Beach to Bush | WE'RE COMING TO YOUR AREA! 

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program returns for a third year, with nearly 5,000 Tasmanians Grades 1 and 2 primary school students getting a lesson on surf safety from Surf Life Saving Tasmania’s volunteer Lifesavers.

Beach to Bush is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving and has been delivered to schools for over 25 years. The program aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and in other aquatic environments - pools, rivers, dams and lakes. In 2018, SLST will be delivering the program within Primary Schools for Grade 1 and 2 by offering a FREE 1-hours aquatic safety presentation delivered by Lifesavers across the state.

Date

Time

School

Week One (15th Oct – 19th Oct) – Northern Suburbs (Hobart)

Wednesday 17th October

9.30am - 10.30am

Northern Christian School

Wednesday 17th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Fairview Primary School

Thursday 18th October

9.30am - 10.30am

New Norfolk Primary School

Thursday 18th October

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Ouse District School

Friday 19th October

9.30am - 10.30am

Bagdad Primary School

Friday 19th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Bowen Road Primary School

Friday 19th October

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Springfield Gardens Primary School

 

 

 

Week Two (22nd Oct – 26th Oct) - Hobart

Monday 22nd October

9.30am - 10.30am

St John's Catholic School

Monday 22nd October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Howrah Primary School

Monday 22nd October

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Campbell Street Primary School

Tuesday 23rd October

9.30am - 10.30am

South Hobart Primary School

Tuesday 23rd October

12.10pm - 1.10pm

Taroona Primary School

Tuesday 23rd October

9.30am - 10.30am

Waimea Heights Primary School

Tuesday 23rd October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Mount Carmel College

Tuesday 23rd October

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Princes Street Primary School

Wednesday 24th October

9.30am - 10.30am

Lansdowne Crescent Primary School

Wednesday 24th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

New Town Primary School

Wednesday 24th October

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Mount Nelson Primary School

 

 

 

Week Three (29th Oct – 2nd Nov) – Eastern Shore (Hobart)

Monday 29th October

9.30am - 10.30am

St Helens District High School

Monday 29th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

St Marys District School

Monday 29th October

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Bicheno Primary School

Monday 29th October

9.30am - 10.30am

South Arm Primary

Tuesday 30th October

9.15am to 10.15am

Swansea Primary School

Tuesday 30th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Triabunna District School

Tuesday 30th October

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Orford Primary School

Tuesday 30th October

9.30am - 10.30am

Lauderdale Primary School

Tuesday 30th October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Rokeby Primary School

Tuesday 30th October

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Lindisfarne North Primary School

Wednesday 31st October

9.30am - 10.30am

St Cuthbert's Catholic School

 

 

 

Week Four (5th Nov – 9th Nov) – Southern Hobart

Wednesday 7th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Dover District School

Wednesday 7th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Margate Primary School

Wednesday 7th November

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Illawarra Primary School

Thursday 8th November

9.30am - 10.30am

St. James Catholic College

Thursday 8th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Cygnet Primary School

Thursday 8th November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Huonville Primary School

Friday 9th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Glen Huon Primary School

Friday 9th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Channel Christian School

Friday 9th November

1.40pm - 2.40pm

Kingston Primary School

     

Week Fifth (12th Nov – 16th Nov) - Launceston and surrounding areas

Monday 12th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Deloraine Primary School

Monday 12th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Cressy District High School

Tuesday 13th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Ringarooma Primary School

Tuesday 13th November

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Exeter Primary School

Wednesday 14th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Launceston Church Grammar School

Wednesday 14th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

East Launceston Primary

Thursday 15th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Avoca Primary School

Thursday 15th November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

West Launceston Primary

Friday 16th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Riverside Primary School

Friday 16th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Launceston Christian School

     

Week Six (19th Nov – 23rd Nov) - North West (Week1)

Monday 19th November

9.30am - 10.30am

Cooee Primary School

Monday 19th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Natone Primary School

Monday 19th November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Yolla District School

Wednesday 21st November

9.30am - 10.30am

Montello Primary School

Wednesday 21st November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Burnie Primary School

Wednesday 21st November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Stella Maris Catholic Primary School (Burnie)

Thursday 22nd November

9.30am - 10.30am

Forth Primary

Thursday 22nd November

11.30am - 12.30pm

West Ulverstone Primary School

Thursday 22nd November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Sacred Heart Catholic School (Ulverstone)

Friday 23rd November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Rosebery District High School

Friday 23rd  November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Mountain Heights School

 

 

 

Week Seventh (26th Nov – 30th Nov) - North West (Week 2)

Wednesday 28th November

11.30am - 12.30pm

Penguin District School

Thursday 29th November

11:30am - 12:30pm

Spreyton Primary School

Friday 30th November

11.30am - 12.30am

Edith Creek Primary School

Friday 30th November

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Forest Primary School

 

 

 

Week Eight (3rd Dec – 7th Dec) - North West (Week 3)

Friday 7th December

9.30am - 10.30am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

Friday 7th December

11.30am - 12.30pm

Devonport Primary School

Friday 7th December

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Geneva Christian College

What does it cover?

