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Room 5 Zoo Trip – Friday

Here is a copy of the plan that was sent home earlier this week.

All parents who have expressed there interest in joining us are able to come on the bus. If you are planning on taking your own vehicle please let me know,

Sharyn Drylie


Dear Parents and Whanau

Our trip to the Wellington Zoo is fast approaching, taking place on Friday 13th November. Thank you for the great interest to join us for this exciting day.  We have enough spaces on the bus for those who have shown interest to attend.

As originally stated, we have spaces for 11 adults on the bus, including myself.  The exceeding numbers are welcome to organise a car pool or their own private arrangements.  I will be asking  parents to be responsible for a small group of students during the day.  This is simply about keeping everyone safe and assisting them to find locations at the zoo and help them complete a few tasks that will be set.

The Zoo has offered a group price which is significantly discounted.  The cost per child for the day will be $10.00.  This will cover their zoo entry, the bus fare and hot chips on the way home (all going well in regards to planned timeframes).  Parent helpers will need to pay $10.00 each for their entry.

Please pay for this by Wednesday 11th November.  If you are paying by internet banking, it is vital that you reference your payment to Rm 5 Zoo Trip.

Proposed Plan:

7:15 am  Depart from school

8:15 am 10 minute toilet and snack stop at Levin Park

8:30 am  Proceed to the Wellington Zoo

10:30 am Arrive, park the bus and assemble at the zoo; Quick snack/drink

11:00 am Education Session run by the zoo – ‘Conservation Connection’.  This will cover what the Wellington Zoo does to assist the survival of endangered species.

12:00 – 1:10 pm Exploring the Zoo and a few activities along the way

1:15 pm  Assemble at the zoo’s exit to make our way to the bus 

1:30 pm Depart for home

3:30 pm Stop off for hot chips on the way home (location will be confirmed on the day and will depend on our time schedule).

5:00 pm  Arrive back at school

Obviously this is a long day with the travel, which is why it has been planned for a Friday.  Hopefully children will have a bit of a nap somewhere on the return trip.  I suggest students are prepared accordingly.  This will mean taking:

  • Suitable, comfortable footwear
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing (I suggest layers so we can work in with whatever weather we may encounter)
  • A warm jumper and/or raincoat 
  • Plenty of small snacks in their lunch boxes as there won’t be time for a set lunch break.  As mentioned above, we will have a snack on our way to Wellington, one when we arrive and one within our small groups
  • A water bottle
  • A small pack of spare clothes if you think your child may need this.