Duke of Edinburgh Award


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life and work and is the world’s leading achievement award. Since the Award’s launch nearly 60 years ago, it has inspired and created opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure.

The Award can play a critical role in students’ development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences. Young people who participate in the Award become more confident and resilient, and develop skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and leadership.

To achieve the Award, each student must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure.

Further information about the award and how to apply can be found on the Student Information Canvas page. 

For more information, please contact Mr Matthew Smith. 

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Mr Matthew Smith
Duke of Edinburgh Facilitator
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Acknowledgement of Country

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”

With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.

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