Out of District Travel – One Day
Out of district travel includes any travel outside of Parksville, Qualicum, and Nanaimo. In order to travel outside the district for ONE DAY (not overnight), please go over the following with your student:
Have the student go over the Travel Out of District-One Day checklist with you (see Documents main page). This includes:
Host Family Travel
Under no circumstances are students to be left alone overnight without an adult present.
If you are going to be away please make arrangements for your student to stay with another host family. If it is more than a weekend please let us know so that we can be aware that you are away.
If both parents in a homestay family are away from the home longer than two days, leaving the student in the care of another adult in the home, the Homestay Coordinator must be notified and the name of the designated adult given. A criminal records search is required for any adult who has care responsibilities for an international student. If a host family goes away for an extended period of time, the student must be placed in a temporary homestay that is approved by the Homestay Coordinator. The host family pays the temporary family directly for this service – $28 per night. For short holidays, we encourage you to make private arrangements with a friend of the family or a friend of your international student. Please let the Homestay Coordinator and the schools know.
When a student wants to travel with you out of the country please contact our program secretary at 250-951-0857 to make arrangements for necessary documents. Please also fill out the Online Student Travel Permission Form. If the student will be travelling with you then you and the student must submit an Out of Country Checklist (see Documents main page).
Note: Homestay families are under no obligation to provide accommodation for students’ families if they are visiting. We recommend that visiting parents arrange hotel accommodation during their visits.