HONITON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SKI TRIP - February 2018
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018 – SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018
We are offering the opportunity for students in Years 7 – 12 to take part in our annual ski trip to Zell am See, Austria. For the past six years Honiton Community College has taken students skiing to Austria. This opportunity follows the success of the previous trip where students enjoyed a fantastic experience. We have decided to run the ski trip again in February half term 2018. For the last four years we have been joined by Stanchester Academy, Yeovil. Joining with Stanchester makes the trip more financially viable ensuring all places are filled and enabling us to operate at a significantly lower cost than other schools can offer.
The trip to Zell am See will leave on Saturday 10th February 2018 and return on Sunday 18th February 2018. The trip will involve 6 days skiing – a whole day more than most other ski trips. We will be staying in the small village of Fusch just 10 minutes coach ride from skiing on the Schmittenhohe mountain resort of Zell am See. With the Kitzsteinhorne Glacier (Kaprun) nearby, good quality snow conditions and skiing can be guaranteed, even in the warmest winters. In addition we can offer students the opportunity of skiing at other nearby resorts: Saalbach, Hinterglem and Leogang. Some students may have the chance to ski in some or all four locations during the week as our intermediate and advanced skiers did this year. Beginners were skiing down black runs after 5 days on snow and all the students had between 5 – 6 hours instructed skiing sessions per day, much more than other school ski trips provide.
We are able to offer this fully inclusive trip at £799.00 per person. The cost includes:
Return coach and ferry travel
- All in resort transfers
- Full board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunches, 3 course evening meal)
- 6 days Ski lift passes
- Full ski hire equipment
- 6 hours skiing per day with English speaking Austrian ski-school instructors
- Evening activities and excursions
- Awards, badges and medals for ski competitions
- Comprehensive ski insurance
Additional expenditure will be needed for:
Ski Hoodies @ £20.00 (which the College will order)
- Pocket money - £40-60 should be adequate
- Ski clothing (sallopettes, jacket, gloves, thermals, ski socks, goggles etc.) – allow approximately £100 for purchase of these essentials.
- Dry slope lessons for beginners in Exeter – 2 @ approximately £15
- Food for the journeys and snacks for the week
- Ski Insurance (should you wish to take out your own policy and not use the College’s)
- A deposit of £100 should be paid by 30 April 2017 to secure a place on the trip
- Suggested payments (excluding the initial deposit) would be 6 x £100 and 1 x £99. Payments can be made for any amount at any time as long as full payment is made by 31 December 2017.
Should the pound fall below 1.12 against the Euro at the time of the trip, we may have to ask for a surcharge.
There are limited places so we will operate on a first come, first served basis. If you wish your son or daughter to go on this trip, please pay a deposit of £100.00 via Parent Pay as soon as possible in order to secure a place. All payments should be made via ParentPay. If you cannot use Parentpay you can pay by Paypoint. If you wish to use Paypoint please contact the Finance office who will print off a Paypoint letter which can be taken to your local outlet. Please note that the two methods of payment above are the only methods of payment for this trip. Honiton Community College Academy Trust operates an insurance policy for organised excursions away from College, but you are of course at liberty to take out your own additional cover.
More details will be provided when we have secured enough numbers to make the trip viable and you will be invited to attend an Information and Presentation evening in November 2017 which will provide full details, departure times, and kit list and will give you the opportunity to meet the staff supervising the trip.
If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact either:
Ski trip organiser
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HONITON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SKI TRIP 2018
FEBRUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 18 2018
I wish my son / daughter to take part in the Honiton Community College Ski Trip to Austria 2018. I confirm that I have made a deposit payment of £100 which I understand is non-refundable once the place has been confirmed. You will be contacted with confirmation of your child’s place on the trip.
Student name: Tutor group:
Parent / Carer Signature:
Telephone number: Mobile number:
E mail address:
Please return this slip to the student office or Jenny Bigmore (Principal’s PA), or you can e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay your £100 deposit via Parent Pay to ensure a place.
THE DEPOSIT OF £100 SHOULD BE MADE BY 30 APRIL 2017
If there are insufficient deposits received by 30 April 2017 then the trip will be cancelled and any deposits paid will be returned.