Quest Week 2020

  • Why we do Quest Week.

    Experiential Learning - “The power of the outdoors to contribute to the learning and educational progress of young people is beyond dispute.” David Hopkins, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Education, University of London. Taking students out of school on trips both locally and overseas helps bring the education experience alive, present new experiences to them and engage them in ways that are simply not possible in a normal classroom. Quest Week broadens their horizons and assists with making students more well-rounded, which will help them with University applications and beyond. Residential trips have always been a key feature of learning at Island School. They develop independence from home and ultimately build self-esteem and resilience, giving students positive memories that will be long remembered.
  • When is Quest Week?

    Quest Week 2020 will take place during the week beginning Monday 9th to Friday 13th November 2020. Most overseas trips will leave during the preceding weekend and return on the following weekend .

Year 8 Camp (Hong Kong based)

Year 8 Camp; Approximate Cost: HK$6,400; Camp Leaders: To Be Advised

Year 7 Camp (Hong Kong based)

Year 7 Camp; Approximate Cost: HK$2,500; Camp Leaders: Mr. K. Lester and Mrs. S. Weathington

Water Sports Adventures (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 20 Approximate Cost: HK$1,600 to HK$2,000

Wakeboarding (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 30 Approximate Cost: HK$5,600

Thailand Chiang Dao Service Immersion

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$12,700

Taiwan Cultural Experience in Taipei

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$11,400 

Surf and Service in the Philippines

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$9,800 

STEM Week Challenge (Hong Kong based)

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 25 Approximate cost: HK$5,700

Sichuan, China – Land of Plenty, Culture and Panda Service

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$12,500

Service in Orchha – A Journey to the Heart of India

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$14,100

Sai Kung Stray Friends (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y11 Maximum number of students: 15 Approximate cost: HK$1,000 to $1,900 dependent on numbers

Primary School Service (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y11 & Y12 Maximum number of students: 10 (5 per school) Approximate Cost: No Charge (aside from travel costs)

Photography (Hong Kong based)

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 28 Approximate cost: HK$3,700 

Philippines Scuba Diving

Target Year Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$HK$13,000 dependent on Diving Course

Outdoor Survival Week (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y11 Maximum number of students: 50 Approximate cost: HK$4,500

Northern Vietnam Service Trip

Target Years Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$11,800

New Zealand Adventures – North Island

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$20,400

Mt. Kujyu Outdoor Leadership Training – Japan

Target Years Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$12,500 - $13,300 

Mongolia – Exploration and Service on the Steppes

Target Year Groups: Y12 & Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$15,500

Mobile Game Development (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 25 Approximate cost: HK$5,000

MMA – Mixed Martial Arts (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 26 Approximate cost: HK$2,100

Mind, Body and Soul (Hong Kong based)

Target Years Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 20 Approximate cost: HK$3,000 to HK$4,000 dependent on final activities chosen by the group

Maekok River Village, Thailand – Outdoor Adventures

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y10 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$9,100

Leather Craft (Hong Kong based)

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 30 Approximate cost: HK$4,000

Leadership Through Sports (Hong Kong based)

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y11 Maximum number of students: 40 Approximate cost: HK$3,700

Langkawi, Malaysia – Nature, Adventure and Service

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$14,800

Katja House, Kathmandu – Orphanage Service Trip

Target Year Groups: Y12 & Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate Cost: HK$12,400 to $14,400 dependent on student numbers

HK Adventure and Action Service Week (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 24 Approximate cost: HK$5,100 to $6,000 dependent on student numbers

Golf (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 25 Approximate cost: HK$3,800

Glacier Skiing in Switzerland – Saas Fee

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$20,200

France – Language and Culture

Target Year Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 24 Approximate cost: HK$15,200

Eco Hiking and Biodiversity in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 18 Approximate Cost: HK$2,000 to HK$2,400 dependent on student numbers

Community Service (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y12 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 16 Approximate cost: HK$500

Chinese Language Trip

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$7,000 

Cambodia – Service in Khompein

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$12,700

Borneo Wildlife Conservation and Adventure

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 24 Approximate cost: HK$13,700 to $14,900 dependent on student numbers

Being a Prefect on The Amazing Race (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y11 - Prefects are pre-selected prior to sign up. Cost: No Charge

Being a ‘Year 12 Camp Prefect’ during Quest Week (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y12 only - Prefects are pre-selected prior to sign up. Cost: No Charge

Bali Service and Community Insight

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$13,500

Baiwan, China – Service

Target Year Groups: Y11 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 28 Approximate Cost: $3,800

Andalucia – Spanish Culture Trip

Target Year Groups: Y10 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 36 Approximate cost: HK$20,350 dependent on exchange rate and student numbers

Amazing Race (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y10 Maximum number of students: 40 Approximate cost: HK$500

Africa Conservation Experience – Kruger National Park

Target Years Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 24 Approximate cost: HK$18,300 to $18,800 dependent on student numbers

Adventure Biking (Hong Kong based)

Target Year Groups: Y9 to Y13 Maximum number of students: 40 Approximate cost: HK$HK$5,000