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1 SIS goes MaDSIS goes MaD Oct. 7-11, 2013 Activity Booklet Years 12 SIS goes MaDSIS goes MaD Oct. 7-11, 2013 Activity Booklet Years 12

2 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 MaD Making a Difference to self or others in a local or global context MaD Making a Difference to self or others in a local or global context

3 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 The World Hong Kong SIS Our Learning Contexts Sustaining our Planet Sustaining our Societies Sustaining Ourselves Our Learning Filters Using initiative to make a difference Working with and relating to others Managing myself and my learning Our Skills Framework

4 What is Making a Difference? We aim to develop an awareness and compassionate mindset in our students and school community. We aim to change ourselves, other peoples lives, and the environment for the better. This begins with the school community, and widens to include the local and global community. Why Make A Difference at SIS? We believe it is an important aspect of learning that should permeate all areas of the school community. It is our responsibility as members of society to raise social awareness and to demonstrate this in all aspects of our work. What is Making a Difference? We aim to develop an awareness and compassionate mindset in our students and school community. We aim to change ourselves, other peoples lives, and the environment for the better. This begins with the school community, and widens to include the local and global community. Why Make A Difference at SIS? We believe it is an important aspect of learning that should permeate all areas of the school community. It is our responsibility as members of society to raise social awareness and to demonstrate this in all aspects of our work.

5 Making A Difference Activities & Trips Our Making a Difference Goal: We aim to develop an awareness and compassionate mindset in our students and school community. We aim to change ourselves, other peoples lives, and the environment for the better. This begins within the school community, and widens to include the local and global community. Making A Difference Activities & Trips Our Making a Difference Goal: We aim to develop an awareness and compassionate mindset in our students and school community. We aim to change ourselves, other peoples lives, and the environment for the better. This begins within the school community, and widens to include the local and global community. Planning Factors to consider: -Enhancement of learning -Cost Effectiveness -Carbon Footprint -Non-Elitist -Encourage sustainability -Environmental projects Planning Factors to consider: -Enhancement of learning -Cost Effectiveness -Carbon Footprint -Non-Elitist -Encourage sustainability -Environmental projects Philosophy & Values -Make a Difference to self, school, community or world -Encourage respect within the community, local interaction & a spirit of empathy -Encourage initiative, independence & responsibility within students -Challenge students through an active task & teach resilience -Be authentic & link to learning -Be rewarding for students -Provide opportunities for student inclusion & teamwork Philosophy & Values -Make a Difference to self, school, community or world -Encourage respect within the community, local interaction & a spirit of empathy -Encourage initiative, independence & responsibility within students -Challenge students through an active task & teach resilience -Be authentic & link to learning -Be rewarding for students -Provide opportunities for student inclusion & teamwork Learning Principles -Learners construct new understanding by activating prior knowledge & experiences -Learners use timely & goal directed feedback -Learners collaborate -Learners are challenged -Learners feel secure & supported -Learners construct meaning by seeing patterns & making connections -Learners actively process & reflect -Learners apply metacognitive skills -Learners understand the purpose of the learning -Learners have ownership of their learning Learning Principles -Learners construct new understanding by activating prior knowledge & experiences -Learners use timely & goal directed feedback -Learners collaborate -Learners are challenged -Learners feel secure & supported -Learners construct meaning by seeing patterns & making connections -Learners actively process & reflect -Learners apply metacognitive skills -Learners understand the purpose of the learning -Learners have ownership of their learning Reflection Initial Reflection Reflection Initial Reflection Possible further discussions

6 March 8SIS goes MaD Booklet available on SIS web site. March 13, 1:00pm Current Y7-9 Student enrolment via Gateway commences. March 21, 9:00pm Student Enrolment via Gateway closed. March 22 Deadline for submission of: Parent Consent Form Parent Consent Form Copy of travel document: Passport or China Home Return Permit Card ( ) Copy of travel document: Passport or China Home Return Permit Card ( ) Deposit Deposit Week after Easter Break Allocation of student announced. June 14 Balance payment deadline. August 30 Allocation of student announced. March 8SIS goes MaD Booklet available on SIS web site. March 13, 1:00pm Current Y7-9 Student enrolment via Gateway commences. March 21, 9:00pm Student Enrolment via Gateway closed. March 22 Deadline for submission of: Parent Consent Form Parent Consent Form Copy of travel document: Passport or China Home Return Permit Card ( ) Copy of travel document: Passport or China Home Return Permit Card ( ) Deposit Deposit Week after Easter Break Allocation of student announced. June 14 Balance payment deadline. August 30 Allocation of student announced. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 Important Dates SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 Important Dates

7 Q:What is CAS? A:Students can choose from a range of activities that will make a difference to themselves or others through the lens of either in Creativity, Action or Service: o A Creativity activity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities and experience that involve creative thinking and implementing personal initiative. o An Action activity is defined as one in which offers personal challenge. o A Service activity is one in which the students perform some aspect of assistance for the community either locally or globally or as part of a voluntary exchange. Q:Why do students need to complete all CAS? A:Students may not opt for an individual category of activity more than once so that over their three years (Y8-10) they have a variety of experiences. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs General - 1 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs General - 1

8 Q:What do parents need to do for SIS goes MaD? A:Parents need to review carefully their childrens three choices, and to be sure that their children are capable of participating in each. For example, if they choose an activity that is physically demanding – are they able to endure the rigour? PLEASE be careful in the selection process. Parents are financially responsible for the trips that their children take on. Q:What are parents financial responsibilities? A:All SIS goes MaD activities have been costed as well as possible. Final costs may change in some cases because, for example, airlines are unwilling to give firm prices well in advance. As sometimes happens in Asia, natural or political difficulties can lead to a decision to reroute a particular activity. It may be necessary to cancel an activity entirely, in which case alternative arrangements will be made. Whilst the school will do all that is possible to prevent any losses, parents do have to assume the financial risk involved with the Week. Neither SIS nor its travel agents guarantee to underwrite costs of activities cancelled for safety or other reasons. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQsParents FAQsParents

9 Q:We have forgotten our Gateway parent login password. What can we do? A:Parents can reset their Gateway password by following these steps: 1.Go to SIS website (www.sis.edu.hk) and click the orange GATEWAY icon on the right. www.sis.edu.hk 2.At the Login window, click on "forgot password or login name?" and then type the email address registered with SIS. 3.An email with Gateway login credentials will be sent to the registered address. When parents login to the Gateway for the first time login using the new auto-generated password, they will be asked to confirm the DOB(s) of their child(ren) currently with SIS first before being prompted to change to a new password. Otherwise, for security reason, parents would only have limited view of the Gateway. If parents can successfully log in to the Gateway, but cannot see the registration page or child(ren)'s information, click on "Account" at the top right corner to confirm child(ren)'s DOB. Try logging out, then log in again, if the first attempt is unsuccessful. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Parent Gateway Login SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Parent Gateway Login

10 Q:What should students do before they enrol on the Gateway? A:Students should discuss thoroughly their intentions with their parents. If they want to choose an activity that involves a high cost must ensure that their parents are fully in agreement with this. Q:Can a student skip SIS goes MaD? A:All students are expected to participate in SIS goes MaD activities. Only under very special circumstances can a student skip MaD. In such case, student MUST seek prior approval from MaD Co-ordinator in charge of SIS goes MaD. Q:Are students free to do anything they want during their trips? A:All groups will be under the supervision and direction of at least one SIS teacher. The teachers-in-charge of activities will not allow the students to engage in any activity that is not covered under the parameters of the description written on the website without consultation with the school or supporting external organisation. All school conduct and discipline codes will be adhered to throughout the activity. In addition, if travelling abroad we expect students to obey the laws of the host country and to be sensitive to the culture of the people. We expect all students to refrain from any involvement with alcohol or drugs. In some countries, indulging in such activities carries very severe penalties. Violations of school rules will be reported to the Head of House for follow-up. Consequences of breaking rules are similar to in-school violations of those rules. SIS goes MaD Oct 20 13SIS goes MaD Oct 20 13FAQsStudents FAQsStudents

