The first step is a month of daily preparation on the judo mat where boys are first familiarized with boots, bindings and stocks, then safe falling, mountain manners and lodge behavior. This culminates in a five day intensive course at Mt Hotham in late July. Principal and Vice Principal are expert skiers.
Surf training camp at Woolamai No boy enters this five day camp unless he can swim 40 x 50m laps in an hour. The last term of English is devoted to intensive study of the surf life saving manual and practical surf rescue training. At this camp all previous year’s boys will have bronze medallions.
Adolescent boys look for risk taking activities. We understand this but teach the skills that remove most of the risk. All activities are taught and drilled in careful steps.
Our students have joined us because they underperformed while attending other well known independent and public schools -and they know they did! Most of these boys have poor self image. Our approach is very different. The Frank Dando Sports Academy develops their self image and then their academic achievement through sport. Adolescent boys fail if …