Academic Prize-giving

The Kaipara College Senior Academic Prize-giving is held in November each year. There are numerous awards offered for students that have performed commendably but the most prestigious and sought after awards are the Dux and Proxime Accessit awards and the Subject and Faculty awards.

The College is extremely keen to recognise these gifted and diligent young people and also to support their continuing education a tertiary level.

Therefore the Board of Trustees is proud to announce that we have a sponsor for the annual Senior Academic Prize-giving, Burmester Realty.  We believe this outstanding local real estate business shares our values and aspirations for Kaipara College and also aligns well with those of the wider community in the South Kaipara.

We thank Burmester Realty for their support and urge our families to support them in return.

Kaipara College Dux Calculation protocols

  1. The GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated in the same manner as NZQA use for the NCEA GPA.
  2. The GPA is calculated over the best 80 Level 3 credits from a maximum of five approved Level 3 University Entrance subjects. These credits are then weighted by awarding points based on the level of achievement.
  3. Only Level 3 Achievement Standards count.
  4. The school’s formative assessment of externally assessed Level 3 Achievement Standards count for credit total and the GPA calculations.
  5. NCEA Level 3 credits gained before Year 13 can be counted towards the best 80 credits used for the Dux calculation.
  6. The student with the highest GPA from their best 80 Level 3 credits is Dux.
  7. A student must complete all standards taught in each of the courses he/she is enrolled in. There cannot be any withdrawals from any Achievement Standards in any course entered.
  8. There is no weighting given to any form of assessment beyond taking into account the credit value of the Achievement Standard.
  9. Scholarship is not included in the Dux calculation.
  10. If students have an equal GPA from their best 80 Level 3 then the student with the most standards at “Excellence” is Dux.
  11. If there is still a tie, then the student with most standards at “Merit” is Dux.
  12. The runner up is the Proxime Accessit.