The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award continues to grow and cements itself as one of the key co-curricular activities offered here at the college. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a non-competitive self-development program available to students 14 years and over that encourages them to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs and aspirations.
In any given school year, the college has approximately 50 students from Years 9 to 12 participating across Bronze, Silver and Gold Award categories. For participants to achieve their Award, they are required to complete four key components: Skill, Community Service, Physical Recreation and the Adventurous Journey.
The Award sees participants involved with the local community on a weekly basis working with the staff and residents at BUPA Aged Care Ashfield. Participants also develop a skill of interest over the duration of the Award and actively support their health and wellbeing through the Physical Recreation component. The Adventurous Journey hikes are always a highlight for the Award participants. Students undertaking either the Bronze or Silver Award at the college hike wilderness areas of the NSW coast. A number of students participating in the Gold Award have travelled internationally to Sri Lanka to complete the Adventurous Journey and Residential aspects of their Award.
At the beginning of each school year students are provided with information and enrolment forms from the College’s Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Leader.