School Based Enrichment Programs
Bush Rangers WA is a youth-based conservation and community development program run by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions - Parks and Wildlife Service and supported by Cadets WA and the Department for Local Government and Communities. It supports young Western Australians to take an active role in the conservation of the natural environment and better understand the mechanisms for its management. Bush Rangers is a School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) endorsed program and completion counts towards meeting requirements of the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
Our program has a focus in marine life along our coastline and works closely with the local environmental stakeholders. It offers students in Years 9 to 12 the opportunity to receive training in first aid, bush craft, survival, navigation, camp cooking, teamwork, leadership, initiative and problem solving through various camps and practical nature conservation projects. The program encourages students to develop an appreciation for local environmental issues and to take action for positive change.
Newton Moore Senior High School encourages students to develop their leadership skills to support their peers and the wider community. The opportunity to join one of our Student Leadership groups in Years 7 through to Year 12 allows students to develop the qualities that will see them succeed throughout life. Each leadership group meets regularly working as a team to raise issues of student concern. Leadership skills such as communication, management, confidence and critical thinking are developed through school events, peer mentoring and leadership forums.
The school’s leadership program culminates in Year 12 when students have the opportunity to be elected by the school community onto the Student Executive. The Student Executive act as ambassadors of the school and are guided and assisted by the Student Services Program Coordinator and Wellbeing Coordinators. Their roles include meeting people that visit the school, attending events and ceremonies, organising and conducting school assemblies and being a community contact. The Student Executive are vital to the school community as they support peers and act as an avenue for communication between the school administration, staff and students, which is critical to the school community.
A series of sites about the wetlands constructed by students as part of their Science Horizons studies and as entries in The University of Sydney Eureka Schools Prize for Biological Sciences.