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Student Recognition

Prize Giving Assemblies

Celebrating student achievement is an important tool in building and maintaining a school environment that values effort, achievement and success.

The Senior Prize Giving Assembly (PGA) celebrates the achievements and successes of students from the Senior School – those in years 11 and 12.

This assembly also acts as the school community’s farewell to the Year 12 cohort after their five-year journey through high school.

The PGA is the largest Modbury High School gathering of the year and is attended by the families of Year 11 Prize winners and Year 12 students, a number of sponsors of PGA prizes and other special guests from the community.  

Student achievement in both academic and extra-curricula areas such as Sport, Literature, Art, Pedal Prix and others areas are acknowledged and celebrated. Senior students are recognised for meritorious achievement and effort and the Dux of Year 11 is announced.

A number of community based awards are also presented at this assembly to worthy winners. A number of major awards (often sponsored by local community members) are presented at this assembly, including the Makin Humanitarian, UniSA Maths & Science, ADF Long Tan Teamwork and the Modbury Rotary Club’s John Tilley Memorial awards.

Finally we acknowledge the long journey of the Year 12s and some of their successes before the school says a final goodbye. Finally, families and special guests attend a celebratory morning tea prepared and served by the Year 11 Food & Hospitality Students.

Awards and Certificates include:

  • Subject Awards
  • Sporting Awards
  • Year 11 Dux
  • Florey Electorate Award
  • Makin Humanitarian Award
  • Caltex Best All Rounder Award
  • Principal's and Year 12 Manager's Awards
  • Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award
  • John Tilley Award - Most Outstanding Student
  • Jay Strudwick Ethos Award

Entrance to the Senior Prize Giving Assembly is by invitation/ticket only. Parents of Year 11 and 12 prizewinners will receive their invitations, all other Year 12 invitations will be sent home with the students.


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