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Northern Beaches Secondary College

Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) offers students in Year 9 to Year 12 the opportunity to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards.

The Award is an enriching program that invites young people to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participation is entirely voluntary and is structured so students can design their own unique program centred on their interests and passions.

Students are able to participate in three award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award has four sections:

  • Physical recreation
  • Skills
  • Service
  • Adventurous journeys.

Students choose an activity in these four area and document their regular participation in these chosen area 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.

2019 information 

Bronze registration

Download the Bronze registration form (PDF) for more information.

HOW TO GET BRONZE SIGN OFF

Silver and gold registration 2019

Download the Silver and Gold registration form (PDF) for more information.

HOW TO GET SILVER SIGN OFF

NBSC Duke of Edinburgh expedition dates 2019

Bronze practice journeys

  • Duration: 3 days 2 nights (including 1 day preparation and training)
  • Venue: Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Colo NSW 2756
  • Option 1: Friday 15 March to Sunday 17 March 2019 (week 7, Term 1)
  • Option 2: Friday 22 March to Sunday 25 March 2019 (week 8, Term 1)

Getting there: a bus takes the students on the Friday, parents are to arrange pick up at approximately 2pm on the Sunday.

Bronze qualifying journeys

  • Duration: 2 day overnight hike
  • Venue: Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Upper Colo NSW 2756
  • Option 1: Saturday 19 October to Sunday 20 October 2019 (week 1, Term 4)
  • Option 2: Saturday 26 October to Sunday, 27 October 2019 (week 2, Term 4)
  •  Option 3: Saturday 2 November to Sunday, 3 November 2019 (week 3, Term 4)
  •  Option 4: Saturday, 16 November to Sunday, 17 November 2019 (week 5, Term 4)

Getting there: arrange own transport to and from Somerset.

Download the Bronze Qualifying Hike Booking PDF

Silver practice journey

  • Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle
  • Venue: Youth Advance, Lake Lyell
  • Option 1: Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 April 2019 (week 10, Term 1)
  • Option 2: Sunday 12 to Tuesday 14 May 2019 (week 2, Term 2)
  • Option 3: Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June 2019 (week 5, Term 2)

Plus Compulsory Training Day (1-day only) 9.00am - 4.00pm

  •  Option 1: Saturday 30 March 2019 (week 9 , Term 1)
  •  Option 2: Sunday 31 March 2019 (week 9, Term1) 

Silver qualifying journey

  • Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle
  •  Venue: Youth Advance, Lake Lyell
  • Option 1: Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 August 2019 (week 2, Term 3)
  • Option 2: Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August 2019 (week 5, Term 3)
  •  Option 3: Sunday 1 to Tuesday 3 September 2019 (week 6, Term 3)

Plus Compulsory Training afternoon (1-afternoon only) 4.00pm - 6.00pm

  • Option 1: Tuesday 23 July 2019 (week 1, Term 3)
  • Option 2: Thursday 25 July 2019 (week 1, Term 3)

Gold practice journey

  • Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
  •  Venue: Wolgan Valley with The Outdoor Education Group
  • Date: Wednesday 24 April to Saturday 27 April 2019

Gold qualifying journey

  • Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
  •  Venue: Kosciusko National Park with Outdoor Education Group
  • Date: Friday 13 December to Tuesday 17 December 2019

For more information, visit the Duke of Edinburgh website.

Contact

For additional information, contact Vicki Busse. 

Vicki Busse

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Coordinator

College Administration Centre

Freshwater Senior Campus

02 9939 7348

vicki.busse@det.nsw.edu.au