School excursions

Why do schools have excursions?

Schools participate in excursions to enhance and support classroom studies. They often provide practical experiences to extend learning in a particular area, for example, a visit to an art gallery or farm.

I can't afford to pay for my child to go on a school excursion. What can I do?

Discuss your needs with your principal. The Student Assistance Scheme may provide funds in these circumstances.

What is the teacher-student ratio for school excursions?

This depends on the number of students, their maturity, anticipated behaviour and the activities that are planned. Principals make sure that precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the participants, and that supervision will be adequate.


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