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June 21, 2012
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
THIS edition of Navy News sees the intro-
duction of a new Thumbs Up /Thumbs Down
Navy's signature behaviours are founda-
tions of the New Generation Navy program.
The intent of this table is to first and fore-
most highlight good examples of the applica -
tion of signature behaviours.
It will also demonstrate that people are
being held to account if their behaviour is not
meeting the required standards.
Two Leading Seaman medical
sailors obser ved a motor vehicle
accident and provided immediate
medical care until paramedics
The State Police wrote to the
establishment CO to commend
the sailors for their actions.
Improved awareness of the good
work being done by Navy within
the wider Australian public.The
compassion and devotion
demonstrated by the sailors are
a great credit to themselves and
THERE are always big smiles and
bright faces when trainee sail-
ors from the Engineering School
at HMAS Cerberus arrive at
Mornington Park Primary School.
Only a few years ago, the
school was struggling on the brink
of closu re.
Now, after an injection of Navy
values and hard work, the school
has turned itself around and the
students are thriving.
Principal Bev Dadds initially
approached HMAS Cerberus in
2010 for assistance with a clean up
of the neglected school grounds.
The sailors embarked on a
large and much-needed clean up
of the school grounds, removing
dangerous items such as beer bot-
tles, rubbish and syringes, paint-
ing the buildings and repairing the
For engineering trainee
SMNMT Simon Fraser, helping to
deliver a safer and more engaging
learning environment has been a
"I love doing stuff like this,
helping the kids, helping the
school," SMNMT Fraser said.
"It looks so much better
already and we've only done a tiny
bit, so I'm sure in the future, with
more and more of these little mis-
sions out here, it will be great."
However, Navy's role quickly
advanced far beyond general repairs.
Interaction with the sailors
New gen success
HELPING HAND: SMNMT Simon Fisher sits in on a class with Maddy and Alex at Mornington Park
Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
An officer has been found guilty
of committing an act of indecency
This officer has been reduced
in rank and a substantial fine,
amounting to a sum of several
thousands of dollars, was imposed.
began to result in changes in the
children's behaviour and academic
Ms Dadds said the sailors'
inf luence during reading time was
Children who had refused to
read in the past began to partici-
pate, resulting in enor mous advanc-
es in the children's reading abilities.
"The culture of the school is
definitely changing and you can
attribute a lot of that to the Navy
involvement," Ms Dadds said.
"They have brought their val-
ues to our school and our children
can see that.
"It's not just their words, it's
their actions. They see these guys
living by their values with every
movement they make around the
CO HMAS Cerberus CAPT
Katherine Richards said the ben-
efits have been twofold.
"Engaging with the local com-
munity is vital to our core busi-
ness," CAPT Richards said.
"We come from the community
and we want to get out there and tell
people about our message and help
those people who need it most."
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