Pascoe Vale Girls College acknowledges the importance of celebrating the achievements of students both in and out of the classroom. At PVGC, we have a comprehensive awards and celebration program. Linked with our Progress Reports, students are recognised at Celebration Assemblies, not just for high achievement in academics and learning behaviours, but for significant improvement. These assemblies have become a staple of our celebration program.
At the end of the year, our Awards Night recognises the continued and consistent efforts of a large number of students in academics, co-curricular programs and citizenship.
Some of our end of year awards are noted below and we thank our ongoing sponsors for their commitment to supporting student achievement.
The Academic Achievement Awards for students in Year 7 to Year 8 are based on a student’s overall academic achievement across their studies. In Years 9 to 12, Academic Achievement awards are given to the highest achieving students in every subject.
The Citizenship Awards recognise students who make a significant contribution to the College Community and, through their actions or their leadership and involvement in programs, demonstrate exemplary service and conduct.
The Debating Award is presented to a student who has shown an excellent contribution to the debating teams at Pascoe Vale Girls College. Not only is this award recognising debating skills, but also a passion for collaborative team work and public speaking development.
Mr Phil Cook has had a long association with Pascoe Vale Girls College having been a student teacher in 1978 and then as a teacher at the college for over 30 years. To help celebrate the achievements of the students who share this passion, Mr Cook sponsors scholarships in these areas to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Junior and Middle school students in the visual and performing arts.
In the spirit of the Glenroy Lions Club supporting and encouraging groups and individuals in their community, it is with pleasure that they present a number of awards to students who give their absolute best when approaching opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
Professor Kwong Lee Dow, former University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor, is the patron of the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program. Each year, a high achieving student is nominated to receive the scholarship which allows the student the opportunity of experiencing university life and taking part in a range of academic events, activities and facilities to help them achieve their best.
This award is named in honour of Trevor Pettigrove, a past member of Rotary. Trevor made a significant contribution to improving the local community through Rotary projects to support schools, community groups and residents in need. This is awarded to a student who upholds these values and strives for their best in their studies and beyond.
The Senior Arts Award is presented to a student of the arts who displays skill, focus and dedication to the arts subjects.
This award is named after the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in which against all odds, Australian troops won a decisive victory against the Viet Kong. The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community and who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, that are integral to Australian society.
Glenroy Lions Club Dux Award: This award is presented to the dux of Pascoe Vale Girls College from the previous year. It was named after long standing member of the Glenroy Lions Club, Bob Eunson. Bob was also on school council for a number of years.
John Kavanagh has dedicated his life to supporting local community. A primary school teacher, John filled his time as the Mayor of Moreland City Council and we were lucky enough to have him on our School Council for over 14 years. Mr. Kavanagh was a fantastic ambassador for our school and it is with this in mind that we award and recognise one student that has represented the school brilliantly throughout the year.
This award is presented in recognition of a final year student who is considered to be a genuine ‘all-rounder’ – someone who excels in their studies, leadership and community service activities. The recipient of this award has been recognised by the College to be among a select group of Australian students to receive this prestigious award.