Hills International College semester one awards

Hills International College recognised their semester one high achievers at an academic awards ceremony on Friday, July 14.

Students from prep through to year 12 were awarded in the quiet achiever, academic honours and honours with distinction categories.

Quiet achiever awards recognise consistently outstanding effort across a range of subjects with recipients nominated by subject teachers.

Academic honours recognise 50 per cent or more of subjects studied at an A level mark.

Honours with distinction recognise an A level achievement across all subjects.

Only three students reached the A level standard across all their subjects; year 10 students Chantelle Gray and Lauren Turner with year 12 student Jayron Gray.

Principal Kevin Lynch said the academic awards system at Hills allowed students to be able to calculate from their reports whether or not they would receive an award.

“It becomes a motivational tool for our students,” he said.

“We split up our ceremonies through the year as we want to recognise a significant amount of achievement.”

Director of golf Tom Berndt also awarded Zubair Firdaus with his World Junior Gold Championship trophy.