School Colours and Honours

GMAS Colours and Honours badges can only be received once in each category and are awarded to students for achievements in meeting the required criteria in the following categories: Academic, Arts, Service and Sports

Students who meet the selection criteria (outlined below) must be nominated by a staff member for Colours or Honours. Nominations are referred to a GMAS Committee, comprising the Head of Senior School, Head of Middle School and the Co-Curricular Coordinator who liaise with the relevant Heads of Departments.

All School Colours and Honours recipients are approved by the GMAS Colours Committee and presented at assemblies during term time.

Nomination form (for Academic, Arts, Service and Sport) is downloadable here.

Recording Sheet for Colours and Honours


School Colours Criteria Years 7 -12

GMAS Colours and Honours badges can only be received once in each category and are awarded to students for achievements in meeting the required criteria in the following categories: Academic            Arts             Service            Sports
Students who meet the selection criteria (outlined below) must be nominated by a staff member for Colours or Honours. Nominations are referred to a GMAS Committee, comprising the Head of Senior School, Head of Middle School and the Co-Curricular Coordinator who liaise with the relevant Heads of Departments. Students must be awarded Colours in a category before they can apply for Honours in that category (they are not generally presented simultaneously).
All School Colours and Honours recipients are approved by the GMAS Colours Committee and presented at assemblies during term time.
Nomination forms and recording sheets (for Arts, Service and Sport) are downloadable from the GMAS website.

SCHOOL COLOURS CRITERIA
ACADEMIC COLOURS
The awarding of Academic Colours is via the following criteria:
1.    A Year 8 – 10 student who receives “A” grades in all core subjects (in extension stream) and not more than one “B” grade across all other subjects in their final semester two report.
A Year 11 or 12 ATAR student who receives a minimum of 5 “A” grades and one “B” grade (if studying six subjects) in their end of year academic statement.
A Year 11 or 12 VET student who receives all “A” grades and a minimum of Certificate II in their end of year academic statement.

  1. Outstanding significant contribution to Academic competitions over a two to three year period. This is awarded to a student who accumulates a minimum of 12 points or wins first place in a State level competition over years 7 – 12. Points will be awarded for participation in and placing in academic competitions.
  2. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS website.

ARTS COLOURS
The awarding of Arts Colours is via the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding significant contribution to more than one area of school based Arts over an extended period of time, normally 120 hours over a two to three year period e.g. Art exhibitions, Band performances, Choir performances, Musicals, Strings program, Media productions and competitions.
  2. Individual excellence (first prize at State level) in an Arts discipline – e.g. Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Art.
  3. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS website.

SERVICE COLOURS
The awarding of Service Colours is via the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding significant contribution to community service over an extended period of time, normally 120 hours over a two to three year period e.g. Cambodia fundraising (nominally 60hrs), Coaching (nominally 40hrs a season), Cliff’s kitchen, Ironman, Red Shield Appeal, Lions, Rotary, St John Ambulance.

Students will be required to provide evidence of service undertaken. Parental validation of student hours by itself is unsatisfactory. Service undertaken cannot be renumerated, only voluntary contributions can be accepted.

  1. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS website.

SPORTS COLOURS
The awarding of Sports Colours is via the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding significant contribution to sport at GMAS over an extended period of time,   minimum two to three year period and in more than one sport. Colours are awarded to a student who accumulates a minimum of 12 points over years 7-12.

Students may receive points for each of the following:

  1. GMAS summer sport / winter sport / Champion Boy-Girl / ACC Carnival representation, placing 1st in Division1 ACC event.
  2. GMAS and Association – competition awards (MVP/FB) / Grand Final winners.  
  3. Awarded to a student who has qualified to represent Western Australia at National level, or wins a top 3 placing in a State level competition whilst at GMAS.
  4. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS school website.

SCHOOL HONOURS CRITERIA
School Honours are the highest accolade awarded to a student in the Colours/Honours system. Awarding of Honours rewards outstanding significant achievement in the fields of Academic, Arts, Service and Sport.

ACADEMIC HONOURS
The awarding of Academic Honours is via the following criteria:

  1. Year 12 ATAR students who receive a minimum of 10 “A” grades after completion of years 11 and 12.
  2. Year 12 VET students who receive all “A” grades and a Certificate III or higher after completion of years 11 and 12.
  3. Year 7-12 students who place first to third in a nationally recognised Academic Competition.

ARTS HONOURS
The awarding of Arts Honours is via the following criteria:

  1. Students partaking in service to GMAS in the Arts field over an extended period of time can become eligible for Honours. Students are required to accumulate service over a 3-6 year period and nominally undertake 240 hours involvement.
  2. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS website.

SERVICE HONOURS
The awarding of Service Honours is via the following criteria:

  1. Students partaking in voluntary service over an extended period of time can become eligible for Honours. Students are required to accumulate service over a 3-6 year period and nominally undertake 240 hours involvement.
  2. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS website.

SPORTS HONOURS
The awarding of Sports Honours is via the following criteria:

  1. A student who has placed first to third at National level or has qualified to represent Australia at International level.
  2. Students partaking in service to GMAS in the sports field over an extended period of time can become eligible for Honours. Students are required to accumulate 24 points over years 7-12.
  3. A recording sheet can be downloaded off the GMAS school website.

Disclaimer:  Nominations for Colours and Honours are supported and encouraged.  All applications are considered and the final decision is made by the GMAS Colours committee.  Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with feedback regarding their application. Colours and Honours are presented at Secondary assemblies calendared throughout the year.