Duke of Edinburgh – Gold Awards 2018

Northpine Christian College is proud to have three of our participants complete the The Gold Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in 2018.  Two of our awardees were able to attend the Gold Award Ceremony which took place at City Hall on Friday, 21 September 2018.  The awards were presented by The Duke’s representative, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.

At the ceremony one of Northpine’s teachers, Mr Darryl Hobson, was presented with a Volunteer Recognition Award- a Long Service Medal and Clasp for 20 years of volunteering for the award at Northpine Christian College.  Darryl has been responsible in coordinating all aspects of the award during this time.

Congratulations to our Gold Awardees—Kiah Vescovi, a current Year 12 Student at Northpine, Dammia Brosnan, a graduate from Northpine in 2016 and Zachary Redman a graduate from Northpine in 2011.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is recognised in 144 countries worldwide and is highly regarded by employers and the community. It is a Youth Excellence Award that develops youth holistically in the areas of Physical, Skills, Community Service and Adventurous Journey. Northpine Christian College is proud to deliver The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award is open to youth between the ages of 14 to 25 in the levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The Gold Level of the Award requires dedicated commitment for at least 12 months.  The Gold journey of our three participants is outlined below.

DAMMIA BROSNAN

Service: Childcare, Quidditch Club helper

Adventurous Journey: Bushwalking-K’gari National Park, Fraser Island

Skill: Creative Writing

Physical Recreation: Quidditch, Cheerleading

Residential Project: STORMCo – Eidsvold

ZACHARY REDMAN

Service: Junior counsellor at Pathfinders

Adventurous Journey: Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

Skill: Breeding Gouldian Finches

Physical Recreation: Basketball

Residential Project: Mission trip – Cambodia

KIAH VESCOVI

Service: Pathfinder Volunteer Counsellor

Adventurous Journey: Bushwalking-K’gari National Park, Fraser Island

Skill: Driving

Physical Recreation: Cycling

Residential Project: Big Camp Junior Tent Volunteer