Aims of Discovery Week
Every year the staff of KCCIS offer each student the opportunity to attend a weeklong activity outside the classroom. During Discovery Week a variety of activities are available so that we can present our young people with experiential learning through direct engagement with the world around them.
Discovery Week trips give our students a chance to explore the wider community of Hong Kong as well as experience different cultures on overseas trips. Some activities included in the trips are outdoor adventure based such as abseiling, canoeing and rock climbing as well as working with orphans in developing countries to artistic pursuits such as photography.
Being an IB World School we want to incorporate the ethos of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) to all students. All of the trips offered to the students include an aspect of the *CAS requirement, as we want to instil in to them the importance of life outside the world of school and provide a counterbalance to academic studies.
The aims of Discovery Week are to enable the students to learn, experience or appreciate some or all of the following: -
· Team building
· Group participation
· Develop a greater self-awareness
· Acceptance of personal responsibility
· Develop an awareness of environmental concerns
· Develop an acceptance of other cultures
· Take some risks outside their ‘comfort zone’
· Become individual thinkers and problem solvers
· Appreciation of the arts
* IB definitions of CAS
Creativity – broadly interpreted to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
Action – includes not only participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions and local or international sports.
Service – encompasses a variety of community and social service activities e.g. helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals or working with homeless people or refugees.
Jane Daniel, Head Teacher.