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Student Recognition: Awards

Students are recognized for their commitment to not only the school ethos but also to their academics. At the awards ceremony, student effort is recognized in a number of categories. The awarding process is coordinated by the department head and overseen by the Senior Management of the school. The awards committee is made up of the relevant programme coordinator and teachers.

Below is a list of awards students may receive.

Grade 12: Graduation Ceremony

VALEDICTORIAN

This award is issued to the student who achieves the highest GPA over the four year course (Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12) of the American Diploma. Qualifying GPA must be 4.3. The student’s attendance /ATL skills and APweb will also be a criteria for selection.

TOP SUBJECT AWARD

This award is based on the cumulative grade received by the student during the course of the year and is issued per subject. Where there is a tie, the award is shared. 

AGGREGATE AWARDS

This award falls into two categories:

The Honors award is awarded to students who achieve a GPA from 4.1 to 4.2 in Semester 1 of G 12 exam.

The High Honors award is awarded to students who achieve a GPA of 4.3 in Semester 1 of G 12 exam.

The JKS High Honors and Honors Rolls are determined at the end of the first SEMESTER OF GRADE 12.

SPECIAL AWARDS

These awards include:

  1. Perfect Attendance Award
  2. Model United Student of the Year Award
  3. Sports Woman/Sports Man of the Year
  4. Most Progressed Student Award
  5. Service Award
  6. Leadership Award
  7. JKS Ambassador Award
  8. Student of the Year Award
  9. Top Student Subject Award
  10. Student Representative (as elected by students)
  11. JKS Role Model Award

These awards are criteria based and awarded by an awards committee made up of the department head and relevant teachers.

These awards are based on the students' Mid Year reports.

Grade 6 to 11 Awards

IB Learner Profile Award: Grade 6 to 11 (inclusive of Grade 12 when not issued during the Graduation Ceremony)

Student of the Year Award: This award is presented to the Upper School student who represents the qualities of academic scholarship and citizenship, and contributes to the school and community. The winner must have attended JKS for at least two years of Upper school. The recipient must be a student who is highly motivated academically and displays learner profile attributes. He / She must be a well rounded and balanced individual who portrays holistic and total development. Nominations will be received from teachers. The criteria for this award will be based on academic performance as well as overall participation in JKS school clubs, activities and programs; a student who is most internationally minded in his/her approach to his/her studies and role in school. He/She displays compassion, empathy, consideration, and respect for all cultures and at the same time remains rooted to his/her culture. He/She has strong ethical and moral values and an engaging personality. He/She has a good rapport with the JKS community. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

JKS Ambassador Award: This award is given to an Upper School student who has represented his/her school as an Ambassador for academics and internationalism from Grades 10-12. The award winner’s interest and involvement in other cultures and their peoples has been demonstrated through such activities as social studies work, an international project or involvement in a representative agency such as the Model United Nations or any other CAS activity. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Leadership Award: This award is given to an Upper School student (grades 10 – 12) who has been a student leader at the school.  The selected student will have been involved in a variety of leadership positions such as: Student Council, House activities, Captaincies, a Prefect or Deputies role. She must have taken an identifiable leadership position in at least one major school activity.  The winner has used his or her leadership skills to make a positive contribution to the school. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Service Award: The Service Award is given to the Upper School student (from Grades 10 – 12) who has contributed most to the community, through either C.A.S or the Community Service program. The selected student will have shown consistent commitment and dedication, given selflessly of their time and ensured that the activities undertaken have had a meaningful outcome. The student would have spent extra hours outside school time to achieve the goal. This student will have acted as a positive example to all members of the JKS community. Additionally the student displayed an outstanding role in Model United Nation simulations and is a good speaker and organizer. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Top Subject Award: Based on Semester 1 Grade 12 results This award is presented by each subject department to the Upper School student who demonstrates outstanding skills and contributions in the area of each subject and has the highest accumulated grade point average for the subject. This award is based on the last in school examination. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account. 

Top Student Subject Award: This award is presented to the Upper School student who demonstrates outstanding skills and contributions in all subjects and has the highest grade point aggregate in the Mid Year Exam of the Grade 12 year. Where there is a tie, the decision will be based on the continuous assessment, attendance, tardy, meeting deadlines, and discipline record of the student.