11 Q:What do activity costs include? A:Unless specified, activity costs should have included transportation, activity package, insurance and administration. For overseas activities, costs DO NOT include: inoculation fees, physician consultation fees or visa fees. Q:Why is deposit necessary? A:Deposits, non-refundable and non-transferrable, are needed for some trips to secure places. This is stated on each activity in this booklet. SIS also needs funds to secure bookings with airlines and tour operators in order for the trips to go ahead. Q:If we want special attention for our children during the trip, is there additional cost involved? A:Although we are committed to an equal opportunity policy, some of the activities are very physically demanding which may mean that some students will need one-to-one support for them to be able to participate. Parents should be aware that this can be provided, but only at additional cost. They may also want to consult with activity leaders about the demand involved. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQsCosts FAQsCosts

12 Q:Should we pay by cheque or cash A:We accept both cash and cheques. Please make cheques payable to South Island School. Make sure student name, roll group and activity are written on the back of the cheque. Q:When is deposit due? Where can we submit them? A:Deposits, together with Parent Consent Form and copy of travel document are due on March 22. Please either send by post to school, with SIS goes MaD marked on the envelope, or put them them in the drop box at the Main School Reception from March 13 onwards. Q:How much deposit do we need to pay if we have both local and overseas choices? A:One one deposit of HKD2,000 is necessary if students have chosen both local and overseas options. Q:Can we get any refund if we cancel the trip? A:If payment has already been made on students behalf, there will be no refund. If is all down to when cancellation is made. For overseas trips, there will be no refund once bookings have been made. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Payment & Refunds SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Payment & Refunds

13 Q:Why do parents need to complete a separate Parent Consent Form for SIS goes MaD? A:The 'SIS goes MaD Parent Consent Form is specific to the Week and MUST be submitted in order for students to take part in activities during the week. Due to some higher risk activities involved, the general consent parent form does not serve the purpose. Q:Where can we find the SIS goes MaD Parent Consent Form? A:The form can be downloaded at the school web site. The form can also be collected at the school main reception from March 13 onwards. Completed forms MUST be returned by March 22. Q:We havent seen the Student Medical Form. How can we inform the school of our childrens latest medical information? A:To ensure up-to-date student medical and contact information, parents are highly recommended to use their Gateway parent login to update any information of their children. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQsForms FAQsForms

14 Q:Why is a copy of passport necessary? A:A copy of students passport is ONLY necessary if student has chosen at least one overseas option in their three choices. The copy of passport is for name checks. For security reason, airlines are stringent in matching name on air ticket and passport. Different names may result in students being refused to boarding, not to mention the potential penalties involved. Q:My child has more than one passport. Which one should we submit? A:Students holding more than one passport, should submit a copy of the one they plan to use. Names on passport MUST match name of air ticket issued. Difference in names will result in students being refused to board the plane. Q:Can students use their HKID Card or the "China Home Return Permit Card (instead of their passports? Q:Can students use their HKID Card or the "China Home Return Permit Card ( ) instead of their passports? A:The HKID card is NOT a recognised travel document for overseas countries. Holders of the China Home Return Permit Card ( A:The HKID card is NOT a recognised travel document for overseas countries. Holders of the China Home Return Permit Card ( ) must use their Card to travel to China, not with their passports. Q:Does SIS arrange travel visa for students? A:Parents/Students are responsible to arrange their own visas, if travel visas are required. SIS can provide necessary supporting documents such as school letter, travel itinerary and travel insurance for visa applications. As visa applications take time, parents and students are recommended to arrange for visa once the activity allocation is announced. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Travel Document SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQs Travel Document

15 Q:How can students enrol to activities? A:Enrolment is ONLY accepted via the Gateway. Students should use their Gateway login to enrol. Detailed procedures can be found in this booklet. Q:Can student make changes after the Gateway enrolment is closed? A:Once enrolment is submitted via the Gateway, students can only make changes with special permission from the MaD Co-ordinator in charge of SIS goes MaD. Students are HIGHLY recommended to think through their choices and discuss with their parents before enrolling. Q:What is the consequence if students do not enrol by the enrolment deadline of March 21? A:Once the system is closed, no more electronic enrolment will be accepted. Students need to write to the MaD Co-ordinator in charge of SIS goes MaD for enrolment. Students should also realise that if they wish to be allocated one of their choices, enrolling late or submitting after March 21 may affect the chance of getting those choices. Q: My son/daughter may be leaving SIS next school year. Do they need to enrol for SIS goes MaD 2013? A:If students are definitely not returning next school year, enrolment is not necessary. If departure is unsure, enrolment is still recommended. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQsEnrolment FAQsEnrolment

16 Q:My child chose 3 options, but didnt get assigned to any one of them. What should we do? A:If, when all applications have been received, an activity is undersubscribed then it will be cancelled. Every effort will then be made to allocate the student to one of his/her other choices. Whereas every effort will be made to assign students to one of their three choices, this may not always be possible. Should this happen, the student(s) concerned will be invited to make three additional selections. Q:How are students allocated to their activities? A:Allocations are on a first-come-first-served basis, per date & time of student enrolment recorded on the Gateway. Students are considered first for their 1 st choices. If 1 st choices are full/cancelled, their 2 nd /3 rd choices will then be considered. Q:When can students find out about their allocated activities? A:Upon closing of enrolment on March 21, 9pm, student records on the Gateway will be taken for allocations. The Head of Family, Heads of House and teachers-in-charge of each activity, will approve the final group lists. Any student who has a record of poor behaviour may be excluded from certain trips. Announcement will be made in the first week of school upon return after Easter break. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013FAQsAllocation FAQsAllocation

17 1.After reading the activity details in the booklet with parents, students MUST choose 3 activities, nominating 1 st, 2 nd & 3 rd choices in order of preference. 1.Students MUST enrol choices through their Gateway account, using the Activities module and choosing the SIS goes MaD tab from March 12, 1:00pm, to March 21, 9:00pm. Follow the same procedures as enrolling for other school activities. BUT…. 3.At the Gateway Activities module: Click Activity. Click Activity. Select Select SIS goes MaD 2013SIS goes MaD 2013 1.After reading the activity details in the booklet with parents, students MUST choose 3 activities, nominating 1 st, 2 nd & 3 rd choices in order of preference. 1.Students MUST enrol choices through their Gateway account, using the Activities module and choosing the SIS goes MaD tab from March 12, 1:00pm, to March 21, 9:00pm. Follow the same procedures as enrolling for other school activities. BUT…. 3.At the Gateway Activities module: Click Activity. Click Activity. Select Select SIS goes MaD 2013SIS goes MaD 2013 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 How to Enrol - 1 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 How to Enrol - 1

18 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 How to Enrol - 2 SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 How to Enrol - 2 4.Select chosen activities – A maximum of 3 only. Click Register Now. 5.At My Activity, students can select the sequence of their choices: 1 st, 2 nd & 3 rd, by moving the up/ down arrows. 4.Select chosen activities – A maximum of 3 only. Click Register Now. 5.At My Activity, students can select the sequence of their choices: 1 st, 2 nd & 3 rd, by moving the up/ down arrows.

