Discovery Week: Earn, Save, then Travel

Every May during Island Pacific School Discovery Week, each grade embarks on their own unique week-long adventure. Students must first raise $150 through their own fundraising efforts. Designed with educational experiences relevant to each grade’s education curriculum, Discovery Week provides opportunities for inquiry based learning and using experiential learning tools outside of the classroom walls and supports numerous aspects of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) education curriculum.


6 Marine Medley

It’s all about teamwork in various forms for the Grade 6’s middle school activities. Extensive trust and cooperation exercises on the ropes course at Camp Bow-Isle, learning to sail at the West Vancouver Yacht Club and a 719 m hike up Bowen’s own Mt. Gardner.


Our 7’s sail to The Gulf Islands Film & Television School (GIFTS). At the live-in facility on Galiano Island, students are immersed in a hands-on film making experience with industry professionals guiding them through each stage of the production process. Every Island Pacific School student leaves with a completed short film after the 6 day course.

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The Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS) leave Victoria’s Inner Harbour and tour the Gulf Islands aboard  two heritage tall ships, Pacific Swift and Pacific Grace.  This all-hands-on-deck sail training focusses on teamwork, biology, math, physics and navigation through experiential learning tools.

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9 Québec

This trip to Québec City, en français, expands our students’ understanding of what it means to be Canadian. Middle School activities and highlights include: Guided tours through museums,  bistros, McGill University, and Ultimate with the students from Seminaire de Quebec—a sister independent school founded in 1668.