How Parents Can Get Involved
As a voluntary organisation we need help from you, the parents and guardians, to be able to make Minnows an enjoyable experience for all our 1000+ Minnows.
We are continually working to make the Coogee Minnows a club where all children feel proud to be a member, where they learn individual and team skills on the beach and in the surf, and above all where they have a great time each weekend. We are always looking for volunteers to help in the surf education activities (assisting age convenors guide the children through the simple workbooks during the season).
Only parents that have been trained by attending one of our Age Assistants courses and registered with the Surf Club are allowed to assist with Nipper activities on the beach
Any parent who would like to help out on the beach, lets face it, you’re there anyway so you may as well get involved, should speak to their age manager about how to get involved.
Training courses have finished for this season but please consider how you can help out next year.
Bronze Medallion Dads and Mums Army
Bronze Medallion qualified Parents are essential to the success of Coogee Minnows, as we need these specific skills in the water, and for training SLS Skills to the Nippers
Gaining your SLSA Bronze Medallion means that you can also join Patrol at Coogee SLSC, and other Clubs, and keep our beaches safe in the Red and Yellow.
Want to do Water Safety with the kids during Minnows? Want your kids and family to be really awesomely proud of you? Then join us to do the Bronze Medallion!
Working With our Children Checks
In the 2015/2016 season, the Minnows organising committee, in conjunction with advice from SLSA NSW, will be implementing the new NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) process for all our volunteers, including water safety
We acknowledge that the implementation will put some additional work load on all our volunteers who will need to go to a NSW Service Centre (aka motor registry) to prove their identity, but it will help us ensure the safest environment possible for all our children.
There are 4 main steps to the WWCC process:
Volunteer organisations have collected pieces of paper from people for many years, but most people do not realise that these simply sit in club houses or offices around the country without ever being cross referenced to any records. The WWCC process is a major change that will allow this to occur for the people who are working with all of our children.