19 CAS01China: Conghua CAS02China: Shenzhen CAS03China: Xian CAS04China: Xiamen CAS05China: Yangshuo CAS06China: Yunnan CAS07Indonesia: Sulawesi CAS08Kenya: Nairobi CAS09Laos: Luang Prabang CAS10Malaysia: Sabah CAS11Nepal: Kathmandu Activities are to be finalised. CAS01China: Conghua CAS02China: Shenzhen CAS03China: Xian CAS04China: Xiamen CAS05China: Yangshuo CAS06China: Yunnan CAS07Indonesia: Sulawesi CAS08Kenya: Nairobi CAS09Laos: Luang Prabang CAS10Malaysia: Sabah CAS11Nepal: Kathmandu Activities are to be finalised. SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 Y12 Trips SIS goes MaD Oct 2013SIS goes MaD Oct 2013 Y12 Trips

20 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua Although located within the Guangzhou Municipality, Conghua District is largely rural and agricultural. It will serve as your base while in Guangdong province. The focus of this programme will be the construction of much needed houses in Shuiweidong village. Participants will also tour the village in which theyll be working and the agricultural fields in which the villagers eke out a living. Through working alongside locals and eating lunch with the future homeowners participants will learn much about local custom and culture. Habitat for Humanity China will oversee all aspects of this programme. You will work on the Conghua Program, which was launched in 2005. Since this time, Habitat for Humanity has helped 76 families in Conghua District build simple, decent, and affordable houses and is planning to build 110 more in the area. As with all Educational Excursions programmes, participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the local history and geography. This will happen through a tour of the provincial capital of Guangzhou, a soak in Bishuiwan Hot Springs, a hike to legendary mountain waterfalls, and group dinners at local restaurants. Together with a focus on Habitats Conghua Program, these activities will create a well-balanced experience for all participants. Although located within the Guangzhou Municipality, Conghua District is largely rural and agricultural. It will serve as your base while in Guangdong province. The focus of this programme will be the construction of much needed houses in Shuiweidong village. Participants will also tour the village in which theyll be working and the agricultural fields in which the villagers eke out a living. Through working alongside locals and eating lunch with the future homeowners participants will learn much about local custom and culture. Habitat for Humanity China will oversee all aspects of this programme. You will work on the Conghua Program, which was launched in 2005. Since this time, Habitat for Humanity has helped 76 families in Conghua District build simple, decent, and affordable houses and is planning to build 110 more in the area. As with all Educational Excursions programmes, participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the local history and geography. This will happen through a tour of the provincial capital of Guangzhou, a soak in Bishuiwan Hot Springs, a hike to legendary mountain waterfalls, and group dinners at local restaurants. Together with a focus on Habitats Conghua Program, these activities will create a well-balanced experience for all participants.

21 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua Habitat For Humanity International, generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non- governmental, non-profit organisation devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing around the world. Habitats mission is to, "…eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat currently operates across six continents in various countries and territories. Its headquarters are located in Georgia, USA. Regional and community-level offices coordinate all aspects of Habitat home building in their respective areas, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing. Links Habitat China Video I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWvFcM5-bg Habitat China Video II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNTpBxbO42o&feature=related Habitat for Humanity China website: http://www.habitatchina.org/e/default_home.asp Habitat Appreciates the efforts of School Groups: http://www.bcis.cn/en/news-a-events/all-news/250-a-letter-from- habit-forhumanity Habitat For Humanity International, generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non- governmental, non-profit organisation devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing around the world. Habitats mission is to, "…eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat currently operates across six continents in various countries and territories. Its headquarters are located in Georgia, USA. Regional and community-level offices coordinate all aspects of Habitat home building in their respective areas, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing. Links Habitat China Video I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPWvFcM5-bg Habitat China Video II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNTpBxbO42o&feature=related Habitat for Humanity China website: http://www.habitatchina.org/e/default_home.asp Habitat Appreciates the efforts of School Groups: http://www.bcis.cn/en/news-a-events/all-news/250-a-letter-from- habit-forhumanity

22 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua Itinerary Highlights: Build much needed houses in a rural village Build much needed houses in a rural village Get to know local customs and practices Get to know local customs and practices Get connected with an internationally respected NGO Get connected with an internationally respected NGO Practice your Putonghua with locals Practice your Putonghua with locals Enjoy a soak in a natural hot springs Enjoy a soak in a natural hot springs Enjoy a hike to mountain waterfalls Enjoy a hike to mountain waterfalls Service Project: Improving housing standards in Guangdong Although Guangdong province is one of the most rapidly developing provinces of China it is also an area that shows many telltale signs of polarization between rich and poor. One way this income gap shows itself is in the wide-ranging quality of housing available. While some live in luxury, more than 10 million people in Guangdong live in inadequate houses made with mud-brick walls and ceramic tile or thatch roofs. These simple houses often shelter both humans and livestock, yet they have no sanitation facilities or ventilation systems. Not only are these conditions uncomfortable and unhygienic, they are also dangerous. Such structures are vulnerable to the floods and typhoons that regularly affect this area. On this programme participants will have an opportunity to get to know families who live under such conditions and will learn about their daily lives. They will also have the opportunity to work on a construction project that will improve the lives of these families. This will happen as part of the Shuiweidong Village Project, which falls under the management of Habitats Chonghua Program. Itinerary Highlights: Build much needed houses in a rural village Build much needed houses in a rural village Get to know local customs and practices Get to know local customs and practices Get connected with an internationally respected NGO Get connected with an internationally respected NGO Practice your Putonghua with locals Practice your Putonghua with locals Enjoy a soak in a natural hot springs Enjoy a soak in a natural hot springs Enjoy a hike to mountain waterfalls Enjoy a hike to mountain waterfalls Service Project: Improving housing standards in Guangdong Although Guangdong province is one of the most rapidly developing provinces of China it is also an area that shows many telltale signs of polarization between rich and poor. One way this income gap shows itself is in the wide-ranging quality of housing available. While some live in luxury, more than 10 million people in Guangdong live in inadequate houses made with mud-brick walls and ceramic tile or thatch roofs. These simple houses often shelter both humans and livestock, yet they have no sanitation facilities or ventilation systems. Not only are these conditions uncomfortable and unhygienic, they are also dangerous. Such structures are vulnerable to the floods and typhoons that regularly affect this area. On this programme participants will have an opportunity to get to know families who live under such conditions and will learn about their daily lives. They will also have the opportunity to work on a construction project that will improve the lives of these families. This will happen as part of the Shuiweidong Village Project, which falls under the management of Habitats Chonghua Program.

23 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua The Shuiweidong Village Project Although some families in Shuiweidong village supplement their income working in shops and factories nearby, most rely on the farming of rice and various fruits for livelihood. These families live in rudimentary mud-brick houses, which Habitat is now replacing with more robust structures made with baked-brick walls and reinforced- concrete roofs. The village is slated to have 110 such structures built. In addition to building homes Habitat will help improve village infrastructure in the region by installing sewage systems, piping in safe drinking water and building community centers. In addition to this, Habitat will encourage greater separation of people and animals with the goal of reducing disease and illness. As a result of these improvements Shuiweidong should become a safer, more secure and healthier community. Construction Tasks: Under the guidance and supervision of skilled workers, participants will help to build new houses in the village. This work may include the mixing and laying of concrete, laying bricks, hauling construction materials, digging foundations, general clearing, and general clean-up. Worksite Safety: Habitat for Humanity follows safety measures for participants to: ALWAYS: Receive safety instruction; Receive supervision; Wear closed-toe footwear; Wear work gloves; Have access to medical professionals; Have access to plenty of drinking water ALWAYS: Receive safety instruction; Receive supervision; Wear closed-toe footwear; Wear work gloves; Have access to medical professionals; Have access to plenty of drinking water NEVER: Use power tools; Work above shoulder height NEVER: Use power tools; Work above shoulder height WHEN APPROPRIATE: Wear hardhats & safety glasses WHEN APPROPRIATE: Wear hardhats & safety glasses The Shuiweidong Village Project Although some families in Shuiweidong village supplement their income working in shops and factories nearby, most rely on the farming of rice and various fruits for livelihood. These families live in rudimentary mud-brick houses, which Habitat is now replacing with more robust structures made with baked-brick walls and reinforced- concrete roofs. The village is slated to have 110 such structures built. In addition to building homes Habitat will help improve village infrastructure in the region by installing sewage systems, piping in safe drinking water and building community centers. In addition to this, Habitat will encourage greater separation of people and animals with the goal of reducing disease and illness. As a result of these improvements Shuiweidong should become a safer, more secure and healthier community. Construction Tasks: Under the guidance and supervision of skilled workers, participants will help to build new houses in the village. This work may include the mixing and laying of concrete, laying bricks, hauling construction materials, digging foundations, general clearing, and general clean-up. Worksite Safety: Habitat for Humanity follows safety measures for participants to: ALWAYS: Receive safety instruction; Receive supervision; Wear closed-toe footwear; Wear work gloves; Have access to medical professionals; Have access to plenty of drinking water ALWAYS: Receive safety instruction; Receive supervision; Wear closed-toe footwear; Wear work gloves; Have access to medical professionals; Have access to plenty of drinking water NEVER: Use power tools; Work above shoulder height NEVER: Use power tools; Work above shoulder height WHEN APPROPRIATE: Wear hardhats & safety glasses WHEN APPROPRIATE: Wear hardhats & safety glasses

