Please note that it is an expectation upon enrolment that all children take part in all aspects of the total school curriculum. Excursions and camps form an important part of this total curriculum. Naturally, special circumstances are taken into consideration.
Parents are asked to sign a General Consent Form to allow their child to participate in certain school activities, either within the school grounds or involving short travel to another venue, e.g. sporting fixtures, special performances, etc. Parents will be informed of any special activities by way of the weekly newsletter.
Children will not be allowed to take part in any outings unless the Consent Form has been signed. Excursions are planned to supplement at-school activities or fulfil educational goals. While exceptional circumstances exist, and the Principal approves, children not attending excursions and camps, will be catered for at school during their class’ absence.
Excursions take place for Prep to Year 4 classes, while a set camp is organised for students in Year 5 and 6. During the year, excursions include: Cairns Civic Theatre, Town Walk, Johnstone Sugar Mill, Etty Bay, Australian Sugar Museum (Mourilyan), Mamu Tropical Sky Walk, Herberton Historic Village and the Innisfail Library.
Camps for Year 5 to Chillagoe (3 days) and Year 6 to Longreach (6 days) are organised well in advance to allow for suitable preparation to occur.
These experiences add wonderful learning opportunities for our students.