The award of Colours is the highest recognition within the following cultural and sporting groups at Southwell. Colours are predominantly awarded to students in Year 7 and 8. Colours may be awarded to students in Year 5 and 6 in exceptional circumstances.
Students need to have represented Southwell in the Cultural or Sporting activity to be eligible for the award. Local, regional and national achievements in cultural and sporting events will be celebrated and recognised in assembly. However, students are not necessarily eligible for Southwell Colours for this recognition.
Process and Timing
Please note that additional Nominations for Colours maybe received at the completion of some events
The Colours Committee will meet after nominations are received.
Please note additional Colours may be awarded at School Assemblies outside of the above dates. The Headmaster, in consultation with the Colours Committee, may award Colours outside of relevant criteria to recognise exceptional performances.
Cultural Colours are awarded for,
Sports Colours are awarded for,
Please note Individual Sports Colours will take into consideration performance achievements at Internal and External School Events (eg. Cluster Groups, Regional and National Competitions). Event sizes and competition levels to be used as part of this consideration.
Additional cultural or sporting codes that may be suggested by the School from time to time.
Colours (Gold Badge)
For the above awards the following set of criteria should be adhered to:
Note: A student may receive colours in consecutive years for the same discipline, however, students re-awarded their colours will not receive another badge but will be acknowledged at Assembly.
The tie is black with repeated Southwell crests embroidered on the material. It is awarded to all Prefects.
Students may be awarded trophies/cups for excelling in various School activities. These are the property of the School and must remain at the School. Parents are recommended to bring their cameras along to special events so that if your child is presented with a cup / trophy you may take photographs.