An information session for parents and students wishing to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award
Performing Arts Centre
131 Birrell Street
All interested Year 9 students and their parents who wish to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award are invited to an information session.
The Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering all young Australians to explore their full potential.
Each Waverley College student who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves their physical well being, volunteers in their community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment. Our Duke of Edinburgh staff at the College includes Mr Nicholas Brophy and Ms Gemma Brown and they will support all participants.
The key elements of our program are:
Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, students:
Today more than 140 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. Locally over 700,000 young people have completed the Award in Australia in the past 57 years, with on average 40,000 very diverse participants annually working towards achieving an Award.
In Sydney, the Award it is recognised by certain universities but does not change the actual ATAR
UNSW for example, offers bonus ATAR points under their Elite Athletes and Performers Program (EAP).
A further meeting will be held with those year 9 students who wish to progress their registration on Friday 5th May at 7.45am in the Performing Arts Centre.
For further information, please contact the Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders, Mr Nicholas Brophy or Ms Gemma Brown on firstname.lastname@example.org