Marine Studies News
Marine Safety and First Aid has been the focus for Marine Studies students this Term. In conjunction with completing their First Aid qualification, students have plunged into the practical components of surf safety at Flynn’s beach and demonstrated in-water skills at the pool.
With the assistance of lifeguards at Flynn’s beach students had the opportunity to identify rips and hazards, practice rescues with rescue tubes, swim out through the surf break, tread water and body surf back to shore. At the pool, students have completed a 200 meter swim and snorkel and 10 minute tread water. We have a few more weeks at the pool to finish the in-water skills before we immerse ourselves into some snorkelling and exploration of the amazing ecosystem at Shelly Lagoon. Congratulations to all of the students who have satisfied the course requirements by remembering their practical gear each week and engaged enthusiastically in the water activities.
Marine Studies Teacher
Today we launched GRIT. A community building day planned for Friday 1st March.
GRIT stands for Guts, Resilience, Integrity and Team….all of which are important character traits as our people move into adulthood. The day will be held at Stoney Aqua Park and involves all 360 students, 60 staff, 17 different PC teams and 8 challenge stations. It promises to be a lot of fun.
We are excited to be working with all students and staff over the next 3 weeks to plan this great event.
Next week a note will be sent home with all students with all the details for the event.
Finally, below is the letter of welcome to all year 11 students from Mrs Barb Dempsey, Year 11 Leader of Pastoral Care. Please take the time to read this address to all students as it provides everyone with inspiration to commence the year on a positive note.
Student Services Manager