DAY EXCURSION “INFORMATION SHEETS”
At least three weeks before the excursion day please contact HBEEC re
the day’s program
Ensure Day Excursion Information Sheet is completed and faxed to
HBEEC at least two weeks prior to day excursion. FAX (07) 40550506
Contact HBEEC if you would like us to visit your students to discuss your
It is essential that your visit here is an important part of a relevant
unit of work eg. a culminating or introductory activity.
Ensure relevant letters are sent home and consent forms for all students
Group List and Alert List Forms must be given to HBEEC teacher on
day of visit.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PLANNING AND PREPARATION:
Clothing And Personal Items Students Will Need
Old, loose, cool, light clothing is preferable ie. shorts and long sleeved
shirts or at a minimum, shorts and t-shirts (no singlets or brief tops)
Enclosed footwear eg. joggers. No sandals, thongs etc.
A hat with a brim is preferable, with legionnaire style caps the next best
option. No visors please.
Sunscreen and insect repellent - teachers may bring bulk supplies from
Morning tea, lunch and drink container and bag to carry everything in.
Please encourage students to bring litter free morning tea and lunches
(see page on litter free meals)
TBA per student if no specialised equipment is being used eg. High
TBA per student for High Ropes.
Note: students will be charged either TBA
SANDFLY AND MOSQUITO INFORMATION
It is imperative that teachers discuss with children the consequences of not
being protected from these insects. For some general information go to
our website www.hollowayseec.eq.edu.au home page ‘teachers’
‘everything you need to know’ ‘Health and Safety Policy and draft
Procedures’ 2.11 Mosquito and Sandflies information.
Aerosol cans are discouraged. There is the potential that it can be
sprayed into eyes or inhaled. Most repellents contain DEET which
dissolves paint, plastic and other materials.
Parking – as there is limited space inside the grounds of HBEEC cars to
be parked in the cul-de-sac outside HBEEC grounds. Buses deliver
passengers inside the centre. All vehicle parking is at owners risk.
Teachers accompanying may par cars in HBEEC.
In the event of any accidents requiring ambulance assistance all students
at the HBEEC are fully covered under the Queensland Ambulance
Service’s School Subscription Scheme.
Although a timetable is sent before arrival, teachers must appreciate the
need for flexibility if unforseen situations arise eg. rain etc.
With all groups large or small it is the visiting teacher’s responsibility to
make sure students are fully supervised at all times as there is the
potential for dangerous situations to arise.
It is a risk assessment requirement that if you have never visited this site
before your excursion date YOU MUST familiarise yourself with the
centre’s layout and facilities.
If the forecast is for rain the centre teacher will contact the weather bureau
on the morning of the excursion and then talk to the co-ordinating teacher
to discuss whether or not to go ahead. If we decide not to proceed with
the excursion, another day could be decided upon. If no other day is
available, the day will have to be cancelled.
Litter Free Meals
HBEEC recommends students arrive with a nutritious litter free meal which
will promote good health and a cleaner environment.
Being litter free means that you have no or minimal packaging to throw away.
Food could be packed in washable, reusable containers rather than plastic or
cardboard packaging, alfoil or cling wrap.
HBEEC is promoting litter free meals as they:-.
Are less expensive to make than a disposable lunch as it does not use
costly pre-packaged foods.
Are healthier because generally fresh, less processed foods are used.
Decrease the amount of litter around our Centre.
Tips for packing a litter free meal -
SUGGESTED LITTER FREE FOOD ITEMS ITEMS WE TRY TO AVOID
Fruit + Vegies Purchased roll-up fruits/ muesli bars
Reusable containers Wrapping food in Cling Wrap/ Alfoil
Dried food or nuts Packets of chips/noodles
Bulk yoghurt put into small reusable Small purchased containers of yoghurt
Vegetable and fruit scraps are fed to the chickens at the Centre. Meat
scraps are frozen. This means no or very minimal rubbish should be going
into the bins at the Centre from meals if students and adults support us by
bringing litter free meals.
Cold water is provided at the Centre. You can bring a water bottle to refill if
See “Smart Food Choice” page for more recipes and helpful hints on Litter Free Meal
STUDENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY
AS A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL GROUP YOU SHOULD:
show respect for other students, their ideas, opinions and their
listen to and follow directions by teachers and other supervising adults.
take responsibility for your actions.
demonstrate self-control when required.
work equally hard for yourself and your group to ensure a happy and
encourage and support others.
cooperate with your teacher, accompanying adults, centre staff and
consider the safety of yourself and others.
create situations that help make the camp a pleasant one.
AS A VISITOR TO THE HBEEC YOU SHOULD:
show respect for the Centre’s property.
show respect to all Centre staff.
listen to and follow the rules and procedures of the Centre.
show respect for the local environment.
be responsible - you are representing your family and school.
SERIOUS BREACH OF THIS CODE OF BEHAVIOUS WILL RESULT
IN THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
First offence - warning and time out/cooling off period, (supervised).
Second offence - excluded from activity (supervised).
Third offence – after consultation with teacher, Centre staff and school
principal if in their opinion the student’s behaviour is no longer
acceptable, they will be sent home, ie. either returned to school or
parents asked to collect their son/daughter.
* Any additional expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the parents.