Our Army Cadet Unit

Pittwater House Army Cadet Unit

Our Army Cadet Unit embodies a tradition of service; to the community and to our School.

Being a Cadet is a voluntary option that teaches skills such as navigation, field craft, radio telecommunications and drill. The highlights of the Cadet calendar are the bi-annual overnight camps, the rifle shoot and ceremonial parade.

Senior students run the day-to-day operations of the Unit and mentor the younger students. The Cadet Unit represents the continual flow of knowledge and leadership: the leaders of the Cadet Unit have been inspired and guided by their previous officers and, in turn, pass on this same inspiration and advice to the new members of the Unit so that they too can develop the values of courage, teamwork, initiative and respect.

It is this communication flow that allows for an endless supply of specialists, leaders and thinkers, fit for tackling society’s many challenges.

Our Army Cadet Unit forms part of the NSW Australian Army Cadets Brigade, which is in turn part of the Commonwealth Government's Australian Defence Force Cadets Scheme.

“For me, the Cadet Unit offers the chance to experience situations that lie outside of my comfort zone, leading to growth, discipline and maturity. There aren’t many chances for an ordinary person to take command of a situation, apply what they’ve learnt and show others - and themselves - what they have to offer.”

SUO Ewan Lund