Coooeee! Can you hear the boatswains call?
The Sea School crew are friendly, fun loving and committed to sharing the power of harnessing wind and wave power for personal growth and connection.
We value openness, sharing, developing strengths based approaches and skills by engaging with adventurous activities, solo reflections and a supportive social environment to maximise our learning.
We have opportunities for skippers, trainees and helpers on many of our expeditions – or assisting the process at other times.
Please contact us if you are interested…
Scroll down to discover more about some of the Sea School crew who are proudly flying the Blue Peter.
Bob Houghton is an adventurer, educator and long serving Duke of Edinburgh’ Award Instructor, with a dedication to exploring the edge of the comfort zone! Bob calls us all to action, being a keen paddler, sailor and glider pilot who was influenced by the Ocean Youth trust and passes his knowledge on as an inspirational mentor.
Martin Kelly is an experienced educator who works with teachers through the Catholic Education system. Led by his own beliefs, Martin brings wisdom to our group, and is a founding father of the Sea School – teaching Jono the ropes since 1995.
Jono Goss is an educator inspired by epic stories of endurance and discovery as well as his personal experiences at sea. His background as a science teacher, expedition leader and staff trainer led to the formation and co-ordination of the Sea School; he is grateful for all the people who have offered to help out in so many ways.
Ross Pollard is a carpenter and skipper with a special interest in traditional boat building. He has built and restored some beautiful wooden boats and helps to maintain our fleet. A keen sailor and talented facilitator, Ross brings a sense of adventure, history, tradition and many practical skills to the Sea School curriculum.
Sally McAdam is an brilliant trainer and fun loving skipper who is passionate about expeditionary learning, seamanship and sustainable practice. Sally lives on a yacht and has significant experience leading extended adventure expeditions under sail and in sea kayaks, being a great role model and mentor for us all.
Kieron McCartney is a carpenter and youth worker who lives on a yacht, and helps out as a skipper, as well as with maintenance on the boats and being on call for back up and logistics duties in his mighty tinnie.
Rob Wigginton is an experienced educator whose wisdom, relaxed manner and careful coaching style help to maximise positive learning outcomes for our students – as well as keeping us all on an even keel. Rob helps out in many ways including as skipper.
Yonna Powell is a marvellous cook and English language teacher, who works hard behind the scenes providing catering support, administration and assisting with our training programs. She is also often roped in to help with towing vessels, sewing sails and is always caring for the crew.
Bryn Dunlop is an educator and experienced outdoor instructor working in the flexi school network. He has helped with developing training for South Passage volunteers, and is an excellent skipper and sea guide.
Emma Maltby is a motivated and passionate environmental activist who is also an awesome sailor with significant offshore experience. She is undertaking her Sea School Certificate (Level 3) to become a skipper.
Kim Kenyon is an exceptional young woman who has travelled extensively and spent a lot of her life on sailing boats. Working as an outdoor educator with Youth Justice she has completed training with us under the Andre Vogel scholarship. Kim is a great skipper and brings a high level of skills and wonderful energy to the crew.
Dean Patrick is an energetic and creative Primary School teacher with a keen interest in the ocean and mentoring young people. Dean first joined us on an expedition to Lady Musgrave Island and is continuing to build his experience in preparation for skippering on some of our upcoming expeditions.
Danni Lambert is a science teacher with a passion for experiential learning and the use of adventure based learning. She co-ordinates an excellent outdoor education program at a Catholic School as well as finding time to train as a skipper with us.
Tahlia Somers is a committed sailor, having completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards and completed her Sea School Certificate (Level 2). Tahlia often comes along to assist with our expeditions and we predict she will become an excellent skipper.
Lauren Tasker is a talented athlete who is studying Outdoor Recreation at Uni and developing her sailing and leadership skills, having completed her Sea School Certificate (Level 2) and currently working towards being a skipper. She is a great role model and mentor to our younger students.
Gretta Kelliher is a gifted outdoor educator and super woman who assists with our sailing and sea kayaking expeditions, and we really hope she will be able to spend time with us as a skipper in the near future.
Amy Luke-Paredi is a bright and energetic student, and our first trainee under the Helen Houghton scholarship to complete the Sea School Certificate (Level 2). Amy completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions with us and is currently undertaking her Level 3 Skipper training.
Eva Goss has had more than her fair share of sailing adventures, and has assisted on many expeditions. She is completing her Sea School Certificate (Level 2) and helps out on many expeditions.
Frankie Goss has been sailing since she can remember, and is completing her Sea School Certificate (Level 2), acting as assistant skipper and a great mentor for other trainees.
Seb Williment is an enthusiastic young man who first encountered The Sea School on a Year 7 Steiner School program. He has continued sailing with us and is working towards his Sea School Certificate (Level 2).