Dear Parents, Your daughter will be involved in the Year 7 camp from Tuesday, 2nd May to Friday, 5th May 2017 as part of Queenwood’s Outdoor Education Program. Aim: The emphasis of this camp is on the transition from Primary to Secondary school for the girls. The aim is to encourage friendships and a sense of belonging within the Queenwood community. Through a variety of physical activities, the girls are exposed to the natural environment. Goals: 1. To provide a non-threatening setting in which the girls may socialise within and across existing friendship groups. 2. To develop the concept of friendship and teamwork. 3. To provide an enjoyable experience in the outdoor environment. 4. To introduce the outdoor environment as a place for leisure and worthy of protection. 5. To experience life away from mainstream society. Location: The camp is run by the Outdoor Education Group. The site is located in the Southern Highlands, 137 Old Wingello Road, Tallong, Tallong Convention Centre. All Outdoor Education Group staff are fully qualified outdoor education teachers and Queenwood staff accompany the girls in support. Activities include: Low risk: initiative games, low ropes, theatre sports, orienteering, shelter building. Moderate risk: mountain biking, bush walking, high ropes. All students will stay in dorms for 2 nights and tents for 1 night. During activities girls are supervised at all times by an instructor and a Queenwood staff member. No special equipment is required for the camp, except a sleeping bag. A good quality waterproof jacket is also essential for your daughter’s health and comfort in case of rain. A complete list of essential equipment can be found on OEG’s website (see over the page). Charges The cost of the camp is $540. Please use www.trybooking.com to make your payment before the 24th March 2017. (Use the search word “queenwood”) Transport The girls will travel by Forest Coach Lines fitted with seat belts. Girls must be at school for roll call at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd May. The coaches will leave Queenwood at 9.00am from the Lawrance building and will return at 3.15 pm on Friday 5th May. Medical Forms All medical information will be accessed via CareMonkey. This online risk management system records vital information such as allergies, medical conditions, emergency and medical contacts. An email detailing medical requirements will be sent to you shortly by CareMonkey. More information regarding this system is outlined overleaf. Please read and sign the attached indemnity form and return to your daughter’s tutor no later than Friday 24th February. Yours faithfully,
Ashleigh Mace Year 7 Outdoor Education Coordinator
Year 7 Camp Times 8.30 am 9.00 am 3.15pm
Roll Call at Lawrance Building Bus leaves from Waitovu Street Mosman Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Bus returns to Waitovu Street Friday 5th May 2017
Location & Camp Details Run by: Outdoor Education Group (OEG) Location: Tallong Convention Centre, 137 Old Wingello Road, Tallong, Southern Highlands.
Equipment required for camp Please refer to the separate gear list provided by OEG. To access the list (and any additional information regarding Yr 7 camp), log onto OEGâ€™s website: http://www.oeg.org.au/queenwood/ Under Schools Login : Queenwood. You will need to enter the password: QWSinthewoods
This is a fully catered program with meals provided for all participants from morning tea on the first day to lunch on the last day. Special Note: The Outdoor Education Group has the best available communication systems available for each program. All communications between the field and the school will be conducted through the AHC (All Hours Contact) system. Mr Christopher Daunt Watney will be Queenwoodâ€™s School AHC person. The school will provide an emergency contact number should the need arise for parents to contact their daughter for the duration of the program. More information regarding the AHC system will be provided to parents via the schools newsletter in the week preceding camp.
SIGNATURE, OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN CERTIFYING Student’s Name……………………………………….. Parent/Guardian Signature……………………………. Date………………………