GSHS Vietnam ANZAC Trip 2015

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Year Groups: 10,11 and 12

Dates: April 15- April 26, 2015 (to be confirmed)

Cost: $2400 - $2500 (to be confirmed)

Download the Proposed Itinerary HERE

Download the Application Consent Form HERE

Girrawheen SHS proudly offers a school trip to Vietnam for Anzac Day, 2015. After the great reports from students on the last trip and the school's ongoing commitment to commemorating the Anzacs and particularly the Vietnam connection, we have decided that the opportunity to go to Long Tan is by far the best option for this important event.

This time we are looking at a 12 day itinerary finishing with Anzac Day. We are still costing and confirming this itinerary but on estimates we will leave late Tuesday night (in fact Wednesday morning) April 14, 2015 (in the second week of the school holidays) and return Sunday morning, April 26. The Anzac holiday is on Monday and students will return to school on Tuesday. They will have missed 4 school days (April 21- 24). Getting the best air fare prices (which is usually possible if we have significant deposits by February) and the land tour cost which includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and entry fees, and paying a staff supplement, the trip will cost roughly $2450 . Other expenses for which we will be fundraising include school shirts, some dinners not included in the cost and required visas. Any monies raised over and above expenses will be taken off the final payment (or refunded). Parents will also need to pay and organise their own child's trip insurance and passport. Passports must be organised over this school holidays (takes 6 weeks) because air tickets cannot be booked without passports (and 'best prices' must be taken up when available- usually beginning of February; if booked later it may cost that student more)

We are basing these prices on 25 students attending and so need a firm commitment to the trip before the Christmas break. Please pay to the Registrar at least $400 before the Christmas holiday break by Wednesday , December 17, and then a further $600 in the first week back by Friday, February 6. Then $600 by Friday, February 27, $600 by Friday, March 20, and the balance by Monday, March 30. There will be a parents/ guardians' meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:00 in the staffroom and another on Thursday March 26, at 4:00.

This trip is an invitation to Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students who meet the school's requirements for overseas travel, that is, have 'good standing', appropriate attendance and marks, and meet group safety needs. You can be studying ANY courses at the school. The principal can make a final decision on who attends. The school encourages a mix of Year groups.

Students who are interested need to pay the Registrar the first deposit and have completed the Student Health and Consent form. Please get and give the Consent Form and the Number of the receipt to Ms Bolt . If we do not get the required numbers or there is a massive cost blow out all monies will be refunded Any questions ring Ms Bolt on the school number or

Thanking you for your ongoing support, Ms Bolt