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The school's Bush Ranger Cadet Unit was established in 1998, and each year takes between 80 and 120 cadets from Year's 7 to 12.
Applications are accepted at the start of Terms One and Three.
This website will showcase many of the different aspects of the Unit, provide you with the information that you need for Cadets this year, as well as a wrap up of the various activities we have been involved in.
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.
Each year we undertake an ambitious camping program, with at least one camp per term, which has become one of the great strengths of our Unit.
It is roughly 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:
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Leaning Tree Camp
Black Point Camp
Very Big Rock Camp
Camel Soak 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.
Working as a team with the Rangers in Shark Bay for a week. (Last trip 2014, next expected 2016)
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 2016)
Working as a team with the Rangers in the Millstream Chichester National Park for a week. (Last trip 2015, next expected 2017)
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:
We are also involved in projects nearer to the school:
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.
Applications will be accepted at the start of Terms 1 and 3 each year. They are due by the Wednesday of Week 2.
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Mount Lawley Senior High School aims to maximise the enjoyment of learning and achievement for all students within a compassionate and democratic school culture, encouraging them to be responsible, creative and engaged lifelong learners.
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Western Australia 6050
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