Year 12 Biology Trip Riverton Rocks 2024

As the Year 12 Biology students are looking at two ecological patterns this term. We are taking the entire Year 12 Biology class to Riverton beach to sample first-hand the zonation patterns of organisms from the low tide zone up to the high tide zone.  This field trip has never been run at Southland girls and it is an amazing opportunity to be a biologist for the day. See the organisms we have been talking about and seeing the relationships between different organisms at areas or zones along the beach.  The information they gain from this field trip will be directly used for their 4-credit summative assessment on Investigating a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision and is tide dependent hence the dates we have selected. 

Please read through the following information and complete the permission form below due Monday 26 February 2024.

  • Date: Wednesday 28th February if weather is appropriate otherwise postponement date is Thursday 29th February. (There is no other alternative)
  • Location: Riverton Rocks, Riverton
  • Time: 8:50 am – 12:15 pm
  • Transport: students and staff attending will be transported by GoBus
  • Staff Attending: Mel Young, Urte Bierlin, Lee Pirini and John Kennedy
  • Cost: $5.00 per student – due by 26 February.
  • Uniform requirements: Mufti and suitable footwear or gumbootsDressing to the weather conditions, sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses If hot, and then warm clothing. If cold as it is exposed with limited shelter. 
  • Food: Please ensure they bring plenty of food and water for the trip and any medication that may be required during the trip.

Mel Young and Urte Bierlin have a current first aid qualification and will be always carrying a first aid kit. Two more experienced Biology teachers, Lee Pirini and John Kennedy will also accompany the field trip. We all have a wealth of experience and have had a pre site visit to ensure the conditions are safe for our students and staff while on the field trip.  If for some reason an accident does happen, Mel Young will ring the parent immediately and notify the school. 

 This event contains risks, including slipping over on the wet sand, slipping into a rock pool (these are shallow and surround some rocks), cutting your hand while sampling the organisms, climbing around rocks, and losing your grip. This, event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful use of appropriate nonslip footwear, dressing to the weather conditions and students being aware of the risks while working on the rocky shore.  While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be 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 on 2116030 or email mel.young@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 being picked up by a caregiver and not attending further Year 12 Biology trips this year. 

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