Training Ship Taupo Navy Cadets, also know as TS Taupo (and as Sea Cadets), is a training organisation with a military flavour for boys and girls aged 13-18 years of age (and 12 year olds in Year 9). Being part of the New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) we provide a fun, challenging and safe environment for learning new skills and meeting new friends. We have a focus on fostering strong leadership skills and providing many opportunities for youth that are not available in other organisations.

Cadets participate in a training programme set out by NZ Cadet Forces. The programme includes activities such as rope work, rigging, sailing, care and respect of uniform, drill and leadership training.

Cadets can also participate in a wide range of weekend activities throughout the year.

Parade nights: Tuesday during school term, 6.45pm for a 7pm start, to 9.15pm

Term 3 2021 runs from Tuesday 27th July to Tuesday 28th September

Location: 6B, Pascoe Avenue, Ngatitoa Domain, Mana, Porirua

Training Ship Taupo Navy Cadets has a range of on water activities including Crown boats, Feva yachts and boating courses for more experienced cadets, along with the annual regatta to challenge other Navy Cadet units.

Activities with Training Ship Taupo Navy Cadets includes camping, first aid, courses on local NZ Defence Force bases (including Waiouru and Ohakea) and trips on navy ships.

Closely aligned to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), Navy Cadets have the opportunity to experience life in the RNZN, through ship and base visits, and sea time on operational Navy ships as they transit between ports.

Training in the safe use of firearms and marksmanship skills leads to self discipline and confidence. We use only .22 calibre, single shot, rifles, and only shoot on a controlled target shooting range.