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Sacred Heartist Award for All-round Achievement
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Guidelines for Application

The Sacred Heartist Award for All-round Achievement is a school programme to promote self-monitoring in character development. A potential candidate should apply for the award on her own initiative. The following are the basic criteria of eligibility for the Sacred Heartist Award for All-round Achievement:

  1. Basic School Acknowledgement
  2. CCA and Service

I. Basic School Acknowledgement

A. Conduct

  1. The candidate must have observed all school rules.
  2. The candidate must have received at least ‘good’ in her school report for cooperation, motivation, politeness, self-confidence, self-discipline and sense of responsibility. The candidate must not have received any formal punishment in the year of application.

B. Literary ability

Students should get corresponding Reading Enhancement Scheme (RES) certificates to qualify:


Award Level

No. of RES certificates required

Bronze

1 Bronze Level Certificate

Silver

1 Silver Level Certificate

Gold

1 Gold Level Certificate

C. Academic Achievement

The student must have reached these standards in her first term assessment in the year of application:


Award
Level

Bronze

Silver

Gold

S1-3

5 subjects at Grade C or above

3 subjects at Grade A

6 subjects at Grade A

S4-6

3 subjects at Level 5 or above

3 subjects at Level 5*

3 subjects at Level 5**

 

II. CCA and Service

Award Level

Minimum Requirement

Bronze

3 credits in part (A) + 4 credits in part (B) + 8 credits in part (C)

Silver

6 credits in part (A) + 8 credits in part (B) + 16 credits in part (C)

Gold

10 credits in part (A) + 12 credits in part (B) + 24 credits in part (C)

General Note:

  1. The above credits are cumulative, covering all years of the applicant in Sacred Heart.
  2. Each level of award can only be applied for once. Credits already obtained for Bronze Award will carry to application for Silver Award and so on.
  3. The total credit points are counted by simple addition in each part.
  4. Unless the performance of a student for a particular post is unsatisfactory, maximum credits are to be given.
  5. For events and service not organised by the school, the student has to provide the information and copies of essential documents.

Credit System:

A. Leadership

Position

Credits

Student Council Executive Committee, Head or Deputy Head Prefect, House Captain (or Deputy), Chairman or Vice-chairman of Club or student body, in school or outside

2-5

Group Leader of any student body, in school or outside

1-3

Executive Committee Member of any CCA student body, in school or outside

1-3

*Person-in-charge of CCA project or joint school project

1-3

Sub-committee member, production team member of CCA project

1-2

Class Prefect

1-2

Class Treasurer, Class Representative of Student Council, Green Prefect, Subject Prefect

1

*   If the role of the Person-in-charge / Group Leader is part of the duty of an executive committee member of the student body, credit counts only once.

B. Service

Position

Credits

School service such as Discipline Prefect, Library prefect, uniform group, etc.

2-5

Class service such as Library Representative and IT Assistant

1

Service to the community:

5 hours
15 hours
30 hours
60 hours
100 hours

1
2
3
4
5

  1. Service awards granted by school bodies or associations outside school

1-2

C. Achievements in CCA

(a) Competitions

School Events

Credits

Participation in any competition, per event

1

Award in team event (except for overall House Champion or similar occasions)

2

Top three in personal events or recognised personal awards

3

 

Open Events

Credits

Participation, per event

1

Team event -
Finalist
Top three, or recognised awards
(Except for overall champion in Speech Festival or similar occasions)

2
4

Personal event -
Finalist
Top three, or recognised awards


3
4-5

(b) Performance

Category

Credits

Personal

5

Group

5

Note:
The same event performed in different venues or repeated performances in the same venue are counted only once.
If the performance is a preview or an after-match show of a competition, credits are given for both the performance and the competition.

(c) Course attended


Category

Credits

Short Courses (per course)

3

Long Courses (per course)

5

Note:

  1. Courses with 4 – 10 lessons or less than 8 hours are counted as short.
  2. Credits are given when minimum attendance requirement is reached. (If there is no such requirement for the course, minimum attendance is taken as 80%.) For other courses, full credits are given when a certificate of completion or qualification is provided by the student.
  3. No credit is granted to any course equivalent to private tuition or tutorial school.
  4. Choir, instrument practice, dance practice, etc. can be regarded as “long courses” if attendance is satisfactory. Teacher’s signature is required as evidence of attendance.

Important Reminders

  • The deadline for application is 8 May.
  • Students have to complete 2 forms, one for the Basic School Acknowledgement (I) and the other, for CCA and service (II).
  • Completed forms should be returned to the School Office, with photocopies of all necessary documents.