​St Catherine’s has proudly been involved in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for over 40 years. Focusing on leadership, creativity, skill development, community service, physical activity and adventure the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the leading international youth achievement program.

Experiences that last a lifetime.

Young people thrive on ownership and engagement with activities of their choice. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award allows our girls to develop in, and explore areas, they are passionate about.

The Award provides students of all abilities the opportunity to embark on a journey of adventure, volunteering time to their local communities as well as learning important life skills and resilience.

Students in Years 9 to 12 are eligible to complete their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award at St Catherine’s. Gold Award participants also undertake a Residential Project. 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.