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 $175 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.
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.
Tofino & Ucluelet
Students head to the Clayoquot Sound area of Ucluelet and Tofino. Visits to the Tofino Museum and the catch and release Ucluelet Aquarium to learn about local marine biodiversity. They will do an afternoon guided tour of Pacific Rim Park
with a campfire and BBQ cooked dinner on the beach.
The highlight of the week are surf lessons on Long Beach!
Flying U Ranch
This fun-filled week of outdoor activities in the beautiful Cariboo region of BC takes place at the oldest guest ranch in Canada, The Flying U Ranch.
Established in 1849 as a trading post there are 110 horses and 60,000 acres of aspen lined trails. The itinerary includes horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, evening campfires, hay rides, entertainment, yoga, archery and many other great activities.
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.