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Southern Tour 2011

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Southern Tour 2011

  1. 1. Southern Tour 2011
  2. 2. A Prayer <ul><li>Dear God, we thank you for our children and for the opportunities that they have had so far in their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Our prayer this evening is that each child has a wonderful, uplifting Canberra experience, and we pray that you will be with this group as they take another step on their exciting life journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen </li></ul>
  3. 3. Staff Attending <ul><li>Belinda Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Derani Dowling </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Beard </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Lister </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Gimpel </li></ul><ul><li>Zac West </li></ul><ul><li>Vanessa Williamson </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the Tour <ul><li>This is a culmination of the Government studies and Sport Science Units. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be doing a role play in Parliament House debating a bill. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will visit the Electoral Education Centre (Old Parliament House). Here they will extend their studies in democracy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Science and History <ul><li>Questacon - for those who have an inquiring mind. </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>National Capital Exhibition to learn more about Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>War Memorial - Lest we forget </li></ul><ul><li>AIS - A great hit </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Australian Mint </li></ul>
  6. 6. And <ul><li>Skiing </li></ul><ul><li>Mass at St Christopher ’s Cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>The National Museum </li></ul><ul><li>The National Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Embassy Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Mt Ainslie Lookout </li></ul><ul><li>Itinerary is on the Year 7 Website. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Departure <ul><li>Students need to be at school at 5:15 am sharp on Sunday 28 August 2011 to leave at 5:30 am sharp.( you need to pay $10 for this trip) </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to wear Full School Tracksuit with commemorative Year Seven shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a warm jacket for when we arrive in Canberra. </li></ul><ul><li>Morning tea on Sunday needs to be provided by parents in carry on bag. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What size bags to bring <ul><li>Please limit your luggage to a “carry – on” size bag. This will be stored in the luggage compartment. DO NOT OVERPACK – The children will dress in layers – and all places visited are warm </li></ul><ul><li>Hand luggage should include basic items (camera, lip salve, sunscreen etc) and a warm coat for your arrival </li></ul>
  9. 9. Packing <ul><li>Please supervise - refer to the equipment list. Children need to be appropriately dressed… dressing in layers is best (eg singlet, t-shirt, shirt, coat). </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling of outer clothes is encouraged - resist the temptation to over pack. One warm coat for the week will be enough. </li></ul><ul><li>No lollies, chocolates or gum is allowed. We provide all sweets and food. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Packing List <ul><li>1 pair pj ’s </li></ul><ul><li>1 beanie </li></ul><ul><li>1 pair ski gloves </li></ul><ul><li>1 pair sunglasses or ski glasses </li></ul><ul><li>Sunscreen - bring your own supply </li></ul><ul><li>1 pair of jeans </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 shirts </li></ul><ul><li>1 thin jumper </li></ul><ul><li>Socks for 4 days </li></ul><ul><li>Spare pair shoes (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Toiletries-no straightening irons, hair dryers, make-up </li></ul><ul><li>Wallet </li></ul><ul><li>no mobiles, towels or pillows </li></ul>
  11. 11. Don ’t Forget <ul><li>Ski gloves </li></ul><ul><li>Sunglasses </li></ul><ul><li>Tracksuits and clean joggers. Please check - NOW. </li></ul><ul><li>Water Bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Spending Money ($30 Maximum) </li></ul><ul><li>Lip balm </li></ul>
  12. 12. Important Points <ul><li>NO mobile phones or phone cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Forms to Year 7 teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Medication is to remain in original package to be given to Maureen Magee in the office. </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket money ($30) to the office no later than Friday 5 August 2011 (no credit - cheque or cash only) </li></ul><ul><li>Money for specific items at the AIS needs to be given to the office in an envelope labelled with the item and cost for what is to be purchased </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY ipods/mp3 players to be taken. No Nintendo DS or other game consoles. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Medication <ul><li>The only medication/tablets/vitamins etc that children can self administer are asthma reliever puffers (Eg Ventolin, Asmol). </li></ul><ul><li>Preventative medication (Eg. Simbacort, Ceratide) must have a signed medication form. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything else must be given to the staff to administer. Permission must be sought from your doctor – this includes Paracetamol. </li></ul><ul><li>Food allergies (not preferences) - please specify so we can arrange alternate meals. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Arriving Home <ul><li>Thursday 1 September 2011 at 8:30 pm at Coolangatta Airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Please arrange to have children collected from the Airport. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions???

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