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Queen’s Baton Relay Start of Day Celebrations – 16 March 2018

Date:March 16, 2018

What a sensational start to the day at Kewarra Beach campus on Friday 16 March.  TAS was honoured to be Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships, Round 1 2018

Date:March 12, 2018

TAS hosted the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on 1 March, with 339 students competing. Read more...

Principal’s Forums – 6 and 7 March 2018

Date:March 5, 2018

TAS encourages parents and guardians to be as involved with the school as possible. And from the results of our Read more...

Swimming State Championships

Date:January 25, 2018

Wonderful news for our swimmers. At the recent State Championships, TAS swimming once again finished as the #1 state team Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 9 Term 1

Date:March 27, 2018

The Queen’s Baton Relay What a terrific morning at Kewarra Beach campus on Friday 16 March. The campus looked magnificent as Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 8 Term 1

Date:March 19, 2018

Is there something in the water at TAS? Sometimes, as a school, you are reminded just how great your students Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 7 Term 1

Date:March 6, 2018

Congratulations Emerging Artist, Evelyn Mikembe Evelyn took part in the FLAME 2018 mentorship and exhibition project. This exhibition will launch Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 6 Term 1

Date:March 1, 2018

Good luck Ella We wish Year 9 TAS student Ella Goddard all the best as she heads off for the Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 5 Term 1

Date:February 19, 2018

Music What a terrific evening on Saturday night in the Bishop Centre. We were treated to some wonderful performances from Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 2 Term 1

Date:February 9, 2018

Smart Phones I was interested to read the discussion recently in the media regarding smart phones in the classrooms of Read more...
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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a leading youth development program, empowering young people to explore their full potential. It presents a balanced, noncompetitive program of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

The Award can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster their creativity and innovation.


International Recognition

The Award is widely recognised and is part of an international network of over 143 countries and territories and eight million Awardees.


Achieving the Award

The Award is comprised of three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each level is progressively more challenging. Participants are required to complete four sections at each level: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold Award participants are also required to complete an additional section which is a Residential Project.


Fundamental Principles

Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self improvement through persistence and achievement. It is solely concerned with individual effort and does not take into account competition between participants.

There is no discrimination against participation on the grounds of gender, race, religion or political affiliation.


The Ten Guiding Principles

The following ten principles encapsulate the basis of the Award, its rules and operation.

  1. Individual
  2. Noncompetitive
  3. Achievable
  4. Voluntary
  5. Development
  6. Balanced
  7. Progressive
  8. Inspiration
  9. Persistence
  10. Enjoyable

Benefits to Participants

  • Although completion of an Award in no way ensures employment, it is a definite advantage. Our research shows us that Awardees do have an edge!
  • With the Award's emphasis on involvement in activities during the participants’ own time, young people learn to make constructive use of leisure time.
  • Participants in the Award help to improve the quality of the communities in which they live.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is one of the most positive forces today in the nurturing of good citizenship.
  • Through personal commitment to achieve an Award, young people acquire essential life skills.
  • As the Award is based on individual achievement, participants develop in character acquiring qualities such as self-confidence, perseverance and integrity.
  • The Duke's Award is fun! Participants can expect to discover a new enthusiasm and a sense of adventure

The Award at TAS

In recent years, TAS has seen numerous students complete their Gold Award and many more complete their Silver and Bronze Awards.

Participants will be facilitated and supported throughout the process and opportunities will be provided to assist in the completion of their Award.

Participation is entirely voluntary and the individual has freedom of choice in the selection of locally available options within the four sections.


Getting Started

For more information please contact the Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader at TAS, Darren Osmond.

Further information and forms can be found on the Queensland Government website.

Participant Application Form 2018
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Participant Application Form 2018 (continuing student)
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Participant Online Record Book 2018
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Guide for Bronze Award Participants
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Bronze / Silver Award Plan
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