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Cadets: First Parade of 2020

From Commanding Officer – WCCU, Julie-Ann de Kantzow

On Friday 7 February, the heavens opened as we welcomed in the new Cadet Year for 2020.

This momentous occasion was not only the day we welcomed our 200 new recruits from Year 8, but also the official commencement of our partnership with St Catherine’s School. Our boys showed exemplary behaviour as they waited patiently for the girls, who were stuck in the gridlock traffic resulting from the deluge. Many thanks to the basketball students and staff who kindly delayed their training so we could hold our first parade in the gym.

The Cadet partnership with St Catherine’s is an exciting opportunity for students of both schools to develop healthy working relationships while benefitting from the merits of single-sex education. As an inclusive co-curricular activity, the program aims to develop resilience, initiative and pride, and to foster skills in leadership, collaboration and team work. In Cadets, we recognise that leadership comes in many forms – and that each and every cadet has the chance to shine, to lead by example, and to serve with integrity.

An exciting program is planned in the lead up to Annual Field Exercise (AFX), to equip our cadets with the skills they need to camp for a week at Douglas Park. Stay tuned for further updates on our Friday afternoons as the term goes on.