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The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Chatswood High School students in Year 9 to Year 12 have the opportunity to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

The Award is an enriching program that invites young people to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participation is entirely voluntary and is structured so students can design their own unique program centred on their interests and passions.

Students are able to participate in three award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award has four sections:

  • Physical recreation
  • Skills
  • Service
  • Adventurous journeys.

Students choose an activity in these four area and document their regular participation in these chosen area over a period of three to twelve months.

Students in year 9 complete the Bronze Award, Year 10 students complete Silver and Year 11 and 12 students work through Gold over a 2-year period.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is about setting goals. These goals are realised with persistence, determination and resilience and will see the student become better prepared for life's challenges in the future.

Enquiries can be directed to the CHS Award Leader, Kirraly Amery -

2022 information

Registrations for 2022 must be submitted by Friday 18th February 2022 (week 4). If it is past this date and you are still interested in participating in the program please contact the award leader, Kirraly Amery, directly.


CHS Duke of Edinburgh hike dates 2022

Bronze Practice Journey

Duration: 2 days 1 night (with additional pre-training work one afternoon)

Dates: 26th - 27th May (Term 2, Week 5)

Silver Practice Journey

Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle (with additional pre-training one afternoon)

Dates: 19th - 21st May (Term 2, Week 4)

Bronze Qualifying Journey

Duration: 2 days 1 night 

Dates: 13th - 14th October (Term 4, Week 1)

Silver Qualifying Journey

Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle

Dates: 30th November - 2nd December (Term 4, Week 8)