Year 3 Tai O Excursion Reminder

Dear Year 3 Parents,

We are very much looking forward to our forthcoming trip to Tai O to support our ‘Mighty Civilisations’ unit, by learning about how Tai O’s settlement developed over 3,000 years ago.

As a reminder, the dates for each class are as follows
– 3AR and 3KT Tuesday January 30th.
– 3BW and 3EJ: Thursday February 1st
Registration: 8.25 am as normal in the classrooms.
Pick up: 3.10 pm from your child’s normal pick-up location.
Clothing: Trainers, jumper and school PE kit with hat.
Packing list: Snack, packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen.

Health and Safety.
To ensure the children are safely supported by the external adventure team, we kindly ask that their health questionnaire is completed by Friday 26th . You can access this short form here. Should your child require any medicine for the day, please ensure this is handed to the nursing team the day before we leave.

Cost and payment
We still have a few outstanding payments and would be grateful if these can be settled at your earliest convenience. The cost will be $840, which includes: bus transport to and from Tai O, support of local residents, entrance to all activities and the professional guide services from A-Team Ed Ventures.

Payment was due on 8th January so if you could please settle this at your earliest convenience in the form of a cheque to “Discovery Bay International School Limited” or via bank transfer to our HSBC account #111-459624-001.

As a reminder of the itinerary, the children will have the opportunity to:
– Take a boat ride along the estuary to explore the stilt houses.
– Interview an elderly local fisherman about his life growing up in Tai O.
– Visit the Tai O museum
– Work with local guides to cook ancient snacks created in the Tai O village.
– Visit local temples and learn about the local myths and legends.
– Navigate around the village to develop map skills.

We look forward to a hugely educational and enjoyable day.

Kind regards,
The Year 3 Team.