1. Overseas excursion proposal

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Excursion organisers and approvers have a clear understanding of the proposed activities as early as possible.

Actions:

The organising teacher:

  • determines the educational value of the proposed overseas excursion, and
  • drafts the overseas excursion proposal form and discusses the planned destination and intended activities with the principal.

If supported, the principal:

  • ensures that the organising teacher is referred to the instrutions and requirements detailed in the Excursions policy and procedures and the Overseas Excursions website, and
  • provides advice or direction to the teacher in relation to the intended activities, and
  • signs the completed proposal and forwards it on to the Director Educational Leadership.

The Director, Educational Leadership:

  • declines the proposal and provides the school with reason/s for the decision, or
  • or delegated network staff may work with school staff to rectify any deficiencies in the proposal, or
  • endorses the proposal and forwards it on to the operational directorate office for approval by the Executive Director, School Performance.

The Executive Director, School Performance:

  • declines the proposal and provides the school with reason/s for the decision, or
  • or delegated operational directorate staff may work with school or network staff to rectify any deficiencies in the proposal, or
  • provides approval to plan the overseas excursion. The executive director may wish to nominate an operational directorate staff to organise the roundtable with the Director, Educational Leadership (or nominee) and the Principal and/or Organising teacher.

Timeframe: Minimum 12 months prior to the excursion. As a guide:

For excursions departing next Submit proposal to the DEL by
Autumn (March/April) Week 6 Term 1
Winter (June/July) Week 6 Term 2
Spring (September/ October) Week 7 Term 3
Summer (December/ January) Week 8 Term 4

Note to organisers:

The approval to plan may be withdrawn as a consequence of introducing additional activities.

The approval to plan may also be withdrawn at any time following the emergence of unforeseen events or unfavourable circumstances.

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