The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a non-competitive program of community, practical, adventurous and physical activities embracing the four sections of Skill, Volunteering, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. These areas provide an opportunity for young people aged between 14-25 to acquire and develop skills, initiative and self-esteem which will help them become more confident members of the community. Participation in the Award is highly regarded by many employees and organisations.
At De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah, the program is offered to students in Year 9 and Year 10. The Bronze Award takes six months, while the Silver Award takes twelve months.