The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award encompasses many of the core values at the college such as teamwork, dedication, service and resilience. The program is offered to Year 9 and 10 students at Holy Spirit College.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people (aged 14 to 25), building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service, and experience adventure, the award can play a critical role in their development.
The program upholds core values celebrated within the Holy Spirit College, Bellambi community such as teamwork, dedication, service and resilience.
To attain the Award, students will complete activities in the following areas:
There are three levels for the Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The college staff have successfully ran the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for a number of years. Several students have reached the Bronze level, with some progressing to the Silver Award. Students involved with this program speak highly of the opportunity to experience an adventure outside of their comfort zones.
Each year the college offers the program to Year 9 and 10 students.