Australian Discovery & Educational Family Camp
Suitable for children aged 7 or below accompanied by parents
Inspired by Reggio Emilia’s innovative approach to education, our camp program is crafted by experienced educators to stimulate intellectual development of the children. Through a variety of interesting and fun activities, the program seeks to encourage freedom in expressing of thoughts in various languages (including English and body language), stimulate curiosity, develop creativity and promote learning. Adapting Orff music pedagogy, the program seeks to give the children an opportunity to experience the wonder of music, encourage the development of their potential and foster their well-being. In this program, children also have the chance to discover and appreciate nature and to experience close encounters with animals.
Australia Family Bonding Adventure ranges from 10-16 days. The first destination is to Melbourne and there is an optional extended tour to Sydney and Gold Coast. This program combines both Reggio Emilia’s innovative approach to education and Orff music pedagogy to provide parents and children a new educational experience. The children will enjoy tremendous fun and precious bonding moments with their parents in Phillip Island, Melbourne Aquarium, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. Through visits to National Gallery of Victoria and Sydney Opera House, both parents and children can experience the charm of the vibrant city as well as its local culture and history. Children can have close encounters with different animals in Collingwood Children’s Farm and Werribee Open Range Zoo. They will have a memorable and thrilling ride experience on Melbourne’s famous century-old Puffing Billy steam engine along the beautiful ranges of Dandenong Mountains. Parents and children will get a valuable chance to visit a local kindergarten and experience their educational program. Through interactive games and exchange with local kindergarten children helps nurture an interest in English language learning.
★ Popular Western educational philosophy – Italian Reggio Emilia’s innovative approach to education and German Orff Music Pedagogy ★ Lessons by experienced educators ★ New state-of-art learning centre situated in Melbourne Central, ★ Art and Culture – Guided Art lesson, tour to National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Graffiti Alley ★ Close to Nature – Werribee Open Range Zoo, Aquarium, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade ★ Parent & Child Activities – Melbourne’s famous century-old Puffing Billy steam engine, St Kilda and Lunar Park, fruit picking, Phillip Island, chocolate Factory ★ Experience local attractions – Great Ocean Road (Melbourne Tour), Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge，Darling Harbour (Sydney Tour) ★ Three main theme parks – Dream World, Sea World and Movie World where parents and children can personally experience the thrills and fun. ★ Support service and guide – trained teacher providing guidance throughout the program ★ Comfortable Accommodation – apartments situated in Melbourne Central, Free tram zone, Shopping district and Chinatown
Fees inclusive of program fee and materials, accommodation, return ticket, local transportation, meals and insurance. The fees do not include visa fee and personal expenses.
Registration period begins on September 1 2015 and will close on 30 November 2015.
Study Tour Program
|Day 1||Departure – Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou Arrival at Melbourne International Airport and check in Melbourne apartments|
|Day 2||Orff music lesson- Under the guidance of Orff-trained music teachers, children will be engaged in the music and movement activities while improving their linguistic ability and performance. The Orff approach encourages creativity and importance of rhythm in children.||Melbourne Museum – one of Australia’s biggest galleries, Victorian Children’s Gallery. Melbourne’s Graffiti Alley – experience unique art.|
|Day 3||Local kindergarten tour and have an exchange with the local children|
|Day 4||Ballet lesson by local teacher, theme ‘Cinderella’||Lunar Park Melbourne – thrill rides in famous amusement park St. Kilda Beach – one of Melbourne’s most famous beaches|
