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Granville Boys High School

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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (The Duke of Ed) program is now offered at Granville Boys High School. Students in year 9 to Year 11, aged 14 years and above, are able to join the program. The Duke of Ed is a self-development program available to all young people and is recognised internationally. The program is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs.

Design own program

Participants design their own program by selecting activities they are interested in, setting their own goals and striving to achieve their own potential. These activities offer students a chance to acquire and enhance skills, foster initiative and boost self-esteem, nurturing their confidence and preparing them to be proactive contributors to their community. The Duke of Ed is highly regarded by many employers.

Award framework

The Duke of Ed Award Framework consists of three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Our students will begin the program on the Bronze level. To obtain the Bronze Award, the boys must complete the following four sections:


A cultural or social activity must be pursued leading to a deeper knowledge of the subject and the attainment of a reasonable degree of skill. There are many examples of this including playing a musical instrument or learning robotics.

Physical recreation

Participation in an individual or group physical activity for example walking, rugby league, cricket, yoga, swimming, etc.


Voluntary unpaid community service spread for example participating in a peer mediation program, mentoring primary students in robotics, volunteering at a local organisation or raising funds for a cause.

Adventurous journey

Completion of two overnight camps (camps will be in Term 2 and Term 4). 


The cost of registration for the Duke of Edinburgh program is $130 paid directly to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award office in NSW. This includes insurance and administration by the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation (Office of Sport) and all certificates and badges.

Adventurous Journey Camp 2024

Our first Adventurous Journey Camp is from Wednesday 1 May to Friday 3 May 2024 at the Basin Campground. Students will have the opportunity to experience the natural features of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and significant Aboriginal cultural heritage as well as interact with wildlife including kangaroos. Students will be accompanied and supervised by Mr Mandarakas, Ms Donnelly and Mr Hinselwood. Students will be sleeping in tents at the campground and will prepare their own meals in teams. All food, camping site fees, activities and transport, including return ferry trip, is included in the $50 fee.

To ensure a pleasant camping experience, we have set alternative dates for the camp in case there are extreme weather conditions. We will monitor weather conditions and if the weather is predicted to be unfavourable, we will notify you the day before the camp.

There will be a camp preparation workshop held at school for the students attending the camp on Monday in Week 11. We will be discussing the Duke of Edinburgh program and students will also be provided with a packing list.

More information

To learn more about The Award please refer to the official Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award website

If you require any further information, you are welcome to contact our Duke of Edinburgh's International Award coordinators, Head Teacher Innovation, Teaching and Learning and Robotics Coordinator Ms Donnelly and Deputy Principal Mr Mandarakas at the school on 9637 0489 or