The Year 9 Farm Camp – Duke of Edinburgh Exploration Camp

Our camp at Dungog was truly one of exploration. Whether we were crossing streams or climbing mountains we managed to get to know and understand not just the wonderful town of Dungog, but also ourselves. Day 1 It didn’t really seem that our arrival was actually noticed in the small country town of Dungog, but of course we didn’t really expect anything anyway. As we were driving up...
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Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh: The Country Camp Experience

Are you ready for a few days of the country experience? For the next installment of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (or simply just for the heck of it) we are going to spend a few days on a country farm in Dungog, NSW. Besides horseriding, bushbashing, waterhole swinging, river swimming and making epic bonfires there will be heaps to keep up busy at this picturesque 24 acre property. I hope you can...
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Toastmasters International Speechcraft Program

In Term 3 Toastmaster International is running a 6-week course in public speaking: the ‘Speechcraft Program’. The course comprised the final component of the Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Award Participants Skills section. The program begins on Friday, July 22 and concludes with a Public Speaking Competition (details TBC). The Speechcraft Program is free for Duke of Edinburgh Award...
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Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Exploration Camp – Blue Mountains

These winter holidays we are going to explore the Blue Mountains like never before. The region is a diverse mix of temperate rainforest, native forest and heathland; rugged sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, towering waterfalls and ancient cave systems. It supports more than 100 of the world’s eucalypt species and over 400 kinds of vertebrates, including mammals, birds and reptiles. Our time...
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Duke of Edinburgh Report: Culture in Canberra

May I be the first to say what a fantastic trip – meeting new people, discovering new places, and pushing our boundaries – but I don’t want to start with a conclusion, so let’s firstly take a look at the highlights of this amazing trip. We headed out to five main places during the camp. Firstly we went to Parliament house to look deeply into the history of Australia, but we were...
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