The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering students to explore their full potential. Students that take part in the Award learn skills, improve their physical well-being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.
The Award is voluntary and is a personalised program where each participant chooses what activities they want to take part in according to their personal needs and abilities.
It is comprised of three levels each progressively more challenging:
BRONZE – For those over 14 years old
SILVER – For those over 15 years old
GOLD – For those over 16 years old
Participants are required to complete four sections at each level: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.
Gold level participants also complete a Residential Project. PCS Middle School Students working towards an Award are supported by our Duke of Edinburgh supervisor.
For more information on this program, please go to http://www.dukeofed.com.au
The Student Representative Council is a school committee of students who wish to give back to their school. They are selected from each grade from 6-10 to represent both their grade levels and the school. SRC members work hand-in hand with teachers and students alike to assist in organising school fundraisers, charity fundraisers school events and other regular projects around the school. All SRC members participate in leadership training, are given public speaking opportunities and lead students in events. Some of the SRC’s annual projects are the swimming and sports carnivals, ANZAC service, Operation Christmas Child, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and the end of year PCS Thanksgiving Service.
With regular assemblies hosted by our Middle School classes, students develop their confidence in public speaking and performing while building our school community through inspiring messages from external guests.
It also provides opportunities for awards to be presented regularly and for student achievements from both within the school environment and external activities to be acknowledged and celebrated.
Assemblies are run approximately every second week of each term and parents, grandparents, carers and friends are invited to attend and celebrate with us.