There are two Cadet Units at the school.
Emergency Services Cadets (ESC)
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. In previous years the cadets have attended camps at Pt. Peron, Gin Gin, Byford, Gidgegannup, Rottnest, Pt. Peron, Dwellingup, Harvey and Yanchep.
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.
Surf Lifesaving Cadets (SLS)
Surf Lifesaving Cadets are a group of approximately 100 students, years 7-10. 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 Lifesaving Cadet Unit is an affiliate of SLSWA (Surf Life Saving Western Australia). Previous years saw the cadets go on camps to Point Peron, Rottnest Island, Yallingup and Margaret River.
We are looking forward to our incoming Year 7’s joining the programs. Cadets will need to be prepared to give up two hours after school and one weekend throughout the year.
Surf Lifesaving Cadets work towards helping the community through partnerships with Coast Care, Recfish, Surfing WA and improving their surf qualifications and knowledge. Good swimming ability is required.
Can you join both the Emergency Services cadets and the Lifesaving cadets? No, funding is limited so cadets can be a member of only one unit.