‘I took a deep breath, absorbed the encouragement and support of my peers … and took a step over the edge’.
Emotional resilience. Physical and mental strength. Dealing with challenges and overcoming fears.
Girls discover and grow these qualities as part of the Duke of Edinburgh program. That’s why Santa Maria has been the highest recipient of the Gold Award in Victorian for many years.
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is fully integrated into the Year 9 program. The Silver and Gold Awards are part of the extra-curricular program at Years 10 and 11.