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ISD Upper School Week
Without Walls Field Trip
to Dragonfly Hong Kong
(Sai Kung)
May 27th to May 31th
 All 17 upper school students (grades 6 through 10).
 2 ISD teachers will chaperone the trip. Ms. Yinmei and
Mr. Jon. (Mr. Bill is the trip planner.)
 Local trained Dragonfly staff will be onsite to manage
students and daily activities.
 Dragonfly offers unique and exciting courses for primary
and secondary students with curriculum ties and a range
of activities. We lead experiential education courses
that combine purposeful engagement, direct
experience, and focused reflection. Dragonfly has been
regional leader in the outdoor education industry for
years and continues to set the standard.
 More on Dragonfly can be found at:
Major Activities of the Trip
 Dorm-style accommodations (1 night)
 Tent Camping (3 nights)
 Canyoning (hiking and exploring a canyon)
 Surfing, Kayaking, Swimming
 Cooking, Wilderness Survival Skills
 Volunteering at Crossroads
 Connections to Science, Math, Social Studies, Reading,
Art etc.
 Dragonfly Hong Kong (Sai Kung) is located just outside of
Hong Kong, about a 2 hour drive from Dongguan.
 Maggie Kwok is our Dragonfly point of contact for this.
 Her phone number is: 00852 2111-8917
 Her email is: [email protected]
 Mr. Bill is the trip planner:
 Phone number: 189 3823 7728
 Email: [email protected]
Hoi Ha, Kayaking
Camping in Wan Tsai
Camping in Ham Tin
Evening Campfire Programs
Cooking on an open fire
Surfing Lessons
 Depart ISD at 8:00 on Monday, May 27th
 Please be on time to school so we can depart on time.
 Arrive Dragonfly Hong Kong (Sai Kung) at about 10:30am
at Sai Kung Pak Tom Tung Gate Car Park.
 Pick up location: Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Holiday
Camp. Back to ISD Dongguan on Friday, May 31st at
11:00am. Arrive to ISD Dongguan by 2:00. Return to
regular classes. Return home in your usual after school
method (school bus, parent, etc).
What students and teachers need
to bring on the trip…Materials
 Sturdy trainers or hiking shoes (Sandals, flip flops and
Croc’s are not allowed)
 60 Liter Backpack
 A one litre water bottle (or larger)*
 Sun cream (minimum SPF 30+)*
 Insect repellent*
 Rain jacket (Waterproof with hood)*
 Sun hat or cap*
Materials list continued…
 Water shoes e.g. Pak fan yue or water sports shoes (Sandals, flip-flops
and Croc’s are not allowed)
 Swim suit (May be required for other activities apart from swimming)
 Towel
 Warm jumper
 Pen or pencil and small notepad
 I.D. Card (Passport and/or China Travel Card for all China or overseas
programs, please double check required visas and all expiry dates)
 Large Backpack (Suitcases are usually NOT suitable for Dragonfly
Materials list continued…
 1 set of T-shirts, shorts/trousers and underwear for each day
of the program
 A spare set of clothes (t-shirt, shorts, underwear)
 2 pairs hiking socks
 Toiletry bag (tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo,
sanitary pads etc)
 Torch, flashlight or headlamp
 Spare glasses and/or contact lenses
 Sleeping Mat and Sleeping Bag
Materials list continued…
 Personal bowl, cup and eating utensils
 Please double check the weather forecast before you come on
program and please pack accordingly. Hong Kong from
November to March can have cold weather. Please pack the
following in addition to any other items required: Warm coat,
jumpers and sweaters, long pants/trousers, thermal
underwear, gloves, warm hat and scarf.
 Camera, sunglasses and reading book. Please DO NOT bring
MP3 players, electronic games, or large amounts of cash.
Materials Check Date…
 Students and teachers should bring all their materials to
school on May 23rd for a gear check. Students will show all
their materials and their completed materials sheet (with
checkmarks and parent signature) to Mr. Jon and Mrs. Kim.
 Any missing gear at that time will need to be obtained very
quickly. Plan ahead…purchase what you need now. Get
everything all together well in advance.
 Example Scenario: A student does not have proper foot ware
on May 23rd. Mr. Jon and Mrs. Kim will check for this item one
more time at 7:45am on May 27. If student does not have the
item, they will not be allowed to go on the field trip..unless
parent and student purchase item and drive to Hong Kong.
Education is the goal…but safety
is always paramount!
 Field trips are educational and fun, but safety always comes
 Students are responsible for acting in a safe, healthy, and
responsible way at all times…to and from…and during the 5
day field trip. ISD school rules and dragonfly rules apply.
 Dragonfly staff are experts in what they do, and students and
teachers should follow their directions.
 Some common sense things to remember: Act in a safe and
healthy way (walk, don’t run on trails, no pushing or shoving,
walk slowly and carefully especially when terrain is steep or
difficult. Always use a PFD when in water. Ask for permission
before attempting anything on your own. Stay with the
Our Removal Clause
 Any student who Mrs. Kim, Mr. Jon, or Dragonfly staff
determine is disruptive to the group, the learning
experience, their own safety, or the safety of others will
be removed from the trip. Parents will need to pick up
their child at their own expense from Hong Kong.
 Don’t let this happen to you!
 Simple reminder: Act in a safe and responsible way and
have a great time. You will likely remember this trip for
a long time. Let’s make it a positive and great
experience for all.
Camping, Cooking and Hiking
 Mr. Bill will be making some student groups that will help
Dragonfly to facilitate a better experience for all.
 Please don’t complain about your groupings. All 19 of you
will be together for 5 days. Just because you are in one
group, doesn’t not meet you will not be interacting with the
other groups.
 Why groups? For example, on a hiking trail, it’s poor trail
etiquette to have 19 people hiking together. Typically 5
students and one adult chaperone leave at 5 minute
intervals…and meet up at selected points during the hike.
Reminder: Stay on the trail…Plants grow by the inch and die
by the foot!
 Dragonfly representative Maggie Kwok will now answer
any questions.
 If any other questions or issues arise between now and
the date of the field trip, please do not hesitate to
contact me, Maggie, or Mr. Lees.
 Start shopping for your materials. It’s already April, and
the trip is next month!

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