23 January 2019
Please find below the final details for the forthcoming ski trip to Austria.
Thursday 14 February 2019
17:00 Coach arrives Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
17:30 Coach departs Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
20:30 Check in at Dover
22:00 Ferry sails
Friday 15 February
01:00 Ferry docks Dunkirk (local time)
01:15 Coach departs Dunkirk
16:00 Coach arrives in resort, straight to ski fit
Saturday 16 February to Thursday 21 FebruarySkiing!
Thursday 21 February
16:00 Coach from slopes to hotel after skiing
16:30 Arrive back at accommodation
17:30 Evening meal
19:30 Coach departs hotel
Friday 22 February
10:30 Check in at Dunkirk
12:00 Ferry sails
13:00 Ferry docks Dover (local time)
13:15 Coach departs Dover
16:15 Coach arrives Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
Please note times are subject to change due to traffic, weather etc. We will keep you updated via the Ski Notley Facebook page whilst we are en route and away so please make sure you check regularly for our updates, especially on the return journey as we will attempt to get an earlier ferry if possible.
Details of what to pack are on the Ski Notley website: www.skinotley.co.uk under ‘Kit List’.
Please remember that the first meal provided will be evening meal at the hotel on Friday 15 February 2019.
You will need to provide enough food for your child to cover dinner on the Thursday evening and breakfast and lunch on the Friday. Students will have the opportunity to buy food on the ferry and we will make a breakfast stop en route on the Friday. Money for this needs to be given directly to your child and not included in their pocket money envelope. As most service stations charge to use the toilet facilities, a few euro coins, especially 50c and €1 would be very helpful!
All students will be expected to be in school on the Thursday of departure. As there will not be enough time to travel home after school on departure day, students can store their luggage for the trip in the Sports Hall from the start of the day. Staff will be at the Sports Hall entrance on Thursday morning to help with the storage of luggage before students go to Period 1. Students will be permitted to attend school on Thursday 14 February 2019 in the clothing they will be travelling in.
No students are to get on the coach until a member of staff is present and all documentation has been handed in to the appropriate staff.
Passports and EHIC cards can now be handed into the Finance Office at school. They must be handed in prior to departure to ensure we do not forget any.
Any medication needs to be handed to staff before getting on the coach, clearly labelled with the student’s name and when it should be taken. Please ensure travel sickness medication is given, if necessary, before the start of the journey and provide more for the rest and return journey.
All pocket money needs to be placed in a sealed, named envelope with the amount of Euros written on the outside. Please ensure when changing Euros you ask for low denominations. 10 Euro notes are best (no change please). Pocket money needs to be given to Mr Rowe before getting on the coach.
Do not forget to pack a swimming costume and towels as we will be going swimming on one evening. Also remember a fancy dress costume for our fancy dress day - your son/daughter will need to be able to ski in it.
Other things to remember for your son’s/daughter’s hand luggage are ski gloves and socks (ready for ski fit), DVDs to watch on the journey and a pillow.
Should you need to contact us during the week in an emergency only please call:
Staff Emergency Contact Number: 07941 216701 or 07905 388777
Otherwise we can answer any non-pressing questions via the Ski Notley Facebook page throughout the week.
Details of our hotel and resort can be found on the Ski Notley website.
If you have any questions please contact either myself or Mr Rowe at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form:
Mrs N Segura
Ski Trip Co-ordinator