24 Activity Code: CAS01 Group size: Min– 20 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct train between Hong Kong & Guangzhou. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$7,600 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS01 Group size: Min– 20 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct train between Hong Kong & Guangzhou. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$7,600 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS01 China: Conghua

25 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS02 China: Shenzhen SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS02 China: Shenzhen Located in the east of Shenzhen city, Dapeng Peninsula is the biggest and most integrated coastal natural landscape area, which was voted as one of the most beautiful coastlines in China byNational Geography Magazine. Indier is working with Ciwei Migrant Children Community Care Center. It is set for the children whose parents are migrant workers, not rich and busy-making-living and have no enough time and energy to take care of their children. Now the center offers 4 classes to improve their study and give them gifted education. The childrens age is from 7-14 years old. Sample itinerary (subject to confirmation): Located in the east of Shenzhen city, Dapeng Peninsula is the biggest and most integrated coastal natural landscape area, which was voted as one of the most beautiful coastlines in China byNational Geography Magazine. Indier is working with Ciwei Migrant Children Community Care Center. It is set for the children whose parents are migrant workers, not rich and busy-making-living and have no enough time and energy to take care of their children. Now the center offers 4 classes to improve their study and give them gifted education. The childrens age is from 7-14 years old. Sample itinerary (subject to confirmation): DayAMPMNT 1Group travel to Shenzhen, camp orientation & ice breakers Sea kayaking & teambuilding games Welcome dinner & night activities 2Service projects at Ciwei Migrant Children Community Care Center Beach BBQ & camp site set up 3Service projects at Ciwei Migrant Children Community Care Center Show/skit night 4Service Project at Ciwei Migrant Children Community Centre BikingExperience sharing around camp fire 5Nature hikeCamp debriefing & group departures for Hongkong

26 Activity Code: CAS02 Group size: Min– 15Max - 30 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Charter bus between Hong Kong & Guangzhou. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$5,800 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS02 Group size: Min– 15Max - 30 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Charter bus between Hong Kong & Guangzhou. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$5,800 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS02 China: Shenzhen SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS02 China: Shenzhen

27 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian Why Xian? You think you know China? Think again. Xian is not only home to the Terracotta Warriors but is also the cradle of Chinese civilisation. As the capital of ancient China, Xian preserves some of Chinas most significant cultural relics and stunning scenery. In this trip, you will hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) and experience Xian rich heritage through various cultural exchange activities. We promise you that after this trip to Xian, you will get to know China in a brand new way! For more info: http://www.globaledutour.org/english/ What Others Have Said About This Trip I found the Xian trip very stimulating personally and I know the kids found it very rewarding in terms of the opportunity to form relationships with the local students. The kids had a smile on their face throughout and that was an invaluable thing. – S.Kripalani, Humanity Teacher, South Island School The tour was an amazing trip, especially the hike to Huashan. The scenery was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen before. Also the cultural exchange programme with the local students gave me some new insights into their culture and people. The food in the Muslim Quarter was also pretty amazing. – Alfred, Student, Age 16 Why Xian? You think you know China? Think again. Xian is not only home to the Terracotta Warriors but is also the cradle of Chinese civilisation. As the capital of ancient China, Xian preserves some of Chinas most significant cultural relics and stunning scenery. In this trip, you will hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) and experience Xian rich heritage through various cultural exchange activities. We promise you that after this trip to Xian, you will get to know China in a brand new way! For more info: http://www.globaledutour.org/english/ What Others Have Said About This Trip I found the Xian trip very stimulating personally and I know the kids found it very rewarding in terms of the opportunity to form relationships with the local students. The kids had a smile on their face throughout and that was an invaluable thing. – S.Kripalani, Humanity Teacher, South Island School The tour was an amazing trip, especially the hike to Huashan. The scenery was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen before. Also the cultural exchange programme with the local students gave me some new insights into their culture and people. The food in the Muslim Quarter was also pretty amazing. – Alfred, Student, Age 16

28 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian A trip packed with service, action and creativity activities: A trip packed with service, action and creativity activities: Teach English at a local vocational tourism school to improve students English communication skills in preparation for their oversea internship. This service activity will give you the freedom to design and execute your own lesson plan, participate in some fun and unique cultural exchange activities (i.e. dumpling making) and make some new friends in this part of the world! Teach English at a local vocational tourism school to improve students English communication skills in preparation for their oversea internship. This service activity will give you the freedom to design and execute your own lesson plan, participate in some fun and unique cultural exchange activities (i.e. dumpling making) and make some new friends in this part of the world! Hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) – Huashan ( ), which is renowned for its steep paths (2,154m high at the highest peak) and breathtaking scenery Hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) – Huashan ( ), which is renowned for its steep paths (2,154m high at the highest peak) and breathtaking scenery Bike along the gangway of a over 600 year-old ancient city wall (14km) Bike along the gangway of a over 600 year-old ancient city wall (14km) Make your own pocket sized Terracotta Warriors Make your own pocket sized Terracotta Warriors See the world famous Terracotta Warriors and find out why and how they got there See the world famous Terracotta Warriors and find out why and how they got there Visit the Han emperor tomb and observe how China uses new technology to preserve historical sites Visit the Han emperor tomb and observe how China uses new technology to preserve historical sites Stroll along Muslim Quarter to discover the Chinese Muslim food and culture Stroll along Muslim Quarter to discover the Chinese Muslim food and culture Visit Shaanxi History Museum to see some of Chinas exquisite pieces of art and treasures. Visit Shaanxi History Museum to see some of Chinas exquisite pieces of art and treasures. A trip packed with service, action and creativity activities: A trip packed with service, action and creativity activities: Teach English at a local vocational tourism school to improve students English communication skills in preparation for their oversea internship. This service activity will give you the freedom to design and execute your own lesson plan, participate in some fun and unique cultural exchange activities (i.e. dumpling making) and make some new friends in this part of the world! Teach English at a local vocational tourism school to improve students English communication skills in preparation for their oversea internship. This service activity will give you the freedom to design and execute your own lesson plan, participate in some fun and unique cultural exchange activities (i.e. dumpling making) and make some new friends in this part of the world! Hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) – Huashan ( ), which is renowned for its steep paths (2,154m high at the highest peak) and breathtaking scenery Hike one of Chinas Five Great Mountains ( ) – Huashan ( ), which is renowned for its steep paths (2,154m high at the highest peak) and breathtaking scenery Bike along the gangway of a over 600 year-old ancient city wall (14km) Bike along the gangway of a over 600 year-old ancient city wall (14km) Make your own pocket sized Terracotta Warriors Make your own pocket sized Terracotta Warriors See the world famous Terracotta Warriors and find out why and how they got there See the world famous Terracotta Warriors and find out why and how they got there Visit the Han emperor tomb and observe how China uses new technology to preserve historical sites Visit the Han emperor tomb and observe how China uses new technology to preserve historical sites Stroll along Muslim Quarter to discover the Chinese Muslim food and culture Stroll along Muslim Quarter to discover the Chinese Muslim food and culture Visit Shaanxi History Museum to see some of Chinas exquisite pieces of art and treasures. Visit Shaanxi History Museum to see some of Chinas exquisite pieces of art and treasures.

