There are two dates when Year 7 Humanities student will be visiting an outlying Island. The table below shows the teacher, dates and location of your child’s trip.
|Wednesday 21st September||Thursday 29th September|
|Mrs Peters’ class – Cheung Chau||Mr Benthams’ class – Peng Chau|
|Mr Williams’ class – Peng Chau||Mrs Weathingtons’ class – Cheung Chau|
|Mr Jays’ class – Cheung Chau||Mrs Campbells’ class – Lamma|
|Mr Sims’ class – Lamma Island||Mrs Clarkes’ class – Cheung Chau|
|Mrs Woods’ class – Cheung Chau|
Your child will know who their Humanities teacher is.
The trip is designed to support student learning in investigating historical and geographical change and the tourist attractions of one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands.
On the day of the trip, students should come to school dressed in House colours. Students will register in their form room as normal and then assemble on the block 5 playground at 8.05 am, where their Humanities teacher will brief them for the day’s activities. We would ask that all students come to school as normal on that day.
A bus will take students down to the ferry pier in Central, where we will take a public ferry to the outlying island. Students should have an Octopus card in order to pay for the ferry. Please ensure that students have at least $50 value on their Octopus cards. Students will need a packed lunch, at least 1.5 litres of drinking water, a digital camera/smartphone to take pictures, sun cream, a sun hat as well as a raincoat/umbrella (in case of wet weather). Students may want to bring a small amount of spending money to purchase supplementary refreshments.
Students will return to Hong Kong Island by ferry and it is expected that we will return to the Central Ferry pier 4 at 3pm where students will either make their own way home, be picked up by a parent/guardian or return to school by bus arriving back at approximately 3.30pm. Please note that the return to school will be after the school buses have departed.
Trip 21st Sep – Please complete this reply form before the 9th September to indicate where you would like your son/daughter to be dismissed after the trip.
Trip 29th Sep Please complete the parental reply form before the 9th September to indicate where you would like your son/daughter to be dismissed after the trip.
A copy of this letter will also be email to you.
Mr. Bentham, Head of Humanities, Island School
I would like to inform you about details of the upcoming Year 9 Geography physical geography half day trip to Shek O on the 22nd September 2016. On the day of their trip all students will come to school as normal and attend periods 1 and 2. At 10.45am students should assemble at the main entrance/car park in their geography classes will be registered, after which we will travel by bus to Shek O.
The purpose of the trip is for students to investigate the coastal landscape of Shek O as part of their Year 9 physical geography course. Students will be working in groups to follow a coastal trail and to engage in various fieldwork activities related to coastal landforms and processes. Students should bring a packed lunch and at least 1.5 litres of drinking water, clipboard, pen and paper, a sun hat and sunscreen/wet weather protection, a camera/smartphone will also be useful, students should wear House PE kit.
I would also request that you complete this PARENTAL REPLY FORM to indicate what you would like your son or daughter to do at the end of the trip in terms of drop off points- please can you complete this before the 9th September. We will leave Shek O at 2.20 pm and will drop off at Admiralty MTR and Central ferry pier number 3 at around 3.00-3.10pm. with some buses returning to school. Please note that students may not be in time to take the normal end of school buses at school.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions about the trip.
Teacher i/c Geography–Island School
Reminders from the ESF Center Applications Department.
A reminder to parents applying for Year 1 applications, click here to see key dates
The parents of Year 6 students should go to the Gateway https://is.tg.esf.edu.hk/login.php?CurPage=/ and apply for Year 7 places during the period 5-16 September 2016
Please be aware that the deposit payment deadline to secure a Year 7 place is 13 December 2016