Here are some common questions about casX 2018 Conference
What is 'casX'?
The Creative Arts School of Excellence (casX) offers a bridge between schools, cultural organisations and creative practitioners, providing students with opportunities to develop their creativity in learning and by taking part in cultural activities of the highest quality. Throughout the entire training of your child at casX, one of the key focus points will be for us to aid you, as parents, in developing the character of your child, while accompanying them on this part of their journey in their faith and skills development. By introducing and building these ‘partnerships’, all our tutors, parents and children will be given the opportunity and time to come together, with other like-minded children and develop their creative skills both across and beyond the formal curriculum. There will be a strong emphasis on developing the mentoring relationships between your child and us. This approach is a vital ingredient and is embedded in all the various programmes, classes & tuition we provide.
Do I need any musical experience in order to learn with casX?
No experience at all is needed before studying with casX. However, each student is required to work hard and practice on a regular basis.
What is the address for the 2018 casX conference?
London School of Theology
(Ample parking space)
When can I register for the 2018 casX Music and Worship conference?
Due to the high numbers of children registering for the 2018 conference, registration for Full-boarding students is due to officially close. However, there are a few spaces for day-students.
When can I make contact with my child during the conference?
You can call our emergency number 24 hours. However, should you want to make contact with a child who has their mobile phone, can we suggest you check the day casX conference timetable. But, for a guideline, we would suggest the following times:
8.30am – 9.00am
1.45pm – 1.55pm
3.45pm – 3.55pm
9.15pm – 9.30pm
(However, for the children experiencing being away from parents for the first time, we would suggest you monitor how often in the day you call them).
Are all the tutors DBS checked?
Yes, all our tutors are not only carefully selected, they are all fully DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.
Can I pay my child's fee on the day?
Please endeavour to complete all payments by 1st August 2018. (However, for emergency reasons, we can take payments on the conference registration day). Please note, if paying by card, there will be an administration charge.
How do I go about making payments?
You can make payments by BACS, CHEQUE or by using PAYPAL. However, do allow adequate time for your payments to clear.
Please go to our Payment Page
Can I bring my child's medication?
Yes please do, on the day of registration, you will have an opportunity to book this in with the nurse and tell us anything we need to know about your child’s health e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, serious allergies and so on. The medication will need to be labelled with your child’s name and information on dosage etc. All medication will be locked away in the medical room..
What happens if my child falls ill or has an accident?
The safety of your child is our number one priority. We will take every measure we can to protect your child from hurting themselves. However sometimes accidents do happen and we have a Qualified nurse and first aid staff at CasX to deal with accidents and illnesses. However should a child suffer a more serious injury or fall ill whilst at CasX you will be contacted immediately.
Bringing personal items to casX
Will my child’s instrument be kept in a safe place?
All instruments will be kept in a locked room when not in use. However, we do strongly advise that your child’s instruments are insured before you come to CasX.
What clothes should I pack for my child?
Please pack comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather (which could be hot or cold!) and we suggest you do not send them with new or valuable clothing or belongings. There will be a sports activity and a water flight (weather permitting) so please pack trainer or plimsolls and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. The weather may be hot so it is also advisable to send sun protection cream, a hat that shades the face and neck and a thin top/cardigan/t-shirt with long sleeves.
Bringing valuable items to casX Conference
We strongly advise that should children bring mobile telephones, watches, computer games, iPods and suchlike to CasX, our Staff members are trained not to put themselves in a difficult position by taking care of such items, and we cannot accept responsibility if they are lost or stolen.
How much money should I give my child to bring?
Children that are booked in for the residential will be provided with 3 meals a day and drinks and snacks at break time. There is a vending machine in the student centre which sells, drinks, crisps, chocolate and sweets. So we would suggest each child not to bring more than £15.00 for the week. (For the younger children, they can leave this money with our staff accountant until needed).
Pick up & Drop of times
What time does the CasX conference begin on Monday the 6th August?
CasX registration starts at 1.00pm (ends 3.00pm) on Monday 6th August– arriving at this time will enable you to complete the registration process and allow enough time for the parents briefing and tour of the building.
What time should I collect my child on Saturday the 11th August?
There will be a performance and Certificate Ceremony on Saturday starting at 4.00pm, finishing at 6pm in the Chapel to which all parent are invited and encouraged to attend. So, we would suggest a pickup time of 6.30pm
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