- Do you want to raise the profile of your school’s leading Duke of Ed program?
- As an Award Leader do you put in 110% effort into running your Duke of Ed program?
- Or do you have a particular Duke of Ed student who leads by example time and time again?
- Or are you completing the Award and your Duke of Ed teacher goes above and beyond?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then we want to hear from you! You have until 30th September to get your nominations in for the Excellence and Innovation Awards!
The ‘Excellence and Innovation Awards’ are to recognise the outstanding commitment and support of our ‘behind the scenes’ champions.
These are individuals, schools and organisations that have made a significant contribution in the areas of Innovation, Longevity, Outstanding Program Delivery and Youth Leadership.
Nominations for each Excellence and Innovation Award can be made by Award Leaders, Principals, parents, students, young people, community groups and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia – Victoria staff through the selection criteria in the Excellence & Innovation Awards: Complete Information and Nomination Pack.
We also encourage you to nominate yourselves!
Download the Excellence & Innovation Awards: Complete Information and Nomination Pack for more info and to nominate now!
2014 winners of the Excellence & Innovation Awards
If you feel you can relate to any of their stories then jump on the nomination form and get your application in quick!
Debra Tucker, Ashwood School
With two decades of experience in running Ashwood School’s Award Program, Debra Tucker has proven her positive influence on students, allowing them to develop their own ideas and demonstrate their leadership capabilities. Debra has been invited to speak at conferences and Professional Development days for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Victoria on how to set up and run a successful Award Program in schools
Goroke P-12 College, (represented by Principal Therese Allen)
Years of providing eager students the chance to succeed beyond their typical school curriculum has paid off for Goroke P-12 College, whose Award Program has impacted over 150 students to date with a new program beginning every two years.
Outstanding Program Delivery Award
Clare Rayner, Warrandyte High School
Clare Rayner leads the Award program at Warrandyte High School and works hard to motivate, engage and challenge her Duke of Ed students. Clare spends hours each week running meetings for her students, organising cooking challenges and practice walks for the student’s upcoming hikes. In addition to this, Clare also runs fundraising events and information sessions for both students and parents, to ensure the Program is delivered to the highest standard.
Youth Award Leadership
Amanda and Sophie Fontaine,
St. Pauls Anglican Grammar School
Sisters Amanda and Sophie Fontaine are outstanding ambassadors and fulfil all aspects of the Duke of Ed Award independently and conscientiously as well as being altruistic members of their community. The pair completed their Bronze Award last year and are currently working towards Silver. Together, they have undertaken the commendable task of promoting greater involvement in the Duke of Ed Award at their school by addressing a whole school assembly, creating promotional flyers for school open days and conducting workshops with younger students.