Student Commendations

Ruby and Eliza showing off the new commendation cards

It is so exciting these days to receive a postcard in the mail – even more so when that card outlines a positive attribute of yours that someone has noticed and celebrated!

This week, we launched our new Commendations system through SEQTA that replaces the handwritten ‘postcards’ to allow our girls to be celebrated for their efforts and traits. 

The observation of these attributes could take place in the classroom, on the sporting field, or on the grounds during breaks. They give our staff a way of recognising girls who are demonstrating community-building attitudes and excellence in more ways than just academic results. This initiative is one of the first steps toward developing a strategy to track the development of the Connecting Learning to Life attributes, as outlined in our current Strategic Plan (2.2). 

Staff use the College ‘Connecting Learning to Life’ attributes to help highlight commendable attributes. These are then recorded in our system and printed, ready to be sent out, received, and read. The online recording of these positive moments means that we can then paint a fuller picture of a student and see patterns, which we have not been able to before.

The postcards have different designs depending on which category is selected: Social, Personal, Thinking or Technical.

Connecting Learning to Life Attributes


  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Stewardship


  • Resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative


  • Curiosity
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical skills


  • ICT capabilities
  • Digital citizenship
  • Financial skills

We look forward to seeing these postcards winging their way through our community!

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