The Award equips young people for life and work

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award has been operating at the College for well over 10 years and is available to all students in Years 10-12 which give them access to an internationally renown self-development award recognised for the outstanding skills and personal development it provides for young people. The Award is comprised of three levels each progressively more challenging.


For those over 14 years old


For those over 15 years old


For those over 16 years old

Students are required to complete the following elements - Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys (camping expeditions) where, as part of the process, thy log their award activities online to demonstrate suitable completion of the award.

Duke of Ed Steps - Bede Polding Catholic College Sth Windsor

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, our Participants:

  • Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best
  • Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
  • Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community
  • Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
  • Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
  • Learn important life skills and
  • Increase their career opportunities.

Experiences that last a lifetime

Watch this video to learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh's scheme in Australia.

Contact Mrs Lans to seek help or to record her as your online assessor.

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Experiences that last a lifetime

Experiences that last a lifetime

Other opportunities

Join our Eco Group

Concerned about the effects of global warming, our enthusiastic pupils from all year groups are eager and excited to make our school more eco friendly.

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Extracurricular activities

We offer a diverse range of learning beyond the classroom facilitated by our very generous staff. There’s something for everyone!

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Student Wellbeing

At Bede Polding we pride ourselves on providing our students with a safe, secure environment where they feel supported and able to take risks in their learning.

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Student Leadership

We are proud of the active part our students leaders play in our school, and how ably they lead our school community in education, faith and life.

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