Y12 Agriculture Trip Telford Polytechnic 2023

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; melanie.young@southlandgirls.school.nz

 

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To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. 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 Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

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 facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. 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 please phone 03 211 6030.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that sports, trips, and extra-curricular activities are opportunities for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.
  • Take part in all activities within ‘challenge-by-choice’ options

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

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Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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