29 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS03 China: Xian Activity Code: CAS03 Group size: Min – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 6D/5N Provisional Dates: Oct 6-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct flights between Hong Kong and Xian. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$11,200 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS03 Group size: Min – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 6D/5N Provisional Dates: Oct 6-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct flights between Hong Kong and Xian. Coach bus while in the city. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$11,200 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

30 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen Why Xiamen? In the remote mountains deep behind the largest world sea port in the 12th century live the Hakka or guest people ( ), who fled from Chinas heart land and have been striving to preserve their cultural heritage. In this trip, students will have a rare opportunity to stay in a hotel converted from a genuine Hakka Fortress, or tu lou ( ) amid an UNESCO World Heritage site. The group will be doing English teaching in a local primary school, where children are always eager to take part in every opportunity to learn and interact with outsiders, and so prone to eyeful of tears when it is time to say goodbye. By being part of the villages everyday life, students will get a taste of the unique communal life that the Hakka people have preserved over the last few centuries, in a reflective contrast with that in modern urban city like Hong Kong. The kind hospitality of the Hakka people will make you feel like you are home away from home! For more info: http://www.globaledutour.org/english/ Why Xiamen? In the remote mountains deep behind the largest world sea port in the 12th century live the Hakka or guest people ( ), who fled from Chinas heart land and have been striving to preserve their cultural heritage. In this trip, students will have a rare opportunity to stay in a hotel converted from a genuine Hakka Fortress, or tu lou ( ) amid an UNESCO World Heritage site. The group will be doing English teaching in a local primary school, where children are always eager to take part in every opportunity to learn and interact with outsiders, and so prone to eyeful of tears when it is time to say goodbye. By being part of the villages everyday life, students will get a taste of the unique communal life that the Hakka people have preserved over the last few centuries, in a reflective contrast with that in modern urban city like Hong Kong. The kind hospitality of the Hakka people will make you feel like you are home away from home! For more info: http://www.globaledutour.org/english/

31 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen Planned activities: Biking along the Hakka Village countryside and within the village Biking along the Hakka Village countryside and within the village DIY traditional peasants art: bamboo straw weaving and string puppet show DIY traditional peasants art: bamboo straw weaving and string puppet show Tea leaves plucking, Oolong tea processing and tea ceremony Tea leaves plucking, Oolong tea processing and tea ceremony Teach basic conversational English and English songs to upper primary students in village school Teach basic conversational English and English songs to upper primary students in village school First hand interaction with the local community First hand interaction with the local community Experience Chinese heritage deep in the remote mountains Experience Chinese heritage deep in the remote mountains Observe the impact of UNESCO status on the development of the Hakka Village Observe the impact of UNESCO status on the development of the Hakka Village Experience traditional Hakka cuisine Experience traditional Hakka cuisine What Others Have Said About This Trip This trip not only broadened my experiences and view, but also changed the way I looked at other cultures. Before I went to Xiamen, I hadnt realised how lucky we were to have such a good education for granted – I now know that people in other places dont have access to good schooling, and feel really happy I could help them with their English. Experiencing the village life first hand was an unforgettable cultural experience too and Id love to go on another trip like this. – Alvina, Student, Age 16 This trip not only broadened my experiences and view, but also changed the way I looked at other cultures. Before I went to Xiamen, I hadnt realised how lucky we were to have such a good education for granted – I now know that people in other places dont have access to good schooling, and feel really happy I could help them with their English. Experiencing the village life first hand was an unforgettable cultural experience too and Id love to go on another trip like this. – Alvina, Student, Age 16 Planned activities: Biking along the Hakka Village countryside and within the village Biking along the Hakka Village countryside and within the village DIY traditional peasants art: bamboo straw weaving and string puppet show DIY traditional peasants art: bamboo straw weaving and string puppet show Tea leaves plucking, Oolong tea processing and tea ceremony Tea leaves plucking, Oolong tea processing and tea ceremony Teach basic conversational English and English songs to upper primary students in village school Teach basic conversational English and English songs to upper primary students in village school First hand interaction with the local community First hand interaction with the local community Experience Chinese heritage deep in the remote mountains Experience Chinese heritage deep in the remote mountains Observe the impact of UNESCO status on the development of the Hakka Village Observe the impact of UNESCO status on the development of the Hakka Village Experience traditional Hakka cuisine Experience traditional Hakka cuisine What Others Have Said About This Trip This trip not only broadened my experiences and view, but also changed the way I looked at other cultures. Before I went to Xiamen, I hadnt realised how lucky we were to have such a good education for granted – I now know that people in other places dont have access to good schooling, and feel really happy I could help them with their English. Experiencing the village life first hand was an unforgettable cultural experience too and Id love to go on another trip like this. – Alvina, Student, Age 16 This trip not only broadened my experiences and view, but also changed the way I looked at other cultures. Before I went to Xiamen, I hadnt realised how lucky we were to have such a good education for granted – I now know that people in other places dont have access to good schooling, and feel really happy I could help them with their English. Experiencing the village life first hand was an unforgettable cultural experience too and Id love to go on another trip like this. – Alvina, Student, Age 16

32 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS04 China: Xiamen Activity Code: CAS04 Group size: Minc – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 6D/5N Provisional Dates: Oct 6-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct flights between Hong Kong and Xiamen. Physical/Skill Requirement: Students should be reasonably competent cyclist to join this tour as it includes some cycling on slightly sloped tarmac paths and a full day scenic tour of 50km. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$9,600 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS04 Group size: Minc – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 6D/5N Provisional Dates: Oct 6-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Direct flights between Hong Kong and Xiamen. Physical/Skill Requirement: Students should be reasonably competent cyclist to join this tour as it includes some cycling on slightly sloped tarmac paths and a full day scenic tour of 50km. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$9,600 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

33 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo Trip Outline: We will stay in beautiful Yangshou, about two hours drive away from Guillin. This is a spectacular part of China with stunning karst scenery and the famous Li river. This trip combines Creativity, Action and Service. Creativity can be trying your hand at fan-making, attending a cooking school and keeping a photographic or video journal of your trip. Action activities include cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, caving and hiking with an overnight camp. Service is working with a local primary school, planning lessons, creating resources to interact with and teaching the children. You will also raise money to donate to the school and take gifts and resources from Hong Kong. All activities are led and managed by Dragonflys professionally trained instructors, and are made as safe as possible with full support throughout. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure. Trip Outline: We will stay in beautiful Yangshou, about two hours drive away from Guillin. This is a spectacular part of China with stunning karst scenery and the famous Li river. This trip combines Creativity, Action and Service. Creativity can be trying your hand at fan-making, attending a cooking school and keeping a photographic or video journal of your trip. Action activities include cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, caving and hiking with an overnight camp. Service is working with a local primary school, planning lessons, creating resources to interact with and teaching the children. You will also raise money to donate to the school and take gifts and resources from Hong Kong. All activities are led and managed by Dragonflys professionally trained instructors, and are made as safe as possible with full support throughout. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure.

34 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo Requirements: Clearly an interest in outdoor activities is a help but an open mind and a willingness to have a go is most important. Some people worry about the train trip but this is a most unusual and enjoyable way to get to our destination which enables you to wake up to a wonderful Chinese landscape. Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Further information if appropriate: http://www.dragonfly.com.hkRequirements: Clearly an interest in outdoor activities is a help but an open mind and a willingness to have a go is most important. Some people worry about the train trip but this is a most unusual and enjoyable way to get to our destination which enables you to wake up to a wonderful Chinese landscape. Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Further information if appropriate: http://www.dragonfly.com.hk

35 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS05 China: Yangshuo Activity Code: CAS05 Group size: Min – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 7D/6N Provisional Dates: Oct 5-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Students will meet at Hung Hom Station for train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, where they will take an overnight sleeper train to Guilin, followed by bus to Yangshuo. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$9,300 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS05 Group size: Min – 20 Max – 40 Duration: 7D/6N Provisional Dates: Oct 5-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Students will meet at Hung Hom Station for train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, where they will take an overnight sleeper train to Guilin, followed by bus to Yangshuo. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$9,300 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

36 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan Trip Outline: We will be exploring Yunnan, a magnificent province of China. The entire area is rich in diverse natural beauty and is famous for its spectacular views. Yunnan has year-round snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, highland landscapes, primitive forests & tropical rain forests. We will visit local villages, experiencing the cultures of some of the many minority groups in the area, impressive monasteries & take a dip in the hot springs. Arriving in Lijiang, we will embark on an adventurous & demanding 2 day trek through the world famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. Service will be conducted in 2 different rural schools where we will play games with the local students & also take part in some physical service work such as re-painting the buildings, planting trees or other repair/maintenance work. For creativity we will be experiencing local foods, preparing & cooking some of our meals. We will also be devising games for our students to play & producing a talent show. Further activities include cycling & a cooking course, camping & campfires. Ending in Shangri-La, we will take part in our second school service at a Tibetan school. Trip Outline: We will be exploring Yunnan, a magnificent province of China. The entire area is rich in diverse natural beauty and is famous for its spectacular views. Yunnan has year-round snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, highland landscapes, primitive forests & tropical rain forests. We will visit local villages, experiencing the cultures of some of the many minority groups in the area, impressive monasteries & take a dip in the hot springs. Arriving in Lijiang, we will embark on an adventurous & demanding 2 day trek through the world famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. Service will be conducted in 2 different rural schools where we will play games with the local students & also take part in some physical service work such as re-painting the buildings, planting trees or other repair/maintenance work. For creativity we will be experiencing local foods, preparing & cooking some of our meals. We will also be devising games for our students to play & producing a talent show. Further activities include cycling & a cooking course, camping & campfires. Ending in Shangri-La, we will take part in our second school service at a Tibetan school.

