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Title: Guangyang Secondary School


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Guangyang Secondary School Chennai Immersion
Programme (3rd 9th Nov 2008)
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Contents
  • Objectives of the Immersion Programme
  • Discipline and Conduct
  • School immersion programme in Chennai
  • Travel Agency G.E.L
  • Information on Chennai
  • Flight Details and Luggage
  • Accommodations
  • Itinerary
  • Money
  • Packing List
  • Places of Interest

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Objectives
  • Stimulate greater interest in Mathematics
  • Enrich pupils knowledge in Mathematics
  • Provide an opportunity for students to be engaged
    in Math communication and to apply Math concepts
  • Provide an opportunity for students to be exposed
    to a different education system and culture so as
    to enhance their world view

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Students will be able to
  • Explain and relate how the Immersion Programme
    has impacted their lives and their learning of
    Math.
  • Compare and appreciate the differences between
    Singapore and Overseas education system.
  • Develop a deeper appreciation and knowledge in
    the history and culture of Chennai, India.
  • Hone their social awareness, relationship
    management, independence, team spirit and
    responsibility.

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Discipline
  • The image that we project to others depends on
    our individual and group discipline.
  • We are all ambassadors of Singapore.
  • Every action that we take will impact others.
  • Our attitude, speech and conduct will reflect on
    the group as well as all the people of Singapore.

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Code of Conduct
  • Uphold the good name of Singapore and Guangyang
    Secondary School.
  • Be respectful to the customs, culture and taboos
    of the country we are visiting.
  • Be positive and tolerant at all times.
  • Show care and concern for others.
  • Pay attention and participate in classroom
    lessons.
  • GYSS rules apply at all times

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General Behaviour
  • Be appreciative. Do not comment unfavourably on
    the service you receive or make comparisons with
    conditions in Singapore.
  • Keep a lookout for one another.
  • Cease all activities and sleep latest by 10 pm.
  • Check that your room is securely locked before
    you sleep. You should not allow strangers into
    your room, including hotel staff. Call the
    teachers promptly when you suspect something is
    wrong.
  • You must attend to your luggage, especially
    during embarkation and disembarkation. Always
    look around to ensure that all the luggage is
    taken with the group before proceeding.
  • If you feel unwell, inform your teachers
    immediately.
  • Bring all your medical history if you have
    special allergies/health problems.

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General Behaviour
  • DO NOT
  • Wander off alone anywhere always inform the
    teachers and go in twos or threes.
  • Consume any food/drinks bought from roadside
    hawkers.
  • Display your money/valuables unnecessarily.

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Immersion Programme
  • Visit 2 schools Alpha Matriculation Higher
    Secondary School and Chettinad Vidyashram
  • 2-day immersion programme at each school
  • Classroom lessons, laboratory sessions, games and
    cultural activities.
  • Each pupil will be assigned to a buddy, and will
    follow their buddies for lessons.
  • Our pupils will also be putting up a presentation
    and performance for both schools in Chennai.
  • Practice sessions coming Tue, Wed and Fri (12pm -
    2 pm, in sch)

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Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School
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Chettinad Vidyashram
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Travel Agency
  • G.E.L Global Education Link Pte. Ltd.
  • Address 39C North Canal Road. Singapore 059294
  • Phone 6336 5069
  • Email gary_martin_at_gel.com.sg
  • Website http//www.gel.com.sg/
  • Contact Person Mr. Gary Martin

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About Chennai - India
  • History
  • The city was established in the 17th century by
    the British, who developed it into a major urban
    centre and naval base. By the 20th century, it
    had become an important administrative centre, as
    the capital of the Madras Presidency.

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About Chennai - India
  • Where is Chennai?

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital
of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. - Located on
the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. -
Chennai has an estimated population of 7.5
million (2007), making it the fourth largest
metropolitan city in India and one of the largest
metropolitan areas in the world.
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Students are to gather at Changi Airport Terminal
2 (T2) by 630 pm. Please be punctual!
  • Weather Forecast
  • Chennai
  • -Monsoon season, sometimes there is heavy
    downpour during some of the days
  • Average temperature of 24 Degrees

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  • All students will check-in their luggage as a
    group, no individual check-in allowed.
  • You are only allowed one (1) check-in luggage
    (not exceeding 15 kg).
  • Hand-carried luggage MUST NOT exceed 7 kg.
  • Luggage should have identification tags for easy
    identification.
  • Luggage should be securely locked for check-in
    and/or hand-carried luggage.
  • Ensure that no liquids or sharp objects are
    present in your hand-carried luggage.

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  • The new guidelines on hand-carried luggage are
  • Liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers
    with a maximum capacity of not more than 100ml
    each. Liquids, aerosols and gels in containers
    larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if
    the container is partially-filled
  • Containers must be placed in a transparent
    re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity
    not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit
    comfortably within the transparent re-sealable
    plastic bag, which must be completely closed
  • Each passenger is allowed to carry only one
    transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must
    be presented separately for examination at the
    security screening point
  • Exemptions will be made for medications, baby
    food and special dietary items. These items will
    be subjected to additional checks at the security
    screening point.
  • Passengers are encouraged to check in 2 to 3
    hours before their flight (subject to airlines'
    requirements).
  • Liquids include
  • Drinks, including water and juices
  • Perfumes and deodorants (liquid or liquid-solid
    mixture)
  • Creams, balms, lotions and oils
  • Cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Pressurised foams and sprays, including shaving
    foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contact lens solution
  • Any other items of similar consistency

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Deccan Plaza
Welcome to the Deccan Plaza a by word in modern
day style, comfort and luxury. Welcome to a
setting that is simple, comfortable, and yet,
which offers the discerning traveler everything
that he might be looking for. Whether you are a
business traveler, looking for a comfortable,
convenient and efficient location to stay and
operate from, or if you are a tourist, coming
into Chennai to soak up the culture and the
heritage here, this is the place for you. Setting
new standards in the hospitality industry,
offering a balanced blend of international style
and comfort.  
Deccan Plaza offers its guests a choice of Luxury
Rooms and Different Suite Rooms tastefully
decorated with attention to style and comfort.
All the rooms stand out and offer individually
controlled air-conditioning- telephone-
refrigerator- a fully stocked mini-bar-
telephone- television- work table and the most
useful free coffee/tea kit where guests can even
choose between sugar and artificial sweeteners to
sweeten their coffee or tea. It is a perfect
location for various kinds of program.
36, Royapettah High RoadChennai - 600 014. Ph
91-44-6671 3333 Fax 91-44-6677 3344 E-mail
info_at_deccanhotels.com (A unit of Deccan's Park
Ltd.)  
  Address
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Itinerary
  • Day 01 (Mon, 3 Nov 2008)  
  • 1830 h Meet at Changi Airport T2
  • 2030 h   Depart Singapore by SQ 528
  • 2200 h   Arrival in Chennai - Light snacks on bus
  • 2300 h   Check-in at Deccan Plaza
  • Day 02 (Tue, 4 Nov 2008)
  • 0700 h   Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0900 h   Immersion program with Alpha
    Matriculation Higher Sec School
  • 1200 h   Lunch at School
  • 1400 h   Visit The San Thome Cathedral and Museum
  • 1600 h   Visit to City Centre (if time
    permits)           
  • 1830 h   Dinner
  • 2000 h   Return to hotel

Note All food will be halal
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Itinerary
Day 03 (Wed, 5 Nov 2008)  0700 h   Breakfast at
Hotel 0900 h   Immersion program with Alpha
Matriculation Higher Sec School 1200 h   Lunch at
School 1400 h   Visit to IT industry 1600 h  
Visit to Birla Planetarium 1830 h   Dinner at
Restaurant 2000 h   Return to hotel Day 04 (Thu,
6 Nov 2008)  0700 h   Breakfast at Hotel 0900
h   Immersion program with Chettinad
Vidyashram 1200 h   Lunch at School 1400 h  
Visit to Ethiraj College 1600 h   Visit to Marina
Beach 1830 h   Dinner at Restaurant 2000 h  
Return to hotel
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Itinerary
Day 05 (Fri, 7 Nov 2008)  0700 h   Breakfast at
Hotel 0900 h   Immersion program with Chettinad
Vidyashram 1200 h   Lunch at School 1400 h  
Visit to a public school in Chennai 1600 h  
Visit to Parthsarthy Temple 1830 h   Dinner at
Restaurant 2000 h   Return to hotel Day 06 (Sat,
8 Nov 2008) 0700 h   Breakfast at Hotel 0900 h  
Visit to Kalakshetra (Traditional Dance
School) 1200 h   Lunch at Restaurant 1400 h  
Visit to Mahabalipuram 1500 h   Visit Sculptures
and Art of Pallava Dynasty 1830 h   Dinner at
Restaurant 2000 h   Return to hotel
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Itinerary
Day 07 (Sun, 9 Nov 2008) 0800 h   Breakfast at
Hotel 1000 h   Visit to Dakhshina Chitra 1200 h  
Lunch at Restaurant      1400 h   Shopping at
Spencer Plaza 1800 h   Dinner at Restaurant 1900
h   Transfer to Airport 2315 h   Flight to
Singapore by SQ 529 Day 8 (Mon, 10 Nov
2008) 0555 h   Arrive in Singapore
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Parents who wish to pick up their children at the
Airport are advised to call 6542 4422, or check
the internet (www.changiairport.com.sg) for
flights arrival terminal 2 hours before arrival
time.
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Places of Interest
  • San Thome Cathedral in Chennai also has a
    museum attached with it.To appreciate the
    architecture of San Thome Cathedral in Chennai ,
    its necessary that you also get to known about
    the details of the structure. The nave of the
    Cathedral is 112 feet long and 33 feet long. You
    will also notice that the tower of San Thome
    Cathedral consists three storeys. You will find
    that the tip of the cross on the spire, is 50
    meters above the ground level.

The Birla Planetarium is a tribute to the
advances made in science and technology since the
dawn of civilization. This beautiful dome shaped
architecture offers visitors, daily sky shows,
both in Telugu and English, unfolding various
aspects of the Cosmos, the beautiful mysteries of
the Universe, the comets, the Hubble Space
Telescope. As the sky show begins, the visitors
are transported into the galaxy as they watch a
large umbrella of an open dark sky with full of
shining stars looking down upon them.
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Places of Interest
  • Parthsarthy Temple, built in 8th century BC
    by the Pallavas is one of the oldest temples of
    Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The
    architectural works of the temple are simply
    awesome. There are also a number of shrines in
    the temple. Photography is not allowed in the
    Sanctum Santorum of the temple.

Spencer Plaza, one of the biggest shopping malls
in South Asia, is located on Mount Road
(officially known as Anna Salai), and is one of
the landmarks of the modern Chennai, Tamil Nadu
state, India. This is one of Chennai's finest
largest shopping mall. Promoted by Mangal Tirth
Estate Ltd., Spencer Plaza is a prestigious
project covering over a million square feet.
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Places of Interest
  • DakshinaChitra is a unique Heritage Centre
    located on the east coast road in Muttukadu on
    the way to Mahabalipuram which offers the visitor
    an unforgettable authentic insight into the
    lifestyles of the diverse peoples of South India.
    Traditional craftspersons folk artists work
    perform in the reconstructed period settings of
    19th century streets, homes workshop-spaces in
    the TamilNadu Kerala sections. These are
    presently open to the public. 

Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the
Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from
Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea - side
village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder -
strewn landscape. Tourists are drawn to this
place by its miles of unspoiled beach and
rock-cut art. The sculpture, here, is
particularly interesting because it shows scenes
of day-to- day life, in contrast with the rest of
the state of Tamil Nadu, where the carvings
generally depict gods and goddesses.
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  • Money
  • Please note that as all the essentials are
    provided for, it is not necessary to bring too
    much cash.
  • Current exchange rate is approx S100 2,800 INR
  • It is ideal to change your money in Singapore.
  • You are encouraged not to bring more than 8,600
    INR (approx S300)
  • You might want to have some cash just for
    shopping of souvenirs.
  • Valuables
  • Do not bring any valuables, e.g. laptop,
    jewellery, discman, electronics game set. A
    camera, however, is acceptable.

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  • The following rules must be strictly followed
  • Exercise self-discipline. Obey all instructions
    from the teachers.
  • When in doubt, always ask. Do not act on your own
    initiative.
  • If harassed, consult your tour guide or any of
    the teachers.
  • Do not wander off on your own without permission.
  • If you need to use the public toilet, always go
    in a small group of 2-3 and inform the teacher
    before you leave.
  • Do not change hotel room or seats without the
    teachers consent.
  • Please be punctual and participate in all
    activities.
  • Take care of your room-mate and remind each other
    of safety and punctuality.

THE TEACHER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. IT PAYS TO REMEMBER
THIS. You will be assured of a safe and enjoyable
trip if everyone observes the rules.
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Consulate-General of the Republic of
Singapore Address 17-A North Boag Road T.Nagar,
Chennai- 600017 Tamil Nadu, India Phone
91-44-2815 8207 / 91-44-2815 8208 Apollo
Hospitals ChennaiAddress No. 21, Greams Lane,
Off. Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006Phone
91-44-2829 0200/2829 3333 Stanley Hospital
ChennaiAddress No 8, Old Jail Road, Chennai -
600 001 Phone 91-44- 526 1345, 526 1353
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