The Compass Award – Program of Discovery

Tintern Grammar Girls’ Junior School is proud to offer the Compass Award to Year 5 and 6 students.

The Compass Award is modelled on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is designed to enhance development of the individual child. Students choose their own challenging activities and are given the opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. The award fosters positive attitudes towards learning while complementing the curriculum and builds interaction between students, staff and families. Participants build leadership skills and qualities through various undertakings to complete the award.

There are 4 levels, with Year 5 students beginning at Level 1 and Year 6 students at Level 2. In each level tasks need to be completed under the following categories:

Physical Recreation – Improve physical and emotional wellbeing

Hobbies/skill – Develop the mind

Volunteering – Connect with the community

Exploration – Increase confidence in unfamiliar places

The benefits for participants include:

  • Increase self-esteem
  • Increase self confidence
  • Develop commitment and responsibility
  • Increase initiative
  • Develop awareness of the community and desire to help others
  • Develop a feeling of ownership and engagement in their formal and informal education

More details can be found at or you can download the following PDFs to learn more.

2017 Compass Award Levels and Requirements

2017 Compass Explained

2017 Compass_FAQ

Mrs Wagner will meet with interested students shortly to explain the program further.

by Jan Wagner, Head of Girls’ Junior School Music & Duke of Edinburgh Compass Award Coordinator



2023 Term Dates