Badge Awards

Students Proudly Wear Badges that Recognise their Achievement

Te Puke High School has two types of badge awards to recognise, honour and celebrate student achievement:

1. Maroon, Blue and Gold Badges

Maroon Badges (Maroons)

Te Puke High School Maroon awards (Maroons) represent the first level of badges.
Maroons recognise outstanding performance of students in: Academic, Sport, Arts, Leader, Executive, Service and Citizenship.

Academic Maroon
The Academic Maroon award is presented to students who achieve high levels of achievement in Course Endorsements at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.  The Senior Leadership Team and Academic Advisors are responsible for managing the selection process.
Criteria:  Either   1 Course Endorsement at Excellence Level
                Or         A Combination of 2 Course Endorsements at Merit or Excellence Level.

Arts Maroon
The Arts Maroon is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in the Arts at Te Puke High School.  The Performing Arts Committee is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for a Sports Maroon should see the Performing Arts Committee for a Arts Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

Citizenship Maroon
The Citizenship Maroon is awarded to students who are positive role models and demonstrate excellence in the core values of Te Puke High School: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, Resilience and Reaching Potential.  Heads of House are responsible for managing the nomination and selection process. Students wishing to be considered for a Citizenship Maroon should collect a Citizenship Nomination Form from the reception, which has details of the criteria and process.

Executive Maroon
The Executive Maroon is awarded to students who are on the Year 13 Student Executive Committee.  The Head of House who is responsible for the Student Executive Committee is responsible for the presenting the Executive Maroon.

Leader Maroon
The Leader Maroon is awarded to students in the following student leadership positions: Head Boy, Head Girl, Sports Leader, Arts Leader, Student Trustee and House Captain.  The Senior Leadership Team and Heads of House are responsible for the selection process.

Service Maroon
The Service Maroon is awarded to students who are positive role models and have taken an active role in at least three areas of Service.  Heads of House are responsible for managing the nomination and selection process. Students wishing to be considered for a Service Maroon should collect a Service Nomination Form from the reception, which has details of the criteria and process.

Sports Maroon
The Sports Maroon is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in sporting endeavours at Te Puke High School for at least two years for at least one year.  The Sports Co-ordinator is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for a Sports Maroon should see the Sports Co-ordinator for a Sport Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

Blue Badges (Blues)

Te Puke High School Blue awards (Blues) represent the second level of badges.
Blues recognise excellence by students in Academic, Sport and Arts.

Academic Blue
The Academic Blue award is presented to students who achieve high levels of achievement in Course Endorsements at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.  The Senior Leadership Team and Academic Advisors are responsible for managing the selection process.
Criteria:  Either   2 Course Endorsement at Excellence Level
                Or         A Combination of 3 Course Endorsements at Merit or Excellence Level.

Arts Blue
The Arts Blue is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in the Arts at Te Puke High School.  The Performing Arts Committee is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for an Arts Blue should see the Performing Arts Committee for a Arts Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

Sports Blue
The Sports Blue is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in sporting endeavours at Te Puke High School for at least two years in a first team.  The Sports Co-ordinator is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for a Sports Blue should see the Sports Co-ordinator for a Sport Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

Gold Badges (Golds)

Te Puke High School Gold awards (Golds) represent the third level of badges.
Golds recognise excellence by students in Academic, Sport and Arts.

Academic Gold
The Academic Gold award is presented to students who achieve high levels of achievement in Course Endorsements at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.  The Senior Leadership Team and Academic Advisors are responsible for managing the selection process.
Criteria:  Either   3+ Course Endorsement at Excellence Level
                Or         A Combination of 4+ Course Endorsements at Merit or Excellence Level.

Arts Gold
The Arts Gold is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in the Arts at Te Puke High School.  The Performing Arts Committee is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for a Arts Gold should see the Performing Arts Committee for an Arts Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

Sports Blue
The Sports Gold is awarded to students who achieve high levels of achievement in sporting endeavours at Te Puke High School for at least three years in a first team.  The Sports Co-ordinator is responsible for managing the nomination process. Students wishing to be considered for a Sports Gold should see the Sports Co-ordinator for a Sport Nomination Form, which has details of the criteria and process.

2. Silver and Gold Pins

Silver Pins

Te Puke High School Silver Pins are used to recognise students who have achieved 50 credits at Merit level across courses within an NCEA level.

Gold Pins

Te Puke High School Gold Pins are used to recognise students who have achieved 50 credits at Excellence level across courses within an NCEA level.

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