Getting Ready for Rubicon

Here are three practical ways you can help your child prepare for their time at Rubicon.

1. Paperwork

All consent forms, medical forms and action plans must be completed and submitted four weeks before your child gets on the bus to Rubicon.

If you need to download any forms, you can find them here.

2. Packing 

Have a read of the packing list with your child. Check off what you can, then get creative. There’s no need to buy something just for Rubicon that may not be used again. You could borrow an item from a friend or family member or buy an item second-hand.

When it comes to specialised clothing and sleeping equipment, we have spares. Ask your child’s teacher to get in touch with our staff to see what’s available.

Everything your child packs could get dirty, wet and smelly, so leave out the nice clothes and expensive gadgets. Make sure all clothing is appropriate for an educational learning program outdoors in all kinds of weather.

3. Mental preparation 

At our school, we value exploration and adventure as an opportunity for meaningful learning. Encouraging your child to rest in preparation for the experience leads to the best outcomes and enables them to face challenging moments with a positive attitude.