Outstanding Achievement certificates, Junior Colours ties, Half Colours ties and Full Colours ties are awarded to pupils in recognition of excellent performance or commitment in an extra-curricular activity.
Nominations are currently open and are accepted all year (requires school Google login). The Colours Committee will meet once per term on the following dates.
Term 1 – 31 October
Term 2 – 10 December
Term 3 – 24 April
Term 4 – 15 June
Please read the descriptions below carefully.
Awarded to pupils for either a strong commitment to an activity for a minimum of 1½ years.
Example: Taking part in all enterprise activities on offer for 2 years.
The recipient receives a Colours blazer pin and a certificate.
Awarded for competing or receiving an award at National level or above. Example: placed in top three in a Scottish schools event, competing at National level. Award winners are encouraged to represent the school where possible.
The recipient receives a Junior Colours tie.
This award is primarily to recognise commitment. It is awarded for a strong commitment for a minimum of 2 ½ years to the activity and performance of a consistently high standard.
Example: Pupils who have continually performed to a high standard over a minimum of 2 ½ years in the School Orchestra, local/regional Football Team, helped with the Eco Club, participated fully in Enterprise.
The recipient receives a Half Colours tie.
This award is primarily to reward achievement. It is awarded for a consistently high standard of performance and representation at national level or above.
Example: Pupils who have performed well at national level and showing a dedication to their sport/activity for a prolonged period of time e.g. a pupil who has worked for 4 years with the Eco Club and was invited to present at a National Conference. Award winners are encouraged to lead a school group in their chosen field, where practical.
The recipient receives a Full Colours tie.