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Year 9 Ngamotu Beach Day on Friday 23rd February.

As part of the 2018 orientation programme, Year 9 students along with their Year 13 Peer Support Leaders and staff members will be having a beach day/picnic at Ngamotu Beach on Friday 23rd February.

The focus is to assist the students with our school wide implementation of the E TŪ programme. A wide range of activities will be undertaken that help foster aspects of this E TŪ programme.  These activities will give students the opportunity to interact with each other so as to build, foster and develop positive relationships.

School uniform and books/equipment will be required for Periods 1 and 2 on the Friday.  During interval the Year 9 students can change into a uniform more suitable to wear to Ngamotu Beach.  At the start of Period 3 they will all meet on the tennis/netball courts.

Students can bring their own drink and lunch, or for $2.00 students will receive a juicy, a sausage and a piece of bread.

Our school community is vitally important to us, and we would also like to invite you as parents and caregivers to come and support your son/daughter on this day.

Should the weather prevent the event from taking place, a normal school day will occur.  The full details are:


VENUE:                                 Ngamotu Beach, Port Taranaki

TIME & DATE:                     The event will take place on Friday 23rd February 2018

11.30 am – approx. 3.00 pm

COST:                                   There is No Cost associated with this event


CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT:        Students are permitted to wear a mufti uniform to

the beach, a sunhat, sunblock, water bottle,

swimming togs and towel.


TRANSPORT:                                 Students will walk under supervision from the

College, down Pioneer Road to Ngamotu Beach.


9.00 am                      Period 1

10.00                          Period 2

11.00 – 11.25             Interval – Students change into mufti clothing suitable for the


11.25                          All Year 9 students are to assemble on the tennis court in their

Whanau class.

11.40                          Roll check taken, students organised into groups of 10 and then

start walking

12.15 – 12.45             Lunch/Kai

12.45 – 2.30               Beach activities with Peer Support Leaders

2.40                            Students start walking back to the College

3.00 pm                      Arrive back at school, students dismissed

*Please note that the actual activities planned may differ due to a variety of factors that may include weather, environmental conditions, student/teacher ratios, and/or other safety considerations.

EOTC REQUIREMENTS: This Ngamotu Beach day activity has been assessed as a medium-risk EOTC activity and Spotswood College has completed a Risk Analysis Management Systems (Rams)/Safety Plan.

Accordingly there is EOTC documentation for you and your son/daughter to read, sign and return to Mr Scott or the College office by 3.15pm on Wednesday 21st February.

Students who do not return the documentation by this deadline will unfortunately not be considered for the event and will remain at school on that day.

The documentation is:

  1. Form 2: A student “Code of Conduct” form for this trip (2 signatures-Student & Caregiver)
  2. Form 3: “Aquatic/Swimming consent form (1 Caregiver signature)
  3. The Consent for medical treatment and the consent for son/daughter to participate Caregiver declaration form (Caregiver – signature)

Please retain this letter for your reference.

If you require any additional details please contact me through the College office: Phone: 751 2416 (ext 719) or the main office.