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APRIL 2014


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All travel details have now been confirmed and can be found here:

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Please note the very early start on Saturday 29th March.


Pupils received this information on Tuesday 25th February, and pocket money cheques, and the completed blue and yellow forms must be handed to Mr Lumsden by Wednesday 5th March.


There will be one further trip to Snow Factor at Braehead on Thursday 13th March – further details can be collected from Mr Lumsden in the Chemistry Department.





There is good news about the flights - we are due to fly from Edinburgh Airport, and not Manchester - we have pushed for this for several years, and it will certainly make the journey home much more straightforward, although it will also mean a very early start from Dollar. The flights should be as follows, although they are yet to be confirmed - as soon as they are confirmed, I will update this page again.


Saturday 29th March 2014
TOM1660 Departing 0620 from Edinburgh to Geneva


Saturday 5th April 2014
TOM1661 Departing 1225 from Geneva to Edinburgh


Snow Factor Trips
There are still spaces on our final Snow Factor trip for 2013 - print the form using the link below and send it to Mr Lumsden. There will be two further trips early in 2014 - further details to follow.


Christmas Ski School
Firpark Ski Centre in Tillicoultry are once again running their very popular Ski School during the Christmas holidays - it provides an intensive course of 2 hours per day for 4 days. The document linked below gives details - for further information, and to book, call 01259 213 131.


Firpark Christmas Ski School Timetable 2013






The three documents linked below have been sent home with pupils and require to be returned to school by Friday 8th November. There will be a Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 7th November in the Captain’s Room – all are welcome to attend. There is currently no waiting list and any cancellations at this stage are always difficult to fill.


Parents Meeting Letter


Snow Factor Letter and Form


Passport Details Form





This will be our 39th tour! The next one will not be until 2016.


We will be returning yet again to Les Menuires in France. Our first visit to this resort was in 1984 and thanks to an excellent hotel, massive ski area, very modern lift system, good after-skiing activities and reliable snow conditions, we have made it our home since 1997. Indeed, the popularity of this resort with pupils is such that all of the tours since 1997 have been full to capacity.


Our tour company is SkiBound with whom we have been travelling since 1990. SkiBound are a member of the First Choice Travel Group and their tours all have ATOL protection. Amazingly, even SkiBound's resort manager has been working with us in Les Menuires since 1997 (although in those days he was the ski technician)!




The tour dates are from Saturday 29th March to Saturday 5th April 2014.

We will not know the flight times until much closer to the Tour. Because the flights are from Manchester, please note that there is a possibility that we may have to leave very late on Friday 28th March, and may arrive home in the early hours of Sunday 6th April.

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