Totem Skate Profile

The Philosophy

Totem Skate School believe in developing self esteem, personal identity and self image through positive attitudes and activities - skateboarding is our vehicle for this message. Due to our genuine love of working with young people we pride ourselves on the quality of our coaches and the approach we take to skateboard coaching. Teaching young people to skateboard is not only our livelihood, it is our passion.

Workshops are focused on inclusion, participation and confidence building. We believe in 'having a go' so children are encouraged to go at their own pace under the guidance of our coaches. By combining both the physical and creative elements of skateboarding Totem give children the opportunity to try out a wide and unique variety of experiences.

The Teacher
Nigel Cameron
Nigel Cameron

Nigel has been skateboarding for the better part of fifteen years and coaching for a decade.  

Nigel has a genuine passion for working with young people and is currently studying Youth Work at TAFE.  

Nigel is accredited with The Australian Sports Commission and has First Aid Qualifications. 

WWC Number: 0257908E


Craig: Sam 8 and Charlie 6

"The boys had a great time.  I was really impressed with the whole operation.  I would not have believed you could have five young boys do a skateboarding workshop and not come home with at least one decent scrape or bruise.  Their confidence increased from day one and couldn’t wait to show us what they were learning."

Amanda: Lucas 6

"When my son Lucas began kindergarten earlier this year, he lacked confidence in his abilities as a student. Learning to skate with Nigel has taught Lucas that achievement comes through practice and dedication. Lucas used to give up easily when what he desired wasn’t met on the first go. Skateboarding has shown him that progress is made little by little, through focus and desire. Skateboarding is Lucas’ passion right now, but I think the real reason why it has been so positive for Lucas is because of Nigel. Nigel is an incredible influence on Lucas; he has a natural confidence, a genuine joy for life and an amazing ability to understand, relate to, and communicate with children.

We have seen a tremendous change in Lucas over the past few months; he has found a sport he loves, and through progress and encouragement he feels empowered. He has a more constructive view of the process of learning because of the supportive relationship he has developed with Nigel, and his love for skateboarding. I am so grateful to have found Nigel, and Totem Skate School." 


  • Wet weather classes still run and a refund is not applicable. 
  • 3 hours’ notice must be given for a participant to withdraw or cancel the program so we have an updated roll. 
  • No refunds will be given, just credits for further KEEN Totem workshops or Private Totem lesson.
  • Please complete the online waiver and bring it to the first SKATE session.