The Year 11 Marine & Maritime Studies students headed to Hillary’s Yacht Club to complete their Recreational Skippers Tickets.
We’ve received some photos from our Marine Biology students who left Perth for their Abrolhos Islands Expedition yesterday, and we’re feeling a bit jealous! Students and staff arrived in Geraldton and have already jumped in the water to practice their new scuba skills. The group will head to the Abrolhos Islands tomorrow to explore the reef.
The Year 12 Marine Students from spent the morning at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle. They had the opportunity to see the artefacts and remains recovered from the wreck site of the Batavia which many of them had the chance to dive on at the Abrolhos Islands last year!
In the afternoon they visited IFAP to see first hand the intense training you need to complete before working in the Maritime Industry. Students were climbing in life rafts, saw helicopters fall into the pool, learnt how to extinguish fires and escape from burning buildings!
The St Stephens SCUBA Students were amazing, conditions at Rotto were perfect, a massive pod of dolphins swam around the boat for most of the day and a massive Port Jackson shark chilling in a cave was a highlight. It was a really great day and a fantastic end to the Open Water Course.
Rebecca Hudson & Julian Boland
“The sea that he made belongs to him, along with the dry land that his hands formed. Come! Let us worship and bow down; let us kneel in the presence of the Lord, who made us.” – Psalm 95:5-6
Below are some pics from the pool dives with our SSS OW course this year. The students are year 11 and 12’s from the Marine & Maritime Studies classes and are learning their dive skills in the pool before hitting open water.
“Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever.” – Psalm 146:6
On Monday and Tuesday students had the opportunity to attend the Western Australian department of Fisheries to experience a day on the life of various marine related occupations. They completed marine science research in the form of intertidal sampling, dissected fish and removed the otoliths in order to age their specimen and enjoyed compiling fish collection information following and afternoon of fishing! A very hands on and insightful two days which has given our Year 10 students a taste of what to expect in the Year 11 and 12 MMS programs in the coming two years as well as the possible careers which it could lead them to in the future!
‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind.’ – Matthew 13:47