Ocean Reef SHS Marine

Specialist Marine

Marine Studies Approved Specialist Program

At Ocean Reef Senior High School, our Marine Studies Approved Specialist Program allows students an exciting opportunity to study a variety of marine based topics including; Marine Biology and Marine Science, Oceanography, Aquaculture, Boating, and Snorkelling. This Program has a number of partnerships in the wider community, and students have unique opportunities to visit the Garden Island Navy Base, and Whitfords Sea Rescue Group where they see both career and volunteer marine based work vital to Western Australia.

Our program combines theoretical and practical knowledge to extend and enrich our students understanding and passion for the marine environment. This course is especially beneficial for those who can see themselves undertaking studies or a career in this field. Ocean Reef Senior High School is perfectly located close to some of Western Australia’s best beaches, allowing students to learn critical field work skills by assessing intertidal marine communities, pollution surveys, fish identification and much more. The program also sees students work in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, and universities.

In lower school, students have the opportunity to visit the Maritime Museum and learn how to sail.

In Senior School, students also have the opportunity to complete accredited courses in SCUBA Diving, and their Recreational Skippers Ticket.

Entry into the Marine Studies Specialist Program is through an application and testing process, including an evaluation of a student’s swimming competency.

For more information about the Marine Studies Specialist Program at Ocean Reef please contact Administration on (08) 6206 2700.