominated for a Cultural Blue by:

  • Demonstrating outstanding performance skills
  • Continued participation and commitment
  • Achieving a high standard of ability in a given area
  • An outstanding, committed single achievement

Areas of consideration

Art, Dance, Debating, Drama, Kapa-haka, Music, Performing Arts, Singing, Speech, Tikanga, Writing

Service
A student may gain a service blue by any nominated outstanding contribution to student centred support service and activities

Sport                
A student may gain a sporting blue by being a representative at regional level or above


Category examples

  • Attendance at a National tournament
  • Participation at National secondary schools level
  • Select for a North island team
  • Regional secondary schools level
  • Represent the school in northland inter—collegiate tournament

Other
At the discretion of the Co-curricular committee, following nominations by the teacher in charge, the committee may make an award to mark outstanding achievement or participation in school activities e.g. enterprise or environment.