Rewards & Recognition

Our students at St. Constantine International are encouraged to reach their potential through a range of Awards, scholarships and merit points.

Awards in Primary

Weekly Awards
  • Assembly Awards presented to students for academic or Round Square achievement
  • Ongoing class-based Awards based on effort and attitude
Termly Awards
  • Attendance (Gold 100% / Silver >97.5% / Bronze >95%)
  • House Points Individual (Top 10 students receive certificates)
  • Upper Primary House Points totals (winning house receives a pool party)
  • Lower Primary House Points totals (winning house receives special golden time)
Annual Awards
  • Three (3) major Awards for Effort, Progress and Attainment
  • Head of Primary Award for an exceptional performance across the board
  • Certificates are also issued for Student Council representation (one student per class per term) and to Prefects (six students from Year 6)

Awards in Secondary

Day to day – all levels
  • Accumulation of Merits – to Earn Bronze, Silver, Gold Award (Each of these Awards has a certificate and a treat that goes with it)
  • Sports Awards / certificates – From various Interschool Sports Competitions 
Prize Giving Awards – Year 7-10 /12
  • Subject Proficiency Awards 
  • Subject Effort Awards
  • Top House Merit Awards – Winners for the year from each House 
  • Round Square IDEALS Awards 
Graduation – Year 13
  • Round Square IDEALS Awards 
  • Round Square – King Constantine International Award – For the best all-round student using the Round Square IDEALS as the criteria
  • Subject Proficiency Awards 
  • Nolan Kishe Award – For the Most Ambitious, Innovative Student and with great contribution to Community Service
  • Prefects and Student Council Awards / Recognition 
  • Sports Awards Ceremony – Sports Awards in all sporting categories and sports 

In Year 11 a 6th Form scholarship is offered in

  • Academics
  • Music
  • Sport
  • The Round Square attributes
  • Leadership

General merit points for excellent classwork, homework, effort in Electives, displaying Round Square attributes, and being helpful, are collected at the end of each term. Tiered prizes are awarded to students depending on how many merits they have earned during that term, with certificates awarded in assemblies every time a student reaches the Bronze, Silver or Gold threshold.

The Student Council helps to decide the prizes for Terms 2 and 3 – with a Tanzanite prize for students who reach Gold in all 3 terms. Awards are earned as follows: 

  • Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8, 9) Bronze – 20 merits, Silver – 35 merits, Gold – 50 merits. 
  • Key Stage 4 and 5 (Year 10, 11, 12, 13) Bronze – 15 merits, Silver – 25 merits, Gold – 35 merits.

These Rewards are supplemented by outside competitions such as World Scholar’s Cup, MUN, debating and other local and regional competitions.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development programme, empowering young people aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive programme and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

To achieve an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, and Supervisors.

The key elements of the programme are:

  • Open to all young people aged 14 to 24.
  • Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging.
  • Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).

Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

Time requirements:

  • Bronze – minimum 6 months
  • Silver – minimum 6 months if completed Bronze otherwise 12 months for direct entrants
  • Gold – minimum 12 months if completed Silver otherwise 18 months for direct entrants

Regular participation in activities is required to meet the time requirements of each Award Section and Level and through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:

  • Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best
  • Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
  • Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community
  • Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
  • Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
  • Learn important life skills
  • Increase their career opportunities.

Today more than 130 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. 

World Scholar’s Cup

World Scholar’s Cup is an annual event where schools can field unlimited teams at regional rounds. Teams that qualify at regional rounds can participate at their choice of Global Rounds.

The World Scholar’s Cup isn’t just for the “top” three students at each school; it’s meant to reach deep into the student population, inspiring a love of learning and introducing participants to new subjects and skills. Their goals are to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practise new skills, and to inspire a global community of future scholars and leaders.

At the last competition, St. Constantine International was awarded 77 medals – 48 more than its closest rival !

The World Scholar’s Cup is:

  • Inclusive
  • Encouraging
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Discussion-based
  • Forward-looking
  • Team-oriented
  • Whimsical

Model United Nations

Model UN is a popular activity for those interested in learning more about how the UN operates. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide take part every year at all educational levels.
Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts – including at the UN itself – participated in Model UN as student. 

The United Nations Model UN Programme aims to build and maintain strong links between the UN and Model UN participants across the globe. It does that through guides and workshops, which teach students how to make their simulations more accurate; by visiting Model UN conferences and sharing first-hand knowledge of what the actual UN is like; and through encouraging Model UN clubs to take real action to support UN values and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).