JKS Role Model Award: This award recognises students who exemplify the JKS student: He/She shows dedication and perseverance to her/his studies in the face of challenges and works diligently at achieving his/her potential.  Through his/her actions he/she supports the school community by his/her excellent manners and helpfulness.  He/She is identified by teachers using the following criteria:

  • Diligence/Commitment
  • Perseverance
  • Self-disciplined
  • Excellent manners
  • Considerate/Kind
  • Independent learner
  • Attendance
  • Tardies/early leaves
  • APweb Record

High Honors and Honors Roll: The JKS High Honors and Honors Roll is a privileged membership for Upper School students with excellent academic achievement. 

    To qualify for High Honors, a student must achieve a consistent Grade Point Average of 4.3 in Semester 1 of G 12 exam)

    To qualify for Honors, a student must achieve a consistent Grade Point Average of 4.1 to 4.2 in Semester 1 of G 12 exam)

The JKS High Honors and Honors Rolls are determined at the end of the first SEMESTER OF GRADE 12.

IB Students: For participating in an additional challenging curriculum and sitting for an external international exam. Must be registered for the exam and take the exam.

IB Course Students: Taken over 2 years and sit for the exam together with registering for it.

Most Progressed Student Award: This award is presented to the Upper School student whose Grade Point Average aggregate has shown the greatest improvement across all quarters. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Quarterly Merit Awards; These awards will be presented at the end of Quarters 1 to 4 to students who have received merits from their subject teachers through excellent effort in class work, consistent good behavior and exceptional attitude. Teachers will award a merit by signing a block in the Student Planner and students will collect merits to enable them to achieve the following awards:

Bronze Award: 25 merits

Silver Award: 50 merits

Gold Award: 75 merits

Platinum Award: 100 merits

Perfect Attendance Award: This award honors students who have achieved a perfect attendance record throughout all four quarters. The perfect attendance award is a wonderful way to congratulate them for putting their education first.  It gives the student recognition for consistency and personal commitment. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Sportswomen/Sportsman of the Year: This award is awarded to the student who is a consistent PE student and participates actively in athletics and in the in school PE programme. She must be an active PE student in all in-school activities and display herself as a role model. She must have attended and participated all in school sports days. This award recognizes the student for her consistent excellent performance and contribution towards all in school sports activities at JKS throughout the year. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Model United Nations (MUN) Student of the year Award: A student who belongs to the school’s MUN club for not less than 3 years, led the team to two international conferences, been selected as best speaker, successfully hosted the JKS MUN and played a major role in assisting and supporting the MUN team. A student who is well spoken, confident and displays strong headship of the club and conferences and incoming new members. ATL Skills, Attendance and APweb Record will also be taken into account.

Student Representative  (Grade 12 Only) Award: The student representative  is voted for by his/her peers only,  but nominated by the Awards Committee based on the following criteria: must have been in the school for minimum last 7 years , have exemplary attendance, punctual with no tardiness and a clear discipline record, wear the school uniform with great pride, epitomizes the IB learner profile attributes, shows respect to his/her peers and staff, contributed to the school through his/her involvement in school activities and clubs, contributed to the morale of students, behaves in such a manner in and outside of school to uphold the good name of the school, demonstrates support and guidance to his/her peers whether academically or personally and displays exemplary academic integrity with very good spoken skills in English and Arabic.

  • Where criteria can be validated, this will be done through school records before the voting process but after the nomination of candidates.
  • Top 5 nominees who meet all criteria above as selected by the Grade 12 Awards Committee will be announced  and Grade 12 students will make their final vote in a secret ballot. The nominee with the most votes  will be declared the winner.

These awards are criteria based and awarded by an awards committee made up of the department head and relevant teachers.

 

PYP Awards

For grades 1 – 5, the following areas are recognized:

IB Learner Profile Awards:
Every quarter select students are given awards for certain areas of the learner profile. Criteria - Homeroom teachers give this award based on students who have displayed the criteria of a particular learner profile during the quarter.

Perfect Attendance:
End of year - Perfect Attendance - This is for students who do not miss one day of school during the school year.

Swim Gala Medals:
Swim Gala Medals – there are 3 galas. The galas are throughout the school year. Medals are awarded to the student who got the fastest time in each stroke.

 

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