Year assemblies are held at a suitable time when the Year Advisers have a need to speak to the whole year group.
Formal assemblies are usually held twice a term, in the hall, as advertised on the school calendar. These assemblies are chaired by captains/prefects and stress student participation/presentations.
ABHS Merit Award Scheme, School Service and Citizenship
The Merit Scheme is a way that the teachers can congratulate a student for outstanding school work, attitude or school service. Teachers use the SENTRAL Merit System to commend and acknowledge the students' effort.
General Merits accumulate and count towards receiving first a Year Adviser Award, then Deputy Principal Award, then Principal’s Award and finally a Principal’s Medallion. You must first obtain all levels of Bronze awards, before progressing to the Silver and finally Gold awards.
A student can obtain the following awards over the course of the school year:
- Year Adviser's Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) – at Year Meeting by Year Adviser
- Deputy Principal's Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) – at a morning Assembly by the Deputy
- Principal's Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) – at Formal Assembly by Principal
- Principal's Medallion (Bronze, Silver & Gold) – Bronze & Silver at a Formal Assembly and Gold at Presentation Night presented by Principal
Certificates of Exemplary Achievement for academic, School Service and Citizenship are awarded at the annual Presentation Day end of the year to a small number of the highest achieving students.