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Hawaii2014 first info night 2014

  1. 1. Hawaii 2014 Info Night for Parents and Travellers Please fill in the yellow sheet now
  2. 2. HAWAII 2014 • STATUS SO FAR • The trip has been approved by Senior Management. • Dates have now been confirmed. We have held airline seats and have booked the accommodation • Cost will be dependant on the numbers of students. We need to have 25 students to make this feasible.
  3. 3. WHAT IS PROPOSED ? • WHO: • Up to 40 Year 12/13 Geography Students • STAFF: • Mr Smith (Yr 12 & 13 Geography Teacher) • Miss Sladen (Yr 11,12 &13 Geography Teacher) • • WHEN: • During the July School holidays (8th – 18th July 2014 )
  4. 4. COST: • Will be close to $3000 ($3050 last two years) but depends on final numbers. This covers: • Airfare • Airport Taxes • Accommodation in Hotel • Transfers and tours • Entry to Attractions • Most evening Food costs
  5. 5. SO WHAT IS NEXT? • We will need to confirm seats in the next three weeks • If you are sure you want to be on the trip: • Fill in the Yellow contact form and return this to Mr Smith with the $500 deposit by hand in R86 or the Social Sciences office at the end of week one of next term.
  6. 6. • Further payments will be needed to the school finance office at regular intervals. • End of September $500 • End of October $500 • End of November $500 • End of December $500 • End of March $500 • May - Remainder as/if needed when exact costs are established. • Regular e-mails will go home to students to keep parents updated. • One additional evening meeting will be held to give final details closer to departure.
  7. 7. Requirements • Please ensure that you are eligible to enter the USA without problems. Those holding a NZ, Australian, British or American passport will have no problems. Other passport holders may need to ask a travel agent marias@hot.co.nz
  8. 8. Requirements • Students must have met all their school commitments re fees/behaviour etc. to be allowed to attend the trip. • The Geography Staff also reserve the right to refuse some students on account of their behaviour. There is a lot of trust involved in a trip like this that must not jeopardise the safety of the group.
  9. 9. The Itinerary
  10. 10. DAY ONE: • Depart from Auckland • Arrive the night before - Mr Smith’s walking tour • Tuesday • Breakfast at IHOP • Amazing race / orientation exercise • Diamond head climb * • Group meal at Chillis • Evening swim at Waikiki
  11. 11. DAY TWO: • Wednesday • Round the Island Tour • Dinner at Ala Moana Center
  12. 12. DAY THREE: • Visit to Factory Shops in Waikele • Tour of Sheraton Moana Surfrider • Hula Show and Dinner at Waikiki Plaza
  13. 13. DAY FOUR: • Friday • Volcano Day (optional extra) approx $300 extra - Fly to the Big island and go to the volcano national park to find lava ! • Or Visit the Museum, Zoo and take the trolley tour of the Honolulu area
  14. 14. DAY FIVE: • Saturday • Visit to Pearl Harbour and USS Arizona Memorial • Visit to Markets • Hula Show at the Beach • Evening swim at Waikiki
  15. 15. DAY SIX: • Wet n Wild Hawaii - Waterpark • Dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise
  16. 16. DAY SEVEN: • Monday • Snorkelling at Hanauma Bay • Tour of Moana Surfrider • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  17. 17. DAY EIGHT: • Tour of the Pink Palace • Beachfront Hotel tour
  18. 18. DAY NINE: • Hawaii tourism development board talk to students • Free Day in Waikiki • Dinner at Chilis • Depart Hawaii at 10pm
  19. 19. • Depart Hawaii at 10pm • Arrive in Auckland a day later Day NINE
  20. 20. Travel details • Flying on Air New Zealand • Staying at the Ohana Waikiki Malia Hotel. Share triple or Quad rooms with kitchenettes. • Travel via TheBus public bus system or a chartered bus for the tour and Transfers. • All evening meals will be covered in the total cost of the trip
  21. 21. Blogs • 2010 blog – • http://hawaii2010.blog.com • 2012 blog • www.hawaii2012.blog.com • 2014 blog • www.tgshawaii2014.wordpress.com • Or find us on facebook • http://www.facebook.com/taka.geo • Or youtube • http://www.youtube.com/user/tgsgeo
  22. 22. Are you going to be here in July ? Back

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