Workshop Terms and Conditions
As a Parent/Guardian, by enrolling your child into a Thinkways workshop, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
- Thinkways reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the numbers enrolled make the program unviable or in the event of factors which may arise that are beyond our control. In this case, the cost of the ticket(s) will be refunded.
- Parents are responsible for organising transport to and from the workshop and there is no refund or credit if a child fails to attend.
- Thinkways reserves the right to refuse or terminate workshop participation if rules and directions are not followed or if your child’s behaviour puts them or others at risk. In this instance, you will be required to collect your child from the workshop in a timely manner.
- Except as otherwise expressly required by law, Thinkways does not accept any liability for personal injury, property damage or loss sustained by any participant as a result of his or her participation in a workshop due to any cause whatsoever unless caused by the proven negligence of Thinkways and employees.
- It is your responsibility to notify Thinkways of any existing medical conditions, allergies, or disabilities that may affect a participant’s ability to participate in a workshop at the time of enrolment.
- In the event of an injury or illness occurring during the workshop, where it is not practical to make contact with the parent/guardian/emergency contact in the first instance, you consent to your child receiving medical treatment as may be considered necessary.
- Without obtaining the complete knowledge and consent of Thinkways, as well as completing all the necessary forms, it is not allowed for an individual to replace an enrolled participant in a workshop, regardless of the reason.
- While attending a workshop, a registered participant may be photographed or filmed by Thinkways. You agree that these photographs and footage may be used by Thinkways for promotional purposes, including their inclusion in printed materials like brochures and newsletters, as well as their display on Thinkways’ website and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Participants are not allowed to take videos or photographs that include other participants. You can inform Thinkways of your consent when enrolling your child, and you can also inform the staff at the beginning of the workshop if you do not consent to your child being photographed or filmed. You may also withdraw your permission for the use of photographs and/or footage featuring your child after the workshop concludes.
- Unless required by law, Thinkways will not disclose any contact information provided by you for workshop purposes to external parties without your explicit consent. Additionally, Thinkways does not retain any credit card information you may have provided.
- Enclosed shoes
- Hat and comfortable clothing (recommend old clothing).
- Recess and lunch (nut free please) and water bottle (children are always supervised by Thinkways staff).
- Epipen and other medication if needed.
- We prioritise the safety of participants with anaphylaxis. If your child requires an EpiPen, it is mandatory that they bring a minimum of one EpiPen on the day of the workshop, following the ASCIA Guidelines. This ensures that we have the necessary dose in case of an emergency. It is not possible to borrow someone else’s EpiPen or rely on an on-site backup EpiPen to be available or functional. Please arrive with at least one EpiPen in a suitable cooler bag and provide all relevant information regarding the allergic condition to our workshop presenters.
- A4 folder and journal to write any notes in is recommended but not essential.
Doors will open 10 minutes before the start of the workshop. Once signed in, parents are free to leave (but are welcome to stay up to the start time). Students will need to be signed out at the conclusion of the workshop.
Please note that Thinkways’ policy regarding parents/guardians staying during the workshop is not allowed.
We understand that some parents wish to be included in their child’s learning. We do occasionally have workshops which cater for both the parent and their child to learn together. However, unless specifically stated, our workshops, like a normal school classroom environment, are designed for children only. This is to encourage independence, collaboration with other like-minded peers, building a positive group dynamic and a safe environment for all participants.
Please also note, our students are never left unattended in the classroom or when on breaks. Our venues are carefully selected so toilets are close by (usually next door) and students are monitored when using these facilities. When using our non-school based facilities, such as UWA, students are escorted into and out of the bathroom area. To improve classroom management and provide more personalised attention, our workshops are limited to 18 children (usually less) with at least two experienced facilitators per workshop. All facilitators have valid working with children checks.
Of course, parents are encouraged to come in to the workshop before it starts, help settle their child if need be and meet the facilitators.
Generally, you can request a full refund up until the specified cut-off date, which is typically 7 days prior to the event or as indicated on the workshop enrolment page. However, in cases where the event is rescheduled or cancelled, a full refund will be provided.