The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Experiences that last a lifetime.
St Catherine's School is an experienced operator of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This exciting program encourages students to challenge themselves in the following sections - Skill, Volunteering, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold Award participants also undertake a Residential Project..
Students choose and undertake an activity that fits in with the purpose of each section for at least the minimum amount of time specified for their chosen level: Bronze, Silver or Gold.
The purpose of the Award is to give young people of all abilities the opportunity to volunteer in their communities, develop their skills, join a physical activity and embark on adventurous journeys. Students in Years 9,10, 11 and 12 can complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award at St Catherine's School.
The adventurous journey component of the Award can be fulfilled through participation in the Outdoor Education Program Beyond Boundaries. In Years 11 and 12, students design, plan and organise their own extended expedition.