Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trip to Parliament: Copy of Notice - Home 11th March

Friday 11th  March 2016                                                                                           

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

As a culmination of our Inquiry focus on The New Zealand Flag Referendum, in which we have investigated identity, citizenship and democratic processes, the Year 7/8 Syndicate are off to Parliament!

On Thursday 14th April we will take the bus from school at 9am to arrive at Parliament in time for a 10 am tour. To suit the guidelines from Parliament, the students will be split into two groups.  One group will take a 10am tour of Parliament, while the other visits Te Papa .  We will meet for lunch then swap so that the second group can take the Parliament tour at 1pm.  The tours last 90 minutes so we will leave Wellington at 2.30 to be back as close as possible to the end of school.

If your family lives in Wellington or Petone, or you would prefer to pick up your child from there due to your after school arrangements being time sensitive (i.e. if they may miss the bus) please contact your child’s classroom teacher and we will do our utmost to work around this with the bus company.  There is a high chance we will return to school a little after 3pm.

There is no charge for the tour of Parliament or Te Papa and the cost of the buses will be covered using the students’ activity fee.

In addition to our teaching staff, we will need to take two parents from each class to assist with groups.  They will accompany us on the bus, though to save on costs it will be standing room only.  If you are able to join us for what promises to be a fabulous day, please talk to your child’s class teacher.

We are unsure as to what the weather will be doing on this day so, to ensure they have a great day, students will need to bring:

  • Warm clothes & a waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • A large named, filled water bottle
  • Plenty of lunch and morning tea
  • Any medication they are required to carry (inhalers, etc)
  • Their sunhat

Kind regards

Annette Borgonje

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