Year 4 Sleepover

Year 4 Sleepover

From: 24/08/2018

To: 25/08/2018 - 9:00 am

As part of the Grade 4 Inquiry Program, and in preparation for future camping excursions, the students are invited to a one night sleepover at St. Peters.

Students will need to bring their overnight gear to school in the morning and during the day they will be involved in an excursion to Narana, Geelong and the Geelong Botanical Garden Precinct including the Eastern Beach Area. The excursion will support our Identity on exploring the history of Australia. Upon their arrival back at school, students will remain on the premises, participating in community building activities. They will share a meal together, organise their own belongings for the night, sleep in the Grade 3 & 6 area (girls and boys housed separately) and have breakfast together before going home. Food will be supplied (unless otherwise organised with parents due to allergies), therefore students are not to bring ANY food with them, except their normal school lunch for Friday. As this sleepover is about building your child’s levels of independence, we encourage you to have them pack their own bag in preparation.

The sleepover part of the day will be covered by school staff to allow the children to develop their independence. The Parents and Friends have generously donated money towards this sleepover to cover the cost of dinner, supper and breakfast.

Sleepover Details:

Date: Friday 24th – Saturday 25th August
Collection time: 9.00am Saturday 25th August
Sleepover at: St Peter Apostle Primary School
Cost: nil (on this occasion the cost is covered by the school fees)
What to bring:
  • A comfortable change of clothes for Saturday morning

  • PJ’s

  • A jumper and long pants to wear in the evening (depending on weather and what they come dressed to school in. Jumpers can also be worn over PJs if the evening is cold – especially when going to and from the toilet).

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, roll on deodorant – please no sprays)

  • Pump up single mattress or thin mat for sleeping on (optional) – Children will need to blow these up themselves.

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Pillow

  • Torch (optional)

Attendance

We are aware that many children are involved in extracurricular activities on both Friday nights and Saturday mornings.  The objective of our sleepover is for the children to build a sense of community and have the experience of sleeping over a night away from home in order to prepare them for camp in Grade Five.

In order for their experience to be authentic and challenging, we cannot permit children coming and going from the activities on Friday night as this would be too disruptive for the programme. However, if your child is involved in a particularly important final/game on the Saturday morning and you would need to pick them up earlier than the sleepover officially finishes, please could you put this in writing to let the classroom teacher know in advance.

Teachers will need to know if there are any children who need to leave early by Friday the 17th August.

Medication

If your child requires medication on the night of camp, or the following morning, you will need to put clearly in writing the dosage and time to be given with signed permission for the teachers to do this. A sheet containing all this information will be sent home prior to the Sleepover. School policy prohibits children from keeping medication in their bags or self-administering any medication.

Sleeping Habits

If there is any other overnight sleeping habits that we would need to be aware of please get in contact with your child’s classroom teacher by Friday 17th August.

CareMonkey

This is a timely reminder for all parents to check their contact details and the child’s medical and allergy records are up to date on CareMonkey. Staff use the information on these forms to ensure that our children are safe when in our care.

To ensure that we can be fully prepared for catering requirements, please have complete permission by Friday 10th August

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