In September 2019, Notre Dame launched the Stella Maris Leadership Award ©, to recognise the developing character of our students, and their demonstration of intellectual, moral, civic and performance virtues. The first bronze certificates of achievement were awarded to 438 of our upper sixth students on March 22, 2021.
This unique award is accredited by Leeds Trinity University and has three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Even though our students have had to study remotely during both lockdowns, they have still managed to earn the bronze level award, an achievement they should be proud of.
Criteria for the Stella Maris Leadership Award Bronze Certificate:
- Excellent attendance in PTE
- Written PTE assessments completed
- Commendations for two or more virtues, one related to personal development and one for helping others
- Agreement from all subjects studied i.e. no coursework outstanding
We expect most of our upper sixth students to achieve the bronze award before the end of May, and many are already well on their way to achieving the silver certificate, which requires four commendations and regular participation in college or extra-curricular activities.
Mrs. Catherine Herring, our Director of Catholic Life, said, “Despite the challenges of the past year, it has been gratifying to see how our students have risen to meet them, especially for the virtues of resilience and patience they needed in lockdown.”