School Programs


The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Cadet Corps Program is designed for students in years 11 and 12. It assists students to gain practical life skills in a supportive environment.

Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to increase their abilities to work effectively as a member of a team. All students are encouraged to take the initiative and to see the value of self-discipline. In addition, students are encouraged to become positive and productive members of the community.

Loan uniforms are supplied and students have access to a range of top quality equipment, including orienteering compasses, CB radios, dome tents and kayaks. The program emphasis is towards a practical, ‘hands on’ approach. Activities covered in the program include:

  • Parades and some basic drill
  • Map and compass skills
  • Introduction to radio communication
  • Basic rescue knots
  • Natural hazards
  • Introduction to outback survival skills
  • Fire safety / Water safety
  • First aid and emergency care

These skills are further enhanced during day excursions and camps throughout the year.


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