Students are prepared for the full range of external examinations and certificates.
These are awarded in a range of areas to recognise Service to the College.
In individual subjects, attainment is recognised in the award of certificates.
In its widest sense, service is recognised in the annual award of certificates. The premier award for the school is the cup for Outstanding School Spirit for a senior student, who is elected annually by students.
Sister Mary Justine Award:
For overall academic performance in Internal Achievement Standards in school examinations. Funded by the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. This is awarded annually to a student going on to tertiary education who it is felt will make a significance contribution to the community in the future.
The Edmunds Achievement Award:
Donated by the St Vincent de Paul Society. An Award given for Perseverance to a student who has worked extremely hard to achieve academically and who has contributed much to the school through her involvement in a range of activities.
The Nicholas Gordon Award for Endeavour:
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm in all her undertakings.
The Stephen Tindall Award:
Presented to a student who has enhanced the Mercy Charism at Carmel and who has been a true role model for all students. A student who aspires to excellence.
The Mother Genevieve Performing Arts Cup:
In recognition of contribution to the Performing Arts in Music, Drama, school productions and Stage Challenge.
RSA Community Award:
For Service to the Community
The Margaret Heenan Award:
Awarded to a student for charitable works in the community.
The Rotary Club of Milford Scholarship:
Awarded at the discretion of the Principal
Butler Family Trust Cup:
In recognition of consistent effort throughout the school consistently achieving academically, culturally and socially.
Collene Roche Cup:
For all round excellence, and innovative and committed leadership.
For outstanding service to the school in a wide range of activities.
Proxime Accessit ad:
Runner up to the Dux. This prize is accompanied by a financial award.
Ducem Cup The Dux Award:
For outstanding academic achievement - The Habgood Cup. This is accompanied by a financial award.
NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Level 3 & Scholarship Performance in this examination, at a level specified by the Universities Entrance Board, qualifies a student to matriculate at a NZ University.
NCEA Level 2: NZQA accredited courses.
NCEA Level 1: Internally assessed and externally examined.
The school has been accredited to offer Unit Standards on the Qualifications Framework – Food & Nutrition, Tourism, Sport Science and Mathematics are offered.
Courses such as First Aid and Defensive Driving are available at Senior levels.
At various levels:
- Computer Drivers’ Licence
- Australian Mathematics, Science & English
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards
- Language Competitions
- NZCES – NZ Certificate of Employment Skills (Y12)
- NZ Certificate in Travel & Tourism
- ASDAN (Life skills)