Urgent Attention: Training 17/1/18 for New Volunteer Opportunity: Safeguarding Officers at Henley Surf Club at 7pm

Please advise Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au if able to attend the Training at Henley  Surf Lifesaving Club at 7pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018

Surf Life Saving SA has requested that each club has a minimum of 2 Safeguarding Officers per club.  Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club takes the protection of our members very seriously and want to ensure that we have a range of people across all areas that our young people aged under 18 are involved in.  The Safeguarding Officer Role replaces the Nipper Safe Officer Role taking into account that legislation covers everyone under the age of 18.  Those in the Role will be identified to members on our website, have their photo up in the club so they can be identified by new members and will deal with complaints raised by members regarding any issues around safety of children as well as being involved in supporting development of policies to keep the children and young people safe.

Safeguarding Officers are required to be aged 18 or over and have or be willing to undertake:

  • Department of Social Inclusion Children’s Clearance
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate or Child Safe Environments Course
  • Surf Life Saving Safeguarding Children Training Program – Next Training offered on Wednesday 17 January 2018

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club would like to have a male and female identified within the Juniors Training, Seniors Training, Patrols and within the Awards Training Team.  At this time Jennie Charlton and Sean McKenzie have been identified as the Board of Management Safeguarding Officers and will support any members in undertaking this role.

 

ARTC Training

Final ARTC Training for the 2017/18 Season

Andrew Spencer will be running his first ARTC course with support of Michael Kenny on the Training Patrol on:

Saturday 10 March 11:30 – 18:00

Monday 2nd April 11:30 until 18:00

 

You will be signed on for Patrol and training will commence once Patrol is set up.  You will have breaks throughout the day to go for roving patrols and generally support the patrol as well as completing your award.  So if you are around and there are requests to cover these patrols please do offer to cover the members of the patrol that are away. Pre-assessment will be at the end of at 3pm on Monday 2nd April.

Proposed assessment date at this stage is Monday 9th April in the evening depending upon Assessor capacity so please if interested but assessment date does not work let us know now and we can look at alternative date that works for those interested.

Please can you register your interest in this course with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Thanks Jennie

 

Final call for Proficiencies 2017/2018

North Have Surf Club has offered to allow those still requiring to undertake Wet or Dry Proficiencies to partake in their scheduled proficiency over Friday evening and Saturday morning. Please book in with Jennie at instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to get the times so that we can confirm numbers with North Haven Assessors.

Thanks to the 11 members that used Sunday 14 January at Semaphore to get proficient and 1 member that used Henley’s opportunity to complete their IRB Crew Proficiency. We now have 7 current members whom have not completed their full practical proficiency and 3 with only an online component to complete.

Thanks

Jennie

Junior Weekly Report

So Nippers isn’t all about Surf Sports.

When we get the chance, like Saturday with the cooler temp, we also teach what we call Surf Ed.  Here we see some Under 7’s and Under 8’s learning about D.R.S.A.B.C.D. (that’s Danger, Response, Send (for help), Airway, Breathing, Compressions, and Defibrillation).

Surf Ed is taught at different levels depending on the Age Group with a view for our Under 13’s to be ready to complete their Surf Rescue Certificate training at 14 years of age. Once completed they are ready to join a patrol group and be eligible to provide water cover for Junior carnivals and training.

A huge thanks to Brad Tunbridge for running these very valuable Surf Ed sessions on Saturday.

It’s worth noting any students who are Club Members and have completed a Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion can have these awards recognised by registering them with their school VET Coordinator to gain SACE credits. See the following for more information Surf Life Saving and SACE.pdf

 

Board Training

The Hot Weather Policy has been invoked and Board training has been cancelled this Friday 19th January.

Please ensure that your child’s contact details (mobile and E-mail) in the Surf Life Saving SA Members Portal are up to date as this is how we confirm changes.

 

Nippers Training – Will go ahead as usual, however if the forecast changes more information will be released.

 

Post Training BBQ – U13’s

BBQ after training this week to be run by the U13’s, with volunteers required as usual.

 

Swim Training

Reminder that on Wednesday nights there is a weekly Nipper Swim Training session at Largs Bay Swim Center. This session is specifically for Nippers to increase their confidence and stamina for their ocean swims. It is available for U8’s to U13’s that are already competent swimmers. It is not a learn to swim class.

