As part of the Education for Sustainability Achievement Standard 90811, Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future, we will be taking a field trip to the Waihōpai River. While there we will be collecting data and making observations along the river as well as becoming aware of the land use activities surrounding the river.
Trip 1: Tuesday 27th February (week 4) Period 2 Trip 2: Tuesday 12th March (week 6) Period 2
Both trips will take place during the science subject learning time. Students will meet in 1 ST to drop off school bags at 10.25am and collect any relevant field trip gear. They should be back at school at 12.15pm.
Transport: Travelling to the Waihōpai river by Go bus. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the bottom of racecourse road and enter the Waihōpai walkway through the gate (trip 1)
Students will be dropped off and picked up at the end of Phillip street and enter the Waihōpai walkway through the pathway (trip 2)
Clothing: Students will wear non-regulatory clothing for the day. As we will be outside, it is advisable that students bring warm, waterproof clothing (jacket). Gumboots, trainers or walking shoes are recommended.
Cost: Overall cost is $3 and to be paid to the science teacher.
Staff: Mrs Goodwill and Mrs Caudwell.
This event contains risks, including walking on uneven surfaces. This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes pre-visit monitoring of the track and weather. 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 Brenda Goodwill on 03 2116030 or email@example.com.
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 school being contacted and the possibility of the student being collected from the site by a caregiver.
Please complete registration below by 24 February 2024 and payment to be paid prior to going on the trips.
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