  • General beach safety messages
  • Sun Safety
  • Rips and waves
  • Sea creatures and basic first aid
  • Rescues and getting help
  • Safety in other aquatic environments (pools, rivers, dams and lakes)

Cost - Beach to Bush is a fully funded presentation delivered by Surf Life Saving Tasmania. Each student will be presented with take-home Beach to Bush giveaways and info pack to reinforce safety messages and share with their families.

For further information please contact us by email or phone: (03) 6216 7800

REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED!

Beach to Bush - Leaflet

2018 Beach to Bush | Expressions of Interest Form

 

Ready.Set.Rescue (ASC Sporting School) (Grades 3 to 6) 

Ready.Set.Rescue comprises fun and educational activities that provide students with a practical approach to familiarising themselves with their local open water environments, including beaches, rivers, lakes, dams and pools throughout Tasmania. With a major emphasis on water safety, the program teaches and empowers students to use lifesaving skills. Many of whom may be experiencing surf life saving for the first time.

Ready.Set.Rescue is supported by the Tasmanian Department of Education Swimming and Water Safety Program and is currently available to all primary schools across Tasmania as part of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Sporting Schools Program.

This summer, your school and pupils is invited to participate in a ‘beach experience’ whilst trying their hand in a variety of surf life saving events and also complete against themselves, the ocean and in some cases other schools, in an environment that encourages participation to earn points for their teams. It is optional that the program involves a competition component that  will encompass activities of surf, craft, rescue and beach events. We offer a number of different timing options and can cater to your schools needs and wants.

Ready.Set.Rescue Leaflet 

For costings and to request more information, contact Leanne

First Aid and CPR in schools (Grade 5+)

First Aid skills within schools are essential for students and teachers. The skills gained can make a difference and possibly save a life. Surf Life Saving Tasmania offers flexible course delivery in schools. Durations listed below can be tailored to half day or hourly instruction to suit your school timetable. These prices are based on minimum numbers. Our qualified trainers can come to your campus and deliver CPR, first aid and other training to students and staff, both in an introductory form and VET accredited.

Cost – From $7.50 per student

To request more information, contact Leanne

Surf Education & Activities for High Schools

Surf Life Saving Tasmania is offering a number of fun and interactive educational opportunities for High Schools Students leading in to summer. With a bumper summer predicted, SLST can help you provide your students with a practical understanding of coastal environments and offer guidance on how to have a safe and fun experience at the beach.

Surf Survival (Grade 7+)

Surf Survival is a blended classroom/ beach experience. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic surf awareness to be able to safely enjoy surf activities. The course provides an understanding of the surf environment and an introduction to rescue techniques and first aid. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Surf Survival Certificate. Surf Survival links nicely with the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, that is a pathway into club Patrolling.

Cost – From $25 per student

To request more information, contact Leanne

High School Surf League

This event focuses on fun, team work, promotion of participation and aquatic skills development through surf sports. Through the High School Surf League program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of surf sports both ocean and beach including swimming, board paddling, board rescue and relays, beach sprints, beach flags and ironman. We encourage all schools, to have a go and GET INVOLVED AND GET ACTIVE!

Students compete against themselves, the ocean and other school teams, in a safe environment that encourages participation. Teams are broken into two age or grade groups, Grades 7 and 8 and Grades 9 and 10. The event takes approximately four hours to complete from the initial team briefing, the competition and presentation. Small schools are encouraged to get involved, as we will were possible combine your students with other schools and make up composite teams.

2018 High School Surf League Dates

NORTHERN - Tuesday 20th March - 9.30am (briefing) - 2.30pm at Preservation Bay, Penguin 

SOUTHERN - Thursday 22nd March - 9.30am (briefing) - 2.30pm at Kingston Beach 

If your school wishes to be part of it or would like more information on the program, please express your interest now and email Isaac Steele (Administration Officer).  

Entry Forms (Page 10) are to be completed and returned to SLST via email to Isaac Steele (Administration Officer) at isteele@slst.asn.au no later than 2pm, Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Information Pack 

Entry Form

 To request more information, contact Isaac

For more information on our other schools and community programs, go to http://www.slst.asn.au/training-education/ or email Leanne Johannesen (Training and Community Programs Manager). 

To download the SLST Surf Life Saving in Schools Leaflet here

Please note: All SLST Community Program Staff hold a current Working with Vunerable Persons Check. Your school will be provided this information once shifts/ jobs have been allocated.

These programs are specially designed to give students skills that will develop their understanding of the surf environment and give them basic survival and rescue skills.