Hi parents! We’ve got exciting news – G4 camp is coming up soon! Here is a link to the official letter or just scroll down to view the content of the letter in this post. I’ll be sending out the permission forms this week and they’re due back to school on Friday, February 9.
February 1st, 2018
Grade 4 Camp 2018
The Grade 4 students will be attending camp at the end of March. We will depart from school on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 and return to school on Friday, March 16th, 2018 in time for the 2:20pm buses. The camp will be directed by the Treasure Island Group (TIG), a leading outdoor education camp provider. We will be camping in tents at Pui O Beach, Lantau Island on a secured campground for 2 nights and 3 days.
Students will engage in supervised recreational and educational activities that complement our Sharing the Planet Unit of Inquiry into how human behaviour affects the balance of ecosystems. Students will be encouraged to be risk-takers, inquirers and to be open-minded. Camp is an integral part of the Grade 4 curriculum and is required for all students.
The cost of the camp is $2550 and includes qualified camp instructors, accommodation, meals and transportation. TIG has provided a comprehensive packing list for students. We ask that students NOT bring money, food, electronic equipment (iPods, mobile phones, etc) or anything excessively valuable. If desired, you may purchase camping equipment for the camp from TIG through their online store. Deadline for camp equipment purchases: 7th of March 2018.
The safety of your child is of utmost importance to us. There will be several CPR-trained camp personnel, night security, the Grade 4 teaching team, and six additional CDNIS staff supervising the students. If you need to contact your child in case of an emergency, you may contact TIG on 2984-8711 or the CDNIS school office on 2525-7088 to pass a message to the appropriate homeroom teacher.
For further information, please refer to the TIG website’s FAQ page. We also invite you to attend a parent information session to be held on Wednesday, February 28th from 8am to 9am in the CDNIS library. Representatives from TIG will be present and happy to answer your questions.
Registration – Medical & Dietary info
In order to provide an excellent camp for every student and ensure that your child’s needs are met, parents are required to complete a TIG online school camp registration form for each child. Online registration is accessed on the TIG website. Please also remember to enter the Classroom name/number (ie 4A, 4B, 4C, 4B or 4E) and their Western name for the register.
Deadline for registration: 7th of March 2018
Timeline of important dates :
Friday, February 9th:
Deadline to return attached permission slip and cash or cheque of $2550 payable to CDNIS. It is also the last day to RSVP for the Camp Parent Information Morning (see camp permission form).
Wednesday, February 28th
Parent Information Morning from 8 am to 9 am in the CDNIS Library Pit on the 10th floor.
Wednesday, March 7th
Deadline for parents to complete online registration for their child including complete medical, dietary, individual information/needs and swimming ability. If you choose to order camping equipment via the TIG online store, this is also the last day to submit your orders.
Wednesday, March 14th
First day of camp. We will depart from school and students are to report to school at the usual time.
Friday, March 16th
Last day of camp. We will return to school in time for regular dismissal time from school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your homeroom teacher. We look forward to a memorable camp experience with your child!
The Grade 4 Team
- February 12 – 14: DDD for CNY
- February 13 : CNY Flower Fair (Swimming Cancelled – makeup session TBA)
- February 13 : CNY Class Celebration 11:40 – 12:40
- February 15 – 26 : CNY Holiday – No School for Students