Our awards are divided onto four groups: Academic Endeavour Awards, Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards for each Year Level, Year Level Dux and Runner Up Dux Awards and Special Awards.
Academic Endeavour Awards are conferred to students who have been role-models of resilience, positive attitude and consistent effort in their studies.
Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards are determined by the results achieved during the year by each student in each subject area at the end of the Academic Year. These awards recognise that all subjects are important, and that all students have different skills and passions. They seek to reward all students who have excelled in their subjects as a means of approaching their “best self”. In recognition of different subject size and numbers, students from Year 5 to Year 12 who achieve A’s in half or more than half of their subjects will be awarded an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
Following the Academic Endeavour Award, and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award at each year level, we recognise a Year Level Dux and Runner Up.
A number of Special Awards are conferred to students who contribute in a variety of ways to the life of the College. The College and Community Service Awards recognise those students who make a significant contribution to the life of the College outside of their academic work and/or work within the local community, such activities as Assemblies, Environment and General Contribution to the life of the College.
This year we have also introduced three new College awards for Sport, Performing Arts and Environment and Sustainability.
Father Allen Collett Award
This award has a long tradition in our College, having been established by Father Allan Collett, a local Anglican priest active in the early days of the College. It is presented to a Year 7 student who, through their attitude and behaviour, best represents the Anglican ethos of the school within the community – an ambassador for Investigator College.
City of Victor Harbor Awards:
Year 7 Most Improved Award
This Award is presented to a Year 7 Student who has toiled and displayed perseverance and commitment to their learning.
Year 12 Community Contribution Award
Presented to a Year 12 student who has striven to contribute to both their College and the wider community during such a busy academic year.
See Optometry Award
This award, kindly sponsored by See Optometry, is presented to the Highest Achieving Year 12 Science student.
South Coast Legal – Legal Studies Award
This award, kindly sponsored by South Coast Legal, is presented to the Highest Achieving Year 12 Legal Studies student or a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of social justice.
Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions Club Awards
Junior School Integrity Award, Middle School Encouragement Award and a Senior School Award for Academic Excellence.
Mayo Community Service Awards are presented to students at each participating schools in the Mayo electorate. They are awarded to students who demonstrate leadership amongst their peers, excellence in attitude and achievement, and are a strong and consistent participant in school and community activity.
Australian Defence Force Long Tan Awards
A Year 10 and Year 12 student will be recognized as showing great promise in becoming tomorrow’s leaders. This year the
Australia Defence Force Future Innovators Award, presented to a Year 10 and Year 12 student who have demonstrated motivation, innovation and have achieved in a STEM related field.
Ampol All Rounder Award
Each year, Ampol Australia presents a select group of secondary students around Australia with the prestigious national secondary school award, the 2021 Ampol Best All Rounder Award. Students who receive this award do so for achieving excellence in a range of pursuits in the classroom, participating in House sport and in the College and broader community.