Awards & Honours

SENIOR AWARDS:

Dr McBirney Memorial Award

This award has traditionally been the top award presented to the best all-round student, based on their character, application and ability.The award is made in memory of the district's first doctor.  Dr McBirney gave eight years of selfless devotion to the people of this area during the years 1954 - 1962.  After his death, the community decided his commitment and dedication should be remembered by this award to a senior student reflecting similar attributes. Congratulations to Jack Boakes and Kayla Carter the recipients in 2020.

 DUX

This prize is awarded to the top academic student in Year 13. Congratulations to Jack Boakes the 2020 recipient.

Proxime Accessit

This is the second highest academic award for Year 13. Congratulations to Kayla Carter the 2020 recipient.

 

George Watt Grant

These grants are made in memory of Mr George Watt a long time resident of the Ruakaka area.  Mr Watt bequeathed a considerable endowment to Bream Bay College as a means of assisting students to benefit from the higher education he so admired.

The first of these annual grants were awarded to Year 13 students in 1997.  The grants are for those students who intend undertaking tertiary education.

The 2020 Recipients are:

Hayden Bartlett
Summer Babe-Vercoe
Jack Boakes
Dakin-Alasdair Braddock
Kayla Carter
Thomas Jacobson
Dywayne Jonathan
Abbie-Jean Panui-Park
Grace Rodgers

Harvey Abercrombie Awards

Harvey was a former pupil of Bream Bay College who was heavily involved in community affairs. He was a Ventura Scout leader and a Youth leader at the local church in Waipu. Harvey completed his first degree at Lincoln University in Agriculture and Economics, worked for a year as Dairy Consulting Officer and then went back to Lincoln University and completed a second degree in Tropical Agriculture. Harvey passed away tragically at the age of 24 on the 17th March 1993 due to a tractor accident. Helen and Bruce Matheson have donated this scholarship in his memory.The 2020 Recipients are: Hayden Bartlett and Summer Babe-Vercoe

 

Waipu Lions Citizenship Cup

This award was first awarded in 1975. It is awarded to a student who has participated fully in the Bream Bay School community. The student shows civic duty as a leader. They are always supportive, reliable and well respected. The 2020 Recipient is: Summer Babe Vercoe

 

Kururangi Citizenship Cup  

This award was first presented in 1978 to a senior student of Maori or Pacific Island decent.

It is awarded to a student who shows leadership, reliability and sincerity. This student plays an active role in the Bream Bay community and is well respected by other students. The 2020 Recipient is: Talia Ashby

 

KT Footwear Integrity Trophy

Donated by the PTA. This award has been awarded since 1992 to a student who has shown themselves to be honest and up right in character. They must have demonstrated integrity in their actions throughout the year. The 2020 Recipient is: Dwyane Kirimaniania Jonathan

 

Whangarei MP’s Award for Contribution to Racial Harmony

This award is awarded to a student who contributes to the multi cultural harmony of the college and / or its community. The recipient will be a senior student who promotes: respect and appreciation of difference, harmony and equity among our diverse students and whose actions are culturally and racially appropriate, accessible and free from racism and discrimination. The 2020 Recipient is: Taunga -Tyreec Taunga

Marsden Lions Trophy

Awarded to a male and female student who has demonstrated high levels of citizenship and service to others.  The 2020 Recipients are: Hayden Bartlett and Grace Rodgers

 

Waipu Anglican Opportunity Shop Apprenticeship Award
The 2020 Recipient is: Trey Heiwari

 

Dux Ludorum

Sports Person of the Year. The 2020 Recipient is: Maddison Greatorex

 

Best All-round Sportsperson

Best all round Sportsperson. The 2020 Recipient is: Kayla Carter

 

Lear Cup Endeavour

The 2020 Recipient is: Teneille Hiki

 

Year 11 Outstanding Citizen Awards

The 2020 Recipients are: Zara Jacobson, Keira Carroll, Connor Owen, Alex Lynch

 

Rose Waerea and Gordon Lee Cup for Innovation and Enterprise in Music

The 2020 Recipient is: Elijah Backhouse

 Pacifika Leadership awards - O le ala ile pule o le tautua

The 2020 Recipient is: Talia Ashby

 Pacifika Leadership awards - Rangatira Tane

The 2020 Recipient is: Taunga Taunga

JUNIOR AWARDS:

Junior Dux Ludorum

This award is given to the highest achieving student in their chosen sporting code.

Junior Prefects

This award is given to selected Year 10 students to develop their leadership skills once the senior school has finished for the academic year.

Year 7 - 10 Kia Maia Badge
This badge may be gained by displaying all-round excellence in the classroom with at least 1 year level Stripe. 

Year 7 - 10 Tumuaki Badge: 
This is the highest and most prestigious Junior Stripe award.  In order to receive a Tumuaki Badge, a student must have a Kia Maia Badge and at least three other Stripes and a year level Stripe.  The other Stripes must be from at least two different categories.

Cup for Year 7 & 8 Speech Contest

Cup for Year 9 & 10 Speech Contest

Peter Stevenson Year 7 & 8 Cup - for Creative Writing

Cup for Excellence in Creative Writing - Years 9 & 10

Cup for Most Improved Debater - Years 7 - 10

Cup for Top Junior Debater

Jim Thorne Cup - For Excellence in Music

Best Contribution to Rock & Pop Music

Cup for Contribution to Vocals

Kapahaka Award - Most improved Female and Male performer in years 7-10

Excellence in Pratical Horticulture

Sir James Henare Award - Excellence in Education - Male and Female

Shield for Outstanding Achievement in Science

Junior Prefect

Citizenship Awards - Each year level is awarded a Citizenship Award

Leadership Awards
 - Each year level is awarded a Leadership Award

 

Awards for Academic, Culture, Service and Sporting Achievement

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.

THE 100 PLUS CLUB

In 2006 the College introduced a 100 Plus Club for students who gained more than 100 credits at excellence in their junior diploma. A member of our community has provided $100 members of the 100 Plus Club since 2007. They have also offered to provide $100 for students who achieve an NCEA diploma at excellence. Our students have excelled in the 100 Plus Club and the School is always looking for additional sponsors. Please email bwebb@breambaycollege.school.nz if you would like further information

Stripes 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.