The DFES Cadet Corps (formerly known as FESA Cadets) commenced at Kingsway Christian College in 1997 offering students challenging, diverse and rewarding activities along with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and become an active citizen in our community. 
The Cadet Corps has approximately 120 students actively participating. Cadet Captains are Tim Dugmore and Simone van der Merwe and Cadet Vice Captains are Ben Long and Jesse Chester-Browne.

 

As a DFES cadet, students will learn about the diverse nature of Western Australia’s Emergency Services and help to promote public awareness in the management of emergencies at State, regional and local levels. Kingsway Christian College offers VET accredited programmes as part of the cadet programme, including: 

• Training programmes:

o Recruit Level

o Cadet Level 1

o Cadet Level 2

• Advanced skills training is offered on an individual basis to students who are able and motivated to complete these specialised units, in the learning areas listed below.

Water Safety
o General Rescue
o Search& Rescue
o Leadership & Instructional Skills
o First Aid & Emergency Care
o Occupational Safety & Health
o Fire Safety
o Natural Hazards

WACE points can be achieved in Year 10-12 through various endorsed programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, Scuba Diving and Cadet Leadership.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in community events such as the Christmas Pageant and ANZAC ceremonies. They act as parking wardens at the College's biennial Open Night as well as hosting a stand at this event. They also offer support to other groups at College Social evenings and act as leaders on Bibbulmun Hikes, Year 11 Ningaloo Reef adventure camps and Senior Student Leader Camps,

Basically all this adds up to FUN that could ultimately see cadets qualified in such skills as Senior First Aid, SCUBA diving, Bronze Medallion swimming, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Recreational Skippers Ticket. Along with this there will be a number of “reward” camps where cadets have the opportunity to put the skills they have learnt into practice.

When do Cadets meet?
Cadets meet weekly on Monday afternoons from 15:30 – 17.30.

Water based activities are offered on a Thursday in Terms 1 and 4, dependent on the weather.  A Scuba Diving programme is offered in partnership with an acredited PADI training centre as well as a Recreational Skippers ticket qualification. These courses are offered at a reduced rate by being involved in the Cadets programme.

What does it cost to be involved in Cadets?
 The Office of Youth Affairs funds the Cadet programme and therefore costs of camps and excursions are greatly reduced. Generally we ask a 50% contribution from parents towards the actual costs of activities. This allows us to offer a rich variety of Cadet activities throughout the year. We do not want cost to be a barrier to involvement - so please discuss with the Unit Coordinator if difficulties arise.

* Cadets is available to all students over the age of 12.

Any enquiries can be directed to cadets@kcc.wa.edu.au