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Dear Parents, Your daughter will be involved in the Year 11 camp from Monday, 1st May to Friday, 5th May 2017 as part of Queenwood’s Outdoor Education Program. The aim is for the girls to develop a greater awareness of themselves, their place in the year group and their environment, and to learn about other students at a deeper level. The camp also aims to strengthen the girl’s self-confidence and personal competence through a meaningful program which is both stimulating and enjoyable. Camp goals: 1. To persevere through challenge, and to develop personal strength through the experience. 2. To experience and become comfortable with the unknown. 3. To learn to appreciate the importance and role of a group and support others in a new environment. 4. To learn to take responsibility for all they do. 5. To reinforce skills learnt in previous years and provide new opportunities which are challenging and enjoyable. 6. To appreciate some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery and the outdoor environment. Location The camp is run by Land’s Edge (NSW)and it will be based at the Alpine Adventist Centre (ACC), Jindabyne. Land’s Edge staff are fully qualified outdoor education teachers and Queenwood staff accompany the girls in support. Activities include: Low risk: initiative games, orienteering, trout fishing, indigenous cultural session. Moderate risk: bush walking, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking and canoeing. During activities the girls are supervised at all times by an instructor and a Queenwood staff member. No special equipment is required for the camp, except a waterproof jacket. A good quality waterproof jacket is essential for your daughter’s health and comfort in case of rain. A complete list of essential equipment can be found overleaf. Dressing warmly is the key to enjoying the experience. Good walking shoes will be required. Charges The cost of the camp is $550. Please use to make your payment before the 24th March 2017. (Use the search word “queenwood”) Transport The girls will travel by Kiama Coaches fitted with seat belts. Girls must be at Hunter Park on Monday 1at May for roll call at 6.30am. The coaches will leave Queenwood at 7.00am sharp and will return at approximately 6.00pm on Friday May 5th. Please read and sign the attached indemnity form for Queenwood. Please return this to your daughter’s tutor by Friday 24th February 2017.

Medical forms: It is vital that Land’s Edge (NSW) receives information relating to medical, dietary and other special needs for your daughter. This information is collected using Land’s Edge online Medical and Consent form. This is available at: This website also outlines some of the philosophies and values that underpin Land’s Edge and includes additional information including a detailed equipment lists for the students. All Medical and Consent forms MUST be submitted online by Friday 7th April, 2017.

Thank you for your assistance with this.

Yours faithfully,

Ashleigh Mace Year 11 Outdoor Education Coordinator

Year 11 Camp Times 6:30 am 7:00 am 6:00 pm

Roll Call at Hunter Park Bus leaves Hunter Park Monday 1 May 2017 Bus returns to Hunter Park Friday 5 May 2017

Location & Camp Organiser Run by: Location:

Land’s Edge NSW Alpine Adventist Centre (ACC), Jindabyne.

What to bring to camp  T-shirts (no singlets or midriff tops)  Shorts (shorts must be length of PE shorts – no shorter)  1 pair of running or walking shoes suitable for hiking purposes  1 towel  3 jumpers  socks and underwear  sunscreen, insect repellant, sunglasses and hat Please do not bring:  toiletries including soap singlets, midriff tops, mobile phones,  3 pairs of loose long pants lollies, chewing gum, jewellery, video  Rain jacket, beanie, scarves and gloves games or anything valuable.  pyjamas Any student who brings drugs, alcohol  paper, pens or pencils (optional) or cigarettes will return to school  plastic bag for dirty or wet clothes immediately and risk expulsion.          

personal medication day backpack for hiking torch – a must have water bottle enough warm clothing for 3 layers (regardless of season as temperature can vary greatly) have extra money for a lunch stop or a packed lunch for the bus trip to camp extra money for a lunch stop for the return bus trip Thongs, slippers or ugg boots (optional) – these CANNOT be worn around the centre or on activities Sleeping bag pillow

Additional clothing and equipment details can be found on Land’s Edge online Student Medical and Consent Form.

QUEENWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Parents or Guardians: Please read, sign and date the following. Risk Warning under Section 5M of the Civil Liability Act 2002 issued on behalf of Queenwood School for Girls Ltd OUTDOOR EDUCATION Queenwood School for Girls Ltd (‘Queenwood’) organises outdoor education for Year 11. While Queenwood and Land’s Edge take measures to make the activities as safe as possible for participants, there is a risk that students may be injured and suffer loss (including financial loss) and damage as a result of their participation in these activities. Injury can occur while the student is engaging in or watching an activity, or traveling to and from the event. The injury may result from a student's actions, the actions of others or from equipment failure. In very rare cases the injury can be life threatening or result in permanent disability. Students could also suffer loss as a result of their personal property being lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. The school takes out an individual accident insurance policy as a service to each student. The events covered by this policy can be obtained from the Bursar’s office. Parents may wish to take out additional comprehensive insurance. Indemnity and Release I permit my daughter/ward to participate fully in all activities associated with the proposed camp/excursion, including (but not limited to) those described by Queenwood as indicated in literature and/or oral presentation. While every precaution shall be taken to ensure the good welfare and protection of my daughter/ward, Queenwood, its management, staff members, employees, or any person acting on their behalf are hereby indemnified and released from any and all Liability in the event of any accident or misfortune that may occur to my daughter/ward or damage or loss to their property arising from her participation in the proposed camp/excursion. Charges The cost of the camp is $550. Please use to make your payment before the 24 March 2017.(Use the search word “queenwood”) Attendance at camp is part of Queenwood’s Outdoor Education Curriculum. A request to be excused from camp should be treated as any other request for leave in advance, which requires a letter to the Principal. The request must be received no later than Monday, 27 February 2017. The full camp charge will be payable, regardless of whether or not a girl attends, unless a request for leave is received by Queenwood by this date. If your daughter cannot attend camp due to illness a doctor’s certificate will be required. Please note that participant numbers are confirmed and paid for months in advance and the camp fee will not be refunded if a girl cannot attend camp for any reason, including due to illness. Queenwood has accident insurance cover for all students. Our insurance provider is Willis Australia. Please be aware that if the camp is cancelled due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances the costs associated with the program are still incurred by Queenwood. Therefore no refunds are available. My signature below indicates that I acknowledge and accept the information in this letter concerning the:  Medical Form  Risk Warning  Indemnity and Release Statement  Charges  Camp conditions herein  I declare that the information which I have provided on this form is complete and correct and that I will notify the school if any changes occur.  I authorise the teacher or any employee of the Outdoor Education Group who is with my child, to give consent where it is impractical to communicate with me, and agree to my child receiving such medical or surgical treatment as may be deemed necessary.  I give permission for OEG to pass this information to a third party [e.g. Doctor, Hospital] to facilitate the medical treatment of my child.  I give permission for OEG to retain this form for statutory archival requirements, noting that I can access it by appointment as per Privacy Policy documented on our website: (

SIGNATURE, OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN CERTIFYING Student’s Name……………………………………….. Parent/Guardian Signature……………………………. Date………………………

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