Term 1, 2024 commences Thursday 8th February
Adult volunteers are welcome to visit any time! 


Our activities

TS Bellona Navy Cadet Unit

North Shore and West Auckland

Anzac Day Commemorations April, 25, 2023

We were finally able to parade at the Browns Bay Anzac Commemorations. Cadets from T.S. Bellona formed the cenotaph guard at the Dawn Parade. 

Regatta 2023

The annual regatta is one of the highlights of the cadet year. Cadets from the Northern Area (Northland, Auckland and Waikato) competed at the Tamaki Leadership Centre, Naval base. The winner competes against the central and southern champions. BZ to TS Achilles for winning the Northern Area this year. 

Cadets compete at drill, sailing, rowing (pulling), navigation and a variety of other skills throughout the weekend. 

Coxswain Training, Christchurch 2023

Coxswain training is a week-long training for senior cadets. This course provides theory and practical instruction in Sailing Skills, Coxswain & Crew Responsibilities, and Emergency Procedures. This year, two cadets from T.S. Bellona attended the course, while one cadet who had taken the course 2 years ago was a cadet staff. Unit Commander Lyons also staffed the course, while SLT Frank Lundberg attended the officer's version of the course!  

Training courses are a great way for cadets to meet cadets from all over the country. 

Anzac Day Commemorations 2022

Because of Covid-19 measures, we were unable to parade at the Browns Bay Anzac Commemorations. Instead, we held a small, informal service at our parade grounds at the HQ Buildings, Hobsonville Point. 

Ship Experience - HMNZS Aotearoa

In 2021 HMNZS Aotearoa visited her home port of New Plymouth. 
Two of the female cadets in TS Bellona were able to join the voyage home from New Plymouth to Auckland. 

Regattas, Camps and Competitions

Every year TS Bellona cadets have the opportunity to take part in the Northern Area Regatta with Navy Cadet Units from Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland. They participate in a range of activities including shooting, sailing, first aid, and rigging. 

Cadets also take part in cadet training, camps and training involving army and air force cadets. 

Officer & Cadet Training

Cadet officers receive training from NZ Cadet Forces that gain NZQA qualifications. 

Cadets have the opportunity to take part in leadership training that gain NCEA credits. 

Training includes drill, teaching, outdoor safety, sailing coxswain.