Trips and Visits
The school organises a number of trips and visits over the course of the school year. Some of these support the curriculum and others support the pupils' personal and social development.
In recent years the school has organised the following trips:
Alps Ski Trip
Harry Potter World
Imperial Ear Museum London
Germany Sports Tour
Oxford University SEREN visit
PGL Llwyn Filly
Big Bang Event USW
NHS Careers Fair
Cardiff University OPen Day
Payments for Trips and Visits
Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School has moved towards a cashless system, in line with other schools in Torfaen. We are hoping that everyone will benefit from our new payment facility. It is easy-to-use and offers you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7 – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available and those funds will reach the school safely.
There are multiple ways of making a payment:
·Go directly to the Torfaen Council website www.torfaen.gov.uk and click ‘Make a Payment’ option. Find Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School in the drop down box and a list of trips/items will appear. Find the correct trip/item and input details. Once your payment is confirmed you will be given a unique payment receipt reference giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.
Or Click on the link below:
Find Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School in the drop down box and a list of trips/items will appear. Find the correct trip/item and input details.
· Payments can be made via an Automated Telephone Payment System – Telephone Number 0300 4560516. You will be asked for the 4 digit school code, pupil reference number and the item code.
· Payments can be made in person by cash, cheque and credit/debit card payments at the customer care centres throughout Torfaen. (Cwmbran Library, Pontypool Civic Centre and Blaenavon World Heritage Centre).
Trips and visits, be they single afternoon visits to a local historical monument, sports fixtures, or multi-day excursions abroad, are a key part of educational provision at Croesyceiliog. We try to ensure that a full range of opportunities are available through the key stages, and we aim to give parents as much advance warning as possible. Obviously time spent away from the classroom has to be considered carefully, and all trip proposals are assessed initially to make sure that the experience they offer is significant. Trips and visits within school are run according to the Trips and Visits Policy of Torfaen County Borough Council and we use their approved, comprehensive trip planning software, ‘Evolve’. This package ensures that all documentation regarding trips, including insurance and health and safety statements are collated and stored centrally.
Where trips are over-subscribed, we run a ballot system to make sure that all pupils have a fair chance of taking part. Clearly good, responsible behaviour by pupils is as important on schools trips as it is in the classroom, and we expect pupils to respond to these demands. Pupils whose behaviour in school causes concern on a regular basis, may not be able to take part.
As a school, we regularly run repeat trips to institutions and locations year in year out, and we are proud of the fact that our pupils are invariably praised for the high standards of behaviour, respect and courtesy they exhibit.