The Academy aims to celebrate the achievements of its pupils at every opportunity and our motto of “Always Excellence” was very evident at the first Awards Assembly of 2022, held on Wednesday, 16 February.
The Academy aims to celebrate the achievements of its pupils at every opportunity and our motto of “Always Excellence” was very evident at the first Awards Assembly of 2022, held on Wednesday, 16 February. The many pupils who have brought honour and pride to themselves and to their school were acknowledged at this event. An Awards Assembly covers the entire range of achievement, from Team Awards for Sports, Music, Societies and Clubs to Half Colours and Full Colours. Each one of these assemblies tends to be slightly different as the focus on particular activities moves with the different ‘seasons’ in our Calendar.
Team Awards were made for Cross Country and Athletics, as well as for Orchestra, Wind Band, Strings Orchestra, Choir and Vocal Ensemble. Society and Club awards were given to pupils for their loyal service to Interact, Model United Nations, Quiz, Media, Debate and First Aid.
Full School Colours, acknowledging their selection for and performance in senior Zimbabwe national teams, were awarded to pupils in Swimming, Athletics and Cricket.
Half and Full Colours were awarded to members of the Music Department for their achievements in senior grades of Flute and Violin.
Given that we received astoundingly good A Level, AS Level and IGCSE results in January, this particular Assembly was dominated by the award of Half Colours and Full Colours for IGCSE and AS Level excellence. Hellenic’s results were exceptional, but its thresholds for these awards are very high.
36 Lower Sixth pupils were awarded Full Academic Colours for IGCSE results were given and 8 received Half Academic Colours.
15 Upper Sixth pupils were awarded Full Academic Colours for AS Level results and 7 received Half Academic Colours.
It’s sad that last year’s A Level pupils were not able to hear the shout-out for their astonishing results! A 99.7% pass rate yielded 129 A* or A grades with 22 of our pupils scoring a minimum of 3 or 4 straight A* and A grades.
In spite of the adversities of last year and the waning motivation suffered by all our pupils, these awards are a testament to the time, the determination and the heart of our wonderful young men and women in reaching their goals! Bravo.