Duke of Edinburgh's Award
An amazing self-development program
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award allows young people who are looking for new opportunities, challenges and adventure to reach their goals and develop teamwork and leadership skills. Since the scheme was implemented at St Aloysius College in 2001, a rapidly growing number of students have taken the opportunity to participate in this internationally recognised award. Students work towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards and are awarded South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) units.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a self-development program which involves a variety of voluntary and challenging activities, including orienteering, hiking, camping, kayaking and sailing. It aims to develop a sense of community service and responsibility to others as well as encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills. The award also encourages a spirit of adventure and discovery and encourages participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance.
The spirit of adventure and discovery is organised through St Aloysius College and takes the form of several camping and walking expeditions in Kuipto Forest, Deep Creek as well as the expedition during the annual Year 9 Camp at Wilpena Pound. Kayaking expeditions are also undertaken, navigating the back-waters of the River Murray.