There are three types of a cadets groups offered at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, the River Rangers, Bush Rangers and Emergency Service Cadets. Our Cadets meet Monday afternoons during the school term from 3.45pm – 5.30pm on the Mirrabooka Campus and there is no additional cost to parents.
JSRACS is one of only a few schools in Western Australia that offers the River Rangers Cadet program to students in Years 5 and 6.
River Rangers seeks to engage and educate the next generation of children to help us protect our local rivers. It aims to empower students to make a positive change to their local communities and waterways and ultimately, their local river park. River Rangers allows students to actively investigate local issues and design, evaluate and share the results of their projects with other schools and the wider community.
Students can be involved in a great range of fun activities including;
The Bush Ranger Cadet program is overseen by the Department of Conservation (DEC) and is a Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) endorsed program.
The cadets are involved in working safely in nature, the use of hand held radios for communication whilst in the field and studying the environment, particularly looking at reptiles and birds of prey. Bush craft and survival skills are also an important part of the program. Students work with Kartkoortiern, learning about the aboriginal culture and history of the area.
Drill is part of the program along with the development of leadership skills and teamwork. The Bush Ranger Cadets work in partnership with Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Coast Care, UWA and Yanchep National Park. The cadets participate in two weekend camps in terms 1, 2 and 3. They have a 5 day camp in the second week of the October school holidays. Fun activities are part of the program and they include rock climbing, abseiling, raft building, canoeing, archery, orienteering, cycling and camping.
The Emergency Service Cadet program is overseen by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) and is a Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) endorsed program. The cadets are involved in understanding the nature of fire, the effects of fire and how to prevent and fight fires. Use of fire fighting equipment is studied including fire extinguishers. Bush craft and survival skills are an important part of the program. Drill is part of the program as well as developing leadership and team building skills. The cadets work in partnership with Malaga Fire station and Stirling SES. The cadets participate in two weekend camps in terms 1, 2 and 3. They have a 5 day camp in the second week of the October school holidays. Fun activities are part of the program and include rock climbing, abseiling, raft building, canoeing, navigation and camping.
If you would like to know more – or are interested in joining us, please contact the Cadet Coordinator Mrs Carleen Edwards on 92479364 or [email protected]