Weekly News Bulletin: 20 July 2015

Rewards Trip – Monday 20 July 2015
Letters have been emailed home to the parents and carers of those students who will be attending the Rewards Trips on Monday 20 July 2015.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the final arrangements for these trips and shared the information with your child.   It is essential that you have returned the medical consent form as without this, your child will be unable to join the trip.

Please be aware that there is an early departure for the Thorpe Park trip. Students must arrive at school no later than 07.45a.m. and meet the trip leaders at the front of the school.

The meeting points for all trips are as follows:

Trip Meeting Time Meeting Point Trip Leader
Colchester Zoo 08:45 Lower Dining Hall Mrs Tew
Paintballing 08:30 Gymnasium Mr Wilcox
Thorpe Park 07:45 Front of school Mr Lukeman
Westfield 08:45 Main Hall Mrs Aldous

We would like to thank you for your co-operation in ensuring that students arrive at the correct time for their trip.   If you have any queries, please contact the relevant Trip Leader.Mr S Emberton – Assistant Headteacher

Easter Ski Trip to Austria – Thursday 24 March to Friday 1 April 2016
We are running a ski trip to a small Austrian village called Aurach, a few miles outside of Kitzbuhel during the first week of the Easter Holiday 2016.   The resort offers students the opportunity to experience not only excellent skiing, but also to enjoy the cobbled streets and atmosphere of the historic town of Kitzbuhel.  This is a resort we know very well having taken groups there for the last 25 years. Once the skiing events for the day are over we arrange a late afternoon and evening programme of activities. This will include an exploration of Kitzbuhel, swimming, a quiz, a games competition, 9-pin bowling, a Tyrolean Evening and a race presentation evening.  All these activities are included in the price of £895. This trip is aimed at students of all ski experiences. Complete beginners will be offered the opportunity of a dry slope visit prior to the trip.

The cost covers travel, insurance, ski school (6 days x 4 hours), ski hire equipment in the resort and full winter sports insurance.   Clothing and dry slope lessons are not included.

If you would like your son/daughter to participate in the trip please complete the attached form and pay a deposit of £195. This will be non-returnable if your son/daughter is accepted on the trip.  Full payment will need to be made by 27 January 2016.  If you would prefer to spread the payments out over a longer period, please use the ParentPay system at regular intervals.  All payments must be made via ParentPay.
Mr P Graves – Ski Trip Co-ordinator/ Head of ICT