FAQ’s

Where will Year 9 be located?
The Year 9 Environmentalism course is a week out of school and as such families should have all received a series of emails with details explaining what is involved. Below however is a summary of that information.

What time will we be leaving TAS
We will be leaving TAS at 9am on Monday from the flag poles at the front of the school.

Where will Year 9 staying
We will be staying at Bonville (south of Coffs Barbour) at the Coffs Adventure Centre, 226 Bonville Station Road, Bonville.

What do I wear?
Casual clothes

What do I need to bring?
No need to bring a laptop, but you do need to bring the following:

  • Bedding/sleeping bags & pillow
  • Toiletries (no aerosol cans)
  • Sunscreen
  • Torch
  • Shoes to get wet
  • Dry covered shoes
  • Four changes of casual clothes
  • Wet Weather Gear (rain coat)
  • Warm Jumpers
  • Tracksuits or pants
  • Thongs for showers only
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Day pack (backpack)
  • Water bottle
  • Money or card for incidentals (Approx $30)

What about my phone?
Phones can be taken on the excursion however they will be collected at night.

What happens when it ends on Friday and when do we get home?
On Friday, students who are playing rugby down in Sydney on the Saturday will travel directly from Coffs and will therefore need to also bring their rugby gear with them to the excursion. All other students will return to Armidale by 3.30pm Friday.

What staff are involved?
The following staff will be accompanying Year 9 Environmentalism excursion:
Mr Caldwell, Mr Wheaton, Mrs Chick, Mr Thompson, Mr Currell, Mr Hey, Ms Tutt, Miss Curtain, Mr McLennan

Who do I ask if I have a question?
Mr Caldwell or Mr Wheaton

Do I need to sign a permission form?
Your parents will have already received a form to complete and send back to the school.