Year 10 EOTC Classroom Programme

As part of our Year 10 Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) programme your child has selected to attend the Year 10 EOTC Day.  

The Year 10 EOTC days are optional for the students. If they do not wish to participate they are to still attend school for normal classroom teaching during these days.  If your child wishes to attend these days, please read through the following information below and complete the permission form below, due by Friday 13 October 2023.

There are limited places for these Y10 EOTC Days. Students are able to attend multiple activities although this is subject to space and no guarantees can be made. If students have a preference for particular activities or particular dates they should indicate this.

Each activity will be led by Adventure Southland Instructors and accompanied by an SGHS staff member. 

A student permission, payment and health form MUST be completed for each child attending prior to the activity days. 

  • Dates: Monday 6 November – Friday 10 November 2023
  • Uniform Requirements: please see below for each activity:
    • Kayaking in Bluff Harbour:  $165.00 per student.
      • Thursday 9th November OR Friday 10th November. Depart SGHS at 9.00am/Return to SGHS approx at 3.00pm
      • Day pack, fleece or woollen top, thermal pants, thermal top, windproof jacket, any personal medication, closed-toe footwear must be worn at all times, towel, warm dry change of clothes to get changed into, food and full drink bottle of water.
      • This event contains risks including accidents in the water, adverse weather conditions,  drowning, and hypothermia.  This will be managed through planning and communication, including use of personal protective equipment and training on strategies to safely deal with situations like capsizing. 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 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.
    • Bushcraft at Dunsdale Recreation Reserve: $105.00 per student
      • Wednesday 8th November, OR Monday 6th November OR Friday 10th November. Depart SGHS at 9.00am/Return to SGHS approx 3.00pm
      • Day pack, waterproof jacket, fleece or merino top, warm hat, sunhat, thermal top, thermal pants, quick dry shorts, practical footwear for walking, any personal medication, lunch and food for a the day, full drink bottle of water, a warm dry complete change of clothes.
      • This event contains hazards, including use of fire, trips, getting lost, accidents in the water, and hypothermia or overheating.  This will be managed through planning and communication, including instruction of relevant safety strategies and choice of suitable suits that reduce risk. 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 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.
    • 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 the activity and restricted access to future opportunities.
    • 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
        • Costs: Full payment for activities is due by Friday 13 October 2023.
          • 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 permission form has now closed.

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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