Teachers Acknowledged

Two teachers in the Diocese have been recognised for their long service and commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Klara Hollestelle-Watson, a teacher at Mater Maria Catholic College in Warriewood and Claire Dorey, a teacher at Mercy Catholic College in Chatswood were recognised for ten and fourteen years’ service to the award respectively.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The pair joined 24 other leaders at a ceremony in Parliament House where the Minister for Sport, Hon. Stuart Ayers MP presented them with medals. The CEO of the National Award Authority, Peter Kaye AM, also attended and presented them with certificates.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

In his speech, Minister Ayers acknowledged the significant contribution that the Award had made to so many young people in NSW.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a structured youth development program which empowers Australians aged 14-25. To achieve the Award, young people must learn a skill, volunteer in their community, improve their physical wellbeing, and experience a team adventure in a new environment. Adult Award Leaders such as Kiara and Claire support participants to achieve the Award.

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