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Positive Rewards and Recognition

Please find attached the student application form for the PINNACLE award (Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) and the ACE (Academic, Commitment and Excellence) award:

Pinnacle and ACE awards


General Information

  • Students can apply for a "Pinnacle" award (Year 7-11) or the "ACE" award (Year 12)
  • Students apply each year and need to meet the specific criteria for each year level. Student complete an application form and submit it to their Year Advisor by Week 2, Term 4.

2020 Positive Rewards Overview 

PBL Ticket Draw

PBL Tickets are awarded to students for great work, sustained focus during class or consistent effort during the lesson etc. (Examples may include handing in lost property, demonstrating initiative during tasks, handing in tasks before the due date, independent group work, offering assistance to teacher or other students, completing a good quality homework task etc)


Teacher fills in the PBL Ticket and awards it to the student during class time


Students place PBL Ticket in allocated box (opposite middle office in main corridor)



Winners are drawn each fortnight at assembly

10 X $10 canteen vouchers (donated by P & C)

At the end of term all tickets go into a draw for 3 x $20 vouchers (donated by P & C)

House Tally - at the end of term the House with the most points earns themselves a free BBQ and Prize Raffle


MEGADRAW (blue PBL tickets)

Last 4 weeks of the school year

(School assembly held at the end of the year to raffle a range of prizes)



Student of the Week Award (introduced 2016)

  • This is a learning / behaviour based award nominated by teaches. 
  • Two students are randomly selected from the collection of nominations at assembly.
  • The winning students will be awarded with a prize, certificate and postcard home.
  • All students will receive their nomination slip.


Pinnacle Award 

Pinnacle and ACE Awards

  • This is a new initiative to replace the ‘Teacher Merits' from 2014.


  • Students must apply for a "Pinnacle" Award (year 7-11) or "ACE" Award (year 12) (ACE stands for Academic, Commitment and Excellence)


  • Students apply each year and need to meet the specific criteria for each year level. They collect and complete an application form (from their Year Advisor or from the OHS website), then submit it to their Year Advisor by week 5, Term 4.


  • Criteria include School Extra Curricula, School Service and Community Service. It also includes students not having any negative entries on Sentral,  attendance above 87% and a teacher needs to endorse the application. (Please refer to attached copy of the application form). The examples listed in the application form are suggestions only, Year Advisors will accept other examples.