Scholarships & Awards
Spirit of Anzac Awards
The Spirit of Anzac Awards are a unique set of awards that have been established at Brighton Secondary School to highlight our commitment to recognizing the Anzac qualities of mateship, courage, leadership, resilience, excellence and community involvement.
At our annual Valedictory and Recognition and Presentation assemblies, one student from each of the five year levels is selected to receive this prestigious Award.
Spirit of Anzac Awards were first presented in 2005 as a result of the strong relationship that the school has developed with the Brighton RSL – through the regular involvement of our Head Prefects and musical performers, in the Brighton Jetty Dawn Service held each Anzac Day.
The school is proud to nurture this unique community partnership and to support a strong values education program which reflects the importance of the Anzac story in Australia’s history.
Spirit of Anzac Tour
In 2009 the first Spirit of Anzac study tour to the Somme area of France was organised. As a result of the support of the Brighton Lions organisation, the Brighton RSL and other community sponsors, we now have a biennial tour to France to participate in the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux and to visit World War one historical sites.
The students involved in this special event are selected on the basis of a written application which provides evidence of their personal interest and commitment to educating others about the Anzac story.
Brighton Secondary School has a long and prestigious history of academic, sporting, musical and extra curricular excellence.
At the Year 12 Valedictory and Presentation Evening a range of awards is presented to year 12 students to recognise their achievements in their final year of schooling, as well as throughout their years of study at Brighton.
The Major Year 12 Awards and prizes include:
- Dux of the School
- The Caltex Best All Rounder Award
- Year 12 Recognition Award
- Spirit of Anzac Award
- Long Tan Award
- Old Scholars “Fac Omnia Bene” Award
- Head of Music Awards
- Special Interest Volleyball Awards
- School Service Awards
- Community Citizenship Awards
- International Student of the Year Award
- Vocational Education and Training Awards
We are grateful to a number of community sponsors who support these awards.
Governing Council Recognition Awards
All students are encouraged to work towards achieving their best through a similar set of awards in Years 8 to 11. Of particular interest are the Years 8 to 11 Governing Council Recognition Awards which have been established to recognise a significant number of students who show an outstanding effort across the areas of academic performance, community involvement, leadership, student voice, sporting and/or extra curricular activities.
Students are also actively encouraged to take part in activities that support applications for a range of other scholarships and study support opportunities. These opportunities are available through organisations such as the Australian Defence Forces Technical Scholarships, Rotary, Overseas Exchanges, Siemens and National Youth Science Awards, Plain English Speaking Competitions, Auction Idol, Debating, Music, Language and other study Competitions, Indigenous study support programs and Awards.
Students who are selected to perform in a state or national sporting competition may also apply to the school for a sport grant to acknowledge their achievement and to support travel and participation costs.
Social justice grants, available through the school counsellors, are available to students at risk of leaving school through financial difficulty.