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We pay close attention to creating a safe and positive learning environment for everyone. Our skippers are really fun, friendly, skilled – and they know all the best places in Moreton Bay… you will love it!

Sea School Certificate and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme,  Training and Qualifying Expeditions in Southern Moreton Bay

You are invited to join the Sea School crew for a four day sailing, sea kayaking, bushwalking and snorkelling expedition focused on skill development, team work and exploration during: December 12 – 15 and January 16 – 19

Victoria Point VMR – Colburn Avenue is our launch and return venue. We usually meet at 0900 on day 1 and return soon after lunch on day 4.

Island camping destinations which are weather dependent, a typical program outline and further venue details are available on our website.

Self catered – to meet the requirements of the training. Recommended food lists and details of the training, including a what to bring list will be provided.

The cost is $275 for the first and $220 for each subsequent voyage to cover boat hire, safety equipment, qualified skippers, camping fees and any camping or cooking gear you require.

Expeditions are dependent on numbers, please call Jono on 0428 868 169 to discuss your interest or register via email sailing@bluepeteraustralia.com

 

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Here are a few examples of what our programs can be like:

So come and get involved in planning the best expedition you can imagine! The most fun and memorable experiences, such as paddling a canoe from the mountains to the sea, learning to sail a gorgeous wooden boat alongside dugongs, whales, turtles and dolphins, camping on a beach, stargazing and storytelling by the fire… all started with an idea and an action plan.

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School camps and the Sea School Certificate 

  • Experiential learning through adventure education processes with qualified and highly skilled/experienced teachers/instructors
  • For group bookings please contact us directly to discuss your needs
  • Example of a Qualifying Expedition Report

 

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AABAT-Logo-80x100  Discovery programs

  • Selection process, skills development and planning involves young people in mapping their own journey.
  • 4-10 day expedition focus
  • Follow up and celebration dinner
  • Discovery expeditions

NPQLD Activity Provider logo hi-res (2)Family connection experiences:

  • Negotiated planning process
  • eg. 4 day digital detox, adventure sailing and camping on islands
  • Make your wish list!

New Picture  Special needs programs – tailored for specific groups

 

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 chart-logo Duke of Edinburgh Award – participating in our Sea School Certificate training more than meet the requirements for your training and qualifying expeditions – options for your adventurous journey, physical recreation, skills and service are outlined below.

Training Phase – land and sea based

Training for your qualifying expeditions occurs largely through the practice expeditions and is really hands on. It includes team development, basic training in first aid and seamanship, navigation and planning skills. Our Sea School Certificate (level 2) training notes can help with this. Everything we do up until the qualifying expedition is considered to be the training (practice) phase, and can take as long as you need.

A passage plan is required to register an expedition as qualifying to begin your assessment.

Although community service, skills and physical recreation are integral to Sea School activities, there is no “double dipping” eg. if you are completing your community service hours while on expedition, it cannot be your first practice or qualifying expedition.

Expedition ideas could include:

  • Bronze: canoeing up the Noosa River to explore the sand patch at Teewah.
  • Silver: sea kayaking to Stradbroke Island and the Amity Banks to estimate the dugong population in the bay.
  • Gold: Sailing to Moreton Island to snorkel the wrecks and clean up the beach at the big sand hills.

Skill development ideas for your award can include, but not limited to 

  • rope work, line handling, splicing and knot tying
  • weather awareness, interpretation and forecasting
  • wind, wave and tidal awareness, interpretation and forecasting
  • marine environment knowledge and interpretation
  • navigation theory and practice
  • sail theory, boat design and fluid dynamics
  • terminology and symbols used at sea
  • IRPCS regulations theory and practice
  • marine communications theory and practice
  • food planning and expedition logistics
  • group facilitation and situational leadership skills
  • remote area first aid and emergency preparedness

Physical Recreation ideas include:

  • bushwalking and canoeing
  • sea kayaks or outrigger ocean canoes
  • rowing/surf boats
  • sailing vessels
  • swimming, snorkelling
  • tall ship work

Community Service and Residential Project ideas include:

  • Training and support of other candidates
  • Assistant skipper duties
  • Conservation projects
  • Environmental focus expedition “clean up the beach”

We also encourage you to serve time with

  • Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • Surf Life Saving
  • Sea Shepherd

At the Sea School, we focus our service towards ships, sailors and the marine environment. At sea, a ship assumes more importance than any individual, and this allows us to explore metaphors for our involvement with the broader community and our planet.

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