As part of the Level 2 Agriculture course we are trying to incorporate hands on practical farming experience. We have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to attend Telford Polytechnic near Balclutha, where the entire day is centered around what our students want to learn and get experience in the Agricultural Industry. Students who went on the trip last year will be given the opportunity to try out different activities at Telford and again this will be tailored to their interests.
Once again, we will be spending the day with the Year 12 Agriculture students from Southland Boys’ High School who accompanied us on the trip last year.
The focus of the day is to be actively involved in the primary sector and see the different courses that Telford offers and if this is something your child would like to be pursue in the following years.
Please read through the following information below and complete the permission form and payment – due by 3 August 2023.
- Date: Tuesday 8 August 2023
- Venue: Telford Rural Polytechnic, 498 Owaka Highway, Balclutha.
- Who: Year 12 SGHS and SBHS Agriculture classes
- Time/Transport: We will be travelling on GoBus. Departing Southland Girls High School at 6.30am / Returning to Southland Girls High School 4:30 pm.
- Food: You must bring all snacks, lunch and a drink bottle as no food is available on site.
- Uniform requirements: Mufti clothing, but suitable clothing for riding on quad bikes and walking in paddocks. Gumboots strongly recommended.
- Cost: $20.00 per student – full payment due by 3 August 2023. (This is already heavily subsidised by the careers department and Southland Boys High School)
- Please Note: Board financial procedure requires payment in full, by the due date for your child to purchase resources, participate in sports or attend trips/events. Payments received will be allocated to the oldest unpaid fees and charges owing on your child’s account first. Extra-curricular activities operate on a “pay before you play” policy.
This event contains risks, including injury while riding on quad bike, getting cut by fencing wire, or cutting hand while securing pipes to a water trough. This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrying out the activities. Listening carefully to specialist instructions and a safety briefing before each activity where there is some risk. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Mel Young.
It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child needing picked up by a parent or caregiver. Or being refused to attend other Agriculture field trips this year.
If you have any questions regarding this day, please get in touch with our Teacher in Charge, Mrs Mel Young; email@example.com
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