Excursions and incursions an integral part of our educational program at Mernda Primary. These experiences provide students with vast opportunities to explore, extend and enrich their learning and social skills development, in a non-school setting. At MPS, excursions and incursions are planned to complement the students educational programs and may have a cultural, environmental or outdoor emphasis.
Throughout the year, students are given opportunities to attend a wide variety of excursions and incursions. Teachers plan and create experiences that enhance and support the units of work that students are currently learning. These can range from local walks to whole day trips, hands on workshops and special guest visitors. These experiences also cover a range of areas of the curriculum, including Literacy & Numeracy, Personal and Social Capabilities, Language and Inquiry based topics.
The participation of all students for excursions and incursions is highly desirable, as they are an integral part of the students learning. Each term Mernda Primary shares a Year Level Activity Planner (YLAP) with parents where all permissions and payments are made at one time, therefore eliminating the need to consistently check for new permission slips or school payments. A child cannot be taken on an excursion without their parent’s permission which is completed at a click of a button on the MPS Firefly parent platform.
At MPS we also encourage and welcome parents to come along to excursions. Providing opportunities for parents to be engaged in their child’s school life and fostering the connectedness between school and home. Each parent helper must have a current working with children’s check and have read and signed the school’s parent helper guidelines, which are available on Firefly.