Friday, 13 May 2016

Important Camp information 2016

Please find below some important information regarding Camp 2016.

The adults attending Camp are:
Mrs Caitlin Delane. Miss Emma Dziaulewicz, Mr Ben Danaher, Mr Simon Higgins, Mr Nathan Omodei, Mr Rob Allison, Mrs Georgie Valmadre, Mrs Lisa Mooney and Mr Simon Higgins.

We will spending the week at DARE Adventure Camp in Dwellingup. This is located on Vandal Road, Dwellingup. The contact number in an emergency is (08) 9538 1314.

In the unfortunate event of a family emergency please contact Mr Des Wilkie directly and he will get in touch with me. There is good mobile reception.

At each meal, students will be involved in setting up and cleaning up afterwards in addition to other duties as required in keeping our area clean and tidy.

One of our OLC school values is Excellence. In relation to Camp, we have been discussing the importance of personal excellence outside the classroom, in order to ensure that every person has the best Camp experience possible.

If your child's behaviour is preventing them from being at their personal best or inhibiting the Camp experience for others I will contact Mr Wilkie.

If the behaviour continues to be a problem, myself or Mr Wilkie will contact you directly. If the negative behaviour continues, you will be contacted to come and collect your child from Camp.
I would appreciate your support in discussing with your child beforehand the importance of using their manners and expressing their appreciation to the staff and adults attending.

We will depart OLC on Wednesday 18th May at 8am. Can you please have your child at school on that morning no later than 7.45am. It would be appreciated if we could have some helpers to assist in packing the bus.

We will leave Dwellingup on Friday 20th May at 1.15pm and we will return at approximately 3.15pm...I will notify Mr Wilkie when we leave so he can keep you updated on our arrival time. Please make sure that you are prompt in picking up your child, they will have missed you terribly and are really looking forward to seeing you (even if they won't say that!).

Biscuits - We would appreciate if each family could send in one packet of biscuits with their child by Monday 16th May. These will be afternoon tea for the students whilst we are on camp.

Medical Forms - For those parents that have outlined a specific medical concern for your child.
You have received a copy of OLC's Student Medication Record. Can I ask that you please fill this in and return it to me by Monday 16th May? This information will be vital in assisting me to help your child in the event of a medical emergency.
Please make sure that you send with your child on Monday any medication required including Panadol or Nurofen. Please make sure that it is clearly labelled with your child’s name, dosage requirements and times etc.

Packing Information - I have listed below the important items for packing – this was sent home last week. Check the blog if you need a reminder or I can send home another copy.
·                     Packed Recess and Lunch – Wednesday 18th May – plastic wrapping (no lunchboxes please)
·                     Water Bottle
·                     Small Back Pack
·                     Fitted Sheet and Sleeping bag
·                     Pillow and Pillow case
·                     Appropriate clothing - see the specifics of the list sent home last week. The weather will be cool at night so please keep that in mind.
·                     Rain jacket - I Suggest the OLC one if you have one as it is warm and waterproof. We won’t let the rain interfere with the planned activities where possible.
·                     Underwear/Socks.
·                     Pyjamas/Bed Time Friend/Stuffed Animal
·                     Hat
·                     Bathers
·                     Thongs
·                     Towels x 2 - Bathing and Wet Activity
·                     Tea Towels x 2
·                     Personal Toiletries in a bag that is easy for your child to identify and pack.
·                     Sunscreen/Insect Repellent
·                     Garbage Bags x 2 (or more) – these are used to store your child’s wet and dirty clothes and shoes.
·                     Torch with fresh batteries
·                     Reading Book
·                     Small pencil case with pencils
·                     Fully charged iPods - these can be used on the bus but will be collected upon arrival.
·                     Please make sure all items are labelled clearly including any cords. (No iPads)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you,

Ben Danaher