37 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan Planning for the trip will take place next term where we will amongst other things, take opportunities to train for the hike, plan some games and depending on the requirements of the school, we may organise a collection of useful resources to take with us. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure. Requirements: A willingness to take part in challenging physical activities is required. Students should have the willingness to get involved and plan some creative games for the local students. Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Further information if appropriate: www.terratribes.com Planning for the trip will take place next term where we will amongst other things, take opportunities to train for the hike, plan some games and depending on the requirements of the school, we may organise a collection of useful resources to take with us. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure. Requirements: A willingness to take part in challenging physical activities is required. Students should have the willingness to get involved and plan some creative games for the local students. Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Further information if appropriate: www.terratribes.com

38 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS06 China: Yunnan Activity Code: CAS06 Group size: Min – 25 Max – 30 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Students will take coach bus from Hong Kong to Shenzhen International Airport for flight to Lijiang. Upon return, student will be transferred from Shenzhen to downtown Hong Kong. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$11,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS06 Group size: Min – 25 Max – 30 Duration: 5D/4N Provisional Dates: Oct 7-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Students will take coach bus from Hong Kong to Shenzhen International Airport for flight to Lijiang. Upon return, student will be transferred from Shenzhen to downtown Hong Kong. Physical/Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Meals: Included for China Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable or use own China Home Return Card ( ) Estimated cost*: HK$11,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

39 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi Tasikoki is a wildlife rescue centre in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, which specialises in the native primate species (Sulawesi macaques), the birds from Wallacea and Papua, as well as a variety of other endemic animals such as Babirusa. Tasikoki is a unit of the Masarang Foundation, led by Dr. Willie Smits, which strives to protect the forests of North Sulawesi for the benefit of the people, the flora and the fauna. Masarang has developed many initiatives to educate the local people and provide sustainable alternatives as well as environmental solutions locally that can have a global impact. Dr. Smits built Tasikoki at the beginning of the last decade, along with several other rescue centres across Indonesia, to provide part of the solution to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.Dr. Willie Smits North Sulawesi has been a hotspot for the smuggling of wildlife out of Indonesia onto the global market via the Philippines. Animals from all over the vast Indonesian archipelago have suffered this trade route. Tasikoki is therefore in a strategic location to help the authorities tackle this crime and take care of the wildlife confiscated from this trade. The rescue centre employs a team of dedicated local staff, who care for the animals as they undergo quarantine, followed by physical and mental rehabilitation in their preparation for release or sanctuary care. Alongside the rescue and wildlife rehabilitation, Tasikoki is developing education programmes locally and regionally to spread awareness of the threats being faced by Indonesias precious biodiversity. This work is currently led by an international team and supported by hard-working volunteers from all over the world. Tasikoki is a wildlife rescue centre in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, which specialises in the native primate species (Sulawesi macaques), the birds from Wallacea and Papua, as well as a variety of other endemic animals such as Babirusa. Tasikoki is a unit of the Masarang Foundation, led by Dr. Willie Smits, which strives to protect the forests of North Sulawesi for the benefit of the people, the flora and the fauna. Masarang has developed many initiatives to educate the local people and provide sustainable alternatives as well as environmental solutions locally that can have a global impact. Dr. Smits built Tasikoki at the beginning of the last decade, along with several other rescue centres across Indonesia, to provide part of the solution to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.Dr. Willie Smits North Sulawesi has been a hotspot for the smuggling of wildlife out of Indonesia onto the global market via the Philippines. Animals from all over the vast Indonesian archipelago have suffered this trade route. Tasikoki is therefore in a strategic location to help the authorities tackle this crime and take care of the wildlife confiscated from this trade. The rescue centre employs a team of dedicated local staff, who care for the animals as they undergo quarantine, followed by physical and mental rehabilitation in their preparation for release or sanctuary care. Alongside the rescue and wildlife rehabilitation, Tasikoki is developing education programmes locally and regionally to spread awareness of the threats being faced by Indonesias precious biodiversity. This work is currently led by an international team and supported by hard-working volunteers from all over the world.

40 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi Programme – Animal Rescue Tasikoki has been established as a facility to enable the confiscation of animals from illegal wildlife traders and smugglers. Tasikokis rescue team assists the authorities by investigating wildlife crimes and providing evidence to aid prosecution. The animals, the victims of this trade, can find safe refuge at the rescue centre and begin a rehabilitation programme so that they can be released back to the wild where suitable habitat is available. Professional quarantine and an on-site veterinary clinic enable Tasikoki to offer the animals expert medical care prior to transit to a suitable rehabilitation centre or begin rehabilitation in- house for native species. Apart from dealing with confiscated wildlife, the Tasikoki rescue team also helps victims of human conflict. Where wild animals are hurt or suffering due to human intervention, we try to assist in rescuing animals from these problems and facilitating solutions to the conflicts. Currently Tasikoki is home to 150 birds of 20 different species, approximately 50 primates including macaques, gibbons and orangutans, as well as a host of other wildlife, such as sun bears, leopard, babirusa, deer, crocodiles and more that are all in need of continuous care. Programme – Animal Rescue Tasikoki has been established as a facility to enable the confiscation of animals from illegal wildlife traders and smugglers. Tasikokis rescue team assists the authorities by investigating wildlife crimes and providing evidence to aid prosecution. The animals, the victims of this trade, can find safe refuge at the rescue centre and begin a rehabilitation programme so that they can be released back to the wild where suitable habitat is available. Professional quarantine and an on-site veterinary clinic enable Tasikoki to offer the animals expert medical care prior to transit to a suitable rehabilitation centre or begin rehabilitation in- house for native species. Apart from dealing with confiscated wildlife, the Tasikoki rescue team also helps victims of human conflict. Where wild animals are hurt or suffering due to human intervention, we try to assist in rescuing animals from these problems and facilitating solutions to the conflicts. Currently Tasikoki is home to 150 birds of 20 different species, approximately 50 primates including macaques, gibbons and orangutans, as well as a host of other wildlife, such as sun bears, leopard, babirusa, deer, crocodiles and more that are all in need of continuous care.

41 Activity Code: CAS07 Group size: Max – 20 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11 Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Manado via Jakarta. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Indonesia Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 18,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS07 Group size: Max – 20 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11 Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Manado via Jakarta. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Indonesia Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 18,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS07 Indonesia: Sulawesi

42 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi Trip Outline: There will be a major service element lasting 8 days in Limuru. This will include undertaking a major project such as renovating a building at an orphanage or other practical work. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with students from the local community. One day will be spent on a safari in one of Kenyas many amazing national parks. This trip will provide opportunities on the creative side allowing students to practice wildlife photography. Students should be prepared to face new adventures and to be challenged daily on this life changing trip. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure. Requirements: Students should expect to invest time and energy into this trip both before we go and after we return. They will be expected to raise support for the practical activity that we are undertaking. They will also be required to participate in training sessions that will allow them to be well equipped for the work we are doing before we travel. For most students, the whole African experience can be life- changing. The children they interact with have very little but what they lack in resources, they more than make up for in terms of enthusiasm, openness and a joy to life. Once students return they often find that they are moved to continue to provide support for the orphanage in some way and this can easily be developed into a CAS project. Trip Outline: There will be a major service element lasting 8 days in Limuru. This will include undertaking a major project such as renovating a building at an orphanage or other practical work. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with students from the local community. One day will be spent on a safari in one of Kenyas many amazing national parks. This trip will provide opportunities on the creative side allowing students to practice wildlife photography. Students should be prepared to face new adventures and to be challenged daily on this life changing trip. More details will be provided closer to the trips departure. Requirements: Students should expect to invest time and energy into this trip both before we go and after we return. They will be expected to raise support for the practical activity that we are undertaking. They will also be required to participate in training sessions that will allow them to be well equipped for the work we are doing before we travel. For most students, the whole African experience can be life- changing. The children they interact with have very little but what they lack in resources, they more than make up for in terms of enthusiasm, openness and a joy to life. Once students return they often find that they are moved to continue to provide support for the orphanage in some way and this can easily be developed into a CAS project.

