Austin Claim Inaugural St Hildegard House Award for Academic Endeavour and Attainment

Austin House is the worthy recipient of the inaugural St Hildegard House Award for Academic Endeavour and Attainment. Launched this academic year, the award celebrates the effort, attainment and attitude of pupils in each and every teaching group in the school.

Director of Studies, Dr Michael Reddish, explained, “Princethorpe College has been blessed with a clear and strong set of values from its very inception. The school places the commitment to be kind and do your best at the forefront of all it does and acknowledges and celebrates these values in a whole host of ways, including systems of merits and rewards.”

Endeavour Awards and Teacher Awards reward academic effort, attainment and a positive attitude. Taking its name from St Hildegard von Bingen, a visionary Benedictine nun who was declared a ‘Doctor of the Church’ by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, the St Hildegard award is presented to the House that receives the greatest number of Endeavour and Teacher Awards.

In this inaugural round, 832 Endeavour Awards and Teachers Awards have been given to pupils. In the whole school assembly on Monday 29 January top award winning Year 8 pupil Pratheesh Prabakaran, who himself received nine awards, was invited forward to receive the new award on behalf of Austin House from Headmaster, Ed Hester.

Dr Reddish added, “Last week I had the pleasure of going into House Assemblies to congratulate the award winners, we hope this high profile recognition will spur all our pupils on to greater endeavour and achievement.”

For a list of the top award winners please click here Endeavour And Teacher Award Winners