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Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program is offered to Northern Beaches Secondary College student's in Year 9 and above.

 
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a voluntary program that's been enriching the lives of young people since 1956.  The Duke believed that young people should be helped to develop their individual interests in a real-world setting.  His idea was to provide young people with a challenging program of activities that encourage self-reliance, initiative and effort.
 
Participants design their own unique program that challenges them to set and meet goals while forging qualities of strength, resolve and commitment.  Open to young people aged 14 to 25, the Program is run in over 140 countries and is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.  Each of these levels has four sections - Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys.  Additionally, the Gold Award has a fifth section - the Residential Project.
 
Identifying students as #worldready recipients of the Award are highly regarded by potential employers and universities for their commitment, leadership, compassion and organisational ability, both nationallly and internationally.
 
Students and parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend an Information Evening in week 3 of term 1 at NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, to find out more about the Award at NBSC.
 
More information can be found in the links below.

Bronze registration 2020

Step 1: Student Information

Step 2: Getting Started

Step 3: ORB Registration

Step 4: Assessor Booklet

Bronze Participant Information Night Slideshow

Silver/Gold registration 2020

Step 1: Student Information

Step 2: Progressing

Step 3: ORB Registration

Step 4: Assessor Booklet

Silver/Gold Participant Information Night Slideshow

NBSC Duke of Edinburgh Hike dates 2020

Bronze practice hikes

Duration: 3 days 2 nights (including 1 day preparation and training)
Venue: Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Colo River, Upper Colo NSW 2756

  • Option 1: Friday 13th March to Sunday 15 March (week 7, Term 1)
  • Option 2: Friday 20th March to Sunday 22 March (week 8, Term 1)
  • Option 3: Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May (week 1, Term 2)
  • Option 4: Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May (week 3, Term 2)

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

Bronze combo qualifying journeys

Duration: 3 day overnight hike
Venue: Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Upper Colo NSW 2756

  • Option 1: 31st July - 2nd August
  • Option 2: 30st Sepetember - 2nd October (holidays)
  •  Option 3: 8th - 10th October (holidays)

Getting there: arrange own transport to and from Somerset.

Silver practice hike

Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle
Venue: Pittwater, Youth Advance

  • Option 1: 23rd - 25th August 
  • Option 2: 6th - 8th September

Plus Compulsory Training available online

Silver qualifying hike

Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle
Venue: Pittwater, Youth Advance

  • Option 1: 20th - 22nd November
  • Option 2: 28th - 30th November

Plus Compulsory Training available online

Gold practice hike

Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
Venue: TBA with The Outdoor Education Group

  • Date: Wednesday 22nd April to Saturday 25th April 2020

Plus Compulsory Route Planning Evening 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Wednesday 18th March 2020

Gold qualifying hike

Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
Venue: Kosciuszko National Park with Outdoor Education Group

  • Date: Friday 11th December to Tuesday 15th December 2020

Plus Compulsory Route Planning Evening 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • Thursday 19th November 2020

Click here for further information

Contact

For additional information, contact Vicki Busse. 

Vicki Busse

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Coordinator

Learning & Innovation Centre

Freshwater Senior Campus

02 9939 7348

vicki.busse@det.nsw.edu.au