In Year 6, children are offered the opportunity to learn to sail in optimist yachts at Waiake Beach and to learn safe kayaking skills.  This is dependent upon swimming ability and children need to have passed the Senior Swimming Level on our Torbay School Swimming Certificate.  For those who have not passed this, swimming skills and water safety are developed in the sea.  Waterwise takes place in Terms 1 and 4 and is weather dependent.

The programme is reliant on parent help.  If you would like to help or have any questions about Waterwise please contact
Melissa Craig [email protected]  

Below are the minimum requirements for each student to pass before being able to participate in Waterwise.

  • Senior Swimming level

  • 3 min sculling in pool

  • 25m backstroke, breaststroke and/or freestyle in pool (need to be confident in one)

  • 100m life jacket swim at the beach