The school has a school wide participation and achievement award named after ex-pupil and NZ All Black,
Students are challenged to participate in the four categories of Academic, Arts, Sport and School Culture throughout the year. Each category has six events for the students to participate in and strive for excellence at. Achieving three tasks will earn a Bronze Award, four tasks a Silver Award and five or more a Gold Award. Once gold status is achieved the student can complete community service to earn a Distinction Award.
The Latimer bars are presented at school assemblies with the Gold and Distinction being presented at the end of year prize giving. The annual criteria for the Latimer is below: