Ski Trip to Bormio, Italy 2019

Ski Trip to Bormio, Italy 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ski Trip to Bormio, Italy 2019
 
As you may be aware, we organise a ski trip for students on an annual basis. We have provisionally booked 24 places for a ski trip to Italy on the Friday 12th April 2019 for 9 days. The trip will cost approximately £859 (based on 24 paying pupils; if we obtain fewer numbers then there may be a small supplement) and includes 4 hours ski instruction a day in a small group environment, 6 full days of skiing, hire of skis and boots, lift pass for the entire duration of the journey, comprehensive travel insurance and full board in a three star hotel, which is located on the slopes at an altitude of 2000m and provides easy access to skiing and also providing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. We will travel by executive coach and the journey could take around 24 hours to reach the resort.
 
If your child would like to go on this trip, a deposit of £100 will be required to secure their place. This must be returned to school by no later than Thursday 26th April 2018, together with the reply slip at the bottom of this letter.  Should this trip not take place this deposit is returnable.
 
Following the initial deposit, we would then need to receive the following payments over the next 12 months:
  • Second deposit - £150 – Monday 25th June 2018
  • Third deposit - £250 –  Friday 14th September 2018
  • Fourth deposit - £200 – Monday 5th November 2018
  • Fifth deposit - £59 – Friday 7th December 2018
  • Final deposit – £100 – Monday 14th January 2019
 
In order to simplify matters and to ensure that we meet the payment deadlines, we would request that postdated cheques are used for all the remaining payments. The reason for this is that if payments are not made on time, the tour companies can include a surcharge. We have in previous years been charged an additional £1000.
 
**If you would like to see what our ski trip entails, then please head over to Charlton School’s Facebook page to see our video montage of our last trip to Austria. We will also be uploading content from this year’s trip on to the School’s Facebook page and Charlton PE’s (@Charltonpe) twitter feed over Easter.**
 
Recent court action against teachers acting in good faith as the ‘responsible parent’ on a school trip has necessitated a review of our policy on what is a sensible response to bad behaviour or disobedience. 
 
The key points to follow are;
  • We will operate a zero tolerance on any act, which could result in danger to that person or to others.
  • We operate a zero tolerance on behaviour deemed unacceptable.
  • In either event the pupil concerned will be sent home at short notice entirely at the parent/guardian’s expense.
  • Parents, trusted friend or a relative must be available at any time to collect the returned pupil. Clearly contact numbers must be provided for that purpose.
 
Please note that this is an energetic holiday, and it would be advisable not to allow your child to participate if you feel their health would suffer or they would not be able to complete 5 hours of physical activities per day.
 
Kind regards,
 
Mr Lappin
Party Leader

 

  1. Initial Ski Letter 2019