43 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Concern regarding travel in Kenya: If students and parents have concerns about travelling to Kenya, please consult: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by- country/sub-saharan-africa/kenya1 For queries about how this travel advice relates to the trip, please consult the trip leader and your own embassy. Special notes: The school and trip leaders reserve the right to refuse to include any student on a trip who they consider would be detrimental to the overall success of the trip or in the case of medical/health concerns. Concern regarding travel in Kenya: If students and parents have concerns about travelling to Kenya, please consult: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by- country/sub-saharan-africa/kenya1 For queries about how this travel advice relates to the trip, please consult the trip leader and your own embassy.

44 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS08 Kenya: Nairobi Activity Code: CAS08 Group size: Max – 20 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 3–12. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Provisional Dates: Oct 3–12 (arriving late in the evening). Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Nairobi will stop in Bangkok. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Kenya Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 19,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS08 Group size: Max – 20 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 3–12. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Provisional Dates: Oct 3–12 (arriving late in the evening). Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Nairobi will stop in Bangkok. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Kenya Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 19,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

45 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang The Laos Service Trip is based near Luang Prabang, the ancient capital. While Luang Prabang itself is a tourist hotspot, we work in a remote village a few hours outside of the city, where the impact of tourism has not had the same effect on the economy and lives of the inhabitants. The projects will be carefully chosen according to what best serves the community at the time - perhaps assisting in school classrooms with education and mentoring, or providing assistance with other needs such as refurbishing or rebuilding classrooms, physical work in the village, setting up libraries, or similar projects that are required at the time. The opportunity to improve the lives of others and enhance education experiences in impoverished areas is an incredible privilege, and is guaranteed to be a lifechanging experience. The students will come back from the trip with new friends, incredible memories and as more mature, socially aware global citizens. The value of the trip will reach into many parts of the students lives, and the cross-cultural relationships developed will be a source of happiness and inspiration for many years to come. The school will also benefit from developing links and relationships across the world, and becoming part of a bigger global network. The Laos Service Trip is based near Luang Prabang, the ancient capital. While Luang Prabang itself is a tourist hotspot, we work in a remote village a few hours outside of the city, where the impact of tourism has not had the same effect on the economy and lives of the inhabitants. The projects will be carefully chosen according to what best serves the community at the time - perhaps assisting in school classrooms with education and mentoring, or providing assistance with other needs such as refurbishing or rebuilding classrooms, physical work in the village, setting up libraries, or similar projects that are required at the time. The opportunity to improve the lives of others and enhance education experiences in impoverished areas is an incredible privilege, and is guaranteed to be a lifechanging experience. The students will come back from the trip with new friends, incredible memories and as more mature, socially aware global citizens. The value of the trip will reach into many parts of the students lives, and the cross-cultural relationships developed will be a source of happiness and inspiration for many years to come. The school will also benefit from developing links and relationships across the world, and becoming part of a bigger global network.

46 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang Sample Itinerary (subject to confirmation) Day 1 Arrival at Luang Prabang. Visit to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) to learn aout the different ethnic groups the studens will meet during their stay in Laos. Climb to the summit of Mount Phousi in the centre of Luang Prabang. Day 2 Hike through the mountains to Ban Naluang, a remote village which will be home for the next few days. The group will be introduced to the hosts who have students to sleep in their houses. A guided tour of the village, explaining the local culture & customs. Day 3-4 Service project with the local community Opportunities to play with local students – a great way of breaking down barriers & interaction. Baci ceremony on Day 3. Baci is a ritual which has been practiced for hundreds of years and it is used to celebrate important events and occasions. The ritual of the Baci involves tying strings around a persons wrist to bring good luck and prosperity. The people of Laos believe that the tying of white strings represents tying of the 32 spirits to the body putting them back in harmony. The elderly of the village draw together giving you blessings. The more white cotton bracelets your wrists are filled with, the more well wishes you have. Sample Itinerary (subject to confirmation) Day 1 Arrival at Luang Prabang. Visit to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) to learn aout the different ethnic groups the studens will meet during their stay in Laos. Climb to the summit of Mount Phousi in the centre of Luang Prabang. Day 2 Hike through the mountains to Ban Naluang, a remote village which will be home for the next few days. The group will be introduced to the hosts who have students to sleep in their houses. A guided tour of the village, explaining the local culture & customs. Day 3-4 Service project with the local community Opportunities to play with local students – a great way of breaking down barriers & interaction. Baci ceremony on Day 3. Baci is a ritual which has been practiced for hundreds of years and it is used to celebrate important events and occasions. The ritual of the Baci involves tying strings around a persons wrist to bring good luck and prosperity. The people of Laos believe that the tying of white strings represents tying of the 32 spirits to the body putting them back in harmony. The elderly of the village draw together giving you blessings. The more white cotton bracelets your wrists are filled with, the more well wishes you have.

47 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang Sample Itinerary (subject to confirmation) Day 5 Ban Pak Ou. The caves are home to thousands of carved buddha statues, which the group will climb up to explore. Cruise down the Mekong. Day 6 See to daily ritual of giving of alms to the monks – a fascinating sight as orange-robed monks line the streets to collect food and offerings from the locals. Kuang Sii Waterwall. Bear Rescue Centre: an NGO working to protect Moon Bears in Laos. Day 7 Departure day. Sample Itinerary (subject to confirmation) Day 5 Ban Pak Ou. The caves are home to thousands of carved buddha statues, which the group will climb up to explore. Cruise down the Mekong. Day 6 See to daily ritual of giving of alms to the monks – a fascinating sight as orange-robed monks line the streets to collect food and offerings from the locals. Kuang Sii Waterwall. Bear Rescue Centre: an NGO working to protect Moon Bears in Laos. Day 7 Departure day.

48 Activity Code: CAS09 Group size: Mmin – 15 Max – 30 Duration: 7D/6N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Luang Prabang. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Laos Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 14,000 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Activity Code: CAS09 Group size: Mmin – 15 Max – 30 Duration: 7D/6N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Luang Prabang. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Laos Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 14,000 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS09 Laos: Luang Prabang

49 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah The programme begins near Kota Kinabalu with a dive conservation scheme with Reef Check Malaysia, the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme. It then moves on to Sandakan to begin service work at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Itinerary Highlights: Contribute to the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme (Reef Check) Contribute to the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme (Reef Check) Participate on three dives aimed at advancing Reef Checks conservation goals. The dives will involve coral transplanting, cleaning nurseries and reef monitoring. Participate on three dives aimed at advancing Reef Checks conservation goals. The dives will involve coral transplanting, cleaning nurseries and reef monitoring. Learn to set up your own jungle camp and sleep in hammocks on a tropical island Learn to set up your own jungle camp and sleep in hammocks on a tropical island Volunteer as part of a Bear Action Team (BAT) at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This will involve building infrastructure that supports the centres goals of providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released and educating the public by raising awareness about this species, which is categorised as vulnerable. Volunteer as part of a Bear Action Team (BAT) at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This will involve building infrastructure that supports the centres goals of providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released and educating the public by raising awareness about this species, which is categorised as vulnerable. Enjoy exclusive viewing of the Sun Bears - the worlds smallest bear Enjoy exclusive viewing of the Sun Bears - the worlds smallest bear Learn about the plight of endangered orangutan and witness feeding time at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about the plight of endangered orangutan and witness feeding time at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Experience the hustle and bustle of a local Malaysian food market Experience the hustle and bustle of a local Malaysian food market The programme begins near Kota Kinabalu with a dive conservation scheme with Reef Check Malaysia, the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme. It then moves on to Sandakan to begin service work at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Itinerary Highlights: Contribute to the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme (Reef Check) Contribute to the United Nations official community-based reef monitoring programme (Reef Check) Participate on three dives aimed at advancing Reef Checks conservation goals. The dives will involve coral transplanting, cleaning nurseries and reef monitoring. Participate on three dives aimed at advancing Reef Checks conservation goals. The dives will involve coral transplanting, cleaning nurseries and reef monitoring. Learn to set up your own jungle camp and sleep in hammocks on a tropical island Learn to set up your own jungle camp and sleep in hammocks on a tropical island Volunteer as part of a Bear Action Team (BAT) at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This will involve building infrastructure that supports the centres goals of providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released and educating the public by raising awareness about this species, which is categorised as vulnerable. Volunteer as part of a Bear Action Team (BAT) at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. This will involve building infrastructure that supports the centres goals of providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released and educating the public by raising awareness about this species, which is categorised as vulnerable. Enjoy exclusive viewing of the Sun Bears - the worlds smallest bear Enjoy exclusive viewing of the Sun Bears - the worlds smallest bear Learn about the plight of endangered orangutan and witness feeding time at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about the plight of endangered orangutan and witness feeding time at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Experience the hustle and bustle of a local Malaysian food market Experience the hustle and bustle of a local Malaysian food market

