Residential visits for Prep aged students are a perfect way to build many of the skills and attributes that form our Kellett Learner Profile. By taking students out of the classroom and extending learning into the outdoors and unfamiliar settings, students are challenged in new and different ways. The activities they engage in develop teamwork and leadership skills; staying away from home encourages independence and resilience and exposure to new people and places helps them to develop a Global Outlook. Residential visits are key milestones in our student's journey through Prep School where we see them flourish and mature.
The residential programme begins in Year 3 with a one night camp on Cheung Chau island. Experiencing the real world beyond the classroom and developing independence is an essential part of learning and personal development.
Year 4 children go to Lantau, staying at the YWCA for two nights. They make cultural visits to Tai O, The Big Buddha, The Buddhist Monastry, The Tung Chung fort on the island and take part in a wide range of fun and energizing outdoor pursuit activities such as archery and a ropes course.
The Year 5 residential visit is a five day trip to Beijing to foster their independence and awareness of other cultures. The children visit our sister school in Beijing as well as major cultural sites, including The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. The children also practice their Mandarin skills in local markets.
Year 6 children go to the Outward Bound Centre in Sai Kung for five nights. They experience camping in a tent, cooking for themselves in an outdoor environment and developing their social skills within their peer group. The children face challenges with determination and build resilience as they take part in a jetty jump, high rope activities and orienteering. They also beautiful hikes through areas of outstanding beauty in Hong Kong.