Excursions

Excursions are seen as an integral part of the school curriculum as they enable students to explore, extend and enrich their learning and their social skills development, in a non-school setting. Excursions complement, and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at the school. An excursion is defined as any activity beyond the school grounds.

AIMS

  •  To reinforce, complement and extend the learning opportunities beyond the classroom
  • To develop an understanding that learning is not limited to school, and that valuable and powerful learning takes place in the real world.
  • To provide a safe, secure learning experience for students in a venue external to the school.
  • To further develop social skills such as cooperation, tolerance, communication, individual and group interaction.
  • To further develop problem solving and life survival skills.
  • To extend understanding of their physical and cultural environment.

Efforts will be made not to exclude students for financial reasons. Parents experiencing financial difficulty, who wish for their children to attend an excursion, are invited to discuss alternative arrangements with the Business Manager. Decisions relating to alternative payment arrangements will be made by the Business Manager in consultation with the appropriate staff and Principal, on an individual basis. Eligible families may also apply for assistance through the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).

 

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