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Honours Canberra Trip 2011

Parent Information Evening

Melinda Kingaby

on 2 June 2011

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Transcript of Honours Canberra Trip 2011

Year 11 Honours
Canberra Trip 2011 When will
we go? during Queensland school holidays
to make use of affordable transport/ accommodation and access to attractions
at a time when students schoolwork demands should be quite low Wednesday 28 September - Saturday 1 October How will we
get there? Who will
be going? Year 11 Honours Science21 students
eleven students in class
to be supervised by Miss Kingaby Virgin Blue Flights
between Brisbane and Canberra Airports
early flight from Brisbane and evening flight from Canberra, to take advantage of affordable fares
Europcar Minibus rental
around Canberra Where will
we stay? Canberra Motor Village 2brm Grevillea Cabins
3 girls and 1 teacher to share a cabin
4 girls to share a cabin
4 boys to share a cabin
Self-catered cabins with linen provided What will
we do? Black Mountain
Tower General tour and information sessions
Curriculum specific "Science and War" presentation
Wreath-laying ceremony. Wreath to be constructed from contributions across the College General tour and information sessions
Cross-curricular learning General science and technology exhibits
Encouraging inquisition, exploration and thinking scientifically Working in science focus
Discovering Science in Society Education Program Australian War Memorial Parliament House Questacon CSIRO Discovery
Centre Deep Space Network
Communications Complex Tour of Communications Facility
Learn about new technologies
Curriculum Link to Mars unit of study Geosciences Australia Museum exhibits
Information about Australia's geological history and industries
Exposure to innovations and Australian scientists National Dinosaur Museum General tour and exhibits
Includes Australian Fossil Experience
Links to Year 10 Honours Science studies Scenic views over city and surrounds
Information about telecommunications systems
Information about artificial Lake Burley Griffin system and now for the big question... How much
will it cost? Flights - Virgin Australia $129 + $12 checked baggage either way Minibus Hire - Europcar $831.71 for four days, including luggage trailer
Cost shared between all students
Fuel costs estimated to be less than $70 Accommodation -
Canberra Motor Village 3 Cabins at $149 each per night
plus $102 pn surcharge for additional guests
Cost shared between all students,
subsidised by $300 IDEAS festival winnings $282.00 estimated $82.00 estimated $122.50 estimated Attractions $40.00 combined, for all attractions listed above $40.00 estimated Total to be paid prior to trip: $526.50 estimated May be reduced by Government subsidy of up to $65 per student and potential for sponsorship and/or fundraising Cash to be brought on trip: $25 per person, to pool for groceries (breakfasts and dinners)
Own choice of additional money for lunches and souvenirs Any more
questions? Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve bushwalking
nature education What will
we eat? Students will be split into two groups. Each group will used skills developed in Term 3 unit "Food for Thought" to develop and prepare a nutritionally balanced menu, to suit individual dietary needs, for one night's dinner.
All students will assist Miss Kingaby to prepare a barbecue dinner for the third night.
Breakfast ingredients will be purchased and shared between the three cabins.
Lunches and snacks will be students' own responsibility. $4.40 no cost $15.00 $5.00 no cost no cost no cost $12.50 $3.00 $20
each $5.00
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