Graduation Points System 2013
At Lanyon High School, student achievement and participation in the school community is recognised through a graduation points system. Students are awarded points for active participation in courses and involvement in a wide range of extra curricula activities. The total number of points accumulated by each student determines the level of their graduation at the end of Year 10.
The purpose of this system is to recognise students' achievements in Years 9 & 10 and to acknowledge those students who positively contribute to both their own learning and the wider school community. It is intended to make the Year 10 Certificate a more valuable document and to encourage students to become more involved in their graduation process. To attend the graduation ceremony, students must earn a minimum of 250 points for their participation throughout both Year 9 and 10.
In 2013 the levels of graduation will be:
Graduate with condition - To be negotiated with Principal (less than 250 points)
Graduate - 250 points
Graduate with Merit - 280 points
Graduate with Excellence - 320 points
Successful graduation can be achieved by simply meeting all course requirements, arriving on time to school and participating in expected school activities such as NAPLAN testing and school carnivals. Higher levels of participation are acknowledged through this graduation process. An outline of activities that earn points is attached. This list is in no way exhaustive and students are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions.
Students will receive an updated graduation point summary at the end of each term for checking. Students are encouraged to self-monitor points and discuss issues personally with Student Services staff, their Pastoral Care Advisor or Pastoral Care teacher. The school sees this as a valuable learning experience leading into college and adult life.