Hall of Honour

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St Andrew’s Cathedral School and St Andrew’s Cathedral Gawura School seek to recognise the achievements of all students. To this end the Merit Awards operating within the School recognises the specific achievements of students, across Gawura School, Junior School, Middle School and Senior School, encompassing the academic, co-curricular and service & character aspects of School life.

From time to time students’ achievements will be exceptional, and be worthy of special recognition beyond the established merit system. For this reason the St Andrew’s Cathedral School Hall of Honour was established. Such acknowledgment is invaluable in promoting a culture of excellence in the School and recognising exceptional public demonstration of the School Graduate Attributes of Heart, Mind and Life.

It is important that a standard be set for induction into the Hall of Honour to ensure that the prestige of such an award is not diminished. The criteria against which an individual’s achievement will be measured are outlined below:

To qualify for consideration for induction into the Hall of Honour a student or alumni must:

  • Exemplify the ethos of the School in their interactions within the School and wider community.
  • Represent Australia with selection that draws from a 'pool' that is representative of the breadth of the nation. For example, this does not include going an an overseas music tour as students from all over Australia are not selected by merit to attend. The representation must be based on a process of selection that invites candidates from all of Australia. This is most likely to result in a national award being given to recognise that achievement or being selected to be part of a national team.

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Cocurricular (Life)

For achievement in sport:

  • Represent Australia with selection that draws from a ‘pool’ that is representative of breadth of that sport in the nation.
  • Represent in a recognised sport with genuine opportunity for international representation.

For example, representing Australia in a national team, competing in an international tournament in a recognised sport.

For achievement in co-curricular:

  • Achieve recognition at a national level in a ‘pool’ that is representative of the breadth of the population.

For example, receiving an ARIA or AFI Award, being a member of the National Youth Choir, The Australian Ballet or the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Academic (Mind)

For achievement in academics:

  • Achieve recognition at a national level in a ‘pool’ that is representative of the breadth of the population.

For example, winning a national writing award or national public speaking award or representing Australia at the International Youth Science Forum.

Service and Character (Heart)

For service and character achievements:

  • Achieve recognition at a national level in a ‘pool’ that is representative of the breadth of the population.

For example, receiving an Order of Australia award.


For military service achievements:

  • Served in the Australian Armed Forces overseas. A separate Military Service Hall of Honour lists all past students who have served our country in foreign conflicts.

Nomination Process

To be considered for inclusion in the Hall of Honour, students or alumni should be nominated by a member of the School community. The nomination is to be in the form of a letter addressed to the Head of School, which includes a resume outlining a student’s specific achievements. Those nominating should ensure that the student or alumni concerned meets the criteria outlined above. Nominations must be received by October 31st each year as inductees are announced to the general School community at Presentation Evening. Nominations will be considered by the Head of School and the Chairman of School Council.

Inclusion into the Hall of Honour is not automatic, and is at the discretion of the Head of School.

Successful applicants will receive a letter of confirmation, a certificate and be presented with a framed picture recognising their achievements which will be hung in a prominent location in the School.