Duke of Edinburgh
Gold Awards are presented by the Governor at Government House. Lucy Foster and her parents attended her Presentation Ceremony in May 2011.
Northern Beaches Secondary College students in Years 9 to 12 can participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme as an across campus activity.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a flexible, interesting and fun-packed program for all young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. It is entirely voluntary and is structured so the participants can design their own unique program centred on their interests and passions.
2013 will see over 150 students from across the College take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. More than 15 students from across the Campuses should complete their Gold Awards in 2013. Studentsnominate goals and challenges in four areas: Physical Recreation, Skill, Volunteering and Adventurous Journeys and document their regular participation in these chosen areas over a period of three to twelve months.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is about setting goals. These goals are realised with persistence, determination and resilience and will see the student become better prepared for life’s challenges in the future. Find out more at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme website.
Joining the program
YEAR 9 BRONZE students signing up need to read the attached documents.
Please sign up ASAP as Bronze expeditions take place soon!
Remember that your assessors need to be approved by Mrs Yorston. The forms they may need to fill out can be found under “Assessors” here
If you are older than year 9 and would like to join the program please speak to Mrs Yorston.
Continuing the program – Silver and Gold
Please complete your paperwork/ORB for your 2012 award and submit it to Mrs Yorston ASAP.
If continuing to the next level you will need to fill in the following documents and return them to Mrs Yorston with your $100 payment, and then organize your assessors using the assessor package found here…
For further information please contact Naomi Yorston at the College Administration Centre.
ONLINE OR OFFLINE RECORDS?
Most students will find it easier to
Record your hours of progress online.
Be assessed offline using the offline records found here…
If you rather record your hours offline as well that is fine. All offline records need to be returned to Mrs Yorston
Adventurous Journey expeditions
Within a month after an expedition you need to submit a journey report. This is a short story or a short collection of notes to sum up your expedition.
- What to include in your journey report?
- Have you achieved your purpose? How?
- Expedition highlights
- Personal impressions, feelings about the trip
- Adequacy of campsites, water, equipment
- Information on the expedition – anything you found that wasn’t on the map?
- What did you learn along the way?
- Did you make new friends?
- Include any photos, sketches, maps etc if you like
Submitting your report:
Online option (if you have your dukeofed.com.au login):
Add Somerset as assessor using the following information
User name – firstname.lastname@example.org
First name – Somerset
Last name – Outdoor Learning Centre
Fill in the journey log
Submit to assessor
Submit a 1 A4 page report to Mrs Yorston via email or campus office
Each student participates in a practice and qualifying journey, plus training. Due to safety and legal concerns, NBSC outsources expeditions to the Somerset Outdoor Education Centre, Upper Colo. Somerset is a reputable company that has been running for over 30 years. They provide qualified and experienced instructors to conduct training, and have 24 hour state of the art communications and conduct all first aid.
Bronze practice journey (including 1 day Preparation and Training):
Sat 9 - Monday 11 March 2013
Sat 23 – Monday 25 March 2013
Bronze qualifying journey
Sat 19th – 20th October 2013
Sat 26th - 27th October 2013
SILVER PRACTICE Pack and Paddle
Friday 24th May – Sunday 26th May 2013
SILVER TEST Pack and Paddle
Friday 8th November – Sunday 10th November 2013
please contact Mrs Yorston to find out more.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Northern Beaches Secondary College is organised by:
Duke of Edinburgh's Award College Coordinator
Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award
College Administration Centre
(02) 9939 6942
0402 695 387
824 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why, NSW 2099 Australia
Phone 02 9972 0366 Fax 02 9971 9817