Cadets in the Online Environment
As with all Co-Curricular activities, Cadets has shifted to the online environment in Term 2 – and I must say, our cadets are doing a sterling job.
Cadets is designed to extend our students and develop essential life skills in resilience, fortitude, initiative, leadership and service. The COVID-19 environment has really tested our seniors, who could not have envisaged that their leadership would need to take such an extraordinary turn. I am so proud of our Cadet Under Officers (CUOs), Warrant Officers and Sergeants, who have really risen to the challenge and adapted to lead in unexpected ways.
Lessons have been videoed, Google quizzes devised, innovative ways to assess content considered, and our recruits and Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (JNCOs) are reaping the rewards. Under the guidance of our Training Officers, LT(AAC) Addison and CUO Korpar, we are ensuring our cadets are continuing to be developed into capable, responsible leaders and citizens.
Various Google Classrooms have been set up according to the levels of training required. Some interesting interpretations of the online assessments have kept us on our toes! I have been thrilled to see so many recruits donning their uniform from week to week and engaging in the lessons their rank have devised.
As soon as we are able to, we will reconvene on the parade ground. In the meantime, lessons will continue to be posted each week in preparation for the day that we can come together again as the Waverley College Cadet Unit (WCCU).