School Trip Concept
An important goal of our educational activities is to make our students strong, so that they are able to participate actively, open to dialogue, constructively and critically in social life.
Within this framework, class trips, study trips and exchange trips have a special place in the school life of every pupil. They are characterized by the anticipation of the trip, by the new knowledge and experiences that are gained, as well as by the numerous experiences and ” images ” that one often carries with them. Therefore, we have developed a concept for the school trips at BilinGO campus, which aims to strengthen the students’ character development, team building and political education.
The BilinGO campus trip concept envisions the participation of each student in the “getting to know each other” trip in grade 5, two class trips in the Middle School (grade 7 and final trip in grade 10) and the study trip in the Secondary School (Q1). These trips pursue pedagogical and content-related goals, supplement regular lessons and are planned and prepared jointly by the learning group and the responsible teachers – according to the age of the students. These trips are supplemented by exchange programs and language trips for grades 8 and 9, the final trip of the course “Outdoor and Experiential Education” (OEE) in grade 6 and the annual ski trip during the project week.
The class trips for grades 5 and 7 focus primarily on social aspects. With an age-appropriate programme featuring sports activities, games and cultural activities. These trips serve to strengthen the class community and the social development of the pupils.The aim of the language trips in years 8 and 9 is the use of the 2nd foreign language learnt (Spanish, Italian or French) directly in the target country, in everyday life, in sports and cultural activities and in communication with the locals. The final trip of class 10 to an English-speaking country is the crowning glory of our English immersion concept.
The Q1 study trip has a stronger focus on (inter-)cultural, socio-political and technical issues. The relation to teaching is to come more to the fore. The trips will be prepared and followed up in class.
Our trip concept at a glance
3 days class trip in the week before the autumn holidays. (including team building)
Course trip for the Outdoor and Experiential Education Program during the trip week
Class trip during the week of travel
Classes 8 and 9:
Possibility of exchange and language trips
Final trip in the week of travel
Study trip during the driving week
Language trips, skiing in the project week
Rechtliche Grundlagen Richtlinien für Schulfahrten
School walks and school trips, school trips, study trips and international encounters – in the following school trips – are part of the educational work of the schools. They serve exclusively educational and educational purposes and must have a clear link to the classroom, grow out of the school programme and be prepared and followed up in class.
2. planning and preparation
2.1 The schools decide on their own responsibility about the execution of school trips within the framework of the funds available to the school for the reimbursement of the travel expenses of the teachers.
2.2 The upper cost limit for school trips must be kept as low as possible so that all pupils can participate and families are not unreasonably burdened financially. The financial expenditure may not be a reason for a pupil not being able to participate.
3.1 Approval of school trips as a school event shall be granted by the headmistress on the basis of an application to be submitted in good time before the start of the school trip. In particular, it must be checked whether the event fulfils the school’s educational mandate, whether the travel programme specified by the school conference is observed and whether funding is secured.
3.2 The headmistress approves the business trip or off-site work for the participating teachers. This also applies to the participation of other accompanying persons. School trips must always be applied for at least 6 weeks before the start at the school management with the following documents: travel agency offer, tour operator’s security certificate, parents’ consent, application for permission completed in full, class list (which student will travel with you)
4.1 Participation in school trips determined in accordance with the travel programme is one of the official tasks of the teachers. As a rule, management is the responsibility of the class teacher, unless management is delegated to another teacher because of the special nature of the event. Section 17 para. 2 sentence 3 ADO (BASS 21 – 02 no. 4) applies to the participation of part-time teachers. When approving the business trip, the headmistress must ensure that part-time teachers only take part in events lasting several days at correspondingly longer intervals in relation to the number of compulsory hours per week. If this is not possible in individual cases, compensation within the school must be provided, especially for extra-curricular tasks. The type, scope and time for intra-school compensation must be determined at the time of approval of the business trip. Compensation within the school is to be paid by the end of the school semester following the school trip.
4.2 School trips are school events. As a rule, they are held in class groups or course groups. According to § 43 Abs. 1 SchulG pupils are obliged to participate. In special exceptional cases, an exemption from the obligation to participate is possible in accordance with § 43 Paragraph 3 SchulG. An application to this effect must be justified in writing by the parents. In the case of events lasting several days, the exemption is granted if the parents stick to their application for religious or serious educational reasons even after a discussion about the aims and content of the class trip. Pupils who are exempt from participation attend classes in another class or course. If this is not possible, they will be given teaching tasks.
Contracts with transport and accommodation companies are made in the name of the school and not in the teacher’s own name or in the name of the parents.
6. Supervision, Risk Prevention and Accident Prevention
6.1 The type and scope of supervision shall depend on the respective circumstances; possible dangers as well as the age, level of development and degree of responsibility of the pupils, and in the case of disabled pupils also the type of disability, shall be taken into account. In the case of difficult supervisory conditions and events lasting several days, an additional accompanying person is usually required. For trips of mixed groups lasting several days, the participation of at least one female and one male companion is generally required. Up to and including year 4, only female accompaniment is permitted. In addition to teachers, other suitable persons – e.g. parents and pupils of full age – can also be assigned as further support. Individual supervisory powers may be delegated to the other accompanying persons. In accordance with the principles described above, and after prior consultation with the parents, the director can give the pupils the opportunity to carry out appropriate, temporary and local activities (usually in groups) during the school trip, without the supervision of each pupil being supervised. Even in the case of companies that are not directly supervised, an accompanying person must be available and accessible at all times. Leaders and other accompanying persons should stay in the same accommodation as the pupils. During meetings, care must be taken to ensure that the necessary supervision is exercised by the host family.
6.2 Due to the risks involved, the carriage of pupils by private motor vehicles is generally not permitted. Deviations from this can only be permitted in justified exceptional cases and with the written consent of the headmistress. Hitchhiking (autostop) is prohibited
6.3 For sports activities with an increased safety risk (e.g. swimming and bathing, water sports, hiking in high mountains or mudflats, skiing), the “Safety promotion in school sports” circular dated 30 August 2002 (BASS 18 – 23 No. 2) and the “Safety regulations for swimming in school sports” and the “Explanations and recommendations for safety promotion in school sports” also apply to school trips.