Advance Program for Confidence and Self Esteem

At Western Port Secondary College the Advance Program is focused around Surf Life Saving and developing personal survival skills such as basic level first aid, CRP, the Surf bronze Medallion and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

WPSC is linked to the Pt Leo Surf Life Saving Club and gets involved in a number of local community activities.

The Advance program is a great way for your child to build personal skills and develop positive self esteem. The program is an elective which runs over two years at Years 9 and 10.

For more information on the program please contact Miss Robyn Stephenson or Mr Phil Tardif at the College.

Lorne Camp 2010

In the first week of December, the Advance students and staff descended on Lorne for the traditional weeklong camp. The year 10 students spent the first 2 ½ days completing their expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

The students were completing a bike ride through the Otways National Park and rode approx 120km through very challenging but beautiful trails. We completed the ride with the assistance of the GORATS – Adventure team who were very friendly and helpful.

We rode from Dean Marsh to Tanybryn and then across to Forrest and Gellibrand. On day 3 we rode into Lorne and met up with the year 9 students to start the surf life saving and the Year 9’s were ready and rearing to go!!

Over the next 3 days we completed heaps of activities including early morning run-swim-run’s, surf recues, swimming, beach activities, a surf carnival and surfing. We learnt about assessing the water conditions, beach signals and how to perform CPR.

The camp was heaps of fun (except getting in and out of my wetsuit 3 times a day!)