Changing the Lives of Young
People Through Rowing

Program Overview

Making Waves delivers a unique program curriculum to its participants. 

Through both on and off water activities, the program provides an opportunity for individuals to grow, provides motivation and looks to build self-confidence and belief in the participants.

The Making Waves program currently offers;

  1. In- School Rowing Program
  2. School Rowing Pathway

As part of the program Making Waves provides:

  • All management and administrative support structures for the program
  • A clearly structured program curriculum (on & off-water)
  • All program personnel with current Working with Children checks
  • All program equipment including; boats, life jackets, first aid kit, water facilities 
  • A comprehensive program risk management plan and
  • Compliance with the Department of Education requirements

1. Our In-School Rowing Program

The Making Waves In-school rowing program consists of a;

  1. Rowing component which sees participants engage with a specialised and integrated curriculum
  2.  Life skills component which develops leadership and teamwork skills

The in-school rowing program has also been developed to be fully compliant with the Department of Education:

  • Duty of Care for Public School Students Policy and
  • Outdoor Education Activities for Public Schools Procedures
  • Each school we engage with is provided with a Department of Education Compliance pack which contains all relevant documentation. 

Making Waves currently works in partnership with local schools throughout the City of Armadale and surrounding area. Through these partnerships, Making Waves can maintain flexibility regarding:

  • Session length – we can cater from 30 minutes to 2 hour sessions
  • Number of sessions per week
  • Length of program i.e. number of weeks that the program runs over, typically 4-8 weeks
  • Transport options for schools who don’t have their own transport

Partner schools are responsible for providing:

  • A teacher for each session

Our participants are typicallyYears 7-10, Male/female, general or outdoor education and a diverse range of students.

Due to the great support that Making Waves receives from its partners and supporters the program is offered at low or no cost to eligible schools and education providers.

2. School Rowing Pathway

Making Waves supports our partner schools to offer a Rowing Pathway within their school. An embedded rowing program provides students the opportunity to continue their rowing journey where they can invest greater time and effort in the sport. This enables them to gain even further benefit from the many associated personal development opportunities that come from rowing at a higher level. Making Waves supports this pathway through resources, expertise, facilities, equipment and funding.