Some exciting changes are coming to the Discover China Week Trips next school year (2017/18). These changes are in line with the NIS “Student Voice and Choice” and “Burst the Bubble” strategies.
There are three major changes:
1. All Grade 6-11 students will have a choice of three trips.
2. Grade levels are combined: Grades 6 and 7, Grades 8 and 9, and Grades 10 and 11.
3. The Grade 12 trip will be held in late May 2018.
Grade 6-11 Discover China Week (October 23rd-27th 2017)
Grade 6 and 7:
Choice 1: Taishan
Choice 2: Huangshan – New trip
Choice 3: Hangzhou
Grade 8 and 9:
Choice 1: Beijing
Choice 2: Moganshan – New Trip
Choice 3: Shaolin Temple and Luoyang – New Trip
Grade 10 and 11
Choice 1: Guizhou
Choice 2: Yangshuo
Choice 3: Xiamen
Note: Next year’s G11 students cannot go on the same trip as you went on this year in G10.
After the April Break on Tuesday April 11th (Week 29) more information will be given to you and parents about the trips and then on Monday April 17th (Week 30) you will need to choose (on Veracross) which trip you wish to go on – choices will close on Monday April 24th. There will be minimum and maximum number of students set for each trip. All current G5-10 students should choose a trip unless you are certain you will not be at NIS next school year.
Grade 12 : Discover China Week (May 2018)
The dates of the Grade 12 trip have been changed to after Grade 12 examinations in late May 2018. When Grades 6-11 are on the October Discover China Week trips Grade 12 students will remain in school and work on Extended Essay, TOK and other academic areas. The destination of the G12 trip is yet to be decided. More details will be given to Grade 12 students and parents about this early next school year.