In memory of the late Capt. Bryan Wyness, former Chair of the NZ Opera School Trust, the Spirit of the Opera School trophy is presented to the student who, during the course of the School, displays the all-round spirit of hard work, consideration and encouragement of fellow students, as well as a positive attitude at all times. An engraved miniature trophy is presented to the student, along with a cheque for $300.00. Observation of students is on-going throughout the School and the presentation is made at the function following the final grand concert.