The school's Bush Ranger Cadet Unit was established in 1998, and each year takes between 50 and 80 cadets from year's 8 to 12. We look forward to all of the new Cadets who will be starting this year. Welcome!
This website will provide you with the information that you need for Cadets this year. We will post all of the consent forms you are required to fill in for camps and activities, as well as updated information (we encourage parents to join our email list) about upcoming events and a wrap up (through our blog) of what we have been doing while we are away.
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This page (and our news archive) will showcase some of the different aspects of the Unit.
The Unit meets on Monday afternoons between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, and all Cadets are expected to attend. Training ranges from campcraft and survival through to first aid, conservation and the ecosystems and environments of Western Australia.
Our Camping Program
Each year we undertake an ambitious camping program, with at least one camp per term and has becme one of the great strengths of our Unit. It is based on a two year cycle (meaning it is unlikely that we will camp in the same place in consecutive years), with plenty of adjustments to provide variety and to take advantage of opportunities. At the moment, our program looks like this:
Rabbit Proof Camp
We also have a few additional experiences, which run about every three years - it means that most Cadets will get at least one opportunity to attend each of these trips during their time with the Unit. They are by invitation, and easily the most amazing experiences we offer.
Shark Bay Experience
Working as a team with the Rangers in Shark Bay for a week. (Last trip 2010, next expected 2013)
Taking in Two of the most magnificent national parks in WA, Karijini gorges and the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park (Last trip 2012, next expected 2014/15)
Community Service & Conservation
Community Service projects form an integral part of the Unit's work. Each of our camps will usually involve some form of work in the region we are visiting, some examples include:
- Sand brushing
- Track building and maintenance
- Beach clean up
- Tree planting
We are also involved in projects nearer to the school:
- Inglewood Triangle Bushland
- Landcare Exhibit @ the Perth Royal Show
- Tree Planting in the Kwenda Maarlark wetlands at Perth International Airport
Interested in Joining?
Talking to Andrew the Chaplain, or to someone who is already in the Cadet Unit, is a good way of finding out more about what is involved.
- Download the Application Package 2012 (pdf).
- Read through to find out what is involved.
- Complete the Application Forms, remembering that your parents will have to sign them in several places.
- Hand the form in to Andrew the Chaplain, or to his pigeon hole in Student Services.
Applications will be accepted at the start of Terms 1 and 3 each year.
First Semester applications for 2012 are due by the Wednesday of Week 3, Term One.
Second semester applications for 2012 are due by the end of Week 2, Term Three.