Year 10 Camp 2017
2017 Camp MeetingThank you to all the Parents and Students who attending the 2017 Camp meeting. For those unable to attend the powerpoint from the evening is here:
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or wish to inform the school of anything regarding your son/daughter's participation in camp
TIC Outdoor Education
Dates 2017The dates for Year 10 camps are as follows:
Camp One:Monday 6 March- Friday 10 March
Camp Two:Monday 13 March- Friday 17 March
CostThe amount payable for the camp is $350. Full payment (or 50% payment with an automatic payment set-up) must be made prior to 17 Feb.
EquipmentThe 'Equipment Checklist' is on the College website. The students will be going through this within the Year 10 Physical Education programme in 2017. The gear on the list is essential for the safety and enjoyment of students whilst on camp. They can bring their sleeping bags and jackets into their PE teachers to be checked to see if they are suitable for camp.
In the first instance please try and borrow gear from family or friends. There is a well stocked gear shed at the College with sleeping bags, polyprop long johns and tops, rain jackets and packs but experience shows that requests for this gear outstrip our ability to supply.
If students do wish to borrow gear they must collect a gear hire request form from the office (or download from the website), complete it fully, attach a $10 payment, and return to the office. This is on a first in first served basis and all completed gear requests will be dated when handed in.
Packliners are at the office and cost $5. They are compulsory for camp to ensure all of the gear inside the packs is kept dry whilst on camp.
SafetyThe EOTC 'Consent, Contract and Health' form outlining the health and safety information about your son/daughter should have been returned to the College Office. If there are any changes prior to camp to your son's/daughter's medical information, as provided on that form, would you please contact the Office. The medical information is vital for all staff, instructors and student leaders in order that they are in the best possible position to ensure the safety of each student on camp.
GroupingsThe camp groups will be organised early in 2017 but students will not know which actual group they are in until the morning of the camp departure. I will let the students know the week after athletics day which week they are going on camp and this will be posted in the College website on this page.
Prior to CampThe students are expected to bring their packs to school the Friday before departing for camp to have all of their gear checked by the senior leaders and staff. Students will then leave their packs at school over the weekend (except the gear they will wear on the day).
On the morning of camp the students will arrive dressed in their tramping gear (rain jacket in daypack) with their lunch, full drink bottle and home baking. The home baking is a tradition at Roncalli College and has been well supported by parents over the years. The baking is divided by leaders within each student's group for morning and afternoon tea breaks. It is their bus ticket!
Hillary AwardWe strongly advise students to enroll in the Hillary Award scheme (formerly the Duke of Edinburgh and Young New Zealanders' Challenge award). We believe that in participating in the scheme the students benefit greatly, and that a number of our Roncalli College students are already completing the requirements for the awards through their weekly activities. More information can be found here. Enrolment and an enrolling payment of $40.00 may be made at the College Office. Attending Year 10 Camp accounts for approximately a third of the Bronze level requirements.
Non ParticipationIf your son/daughter is not participating in camp, for whatever reason, an alternative school based programme will be arranged and he/she is expected to attend school as per usual. Please contact the office to advise them of this information.
A digital consent form will be emailed out and needs to be completed prior to 17 February.
The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre website (www.boyle.org.nz) is available for more information on the activities that your son/daughter will be participating in on camp.