The Sea School sails out of Moreton Bay, delivering fun and adventurous marine expeditions that achieve practical and meaningful learning outcomes.
We focus on skill development, connection and enjoyment through our unique Sea School curriculum, using activities such as sailing, bushwalking and sea kayaking to enhance our learning.
Our current offerings include:
School holiday FUN water based activities and island camping experiences for digital detox and awesome nature/friend connections
Sea School Certificate and Duke of Edinburgh Award – training and qualifying expeditions led by trainees under the supervision of our skippers
Sail training programs – to develop positive communication, supportive teamwork, decision making and situational leadership skills
Professional staff development experiences – increasing skills, awareness and responsibility for the facilitation of learning; incorporating significant opportunities to develop co-facilitation skills and personal reflection
Sailing/Kayaking/Canoeing/Bushwalking Instructor training, mentoring and assessment pathways
Adventure Therapy opportunities for individuals, including extended journey programs with quality support processes
Creative Approaches to Group Work Training – for Human Services workers including Educators, Youth Leaders and Facilitators
A range of programs can be offered as stand alone or sequenced learning experiences for particular interests/outcomes/activities/venues
We are proud of all our past training programs, which include those delivered for:
Mission Australia*, Silky Oaks Childrens Haven*, Noosa Pengari Steiner School*, Boonah State High School*, John Paul College*, PCYC*, Wesley Mission*, Scenic Rim Shire Council*, Church of England Grammar School*, Mapleton QCCC, South Passage*, NSW Health, Australian Catholic University*, Paramount Adventures*, Hillbrook Anglican School*, Clairvaux McKillop College*, Youth Plus*, Human Nature*, Silkwood School* and our own internal training courses* for Sea School Certificate trainees, skippers and other facilitators of awesomeness! (*repeat bookings)
“I felt safe and comfortable at all times when aboard each boat because there was always a leader who knew what they were doing.” Student
“I feel more confident with all of these areas and I think I am going to be more prepared for the next expedition.” Trainee
“The program met and went far beyond my expectation for the trip. I had a far greater trip than I was imagining.” Student
“I liked everyone as they were very welcoming and all the activities I enjoyed a lot.” Student
“I had a fantastic time! And so did all of the young people, at some stage or another ;)” Service Manager
“…too good – it takes the thunder away from our year 10 expedition.” Year 7 teacher
“When my mum asked me how camp was I couldn’t give her a one word answer, because it was an adventure of a lifetime.” Student
“Authentic” Lecturer in Outdoor Leadership
“It was the best training I have ever had. I feel so motivated!” Allied Health staff member
“Very organised but still had a relaxed feel to the camp” Student
“Reports back from the programs have been outstanding – so a big thank you for the effort of yourself and the team.” Outdoor Education Coordinator
“When something is really hard, I think back to something I did on the camp and how it challenged me and then it gave me the awesome feeling….I did it and it felt great!” Adventure therapy participant
“Thank you for another amazing trip and experience. Your philosophies and delivery are phenomenal.” Social worker
“The last day of camp was very eventful, there were tears, there was screaming, there was happiness, there was exhaustion but most of all there was gratefulness.” Gold award candidate
“The staff Blue Peter employ, whilst highly competent at their craft of sailing instruction, are also exceptionally skilled facilitators of outdoor learning and group process.”
Outdoor Education Co-ordinator
“It was so fun, I am really keen to come back and help out on the holiday trips as well.” Adventure therapy participant
The Blue Peter is a maritime signal flag (P) which has also been used as a symbol for maritime youth development programs for a very long time – our original blog has more detail on this.
We are proud to continue this important tradition of training for a better life through adventures at sea – with the help of our young people and the broader community.
We use the term “Blue Peter” in reference to the intentional use of maritime activities to develop personal capacity for insight, leadership and facilitation through adventure education and expeditionary learning processes.
“The Sea School” refers to our core work in delivering a range of sail training programs for Sea School Certificate, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, school based curriculum, Skipper training and other tailored expedition objectives.
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