Awards Criteria

Note: if for any award there is no child that meets the criteria then this award is not presented this year.

EICHELBAUM CUP FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING

Awarded to the best overall writer. The student will be an “above” writer according to their end of year report. Possible winners will take part in a write off towards the end of term 4. Students will be given a variety of different written tasks to showcase their creativity and accuracy in writing. Y5-6 teachers decide in blind marking exercise where they do not know the identity of the writer.

COLLETT CUP FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS

The selected student will display perseverance, dedication, and excellence in Maths. ICAS scores will play a part. A willingness to explore creative ways to solve Maths problems as well as a willingness and ability to assist others will be a factor. Y5-6 teachers to decide.

THE THINKERS CUP FOR CREATIVE & DIVERGENT THINKING

Selected student is chosen by the teacher of the Philosophy for Children group. Selected student will be able to articulate and justify their thinking. High levels of thinking, intense curiosity, in-depth knowledge and accelerated learning speed are the key dispositions. An ability to see other points of view and offer a variety of perspectives would be evident in this student.

ESOL FOR PROGRESS & ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The selected student will have displayed outstanding progress in becoming more proficient in spoken and written English as well as becoming a more proficient reader.  Selected by ESOL teachers in consultation with Y5-6 teachers.

BUSWELL CUP FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL LIFE (Boys)

The selected student will have contributed significantly to the running of the school. They will be universally respected by their peers. Student voice will have some input into this decision. Their teachers, past and present, will contribute their thoughts as well. The selected student will seek opportunities to help others. The student will be reliable, supportive and dependable. It is likely the student will have been a leader of some sort through the course of the year, and/or have been a peer mediator. Y5-6 teachers make the decision.

TUXFORD CUP FOR CITIZENSHIP (Girls)

The selected student will have contributed significantly to the running of the school. They will be universally respected by their peers. Student voice will have some input into this decision. Their teachers, past and present, will contribute their thoughts as well. The selected student will seek opportunities to help others. The student will be reliable, supportive and dependable. It is likely the student will have been a leader of some sort through the course of the year, and/or have been a peer mediator.  Y5-6 teachers make the decision.

CUP FOR OVERALL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The selected student will have achieved at a high level across all curriculum areas but particularly in the core subjects of maths, reading, and writing. ICAS scores play a part in this award. The selected student will display a high level of motivation and produce outstanding work samples.  Y5-6 teachers make the decision.

CUP FOR SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC GROWTH & CONTRIBUTION

The award is chosen by past and present teachers. The selected student will have overcome a barrier to their learning. They will have made a significant contribution to the running of the school.  Support staff and Y5-6 teachers make the decision.

PLUNKETT CUP FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE

The selected student will show an enthusiasm and curiosity for science. He or she will formulate investigations and conduct experiments, then articulate his or her findings clearly.  Curiosity, perseverance, and an ability to pose further questions will be displayed. They will be able to explain as well as investigate. It is planned to have a Science Fair every second year.  The winner of the Science Fair will be given this award for that year.

ROBYN JOBLING CUP FOR VISUAL ARTS

Students to submit a portfolio of work across a range of media. Media to include: paint, pencil sketching, pastels/chalk pastels, something 3D. Portfolio to include up to 6 items from school, (they can include up to two from home). The winner would be someone who consistently displays a love of art through their learning dispositions.Y5-6 Teachers to decide.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES PERFORMING ARTS CUP

A Year 6 who has displayed talent in a range of performing arts (dance, acting, speaking, the production or Page to Stage performances etc). They will likely have taken part in the Mid Bays Festival. They may have taken part in high-level competitions outside of school as well. Y5-6 teachers make the decision.

CLARKE FAMILY MUSIC CUP

A Year 6 who has taken an active role in choirs, marimba, ukulele groups, representing the school (eg Mid Bays Festival, APPA events) and displayed talent and perseverance in music. They will have taken part in many events throughout the year and learned musical parts in their own time to attend and perform outside school hours. They will have actively assisted others to become better musicians. Y5-6 teachers make the decision in consultation with Music teacher.

SEREN MORRIS CUP, PRESENTED TO A MIDDLE TEAM STUDENT

The cup is awarded to a Year 4 student for participation and citizenship. A student who uses all the learning keys. They take advantage of clubs and sports teams offered at school. They show empathy for others and show good friendship skills. They include other children when playing games or sport and support other children in class. They show initiative and problem-solving skills.  Middle Team teachers decide.

SPORTS CUPS

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR (Boys) & GRAY PEARSON CUP (Girls)

The student who displays sportsmanship towards others, encourages others, represents the school in a wide variety of sports, sport outside school is taken into consideration (including rep teams). Y5-6 teachers to decide.

INTERSCHOOL SPORTS FOR REPRESENTING SCHOOL (Boys & Girls)

The boy or girl who has represented Mairangi Bay School in most inter-school events.MAIRANGI BAY CUP

It is the decision of Sports Leader in consultation with coaches of outside school sports teams to decide in codes which have mixed teams (i.e Flippaball), whether one cup or both gender cups will be handed out to worthy recipients. It is the expectation in general that the BEST player in the mixed team receives the cup regardless of gender.

FOR GIRL SWIMMER & BOY SWIMMER

Best performing student at school swimming sports.

BOYS ATHLETICS CUP & GIRLS ATHLETICS CUP

Best performing athlete at school athletics day.

MINIBALL & FLIPPA BALL CUPS FOR BOYS & GIRLS

Decisions are made by team coaches in consultation with team managers.

SPORTS CUPS

Flippaball Booth Cup for Achievement in Flippaball/ Blakey Cup for Achievement in Flippaball 2 cups
Hockey Sharon Fischer Cup for most promising hockey player/Most Promising girl hockey player 2 cups
Basketball Adams Miniball Trophy Boys MVP/Mairangi Bay School Cup 2 cups
Netball The Netball Trophy 1 cup
Touch Most Valuable player 1 cup
Athletics Foundation pupils cup for excellence in Boys Athletics/Marion Sands award for excellence in Girls Athletics. 2 cups
Cross Country The Dunn Family cup for Boys Cross Country/The Dunn Family cup for Girls Cross Country 2 cups
Swimming The Mairangi Bay School Cup for Champion Boys Swimmer/The Mairangi Bay School Cup for Champion Girls Swimmer 2 cups