Training Starts at 7pm till 8pm, Cost is $4

 

Nipperthon 2018 – 28th January

 

West Beach is running its yearly Nipperthon on Sunday 28th January from 9am. Nipperthon is an Ironman style event open to Age Groups U’9s – 13’s with separate events for both individuals and teams of 2-3.  Registration is required. More information and to resister use following link. SLSSA Nipperthon ’18

 

Branch Finale – 3rd February

 

The branch series carnivals will culminate in a finale on 3rd February at Southport SLSC.  This Carnival will see the Branches compete against each other.  That’s right, we’ll be on the same side as Grange, West Beach, Henly, and North Haven.  Competitors from each Branch will be issued with a Branch Cap to compete in and to identify the different teams.

Please let your Age Group Manager know this weekend if you want to nominate.  You ae required to have competed in a State Carnival this season (Pt Noarlunga or Glenelg) as well as one of the two branch carnivals to be eligible. Unfortunately, this Finale is restricted to the U9 to U14 Age Groups. Training will continue as usual at Semaphore on this day for U7’s and U8’s.

The proposed schedule for this carnival is:

More information to follow

 

Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The preliminary event schedule has been released and is provided below for your information.  Please let your Age Group Manager if you will be available to compete at this Carnival.  More information will be provided as it becomes available

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC. Time TBC.

 

Upcoming Notable Dates

28 Jan         –        SLSSA Nipperthon – West Beach

3 Feb           –        Branch Carnival Finale – Southport

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb         –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

10/11 Mar           –    Junior State Championships – Glenelg

TBC            –        Junior Presentation Day

 

See you on the beach!!

 

Opportunity to join Senior Surf Sport Panel

Interested in becoming part of the Surf Life Saving Senior Surf Sport Panel? Click on the link below to check out the details.

Senior Surf Sport Panel member

New Volunteer Opportunity: Safeguarding Officers

Surf Life Saving SA have requested that each club has a minimum of 2 Safeguarding Officers per club Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club takes the protection of our members very seriously and want to ensure that we have a range of people across all areas that our young people aged under 18 are involved in.  The Safeguarding Officer Role replaces the Nipper Safe Officer Role taking into account that legislation covers everyone under the age of 18.  Those in the Role will be identified to members on our website, have their photo up in the club so they can be identified by new members and will deal with complaints raised by members regarding any issues around safety of children as well as being involved in supporting development of policies to keep the children and young people safe.

 

Safeguarding Officers are required to be aged 18 or over and have or be willing to undertake:

  • Department of Social Inclusion Children’s Clearance
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate or Child Safe Environments Course
  • Surf Life Saving Safeguarding Children Training Program – Next Training offered on Wednesday 17 January 2018

 

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club would like to have a male and female identified within the Juniors Training, Seniors Training, Patrols and within the Awards Training Team.  At this time Jennie Charlton and Sean McKenzie have been identified as the Board of Management Safeguarding Officers at this stage and will support any members in undertaking this role. Please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au if you would like to know more about this role or would like to nominate yourself by Monday 15 January 2018 so we can book you into course.

 

Proficiencies Update

Semaphore Surf Club Training Team would like to thank the 87 members that used the proficiency dates we set. We have 65 Bronze ( 76 if the final 11 complete their online) 14 SRC ( 15 if complete online ) 26 ARTC, 7 IRB Drivers and 16 Crew & 17 newly qualified ATV Drivers.
With only 13 members waiting on their water proficiency we are in a good space but unfortunately due to limited assessors we are not in a position to offer a further proficiency date at this time please watch the Patrol Facebook Page or the newsletter for dates that this can be offered as we get New assessors qualified.

If you are interested in supporting the training team please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

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Last chance for timed swim

The Final Opportunity for the pre-requisite Timed swim for undertaking your Bronze or SRC  is 7:30pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at Portside Swim Centre Victoria Road, Largs Bay.  Training will be offered on the Brooksy Training Patrol on Sunday 14 January, Sunday 25 February and Sunday 11 March  11:30am – 18:00

Please let Jennie know that you will be attending by emailing instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

IRB Crew Course coming up

New IRB Crew course commencing on Saturday 13 January 2018 with training on Saturday 3 February and Saturday 3 March.

If you are a Bronze Medallion Holder, completed your proficiency and interested come down and join in.  You will be expected to attend in your Patrol Uniform so you can help those on patrol who also wish to undertake the course.  You will sign on for the patrol.

Training will commence at 3pm following the nippers training to allow for parents undertaking course too.  If interested please email Jennie on  instructor@semaphoreslsc.org.au and complete the online workbook at:  : https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed.)

Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick SLS Lifesaving then pick SLS- IRB crew

Thanks,

Jennie

Youth Development Group update

Good to see some new faces from the U13s at youth training last week.

ALL U13’s are encouraged to attend Youth Development training at 10am in addition to regular Junior training.

Thanks,

Luke