Leeuwin to Leadership Program

Port is delighted to have had a relationship with the Leeuwin for over 20 years and has had nine students (that we know of) lucky enough to be accepted and undertake the 7 day leadership voyage over that time.

In 2015, the Leeuwin team kindly took our Klang Special School Malaysia visitors out for a 3 hour sail experience, which provided an incredible fun opportunity as well as just highlighting what a fabulous relationship we have with them.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Limited, a registered Western Australian charity, operates the STS Leeuwin II, Australia’s largest sail-training tall ship. The ship offers youth programs aimed at developing core skills and supporting high school students with their WASSA and WACE units.

Participating in a Leeuwin Explorer Voyage can have a life-changing impact on young people, helping them build resilience and gain a competitive edge in the job market. Many participants describe their experience as the best thing they have ever done, citing the opportunity to learn about themselves and grow personally.

In addition, the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a Registered Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award through Awards WA. This global non-formal education framework challenges young people to discover their potential, find their purpose, passion, a place in the world, and offers international recognition and credibility. An award earned through this program is highly respected worldwide and can serve as a testament to a young person’s achievements.


In the first instance, students should talk with their school mentor and Deputy Principal Mike Gilbert. Parents and guardians can also email the Deputy Principal for further information mike@portschool.wa.edu.au

There are a variety of scholarship options available, through the Leeuwin Foundation and its partners, as well as through Port School’s internal opportunities.

Have a look at their website, videos and voyage sails to find out more:


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