More than 300 Gold Coast schools are to receive school badges to recognise their achievements in the community.
The school badges will be given to students on Monday and will be available for the next school year.
The Gold Coast School and Primary Schools Authority (GCSA) said the school badge was a “good tribute” to its pupils and their contributions to the community.
“They’re all proud to be Gold Coast’s children and the Gold Coast Schools and Primary School Association are very proud of our pupils and the community we serve,” said Chief Executive, Stephen Coughlan.
“We’ve all learnt a great deal about leadership, resilience, self-discipline and the value of teamwork and teamwork is a key part of our ethos.”
The school badge will be handed out in the school’s main entrance and on the entrance steps at all school gates, as well as at each of the Goldfields Primary School and School of Technology (STTS) locations.
The badges will include an image of a school, the school number, the grade, the principal and the principal’s name.
Students from schools in the Goldfield community will be able to get a school badge at the end of their third year in high school.
More than 1,500 schools across Queensland are accredited by the GCSA and the majority are affiliated with the Goldfords Primary School (GPST), which is based at Mount Isa.GPST principal and former Goldfields student, Michael Lappas, said he was honoured to be given the school badges.
“It’s great to be able do something for my school, especially when you look at the achievements of students like myself,” he said.
“When you get the opportunity to wear a school school badge it’s a great honour.”
Mr Lappis said he would be happy to wear the school diploma for his students, who have been involved in the GPST since its inception in 2010.
“If they want to wear it, it’s not for me, it will be for them,” he explained.
Mr Littas said he believed the school had the potential to “do a lot more” for the community than just their badges.