Welcome to the New Year. I hope that it will be exciting and rewarding for your student. Our recent newsletter advised brief details of the 2017 Year 7 camp and I am pleased to be able to now provide more comprehensive information. Please download the Student Medical Record Form ; Payment Advice 2017 ; Equipment List 2016 ; Camp Letter 2017 and return hard copy forms to their Connect teacher by Tuesday 14 February. Payment also needs to be made by this date.
The camp is to be held at Noosa North Shore Tourist Park, Moorindil Street, Tewantin. There is cabin style accommodation and a swimming pool to cool off at the end of an exciting day. Activities may include canoeing, body boarding, bike riding, flying fox, high ropes, team development, evening hike and talent quest. The program is run by Total Adventures Outdoor Education group and Indooroopilly State High teachers.
Attending camp provides a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know their teachers and develop their cohesion as a class, meeting new students, as well as working as a team, learning new skills and participating in fun activities. Due to the size of our 2017 Year 7 Cohort, camp will be divided into two groups. Students will attend camp with their connect group and classroom teacher.
The first group will attend camp from Wednesday 1 March to Friday 3 March and the second group will attend from Monday 6 March to Wednesday 8 March. Details about which connect classes will be in each group will be released at a later date. Attending camp with their connect class provides students the best opportunity to foster relationships with their peers and teachers.
We will be departing from the Carnarvon Street entrance to ISHS, at 8.30am and students will be joined by approximately 20 classroom teachers and support staff. The cost of the camp is $300. Payment is to be made at the main office by the due date. If for any reason you require assistance with payment please do not hesitate to contact me via phone (3327 8382) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that financial constraints do not prevent your student from attending the camp. Payments can be made as instalments (please call 3327 8333).
It is essential that the attached consent and medical record forms are completed and returned. Please note that Queensland Department of Education and Training policy requires that a doctor’s letter or prescription label be attached to all prescription AND non-prescription medication. It is important that forms are completed comprehensively, and provide all details so that your student’s care and protection can be maximised.
It is also important to ensure that all contact details are accurate and where appropriate, alternatives are given. In addition to the medical form, there is also a clothing and equipment list. Please ensure that your student only brings the equipment/gear on the list and that it is clearly marked with his/her name or initials. Please do not allow your student to take expensive items of clothing or valuables such as jewellery, watches, mobile phones and iPods. If you need to contact staff or students please use the phone details provided, and note that mobile phones may not operate throughout the site.
At the conclusion of camp, please ensure that you pick up your student at approximately 3.30pm. The buses will deliver the students to the Carnarvon Street entrance of the school. Enquiries regarding the timing of bus returns can be made at the main office on 3327 8333. I will let the school know via my mobile phone if for some reason we are going to be late.
Finally, lollies and other snacks (high in fat, sugar or salt) are not allowed, and will be confiscated. If for some valid reason your child must have any of this type of food, please contact me to discuss a suitable arrangement. Also, please carefully note any dietary preferences or allergies and appropriate treatment.
To allow confirmation of bookings and completion of required administration, students should return hard copy forms to their Connect teacher by Tuesday 14 February. Payment also needs to be made by this date. An invoice for Camp will be emailed to you today.
For payment, there are a number of options available to you. Our preferred methods are either an electronic payment – details are on the payment slip or alternatively you can pay via BPoint – details are included on the invoice. Using either of these methods will ensure that neither you nor your child needs to line up at Administration. We would also discourage paying in cash for security reasons, particularly with students travelling to and from school.
Mr Jack Treby
Year 7 Coordinator
(07) 3327 8382