|Day 5||Werribee Open Range Zoo – watch the actions of the zebras, giraffes and other African animals at a close distance.||Werribee Park – Experience Victorian era living and explore the interiors of Werribee Mansion. Victoria State Rose Garden – admire more than 5000 roses|
|Day 6||Arts lesson – Under the skilful guidance of an art teacher, children’s appreciation and talent in Art could be nurtured.||Phillip Island – Visit Chocolate Factory & watch Penguin Parade, a magnificent return of fairy penguins to their burrows along the beach in Phillip Island.|
|Day 7||SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium –Experience the wonders of the marine life and discover world’s aquatic special creatures such as dugongs, sharks, turtles, jellyfish, platypus, penguins, sea dragons and thousands of tropical fish.||Collingwood Children’s Farm – Pony ride and themed barbecue|
|Day 8||Great Ocean Road – winding stretches along the south-eastern coast of Australia with different scenic views and breathtaking coastline|
|Day 9||Puffing Billy – Ride Melbourne’s famous century-old steam train and is one of the well-preserved steam railways in the world. Seasonal fruit picking – children could have fun picking strawberries, cherries or blueberries.|
|Return to China or Departure to Sydney|
Note: the above schedule is for reference only. Actual schedule may be slightly adjusted accordingly to fit the school arrangements. Optional Tour – Sydney & Gold Coast
|Day 10||Sydney Opera House – discover the stories and history of this iconic landmark by taking the Sydney Opera House tour. Sydney Harbour Bridge – Also known as the ‘Coathanger’, is a magnificent arc bridge which is a historical landmark of Sydney. Interested healthy participants can climb the bridge under the guidance of the Climb Leader (at own expense). Darling Harbour – Sydney’s large harbourside scenic recreational area, it is a perfect place to relax or visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or Australian National Maritime Museum.|
|Day 11||Queen Victoria Building – Sydney’s most popular shopping street is home to more than 180 fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Across the street is vibrant Sydney’s Chinatown and experience its distinctive flavour. Sydney Fish Market – provides seafood lovers the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of a fish market. It is the largest seafood market in Southern Hemisphere where visitors can also enjoy their meals while overlooking the sea.|
|Day 12||Taronga Zoo – Overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge and situated in lush greeneries, it is home to over 4000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Visitors could experience close encounter with koalas and other Australian wildlife. Children can learn more about the animals in various keeper talks, animal feeding and interesting animal shows.|
|Day 13||Dream World – one of Australia’s most popular theme park and children’s fun land. Filled with thriller rides, entertainment activities and animal experience, all children will treasure this unforgettable happy experience.|
|Day 14||Sea World- Australia’s largest marine animal theme park, offering fun and adventure to all. Children can venture into an adventure in the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat, Penguin icy wonderland, Seal Harbour, Dolphin lagoon and Ray Reef exhibit. They can watch the exciting Fish Detectives show and enjoy fun rides.|
|Day 15||Warner Bros. Movie World- Enjoy a day of photo shoots with your favourite cartoon characters and superheros, including Bugs Bunny, Batman and many more. Watch live action-packed performances and all-star parade. Immerse yourself among the stars and enjoy the fun of first-class rides.|
|Day 16||Home Sweet Home|
Note: the above schedule is for reference only. Actual schedule may be slightly adjusted accordingly to fit the school arrangements.
★ 受西方认可的教育理念 – 德国奥尔夫音乐教学法及意大利瑞吉欧教学理念 ★ 丰富经验的专家授课 ★ 市中心授课地点，现代化的教室与设施 ★ 名校参观及当地小朋友交流互动 ★ 文化艺术探寻 – 专业老师传授绘画课程，参观艺术博物馆和涂鸦巷 ★ 亲密接触大自然 – 游览澳大利亚最大的开放式动物园，参观袋鼠考拉等澳洲独有动物，水族馆， 儿童农场；在菲力普岛，静赏世界最小企鹅回巢奇观 ★ 亲子互动活动 – 百年蒸汽小火车，圣柯达海滩和月亮公园，参观巧克力工厂 ★ 体验当地人文景观 –大洋路（墨尔本游），悉尼歌剧院，悉尼大桥，达伶港（悉尼游） ★ 三大主题公园 – 孩子和家长都能亲身体验的惊险刺激的娱乐活动（黄金海岸游） ★ 贴心全方位服务 – 全方位的行前培训、领队老师贴心全程陪同 ★ 舒适的住宿环境 – 市中心现代化家庭公寓，处于免费电车区，近各大商场及唐人街
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