Preparing for your Excursion

Health and Safety

Schools are required to conduct their own risk assessments before an excursion. These documents may help in your planning 

Moonlit Sanctuary School visit Risk Assessment

Moonlit Sanctuary – Essential Information for Teachers  Includes Booking Terms and Conditions, Emergency Evacuation Procedures, and Code of Conduct

COVID Safe excursions 2021

Please provide a list of all attendees to the excursion for contact tracing purposes.

For a current copy of our Certificate of Currency/Public Liability documents please email the Education Coordinator at education@moonlit-sanctuary.com

What to wear

As some sessions are outdoors and run in all weather conditions, it is critical that students bring weather appropriate clothing. This includes closed-toe shoes and raincoats/hats should rain be forecast; warm clothing for cold days; and for warmer days, please instruct students to apply insect repellent in the morning as there are mosquitos in the area.

What to bring

Please bring lunches and drinks in small bags or class tubs. We have some storage tubs available for lunch bags/boxes.

Where to arrive

Instruct your bus drivers to park parallel to the Bus Zone. Our Education Officers will meet you there to let you in at your scheduled arrival time.

Please arrive on time as late arrival will reduce break or session times.

How to behave

We wish all our visitors, including schools, have a positive experience so ask that some preparatory discussion with your students is undertaken regarding respect and care for animals.

We anticipate that all attending supervising adults will actively support the students’ respectful engagement with our wildlife. Our educators will also explain the expected behaviours at the beginning of the day.

The linked Guide to Wallaby Walk and Species Identification may help in this discussion.

Please find the Code of Conduct on page 3 of the attached document “Moonlit Sanctuary – Essential Information for Teachers” which is linked in the Health and Safety section above.

COVID Safe excursions

Masks will need to be worn both indoors and outdoors by people over 12.

We will use the details of the contact person for any required contact tracing measures. You will also need to complete a DET Attendance form for contact-tracing.  

Surfaces are sanitised regularly and hand sanitiser is provided upon entry.

Please see the COVID safe excursions policy attached for more information.