Camps and Excursions

 

Excursions are arranged at reasonable intervals during the year to enable children to have direct experience in a variety of situations.  Care is taken to ensure that there are viable educational objectives in the excursion, and that there are introductory and follow-up lessons.

 

Our policy is that no child should miss out if it can possibly be avoided, so any family having difficulties is invited to discuss the matter with the Principal.

 

Parents will be notified well in advance of any excursion.  It should be noted that no child can be taken on an excursion without written permission, and authority to take emergency action in case of illness or accident is received from that child’s parents.  A form to cover all excursions within the city boundaries will be sent out at the beginning of each year.  You will still receive information ensuring you know of the dates and times of these activities.

 

All children can expect to take part in overnight camps and tours.   These camps and tours are approved by the School Council and the Office of Emergency Management (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development).   Parents are kept well informed of these activities.

 

Prep                                      Melbourne Zoo

Year 1/2                               Sovereign Hill/Science Works

Year 2                                   Sleepover at school - 2 days, 1 night

Year 3                                   Roses Gap – 3 days, 2 nights

Year 4                                   Anglesea Camp – 3 days, 2 nights

Year 5                                   Melbourne – 3 days, 2 nights

Year 6                                   Lake Fyans Canoeing Camp - 3 days, 2 nights and Canberra Camp 5 days, 4 nights

Students also get the opportunity to participate in at least three cultural activities per year which range from a visiting play, scientific demonstration or day excursion to local cultural centres.

 

Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

 

The Government is providing support for eligible families to assist with the cost of camps and excursions this year. 

Application forms for the CSEF program are available from the school office.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card are eligible to apply.

A payment of $125 for eligible primary school students will be paid directly to the school to be used towards camps, sports and excursion costs for the benefit of the student.