50 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah Dive Conservation Programme The dive program will be run by Borneo Dream, a reputable dive company who have teamed up with Reef Check Malaysia to promote their efforts. The program will include four dives each with a different focus on conservation and/or improving skills. During this time the groups will camp on a cove on Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in hammocks for a really wild experience! The programmme will see Reef Check deliver educational talks to support the conservation program the team will carry out underwater. The lessons will cover coral transplanting, nursery clean up and fish surveys. Among other things, participants will learn about the destruction of the coral reefs, often a result of dynamite fishing, and the effects this has on marine life. Reef Check is a non-profit foundation established in over 82 countries worldwide and has received international environmental awards for its work. It is the United Nations official community- based reef monitoring programme. This non-profit organizations mission is to: Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and the crisis facing them Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and the crisis facing them Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide. Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide. Dive Conservation Programme The dive program will be run by Borneo Dream, a reputable dive company who have teamed up with Reef Check Malaysia to promote their efforts. The program will include four dives each with a different focus on conservation and/or improving skills. During this time the groups will camp on a cove on Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in hammocks for a really wild experience! The programmme will see Reef Check deliver educational talks to support the conservation program the team will carry out underwater. The lessons will cover coral transplanting, nursery clean up and fish surveys. Among other things, participants will learn about the destruction of the coral reefs, often a result of dynamite fishing, and the effects this has on marine life. Reef Check is a non-profit foundation established in over 82 countries worldwide and has received international environmental awards for its work. It is the United Nations official community- based reef monitoring programme. This non-profit organizations mission is to: Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and the crisis facing them Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and the crisis facing them Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide. Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.

51 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS10 Malaysia: Sabah Borneo Dream (dive operator): http://www.borneodream.com http://www.borneodream.com Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park: http://www.sabahparks.org/eng/tunku_abdul_rahman_park/ Reef Check Malaysia: http://www.reefcheck.org.my/about.php Activity Code: CAS10 Group size: Min – 12 Max – 24 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Malaysia Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 16,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. Borneo Dream (dive operator): http://www.borneodream.com http://www.borneodream.com Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park: http://www.sabahparks.org/eng/tunku_abdul_rahman_park/ Reef Check Malaysia: http://www.reefcheck.org.my/about.php Activity Code: CAS10 Group size: Min – 12 Max – 24 Duration: 10D/9N Provisional Dates: Oct 5–11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kota Kinabalu. Students to make own way to HK Intl Airport on day of travel. Physical / Skill Requirement: This activity is suitable for all students, but note that on some days, there will be quite a lot of physical activities. Special Equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable. Meals: Included for Malaysia Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Immunisation: Students to arrange own immunisation Estimated cost*: HK$ 16,500 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased.

52 Nepal is for many a mystical land, invoking images of high mountain peaks, dark forest with tigers and elephants, and ancient cities. It is all of these and much more. Nepal has the highest mountain in the world (Mt. Everest), incredible trekking routes in the shadows of the Himalayas, great national parks such as Chitwan, the UNESCO Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley, and truly wonderful people. Although Nepal has long been recognized as a tourist destination, internal conflicts in the country through 2008 had worsened the situation for many Nepalese. Even as the country today emerges from a period of turmoil, it still ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world. Your service efforts will greatly help a village community by increasing the quality and availability of education, medical aid, and support for women. One current project involves building a multi-function community center that will offer a place where villagers can meet together, and house medical missions and offer locals better access to doctors. Students are involved by being workers and managers on the project, engage in construction efforts, making mortar, building walls, painting, and everything else. Nepal is for many a mystical land, invoking images of high mountain peaks, dark forest with tigers and elephants, and ancient cities. It is all of these and much more. Nepal has the highest mountain in the world (Mt. Everest), incredible trekking routes in the shadows of the Himalayas, great national parks such as Chitwan, the UNESCO Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley, and truly wonderful people. Although Nepal has long been recognized as a tourist destination, internal conflicts in the country through 2008 had worsened the situation for many Nepalese. Even as the country today emerges from a period of turmoil, it still ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world. Your service efforts will greatly help a village community by increasing the quality and availability of education, medical aid, and support for women. One current project involves building a multi-function community center that will offer a place where villagers can meet together, and house medical missions and offer locals better access to doctors. Students are involved by being workers and managers on the project, engage in construction efforts, making mortar, building walls, painting, and everything else. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu

53 The program offers a range of experiences focused around a significant community service project as mentioned above. We also visit the incredible temple and market areas of Kathmandu, go white water rafting, and have a half day hike with Himalayan views, including the inspiring Mt. Manaslu. We enjoy the village environment and campsite in our project area, taking daily swims in the clean river waters, getting to know the villagers and easily adapting to the slower pace of village life. It is a truly one-of-a-kind experience and one you will remember for years to come. Activity Code: CAS011 Group size: Min – 15Max – 30 Duration: 8D/7N (from departing to arriving Hong Kong) Provisional Dates: Oct 4-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Physical/Skill requirements: Nil Special equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable Meals: Included for Nepal Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kathmandu Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Estimated cost per student*: HK$18,400 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. The program offers a range of experiences focused around a significant community service project as mentioned above. We also visit the incredible temple and market areas of Kathmandu, go white water rafting, and have a half day hike with Himalayan views, including the inspiring Mt. Manaslu. We enjoy the village environment and campsite in our project area, taking daily swims in the clean river waters, getting to know the villagers and easily adapting to the slower pace of village life. It is a truly one-of-a-kind experience and one you will remember for years to come. Activity Code: CAS011 Group size: Min – 15Max – 30 Duration: 8D/7N (from departing to arriving Hong Kong) Provisional Dates: Oct 4-11. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Physical/Skill requirements: Nil Special equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable Meals: Included for Nepal Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kathmandu Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Estimated cost per student*: HK$18,400 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) * Cost has included administration fees. Final cost is subject to the number of participants. In case of under-subscription, cost may be increased. SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu

54 SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12SIS goes MaD 2013 - Y12 CAS11 Nepal: Kathmandu Activity Code: CAS011 2013-14 Year group: Years 8, 9 & 10 Group size: Min – 10Max – 40 Duration: 7D/6N (from departing to arriving Hong Kong) Provisional Dates: Oct 4-12. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Physical/Skill requirements: Nil Special equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable Meals: Included for Chiang Rai Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kathmandu, via Bangkok Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Estimated cost per student*: HK$18,400 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) Activity Code: CAS011 2013-14 Year group: Years 8, 9 & 10 Group size: Min – 10Max – 40 Duration: 7D/6N (from departing to arriving Hong Kong) Provisional Dates: Oct 4-12. Students should keep the weekend either side of MaD Week available in case of schedule changes. Physical/Skill requirements: Nil Special equipment: To be advised at a later stage, if applicable Meals: Included for Chiang Rai Transportation: Flights between Hong Kong and Kathmandu, via Bangkok Passport Validity: 6 months Travel Visa: Students to arrange own travel visa, if applicable. Estimated cost per student*: HK$18,400 (may vary due to factors such as exchange rates, fuel surcharges and group size.) Deposit: HK$2,000 (non-refundable/non-transferrable)


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