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There are two Cadet Units at the school. These being:
1. Emergency Services Cadets (ESC)
2. Surf Life Saving Cadets (SLS)
Emergency Services Cadets are a group of 40 - 60 girls and boys Yrs 7-12 who meet regularly after school in Ocean Reef Senior High School gymnasium and on some weekends to learn new and exciting skills. These skills are the same skills used by our many volunteer and professional Fire and Emergency crews.
ESC is an affiliate of DFES (Department of Fire and Emergency Services) and much of our training is based on State Emergency Service training. By Year 11, cadets have received leadership instruction and are expected to take lessons and act as role models for the lower ranks. Although we are not a military unit discipline is an important aspect of our values. 2018 planning is under way but previous years saw the cadets go on camps to Pt. Peron, Gin Gin, Byford, Gidgegannup, Rottnest, Pt. Peron, Dwellingup, Harvey and Yanchep.
Surf Lifesaving Cadets are a group of 100 - 120 students, years 7-12. Year groups meet once a week after school and on some weekends. A majority of activities are conducted outside of the school and cadets learn new and exciting skills, form friendships, learn to work as a team and develop leadership skills. The Surf Life Saving Cadet Unit is an affiliate of SLSWA (Surf Life Saving Western Australia). 2018 planning is underway but previous years saw the cadets go on camps to Point Peron, Bickley, Augusta, Rottnest, Yallingup and Margaret River.
For the start of 2018 we are looking forward to our incoming Year 7’s joining the programmes. Cadets will need to be prepared to give up two hours after school and two weekends throughout the year.
What's the difference between Emergency Services cadets and Surf Lifesaving cadets?
Emergency cadets cover a wide range of DFES volunteer and Professional service groups. It teaches skills used by them in emergency situations. Good swimming ability is not essential. Lifesaving Cadets work towards helping the community through improving their surf qualifications and knowledge. Good swimming ability is required.
Can you join ESC and Lifesaving cadets?
No. Funding is limited so cadets can be a member of only one unit.
More information can be found at http://www.cadetswa.wa.gov.au/ If you are interested in joining please phone the front office on 9307 0222.