Holistic Support to Ensure

Responsible, happy 21st Century Citizens

Sheldon College promotes a positive approach to student Wellbeing by providing a range of opportunities for students to participate in within the local and global community to further develop their Social and Emotional skills.



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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (or ‘The Duke of Ed’) is an exciting international youth development program open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24. 

Participants have the flexibility to choose their own activities and set their own program and goals around the things that interest them the most. The award encourages personal development in the following 4 key areas: Skills, Volunteering, Physical Recreation/Fitness and Adventurous Journey.

To achieve an award, each young person must thus learn a new skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All Participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, and Supervisors.

Sheldon College students in Year 10 are offered the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, as their annual College camp experience (Camp Kokoda) links into the Adventurous Journey component of the award. Students in Years 11 to 12 also have the opportunity to complete their Silver or Gold Awards. 


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Community Service

Sheldon College promotes a strong sense of Community Service amongst students and staff of all year levels and our students take great pride in contributing to the local and global community.

An annual charity schedule exists across the College, whereby each year level chooses a charity to support for the year ahead. Within their respective year levels, students find ways to raise funds and awareness for these charities and demonstrate their willingness to support others who are less fortunate or in need.

International Community Service Tours and Expeditions, Years 7-12

Senior College students are offered the opportunity to attend biennial International Service Tours led by Antipodeans. Students have the choice of participating in a 10 day Community Service Tour or a 21 day Community Service Expedition.

Charity Support

  • Rosies Friends on the Street, Years 11-12
  • Smith Family Buddy Reading, Years 9-12
  • Community Service Club, Years 7-12

Charity Events

  • Clean Up Australia Day, Years P-12
  • The Pyjama Foundation, Years P-12
  • Cancer Council Morning Tea, Years P-12


Contact Us

For further information regarding Social and Emotional Learning Programs, please email: [email protected] or call: (07) 3206 5599.