Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Ed is an internationally structured personal development program which engages and connects young people with each other, with adult mentors and with the wider community.
Young Territorian's select their activities, set their goals and do the activities whilst recording their hours online. Once they reach 100% completion and meet their goals they are invited to attend The Award Ceremony at Government House to be given the certificate signed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The certificate is recognised locally, nationally and internationally. It is also linked to the NTCET curriculum as an elective.
An Award certificate may leverage a young person entering the workforce and when applying for tertiary education. The program demonstrates that a young person can commit, be consistent and can work with other people. Many young people already do activities outside of school that may be counted towards their education via the DoE program. The program is structured so it supports to complement existing activities that a student is doing in their own time. Example AFL: I go to training once a week, coach juniors at my club and I'm learning the rules of the game to improve my knowledge of the sport, I also attend interstate games or go on school camps.....guess what you are doing Dukes!
D of E is recognised through the SACE board of studies as a Community Development Program which means young people who complete the program receive an Award certificate that may be counted towards their Senior School Certificate ie 10 credit/ 1 subject = a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award certificate.
Ms Jacquelyn Sharp is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award coordinator at St Philip's and oversees the facilitation of the program. If you would like any further information, please contact her on (08) 8950 4564 or send her an email.
Application form (please note the College enrols all interested Year 9 students in Term 1. Students who enrol later must pay their own enrolment fee)
Award at a Glance - Requirements for Bronze, Silver and Gold (by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award)
The Dukes - Why Bother? (by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award)
How to Fill in a Record Book (by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award)
St Philip's students participate in a wide range of community service activities on an individual basis, through organised programs, as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award requirements and as a compulsory activity in Year 9. All Year 9 students devote two periods per fortnight to community service projects which vary from working with small community groups such as the RSPCA and aged care facilities such as Hetti Perkins and primary schools.