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            DAY EXCURSION “INFORMATION SHEETS”
PRE-VISIT

   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
    planned activity.

   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
    returned.

   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
    school.
FOOD

   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)


COSTS

   TBA per student if no specialised equipment is being used eg. High
    Ropes.
   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.


ON ARRIVAL

   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.
GENERAL INFORMATION

   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.



WET WEATHER

   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
Sandwiches                                       Poppers
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
container


    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
    you wish.

 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
     property.
    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
     successful camp.
    have fun.
    encourage and support others.
    feel safe.
    cooperate with your teacher, accompanying adults, centre staff and
     fellow students.
    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.

				
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