Co-curricular Activities

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has provided Mercy students an opportunity to develop new skills, undertake voluntary community service, improve their fitness and partake in camping/hiking expeditions.

Designed to help build self-esteem, the programme has enabled Mercy students (ages 14+) to become more confident, interactive members of the community.

Recognised and highly valued by employers and community organisations, the benefits gained from attainment of a Duke of Edinburgh Award are many. Each year the Bronze Award is offered to our Year 9 students with many moving on to complete the Silver and Gold Award during their Senior years.

The Duke of Edinburgh compulsory registration fee are as follows:

Bronze: $130
Silver: $135
Gold: $160

+   Annual Affiliation fee  $372

This covers insurance and access to the mandatory Online Record Book.

Involvement of dedicated Mercy staff ensure that costs are kept to a minimum however an additional fee is charged for hikes and equipment.

Students may speak with Ms Dorey or Mrs Kellendonk regarding the programme, College requirements and associated fees.