Leadership Opportunities

In the Senior School students have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills including through positions on the Students Representative Council (male and female leaders for each Year group: 9 to 12), as House Leaders in Year 11 and/or Prefects and School Captains in Year 12.

 

While these positions are available to a relatively limited number of students, the Duke of Edinburgh program offers leadership training, skills, opportunities and experiences for many more students. 

 

 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

 

St George Christian School is a Registered Operator for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

 

The award is a self-development program available to all young people and its entry point at SGCS is in Year 9. The award is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs. There are four sections that must be completed for a young person to qualify for an Award: Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys. These activities provide an opportunity for students to acquire and develop skills, initiative and self-esteem which will help them become more confident and contributing members of the community. It is highly regarded by many employers as it is an international award.

 

Participants design their own program by selecting activities they are interested in, setting their goals and striving to achieve their own potential. The Award has three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

 

To obtain the Bronze Award students must complete the following Sections:

 

Service: voluntary Community Service. (e.g. Sunday School, coaching, youth group leadership)

 

Skills: a cultural or social activity pursued leading to a deeper knowledge of the subject and the attainment of a reasonable degree of skill (e.g. musical instrument, languages)

 

Physical Recreation: participation in an individual or group physical activity.

 

Two of the above must be at least one hour over three months while the third must be for six months. It is the candidate chooses which section will be the six month program.

 

Adventurous Journeys:complete preliminary training a practice trip and then a qualifying expedition. (A total of 2 overnight trips)

 

There is an entry fee at each level which covers the registration, certificates, badges, insurance and administration of the award.