St Paul’s Ski Trip Austria 2015 Subtitle Staff • • • • Jon Steed Martin Twist Laura Boyle Lisa Newton Before we go • Ski trip lessons for beginners • Ski Plex – Basingstoke, Chiswick & Reading • Snow dome – Hemel Hempstead,Milton keynes • Artificial slopes • Ski Exercises Before we go: Passport • CHECK EXPIRY DATE NOW!!! • Passport must be handed in to Miss Newton by Fri 6th March Before we go: EHIC • Check expiry date as well - most only last 3 years • All party members covered by Endesleigh winter sport insurance but EHIC cards are a necessity • EHIC cards to be handed into Miss Newton with passports • EHIC cards are free of charge on www.EHIC.org.uk Medicines • We must be notified of any allergies • Medicines must be placed in a clear plastic envelope with name and dosage and handed in to Miss Newton on the day we leave • This includes non-prescription, over the counter products and travel sickness pills • The only exception is inhalers. These must be clearly named. The Journey Out • Leaving St Paul’s on the 27th Mar at approx. ?????? • Ferry from Dover to Calais and then through Europe to Austria • Arrive at the resort the next day (14 hours from Calais) The Journey Out: What you need • • • • Pack lunch, snacks and drinks Warm clothes and your ski jacket Small rucksack for belongings Medium sized bag for the hold (preferably not a rigid bag) • Optional pillow and sleeping bag • Ski socks for fitting upon arrival • Euros for stops on the journey (total trip money should not exceed £100) The Journey Out: Entertainment • • • • • DVDs (certificate 16 or under) Ipod Magazines/books Cards Revision Books Things You Will Need for Skiing Hire or buy: Day 1 - Arrival day • Ski Fit - make sure that you have a pair of ski socks with you • Rooming - same gender, some choice available • Fire Drill • Dinner Days 2 - 7 • Breakfast at the hotel • 4 hours of Ski lessons by a qualified instructor; with an hour break for lunch • Ski groups on ability not age. Opportunity to swap groups throughout the week • Return to hotel for shower and dinner • Evening entertainment • Bed and lights out at set time Evening Entertainments Homeward Bound • Departing on the Friday 3rd April; travelling back through the night and aiming to arrive back at St Paul’s during the afternoon of the 4th April. • Times are subject to crossing times and will be confirmed at a later date. • Parents will be given as much notice as possible for expected arrival time. Expectations • • • • • • • • I will not smoke If I am under 18 I will not buy or consume alcohol I will not bring or buy any drugs or weapons I understand that I must wear a seat belt at all times while on the coach. I also agree to put litter in the bin and clear up after myself on the coach I will attend all tour activities, unless medically excused. I will only enter someone’s room with the permission of the occupants. I will remain in my room after a set time each evening as requested by members of staff. I will be punctual to all activities. Expectations • I will attend all meals; If I suspect my friends are not eating enough I will let a member of staff know. Sports tours are physically demanding and pupils will need energy if they are to get the most out of the trip. • I will participate in all the extra activities. You will not be able to remain in your room on your own. • I will behave sensibly at all times, you are representing yourself, your school and your country. • I will be courteous to all members of staff, other pupils and people met whilst on the tour. • I will look after all the equipment I am given and for safety reasons only use the equipment I have been given. Respect each others belongings. Contact when we are away • School mobile: 07966 441754 • School Website • School Comms • We will contact you in an emergency Questions 72 days to go!!!!