Colours Awards

Awarded to pupils in recognition of excellent performance or commitment in an extra-curricular activity.

Special recognition certificates, Junior Colours ties, Half Colours ties and Full Colours ties are awarded to pupils in recognition of excellent performance or commitment in an extra-curricular activity.

Nominations are currently open and are accepted all year (requires school Google login). The Colours Committee will meet once per term on the following dates.

  • Term 1 – October

  • Term 2 – December

  • Term 3 – April

  • Term 4 – June

Please read the descriptions below carefully.

Colours blazer pin

Special Recognition for Pupils in S2-S6

Awarded to pupils for either a strong commitment to an activity for a minimum of 1½ years.

Example: Taking part in all enterprise activities on offer for 2 years.

The recipient receives a Colours blazer pin and a certificate.

Junior Colours for Pupils in S1 & S2

Awarded for competing or receiving an award at National level or above. Example: placed in top three in a Scottish schools event, competing at National level. Award winners are encouraged to represent the school where possible. Award must be current (achieved within the last 6 months).

The recipient receives a Junior Colours tie.

Half Colours for Pupils in S3 - S6

This award is primarily to recognise commitment. It is awarded for a strong commitment for a minimum of 2 ½ years to the activity and performance of a consistently high standard.

Example: Pupils who have continually performed to a high standard over a minimum of 2 ½ years in the School Orchestra, local/regional Football Team, helped with the Eco Club, participated fully in Enterprise.

Award must be current (achieved within the last 6 months).

The recipient receives a Half Colours tie.

Full Colours for Pupils in S3 - S6

This award is primarily to reward achievement. It is awarded for a consistently high standard of performance and representation at national level or above.

Example: Pupils who have performed well at national level and showing a dedication to their sport/activity for a prolonged period of time e.g. a pupil who has worked for 4 years with the Eco Club and was invited to present at a National Conference. Award winners are encouraged to lead a school group in their chosen field, where practical.

Award must be current (achieved within the last 6 months).

The recipient receives a Full Colours tie.

Colours Award PSE Presentation

Nominations