Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

College Life

Important changes to CCA provision for 2022-23

Over the past few years, there have been many disruptions to our normal school life. However, this has put us in a unique position to review, restore and regenerate our CCA programme. We encourage our students at Discovery College to use the CCA programme to “Discover where their true passion lies” by engaging in as many Co-Curricular activities as possible. To enable us to reallocate these resources effectively, we are streamlining the CCA fees for 2022-23. We are introducing a universal co-curricular fee of HK$600 for all DC students in line with other ESF schools. In place of the old ