ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades 1 to 4)
In general: Subject-related visits of events such as theatre plays or musical presentations form part of the curriculum and are to be carried out as such.
Grades 1 to 4
One winter sports day per school year (Gr. 1 and 2: skating, tobogganing, tubing; Gr. 3 and 4: skiing, skating, tobogganing, tubing);
A maximum of three full-day excursions (e.g. Upper Canada Village, farm visit, workshop);
Grades 2 – 4 participate in the annual track and field day, Grade 1 will participate in two disciplines.
A „sleep-over" at school (e.g. a book night), alternatively a day excursion.
One night at the Ecomuseum, the Biodome or a similar location.
One night at a youth hostel/camp.
Grade 4: Two nights in a youth hostel/camp.
HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 5 to 12)
In addition to the activities mentioned below, each grade may go on up to three half- or full-day excursions per school year (e.g. museum, Goethe Institute, theatre, concert, hiking and similar activities).
Grades 5 to 12
One winter sports day per school year;
Track and field day.
Grades 5 and 6
One trip with two nights stay. Preferred destinations are those offering skiing, canoeing or hiking activities, no city trips.
A field trip in September up to of three nights encouraging the development of social skills, such as kayaking, etc.
Trip to Germany immediately before or after the Easter break (maximum of 11 days including travel).
City trip after the Easter break up to three nights to for example New York, Boston, Toronto.
A two-day excursion with one overnight stay, for example Ottawa.
Study trip to a destination in Europe (maximum of 10 days including travel) or North America. (maximum of 7 days including travel).
One trip up to three nights related to a topic arising from the curriculum, for example Shakespeare Festival in Stratford.