College Colours

“College Colours” allow our College to recognise student achievement in the many diverse areas in which Sunbury Downs students excel. These will be awarded each year in a dedicated ceremony, with students receiving both a badge and a certificate to endorse their achievement

These Colours are awarded in six different categories and students are eligible to receive a College Colour in more than one category.

To ensure a range of students can aspire to these awards, they will be awarded at two levels:


  • To be considered for a Silver Award, students must have made a significant contribution in several of the criteria.
  • Only a limited number of students will be recognised, as a general guideline 4 per category
  • These awards are designed to recognise both character and ability, thus to be eligible students must display attributes such as co-operation, mutual respect and overall success


  • Gold awards are a higher standard of achievement, while still within the same Mini-School, thus year 7 and 10 students are not eligible for this award.
  • To receive this award, students must already hold a Silver Award for that category, meet the requirements for the Silver again and then exceed the requirements.
  • As a result, a Gold Award is awarded less, but indicates recognition of a much higher calibre of achievement.


Academic: Green

  • Academic Colours will be based on overall averages drawn from Semester Reports
  • Principal’s Academic Achievement Award recipients are eligible for the Academic College Colour
  • Learning Area awards would continue as separate awards for Presentation Evening


Arts: Red

“Arts”  refers to visual arts, practical arts and areas such as College Musical Production, Debating, Drama and Public Speaking.

  • Planning and delivery of events or activities, eg. Annual Arts Exhibition, choreographer in School Production, Tech. Crew for Production.
  • Active representation of the College in exhibitions, performance and competitions outside of the College.
  • Working with teachers to assist with curricular and/or co-curricular Arts programs


House: Purple

  • Effectively propose, organise and carry out House-based events, enlisting the help of others as appropriate
  • Actively participate and compete in House Sporting activities, including College Sport Days and other House-based sporting events
  • Actively encourage others to participate and compete in House-based events
  • Actively construct, participate in and present House-run Assemblies


Music: Yellow

“Music” includes all Sunbury Downs bands and choral ensembles
  • Participation in more than one performing ensemble
  • Playing an active role as a student leader in music performance
  • Planning and/or organising of social events related to the College music program
  • Demonstration of highly developed skills in musicianship and excellence in performance
  • Strong commitment to all lessons, band rehearsals and performances


Service: White

  • To other students, throughout College life
  • Presenting at College and Year Level Assemblies
  • As a student leader, eg. SRC Rep., Cabinet member, fundraising, lunchtime activities
  • To a school program, eg. Student forums, College Review, SRC.
  • On College committees, eg. Chaplaincy Committee, College Council, Education Committee
  • Leading the planning of events or activities, eg. Deb Ball Committee, Year 12 Formal


Sport: Blue

“Sport” refers to sporting activities initially representing our College.

  • Outstanding participation in a school based sporting activity, including representing the College in higher level competitions
  • Provision of outstanding assistance with team or program organisation, eg. coaching, umpiring, captaincy
  • Playing a leading role in the planning and/or organisation of events or activities, eg. Carnivals, sports days, Footy Days

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