Colours

A guide to the Colours System

 

What are school colours?

 

  • School colours can be awarded in the senior phase and is one of the ways AGS recognises achievement in school activities.
  • There are 3 levels of colours; junior, half and full.
  • Colours are displayed as part of our school uniform

 

When can I nominate myself for Colours?

 

Junior Half Full
S4 S5 or S6 S6

 

What activities allow me to nominate myself for colours?

 

  • There are 2 broad areas that are recognised through the school colours system; Sporting Achievements and Cultural Achievements
  • These 2 areas cover a wide variety of activities. However the common factor for each activity in these areas is that you represent the school through either performing or competing.

Cultural Activities
Face the Music, Choir, Music, debating etc

Sporting Activities
Football, volleyball, rugby, hockey, cricket, golf, athletics, netball, swimming etc

 

Colours Criteria – Performance Criteria

 

Junior Colours (S4)

  • You should be performing/competing at a high level in the activity.
  • You should have participated in this activity for a minimum of 2 years
  • You should attend the majority of training, matches or rehearsals
  • You should be representing the school by either performing or competing in this activity

Examples
Face the Music – you should have performed to a high standard in 2 or more school shows

Sports Teams – you should be a starting player who consistently has a positive impact on your team’s performance for at least 2 seasons

 

Half Colours (S5 or S6)

  • Although you don’t need to have junior colours to apply for half colours your performance level should be at a higher standard than what is expected for junior colours
  • You should have participated in this activity for a minimum of 3 years
  • You should attend the majority of training, matches or rehearsals
  • You should be representing the school by either performing or competing in this activity

Examples
Choir– you should have performed to a high standard in the school choir for at least 3 years, performing to your peers or the community at school events

Sports Teams – you should be a starting player who consistently has a positive impact on your team’s performance for at least 3 seasons

 

Full Colours (S6)

  • You should already have been awarded half colours in that activity
  • You should be performing at a very high level.
  • You should have participated in this activity for a minimum of 4 years
  • You should attend the majority of training, matches or rehearsals
  • You should be representing the school by either performing or competing in this activity

Examples
Face the music you should have performed to a high standard in at least 4 school shows including more significant roles (leading/principal roles)

Sporting teams – you should be a starting player who consistently has a positive impact on your team’s performance for at least 4 seasons. You should be performing at a standard that makes you one of the ‘top’ players in your team, and performing on par with district level

 

General Criteria

 

As well as the performance criteria detailed above, pupils should:

  • Have a very good level of attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrate responsibility, reliability and commitment across the whole school
  • Consistently wear correct school uniform
  • Have consistently demonstrated courteous, appropriate and correct behaviour in and around school

This will be checked by the colours committee through discussion with PTPS and activity leader

 

Other things to consider before nominating yourself

 

  • If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria, please discuss your self-nomination with the coach/teacher who leads the activity.
  • Consider the time of year that will be most appropriate for you to apply. i.e time your self nomination for after a performance or season to ensure you have time to demonstrate you meet the criteria
  • If you have a previous colours award in the activity you are nominating yourself for, consider if enough time has passed since your last award. i.e people will not usually be awarded colours in consecutive rounds

 

How do I nominate myself?

 

You can nominate yourself for colours by completing the online Self-Nomination form

 

What to do if you are unsuccessful

 

  • If unsuccessful in your self-nomination, the colours committee encourage you to continue performing in the activity with the aim of meeting the colours criteria, and self-nominating again once you feel you have met the criteria.
  • Seek feedback from your activity leader about how to strengthen your nomination in future rounds