Program Information

Arrival Procedures

  • Arriving @ Repulse Bay - Teachers/ teacher assistants will meet students at the bus lay-by (where school buses drop-off and pick-up during the school year). Students will be escorted to the main gathering point (Lower Primary School gymnasium) at the start of the morning and afternoon classes.
  • Identification Tag - All students younger than nine years old must wear their student identification tags prior to getting on the school buses or entering the campus. The ID tags are available under Form Download.
  • Students waiting on campus, please note: Students with only a morning or afternoon activity should arrive no more than 10 minutes before the course begins, and if not taking the bus, they should be collected promptly after class. There is NO supervision for students who arrive too early or stay late after class.
  • Important Note: While it is unlikely that we may have to make changes to bookings, scheduled teachers, the venue or other matters, HKIS reserves the right to do so at any time. We shall inform you as early as possible in the event that this is necessary.


Student Absences

Parents/guardians are obliged to notify the Summer Program Office in advance or on the day of their child's absence. Please follow the procedure as outlined below:

  • Email us at or call at 2812-5620 or 2812-5621 before 9:00 am In reporting a student’s absence, please clearly state the student's name, the name of the course they are attending and the name of their teacher. If no one is at the desk, please leave a message on the voicemail.
  • Alternatively, students can provide a written note from the parents or guardian prior to his/her absence. The note should be given to the classroom teacher at the beginning of class.

Student Illness - 48 Hour Fever Policy

Should your child develop a fever as a result of illness, HKIS has a fever policy that requires parents keep their children at home for a minimum of 48 hours after the fever has gone AND they have not taken fever-reducing medicine such as Panadol or Ibuprofen.

  • Fever: Students with a temperature of 37.5C (99.5F) or greater should not return to school until they have been fever-free for 48 hours WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF FEVER REDUCING MEDICINE.
  • Vomiting & Diarrhea: Students with vomiting and/or Diarrhea should not return to school until 24 hrs after the last episode. Students need to be asymptomatic for 24 hrs without the use of antidiarrheals (e.g. Imodium).

There shall be no refunds due to absences caused by illness and the 48 hour policy.

Discipline Policy

All children are expected to maintain proper behavior during the camp sessions. If a child displays inappropriate, disruptive or disrespectful behavior toward teachers and other children, we will first approach the problem through positive discipline. If this does not work, we will contact the parents. If the disruptive behavior continues, the child will be dismissed from the program and no refunds will be given. In the event of exceptional circumstances that behavior of a child or adult is considered offensive or extreme then appropriate action will be taken. This may result in the Child being immediately sent home without a refund. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of the Summer School Office

Health Office

A full-time registered nurse will be in attendance on campus during the Summer Discovery Program. Please ensure you have completed the health form accurately.

Student Medical Insurance Plan

Please note that HKIS expects students to be enrolled in a personal health insurance plan. HKIS Does NOT provide medical coverage for students if accidents occur during school related activities.


Parents Out Of Town

The following policy on Parents’ Absence from Hong Kong is a guideline for when both parents/guardians are absent from Hong Kong while their child is attending the HKIS Summer Discovery Program.

  • If both parents/guardians intend to leave Hong Kong while their child remains in attendance in the HKIS Summer Discovery Program, an alternative guardian must be appointed. Prior to departure, they must complete the Notification of parents absence from HK form and submit it to the Summer Program Office.
  • Because illness, accidents and unforeseen problems can occur, the school asks that the duly appointed guardian lives directly with or close to the child to provide adequate care and supervision. (A domestic helper who speaks English may qualify as an acceptable guardian (if the parents so choose.)
  • If both parents/guardians are absent from Hong Kong without submitting the Notification of parents absence from HK form, HKIS will not permit their child to continue in the program.

HKIS Summer Discovery Program does not intend to interfere with parental responsibilities, our goal is to serve the child’s best interest. We must be able to make direct contact with the child’s parents or guardians while he/she is in our care.

School Visit

While we understand that parents are interested and care about their child's summer school activities and experiences, school visit is currently unavailable. Please contact the Summer Program Office directly if you have any concerns regarding your child.