Each year staff plan excurions that provide learning opportunities that are specialised in nature and that support syllabus units of work. Such excursions provide learning opportunities not available within the school environment. All excursions are approved by the principal after meeting stingent educational outcomes, financial approvals and WHS guidelines.
Staff attending excursions hold current first aid certification, including CPR, and first aid kits and student medications accompany all groups on excursions.
Parents will receive written communication about all excursions outlining:
- educational purpose
- venue, date and time of the activity
- transportation method
- uniform to be worn and food requirements
- supervising staff
The costs of all excursions are included in the annual school fee accounts. The only exception to these are specific sport activities, including gala days and representative sports, and unforeseen excursions / opportunities e.g special events.
1. Local Area Excursions: To minimise repeated completion of permission notes, all parents will be asked to complete a General Area Permission note for their child/ren upon enrolment and will remain valid for the period of each student's enrolment at The Assumption School. This note will cover permission for attendance at events including:
- school sport carnivals- swimming, cross country & athletics
- Bathurst eisteddfod
- Christmas nursing home visits and concerts
- local venues inc BMEC, the Cathedral, local schools, Bathurst CBD venues, parks
Parents will be advised of such activities and outings via an information note, advising that the General Area Permission note covers this event.
2. Out of Area Excursions: Parents will be given four - six weeks notice of excursions and will be advised of the educational outcomes of such learning activities. A signed permission note from the parent or guardian is required before a student attends an out of area excursion.
YEAR 5 Canberra
Each year our students from Year 5 undertake an educational tour of the National Capital. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. Students and teachers enjoy the two days during which they visit the old and the new Parliament Houses, the National War Memorial, Questacon, and other relevant tours.
YEAR 6 Camp
Year 6 Christian Living Camp is held in May at Lake Burrendong. The Year 6 group engage in spiritual and physical activities, and have a excellent time. This is a wonderful lead in to many aspects of Confirmation.