Year 10 students have the opportunity to participate in the school’s annual ski trip to the Victorian snowfields in the fourth week of Term 3.
Forty-two students merit-selected students attend, accompanied by six teachers. Students usually stay in the snow at the Alpine Heights, right in the heart of Hotham central. The students are taught the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding by professional ski instructors and are actively supervised on the slopes by the experienced staff participating.
This trip provides an opportunity for students to develop specific skills related to snow skiing/boarding and monitoring of a specific fitness program and interpersonal and leadership skills related to group activities. They develop an appreciation of living with others, extreme climatic conditions and factors affecting personal safety when undertaking outdoor activities in a hostile environment. They also gain an appreciation of the environmental impact of recreational activities on the National park ecosystems. The Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia has recognised our ski trip as a valuable student learning experience and will award 10 SACE credits each participating student who meets the criteria for assessment.
The cost of the trip covers:
- Coach travel from Adelaide to Mount Hotham return,
- Multi-share accommodation for five nights,
- Hot breakfasts for five mornings,
- Six two course luncheons,
- Five two course dinners,
- Five days ski hire of good quality equipment (skis, boots and poles or snowboards and boots),
- Unlimited use of all Mount Hotham lifts for five full days,
- Daily lessons by qualified instructors for five days,
- Entrance fee to the National Park,
The trip leaves on Saturday night and arrives back early the following Saturday morning. The only extra expenditure is for meals on route, ski clothing, souvenirs and spending money.
Parent Information Evening
At this compulsory meeting we will talk about the trip, routines, clothing, lunches, safety and the importance of insurance. We will also explain our expectations regarding student participation and behaviour.
Selected participants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit –See terms and conditions on the application forms.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me during school hours on (08) 8375 8200