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École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Piper Award for Outstanding Learning

Over the past two years, Argyle staff have carefully considered the purpose and philosophy of awards, particularly the Achievement Awards that have traditionally recognized academic and service benchmarks.  We are looking to broaden the scope of recognition with a focus on Learning as well as Achievement.

Piper Awards will be recognized and celebrated throughout the school year in classrooms.  Teachers will nominate students over the course of the school year, and students will receive certificates presented to them in their respective classrooms.

In addition, we will acknowledge various achievements of students’ school wide. Music Department Awards will be awarded at the final music concerts of the year, and Fine Arts Awards will be awarded at significant showcases or in class.  Our Athletics Banquet will continue to celebrate Argyle’s athletes.

Piper Certificates celebrate outstanding learning in the areas of..

  • Thinking (creative, critical, divergent, etc.)
  • Habits of Learning
  • Turn around/persistence
  • Resilience/overcoming significant challenges
  • Inspiration
  • Leadership
  • Outstanding demonstration of learning, project, or artifact of learning
  • Citizenship, peer support, contribution to the learning community
  • Going above and beyond
  • Excellence in a specific subject or discipline

Piper Medal of Learning - summative awards will be presented in June to outstanding recipients, recomended by subject area departments, based on the nominations submitted throughout the school year.