Year 7 Shabbaton to Skeet Hill House

Dear Parent(s)

PROPOSED SHABBATON FOR YEAR 7 STUDENTS TO SKEET HILL HOUSE, ORPINGTON FROM FRIDAY 17 TO SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2017.

A visit to Skeet Hill House is being arranged for Year 7 students from Friday 17 to Saturday 18 March 2017.  Miss Nina Le Blanc will lead this visit.

The Shabbaton is an opportunity for students to spend some time away with friends whilst enjoying a unique Shabbat atmosphere.  The trip will include a range of fun group activities and is also a fantastic opportunity for students to cultivate new friendships.

The details are as follows:

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Time and Place of Departure:

Friday 17 March                           9.00 am   JFS

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Time and Place of Dismissal:

Saturday 18 March                      11.30 pm   JFS

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Mode of Travel:

Coach (seat belts are now a statutory requirement for both coaches and minibuses).

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Dress:

Casual - smart clothes for Shabbat.

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Food:

Students must bring a Kosher packed lunch with them on Friday.

Please refer to the JFS Kashrut Policy for guidelines. All other

food for the weekend will be provided.

It goes without saying that the highest standards of dress and behaviour will be expected from each student in accordance with the JFS School Rules stated in the Student Planner.

In order to cover the expenses of this visit, we are requesting a voluntary contribution of £65 from parents of students who will be involved.

Please note that, while the School always strives to keep the cost of visits to a minimum, certain costs are unavoidable. The school has some limited funds which are used to subsidise some visits in order to make the cost more reasonable for parents.

If you are willing for your child to go on this visit, please log in to your ParentPay account to make payment and to give consent no later than Thursday 9 February. By doing so you are agreeing to the following (please read the details about the Medical Form carefully):

·         I have submitted a Medical Form for my child and the details are unchanged. If the Medical Form held by the School requires updating please download a blank Medical Form from the School Website and complete and return it to JFS Reception.

·         My child has not, to my knowledge, been in contact with any contagious or infectious diseases or suffered from anything in the last four weeks that may be or may become contagious or infectious.

·         I understand the arrangements and accept, as a parent, my responsibility in ensuring that my child complies with them.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance.

Yours sincerely

Miss Nina Le Blanc

Head of Jewish Informal Education