Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia program this year. The program’s growth continued through 2021, with a record number of students participating. Despite the year’s challenges, SMGS had many awardees across the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

The awardees in 2021 were as follows:


Brooke Burns


Aja Bailey

Ayumi Bailey

Lawson Bell

Sophie Bell

Alexi Cross

Lucy Cross

Jasmine Zollinger


Aja Bailey

Jimmy Batson

Jessica Dawson

Joseph Egger

Evelyn Redfern

Well done to all the students on their perseverance and adaptability through 2021. Thank you to Mrs Melissa Bell, SMGS’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award co-ordinator, for her guidance in and leadership of this enrichment program. Student interest in the program for 2022 has again been strong. For more information on the program and how to join, contact Melissa Bell on