Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of us unique abilities, talents and gifts, He has bestowed these gifts upon us not for our own benefit but rather the benefit of others. The College has recently introduced College Colours and Honours in the Middle and Senior Schools as a way to formally recognise students who utilise their abilities, talents and gifts for the betterment of the College and wider community.
Aside from recognition, awards such as College Colours and College Honours are valued by the wider community and can be an advantage for students when seeking part time or full time employment of further study. Students can receive College Colours and Honours in four broad catergories that are reflective of the holistic approach to education at Swan Christian College:
To be eligible for an award students must satisfy four criteria, behaviour, achievement/performance, service/leadership and commitment. Students can receive awards in more than one category, for example, academic and sporting. College Honours are the second level of recognition for eligible students in Years 10-12. To be able to nominate for College Honours a student must have been previously awarded College Colours in the same category. For example, in order to nominate for Service Honours a student must have previously been awarded Service Colours.
The policy document which contains the application forms is available on the Parent Lounge or students can collect an application form at Middle/Senior School Student Services. The closing date for Term 1 applications is Friday 2 April, with the awards being presented at a Year 3-12 College Assembly during Term 2.
Mr Terry Eason
Head of Senior School