Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Awards & Recognition Program


Seycove Awards and Recognition

Having received a significant amount of feedback, particularly regarding our "Night of Recognition" we decided it was time to review our Awards and the "Night of Recognition." To that end we created a Seycove Awards and Recognition Committee.

Over the past couple of months, the Seycove Awards and Recognition committee has been meeting regularly to provide leadership and support for the awards and recognition process. The committee met to:

  • Review and advise on initiatives related to awards and recognition,
  • Seek input, suggestions and feedback from school staff, students, parents with respect to awards and the recognition process and
  • Communicate progress, updates and changes to the award and recognition process.

Some very clear concerns that were brought to our attentions were the length of the traditional ceremony, the overall number of awards presented, and the costs associated with the creation of plaques surpassing the budgets allocated to student recognition.

After much deliberation and feedback, this process has resulted in changes to how we recognize students, and with the Night of Recognition approaching we felt it was time to communicate our changes. We encourage you to read the below to better understand what we will now be doing.


From this process the committee identified 3 forms of awarding and recognizing students. As in previous years, many Grade 12 awards and recognition will be presented at the Valedictory Ceremony Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 7pm.

Seycove Night of Recognition – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 7pm in the gym

Seyhawk Award

  • 8-12 students per grade (8-12) who have been identified by Seycove staff as individuals who have made Seycove a better place to be. Staff will identify students who have been 'stars in their class', 'students who have inspired teachers' or individuals who meet the guidelines of an Educated Citizen [see below]
  • With a maximum of 60 outstanding students to be recognized we are expecting to be able to present a more engaging, meaningful, and less time consuming event.

Educated Citizen – as defined by the Ministry of Education

  • thoughtful, able to learn and to think critically, and who can communicate information from a broad knowledge base; 

  • creative, flexible, self-motivated and who have a positive self-image; 

  • capable of making independent decisions; 

  • skilled and who can contribute to society generally, including the world of work; 

  • productive, who gain satisfaction through achievement and who strive for physical well-being; 

  • cooperative, principled and respectful of others regardless of differences; 

  • aware of the rights and prepared to exercise the responsibilities of an individual within the family, the community, Canada, and the world. 

Certificates - Pick up on June 28, 2018

Certificates for the following awards and recognitions will be available for pickup, at the end of June. Recipients names will be posted in the school Thursday, June 21, 2018.

  • Outstanding Scholar Recipients Presented to the students from each grade level 8-11 who achieves the highest percentage average based on achievement in the first two terms.
  • Honour Roll with Distinction and Honour Roll Recipients District honour roll is intended to recognize students for academic excellence. 
  • Athletic awards Presented to outstanding athletes at each grade 8-11
  • Service awards Certificates are given to those students who have completed 30 or more hours of service in one school year

Subject based certificates from teachers

If teachers choose to provide subject awards, those awards will be given out during the last days of classes. Criteria for these awards are to be determined by teachers.

*Music Awards will be given out at the Year End Concerts:

Band - Wednesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7pm               Choir – Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 7pm

District Honour Roll Criteria

1. Honour Roll with Distinction – grades averaging 89.5% or higher

2. Honour Roll – grades averaging 85.5% to 89.4%

3. Honourable Mention – grades averaging between 79.5%-85.4% 

4.  Must be taking eligible courses with the North Vancouver School District, including NVDL (counts for eligibility but not toward percentage).

5. The following number of school-based courses are counted for each grade: Grades 8-10: 8 courses, Grade 11: 7 courses, Grade 12: 6 courses plus Grad Transitions or the equivalent of a full program load

6. Will not be eligible if in any course, a student receives

  1. an Incomplete (I) or Failing (F) grade or
  2. a "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit *any course refers to all student courses (not just counting courses)

7. Courses not eligible: Teacher Assistant 11, Transition Planning 12, Leadership 11, Career Prep and Work Experience and any other course less than a full four credits.