The Wykeham Award was introduced at Sydney Tech in 2013. The Wykeham Award recognises and encourages student participation in a wide range of activities associated with the school. It ties in with the Board of Studies’ Record of Student Achievement (ROSA) given to students who leave school prior to the completion of the HSC. This prestigious award is such that students receive credit for their overall involvement in both school life and out-of-school life, while still supporting the school merit awards system. It is most beneficial for students when applying for scholarships, cadetships or employment.
There are three categories of awards:
- Junior for Years 7 and 8
- Intermediate for Years 9 and 10
- Senior for Year 11 and 12
Students may not qualify for more than one award per year. A student must accumulate points for their participation from a range of categories, which include Curriculum, School Service, Co-Curricular Activities, Extra Curricular Activities, Outside School Achievements and Sport. Points must come from at least five of the seven categories, with some categories having a maximum.
In order to achieve each award, students must accumulate the following amounts of points:
- Junior – 80 points
- Intermediate – 100 points
- Senior - 120 points
Students are responsible for monitoring their progress towards achieving an award. Items are entered on the school’s intranet under My Menu in My Activities. School items are to be verified by the appropriate teacher. Outside School activities are to be verified by the Year Adviser.