Applecross Senior High School offers The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme to all interested students, commencing in Year 9.
This prestigious youth Award has been in existence since 1956 and celebrated its 50th anniversary, in Australia, in June 2008. It is an International Award, operating in over 120 countries around the world and its patron in our State is the Governor of Western Australia.
The Award is designed to empower young people by enhancing their self reliance, commitment, personal development, self confidence and leadership skills. It is also a Curriculum Council of Western Australia endorsed program, with its Service component counting towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirements.
There are three Award levels depending on a participant’s age and the amount of time that they are prepared to devote to the scheme. Minimum times are Bronze 6 months, Silver 12 months, and Gold 18 months. Each Award consists of a badge and a certificate.
To receive an Award, a person is required to complete four different activities, one from each of the following categories:
Recreation – indoor or outdoor activities like archery, canoeing, judo, football and rock climbing. These help to improve fitness.
Skills – useful activities like cookery, driving, photography, pottery and public speaking. These help to discover hidden talents.
Service – involves assisting in the community with conservation projects, child care, care of animals and museums. These help to show how the community works.
Adventurous Journeys/Expedition – ventures like a two day bicycle trip or a three day bushwalking expedition in a remote area. This helps to develop self reliance.
As well as receiving an International Award, participants gain qualities that will be useful in their employment, around the home, in relationships and for the rest of their lives.
Next meeting will be held on Monday 20th May @ 7.30pm in the staffroom.
Access from Links Rd.
All new parents are encouraged to attend.
The 2013 Calendar of Events can be found in the NEWS tab.
Term 2 concludes for students on Friday 5th July. Term 3 commences for students on Tuesday 23rd July.
In Terms 2 & 3 the shop is open each Monday 1pm to 4pm, and Wednesday 8am to 11.30am.
Due to the building project the main car park is now out of use. Parents are asked to drop off & pick up either on Ardessie St or Links Rd. The front driveway is NOT a kiss & drive zone.