We could not be more proud of our students who were presented with their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award on 6 December.
Four Year 12 students Zara Fan, Taylor Ginters, Lucinda Ross and Amelia Tabary-Edwards received their Gold Award at the ceremony, presented by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC Governor of NSW.
Congratulations to these students as well as to three more Year 12s, Margot Harris, Amelia Hervir and Eva Stewart, who also achieved their Gold Award recently.
We are all so very proud of your phenomenal achievement, especially in light of the fact that of all Duke of Edinburgh awardees in Australia, only 12% achieve the Gold Award. Well done to our students for their ambition, courage, resilience, collaboration, dedication, persistence, and endless efforts to achieve greatness – you are an inspiration to your peers, committing yourself to every section of the Award with heart and soul.
Comments made by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC:
‘Congratulations to each Award holder – and to your families for supporting you. Never lose the desire to test yourself, to seek adventure and to rise to the next challenge. Of these qualities, leaders are made.
To each award holder, you have reached the pinnacle of your Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award journey. From that pinnacle, you can confidently continue life’s journey. You have already demonstrated courage, determination, resourcefulness and adaptability during a difficult time for our community. You have also shown the ability to lead and to work as an effective team member, to solve problems and overcome setbacks, and to be creative and critical in your thinking.’