Celebrations Intro

Celebrating our Girls

The annual celebration is an opportunity for us to celebrate the efforts made and achievements gained by our girls during the current academic year. It is an opportunity for us to formally congratulate the girls for performing well in a whole variety of different areas. Our annual celebration ceremonies are held at the end of each year.

It must be clearly understood by learners, parents and teachers that the awarding of any award is not merely a reward for an activity well performed, but rather a recognition of overall excellence of achievement, behaviour and loyalty towards the school.

Decisions regarding awards are considered final and discussions related to selections will not be entered into once awarded. 

Grade R to 3 Celebration Awards

During a special occasion, we celebrate all our Foundation Phase girls. Each of our girls receive a certificate that mentions an academic achievement, sporting achievement, personal growth area or a combination of the three. Parents are welcome to join us in celebrating these achievements. 

Grade 4 to 6 Celebration Awards

During this special occasion, our Intermediate Phase girls are celebrated for their achievements. Each girl receives a certificate that mentions an academic achievement, sporting achievement, personal growth area or a combination of the three. Additional certificates are awarded to children who achieve Academic Excellence and/or Colours for extramural activities (i.e. music, dance, art, drama and/or sport). Criteria for Colours can be found here. 

Grade 7 Celebration & Special Awards

The Grade 7 girls, also referred to as the Senior Phase at Greenfield, has a celebration ceremony of their own. This is an auspicious occasion as it is the girls’ final year at Greenfield after having passed through the hands of most of the staff at the school. Staff members have played significant roles in these young people’s lives and know them in their own special way. Every Grade 7 girl will receive at least one certificate that mentions an academic achievement, sporting achievement, personal growth area or a combination of the three. Additional certificates are awarded to children who achieve Academic Excellence and/or Colours for extramural activities (i.e. music, dance, art, drama and/or sport). Criteria for Colours can be found here.

Then, a very special set of awards are dedicated to the Grade 7 girls. These awards consist either of a trophy, certificate or both. Some of these i.e. subject awards, are based purely on results while others such as those of character are nominated and carefully considered by all staff members in an awards meeting chaired by the principal. Nominees are discussed in-depth and candidates are chosen through a democratic process. If there are no suitable candidates for a prize, that prize will not be awarded. Where there is an impasse or conflict of opinion, the Principal will have the deciding vote. Special Awards Citations can be found here