Army Cadet Corps

Sydney Grammar School Cadet Corps has two aims:

  1. To introduce boys to living in the field and such activities as orienteering, roping, navigation and first aid;
  2. To provide older boys with the opportunity to learn and practise leadership through taking on the responsibility for younger boys and the day to day operation of the Corps.

What is Cadets all about?

Cadet training is based on the development of self reliance within a disciplined framework. The Cadet Corps is structured in such a way that boys exercise leadership as Cadet Under Officers, Sergeants and Corporals.

What is the Commitment?

Cadet training is every Friday afternoon, during Terms I-III, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. There is a two night camp during the last three days of Term I and a week long camp in the first week of the School Holidays at the end of Term III. The Cadet training year concludes after the Ceremonial Parade on the second day of Term IV. A Promotions Course, for boys in Forms III-V, is conducted during Term IV for those who wish to continue with Cadets.

How much does it cost?

The School levies an annual charge of $300.00, included on your Second Term account, for Cadet membership to meet costs.

Leave applications

School Rule Number 14 refers to matters of leave. Leave will only be granted for urgent reasons and not, for example, for medical or dental appointments which have been made some time before. Cadets requesting leave should do so by Wednesday of the week concerned at the latest.

What equipment don’t you get from us?

We do not issue boys boots, a pack or wet weather garments, nor do we provide a sleeping bag.
Cadet arrangements are subject to change. Significant changes will be notified to parents where practicable.

For any Army Cadet related queries please email

W.J. Cree MAJ (AAC)
Officer Commanding

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