Y13 Student Volunteer for Year 9 Camp

Your child has been selected to volunteer as a student leader on the upcoming Year 9 Camp to Borland Lodge. Their role will be to support the teachers and outdoor instructors who are running the main activities, to lead some basic activities (low ropes course, group game), and to generally encourage the younger students and be good role models.

This is an optional opportunity and students will need to ensure that they are up to date on their school work, as well as managing any other commitments they have.

Dates:

  • Camp One = Sun June 16 to Wed June 19
  • Camp Two = Wed June 19 to Sat June 22

Departure: Students are to arrive at school by 9:00am on the first day. Buses and vans depart at 9.30am

Return: Students are estimated to arrive back at school around 2:30pm on the last day

Transport: Students will be transported to and from camp by bus, and vans. The vans will also be used on site to shuttle students to and from some camp. Vehicles will be driven by either SGHS staff members or Adventure Southland Instructors. Students are not to drive themselves to or from camp.

Venue: Students will be sleeping at Borland Lodge and activities will be at or nearby. Borland Lodge 347 Borland Road, Monowai. Phone: 03 225 5464 Email: manager@borlandlodge.co.nz

Costs: There is no cost for the Year 13 students volunteering on this camp. Transport, accommodation and food will all be provided.

Food: Please ensure to inform of us of any dietary requirements on this registration form. If need be, we will contact you to discuss these requirements further.

Activities: Year 13 students will be supporting the activities run on camp. The priority is for Year 9 students to participate, however if there is space Year 13s may get to take part in some of the activities as well.

Activities include:

  • Kayaking (maybe – depends on space)
  • Hiking (Y13s supporting)
  • Ultimate Archery (maybe – depends on space)
  • Low Ropes Course (Y13s leading)

Equipment Required:  Please click HERE see the attached gear list for guidance on what students should bring.

This event contains risks, including drowning, hypothermia, and falls/sprains. This will be managed through planning and communication, including use of personal protective equipment, instruction on safe techniques, and the choice of sites that give students a suitable level of challenge. This event is jointly managed by Adventure Southland and school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. Adventure Southland instructors are qualified and trained in the activities they lead and they follow best practices for all activities, as well as adding a critical layer of risk management. 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 have any questions about this activity, including about the school’s safety management systems, please feel free to contact me. My email is luke.nickholds@southlandgirls.school.nz wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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 them being removed from camp at your cost and restricted access to future opportunities.

Please complete permission form below.

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Student Information:

The information on this form will remain confidential to the teachers/instructors in charge of/assisting with the camp/trip. However, in the interests of the safety of all involved, any life-threatening conditions may be made known to other students. Please be assured that your child’s physical and emotional well-being always remains of paramount importance to us.
Student's Full Name*
Camp Options*
Please tick which option you would prefer.
Students Medical Information:*
I give permission for this information to be shared with the teacher in charge as required.
Medical Conditions
If you child is taking any prescribed medication please list below
Is there any medication your child is NOT able to be given?
Has your child had any major injuries (breaks or strains) or illness (Glandular fever etc) that may limit full participation in any activities? (If Yes, please complete in the box provided below).
If your child has any allergies please list below
Can your child confidently swim 20 metres?
Special Access Arrangements
Outline any special dietary requirements. Please be specific, eg: vegetarian, lactose intolerant, etc
Is there any other information that your child's teacher or staff should know to ensure the physical and emotional safety of your child. eg: cultural practices, anxiety, phobia about heights or small spaces, etc

Parent/Caregiver Consent:

Please tick the boxes below to complete the Parent/Caregiver consent.
Parent Consent*

Book a Tour of Enwood House

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

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.

Book a School Tour

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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