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Duke of Edinburgh

Covenant offers students in Years 9 to 11 the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. It gives students the opportunities to experience a sense of achievement through individual challenge. The Award provides a balanced, non-competitive program of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, independence, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. 

There are three Award levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level requires participants to complete four sections: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold level participants must also complete a residential project. With the assistance of Covenant's Award Leader, students can design their own program around personal passions and interests.

Bronze Award - Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey dates for our Bronze participants are 14-16 September 2022. 

Learn more at the Duke of Ed website

Current letters can be found on the Letters to Parents page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Covenant Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader, Mrs Lisa Peterson.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply
  1. Self-register using the Duke of Ed Canvas page
  2. Pay via www.trybooking.com/TKJQ   
  3. Submit your completed application via Canvas. 
What documents do I need to complete?
  • Participant Application Form 
  • NSW Participant Award Plan
  • Volunteer Code of Conduct  (three for Silver and Bronze Award, four for Gold Award)
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Skill
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Service
  • Assessor Commencement Guide – Physical Recreation
  • Assessor Commencement Guide - Residential Project (Gold Award ONLY)
  • Hike Reply Slip 
  • Collaroy Centre Booking Form 
  • Set up Duke of Edinburgh account on www.dukeofed.com.au/ 

How do I book into a hike with the Collaroy Centre?

Those student participating in Bronze Awards will need to book into the private hikes with the Collaroy Centre. School will provide you with a weblink when the booking opens. 

Those students participating in Silver and Gold Awards will need to book into hikes with the Collaroy Centre. This can be done online directly with the centre via their website below.  Please ensure to keep the Award Leader informed of the dates you intend to hike.

https://www.collaroycentre.org.au/duke-of-ed/

Do I have to attend the briefing session?

Yes. This is a compulsory session for students participating in a hike. It will significantly assist students in their preparation for their hike.

What equipment do I need to take?

See a list of suggested equipment from the Collaroy Centre when you make your booking. Equipment hire is available through The Collaroy Centre. 

Where do I collect hire equipment?

You will collect all hired equipment on the morning of the hike at the meeting point. Bring all your gear in smaller waterproof bags. The Collaroy Centre will then collect any hired equipment from you at the end point of the hike. 

If you are hiring a backpack, please bring your gear in a sports bag or garbage bag.The Collaroy Centre can look after your bag for the duration of the hike, and return it to you at the end. You will then be required to return the hired pack to The Collaroy Centre upon completion of your hike, unless otherwise organised.

If there is an emergency at home, how can I contact my child while they are on a hike?

Call The Collaroy Centre emergency number on 0447 583 977.

What happens in the event of an accident on a hike?

All head instructors have as a minimum, the Remote First Aid qualification and will provide initial medical treatment if required. If further assistance is needed, The Collaroy Centre staff will contact their supervisor who will then liaise with emergency personnel and communicate with you regarding the situation.

Will I receive any update on how my child is going during the hike?

No, but fully qualified staff from The Collaroy Centre expeditions are present. If your child requires external assistance during the hike, such as medical treatment, this will be provided and you will be notified.

Can I call my child directly on their mobile phone during the hike?

While some students will take their mobile phone for the primary purpose of taking photos, we request that you do not use it to communicate with your child.