Teacher FAQs

Teacher FAQs2020-07-30T09:25:54+00:00

At Canberra School Trips we want to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. Below we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions. If something you’re after is not on the list please don’t hesitate to contact us!

What do students need to bring?2020-07-16T04:23:15+00:00

Check out our suggested packing list page for more information on what your child may wish to take on their Canberra trip.

What safety measures does Canberra School Trips take?2020-07-01T05:31:15+00:00

Safety is our number one priority.

Canberra School Trips’ in-depth safety management system, along with our incident management plan, ensure we are in the best position to mitigate risk and respond to incidents when they occur.

For each trip, Canberra School Trips ensures:
• All travel related risks are assessed
• All suppliers are audited
• All touring parties have adequate travel insurance
• 24-hour assistance is provided while travelling
• All health and safety obligations are adhered to

Is there a maximum group size?2020-07-01T05:29:15+00:00

No, the more the merrier! Large groups may need to be split for certain activities, but we will discuss this with you during the booking process.

Is there a minimum group size?2020-07-01T05:28:19+00:00

Yes. To be eligible for special group fares and prices, the minimum group size is 20 students.

What is the recommended student to teacher ratio?2020-07-01T05:27:36+00:00

It is a requirement that at least one teacher must be present per 10 students.

When do we have to pay for the tour?2020-07-22T05:57:07+00:00

Canberra School Trips operates a simple three-step payment process for all of our excursions. Families will pay for the tour in three instalments, spread evenly throughout the planning process. The amount of time between payments will vary depending on the time between the initial booking and departure.

Your school may wish to organise a payment plan scheme so that families can pay you weekly or monthly amounts towards their child’s excursion.

For more information please contact us.

Can you help with fundraising?2020-07-22T05:51:14+00:00

Yes. When you book a trip with Canberra School Trips we will provide you with access to our fundraising package, containing professional guidance from a leading fundraising consultancy.

Will our coach have seatbelts?2020-07-01T05:20:22+00:00

Yes. Safety is our number one priority, so it is a requirement that all of our coaches are equipped with seatbelts.

When is the best time to travel to Canberra?2020-07-16T04:25:25+00:00

You can visit our nation’s capital any time of the year, whenever suits you and your school.

Term one is usually the cheapest time to travel, but make sure you get in quick. If you travel in the winter, you may even be able to spend a day in the snow! Depending on availability, you may also want to try and align your visit with the Parliament sitting dates.

Check out our curriculum based attractions and activities or our sample itineraries for more inspiration.

Do we need travel insurance?2020-07-22T05:52:07+00:00

Yes. It is a requirement that all our tour groups have adequate and valid travel insurance. Canberra School Trips are partnered with CoverMore travel insurance; however, you do not need to accept this policy. A copy of your comprehensive travel insurance policy will need to be submitted alongside your confirmation of booking form.

Can Canberra School Trips assist with risk assessments?2020-07-22T05:58:41+00:00

Yes. The experienced team at Canberra School Trips are here to assist with the risk assessment process to get your tour off the ground. We can provide forms and information to streamline the process and make it as easy as possible for you and your school.

Will my school be eligible for the PACER rebate?2020-07-01T05:05:45+00:00

You can find all the information regarding the PACER rebate here.

What activities are there to do in Canberra?2020-07-16T05:14:24+00:00

Canberra is packed with educational and recreational activities to ensure your trip is a good balance of learning and fun. For more information on the activities available, please refer to our curriculum based attractions and activities and evening activities pages.

How far in advance do we need to book?2020-07-16T05:15:31+00:00

Most groups start the booking process about 12-18 months in advance. This gives the school plenty of time to confirm details and for parents to raise the funds. Additionally, booking early allows us to ensure the best flights, accommodation and entrance to attractions.

Why should we travel with Canberra School Trips2020-07-22T06:00:20+00:00

The team at Canberra School Trips are passionate about enriching young learners and believe all Australians should have the chance to visit the nations capital. Our team is vastly experienced in coordinating student trips, having put together over 400 trips for schools across Australia and New Zealand. We are 100% Queensland owned and operated, and our team has a real passion for experiential learning.

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