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TY Language Trip 2020

We have engaged in discussions with the tour operator and school management to provide the best possible options for our Transition Year language students.

We would like all our students to be afforded a similar experience, hence we propose the following outline for all three trips. All students will attend language classes, as well as engaging in skiing and cultural activities during the trip. The cost of the trip will be approximately €780. This figure is dependent on sufficient numbers travelling and a number of teachers will accompany each group.

The proposed date for these trips is Saturday, 1st February 2019 – Tuesday, 4th February 2020.

Please find a provisional description of the trips below: (relevant to your daughter)

French Language Trip

(Booking reference: 12671 & password: mountsackville)

Excursion to Geneva on the day of arrival

3 nights in a hotel in Pila (ski resort close to French/Italian border)

2 hours of French tuition on two mornings

4 hours of skiing tuition on two days

Sightseeing in Milan on the day of departure

So that all language trips are on a par financially, the French group will be accommodated in an Italian ski resort, close to the French border. Regrettably, it is not viable for our group to stay in a French ski resort for our 4-day trip, due to the exorbitant cost of same. However, the students will have the opportunity to visit a French-speaking region of Switzerland, as well as availing of French classes on two mornings with native speakers.

German Language Trip

(Booking reference: 12672 & password: mountsackville)

Excursion to Munich on the day of arrival

3 nights in a hotel in Axamer

2 hours of German tuition on two mornings

4 hours of skiing tuition on two days

Evening excursion to Innsbruck

Italian Language Trip

(Booking reference: 12669 & password: mountsackville)

Excursion to Milan on the day of arrival

3 nights in a hotel in Folgaria

2 hours of Italian tuition on two mornings

4 hours of skiing tuition on two days

Excursion to Verona on the day of departure

Along with the language and skiing tuition, the cost of this trip includes the hire of ski boots, skis plus helmet, coach transfers from the airport to the hotel, travel insurance, one check-in suitcase and half-board (breakfast and evening meal) in the hotel for 3 nights.

If you would like your daughter to take part in this trip, she should submit the following during the Lecture period on Tuesday, 1st October:

To secure your daughter’s place on this trip, an initial instalment of €150 is required by 5pm on Thursday, 3rd October. This is a non-refundable deposit and will be used to book the flight. It should be noted that if a student pulls out due to unforeseen circumstances, she will forfeit all money paid to Topflight. This, in turn, will affect the overall cost for the other students travelling on the group booking.

The deposit should be paid directly to Topflight for Schools. Please follow the steps below:

  • Log on to the website, topflightforschools.ie
  • Click on ‘make a booking’
  • Enter the booking reference and password (provided above)
  • Select your daughter’s name from the list and select ‘pay now’.

Topflight have informed us that a 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Upon payment you will receive a confirmation email from Topflight.

The deadline for the next non-refundable installment of €150 is Thursday, 7th November by 5pm.

The final non-refundable installment of €480 is due Thursday, 12th December by 5pm.

09 2019
Friendship Week
12 2019
5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
16 2019
Christmas in the Library
17 2019
Christmas in the Library
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

01 821 3317
01 821 4061

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