School Award Descriptions

The Annual Awards Ceremonies are held in June.  The ceremonies are designed to recognize the good work completed in the school in a variety of areas.  Special mention is made of academic, athletic and fine arts achievement as well as service tot he school.  The criteria for each award may be obtained by checking with the counsellors, the Award Committee or an Athletic Director.  All students receiving awards must have demonstrated good citizenship in the school.

POINT GREY CERTIFICATES AND TROPHIES

The basic award for all activities is a Point Grey certificate identifying the area in which the certificate has been earned.

  • Service Certificates are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 10 points - the equivalent of 50 hours of service.  (5 hours = 1 point)
  • The Service Trophy is awarded to a student in each grade who has made an outstanding service contribution to the school.
  • Scholarship Certificates are awarded to students who make both Honour Rolls during the year. Principal's List Certificates are awarded to students who make both the first term and second term Principal's List Honour Rolls.
  • The Scholarship Trophy is awarded to the top academic student in each grade.
  • Athletic Certificates are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 10 points.  To obtain 10 points, students must have participated on at least two extracurricular teams (you can get a maximum of 6 points per team).
  • The Athletic Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding athlete of each grade.
  • Fine Arts Certificates are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 10 points in the performing arts: Art, Band, Choir, Drama or Dance.
  • The Fine Arts Trophy is awarded to a student in each grade who has exhibited outstanding achievement in the fine and performing arts.

THE GREYHOUND BIG BLOCK CLUB

The Big Block Club has been established to celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes.  A Big Block Sweatshirt will be awarded to all athletes who during their five years at Point Grey accumulate 60 athletic points. Students acquire athletic points by participating in extracurricular teams.  Each student may be awarded a maximum of six points for his/her participation on each team by the coach/sponsor.  Therefore, a student must play on a minimum of 10 teams and receive maximum points to achieve the BIG BLOCK CLUB STATUS.  The Big Block Club sweatshirts will be awarded at the Athletic Banquet.

PASSPORT TO EDUCATION

The Ministry of Education allots Passports to the top 30% of the students in grades 10 to 12.   In grades 10 and 11,  Passport stamps are based on the top five final marks in each grade.  In grade 12, Passport stamps are based on Portfolio Assessment and G.P.A.  To receive the money associated with the credits, students must graduate, enroll in and attend a program at a bona fide post secondary institution or training program.  Credits may be redeemed by student at anytime within five years of graduation.  

CUMULATIVE AWARDS

Every year the points in each area of school life (scholarship, service, fine arts, and athletics) are added together and totalled on to the preceding year's total for a cumulative effect.  The following pins are awarded: 

  • Silver Greyhound Pins are presented to students in any grade who have earned at least 10 points in service and 40 additional points in Athletics, Fine Arts, Scholarship and/or Service for a minimum of 50 points.
  • Gold Greyhound Pins are presented to students in any grade who have earned at least 30 points in service and 60 additional points in Athletics, Fine Arts, Scholarship and/or Service for a minimum of 90 points.
  • Gold Plus Service Attachments are presented to students in Grade 11 who have already received a gold greyhound pin in Grade 10 and have continued to give significant service to the school. 20 points in service are required in Grade 11 to make a cumulative total of 110 points.
  • Platinum Greyhound Pins are presented to students in Grade 12 who have earned at least 130 cumulative points in Athletics, Fine Arts, Scholarship and/or Service.  80 of these cumulative points must be in service (of which 20 points must be earned in Grade 11 and 20 points must be earned in Grade 12).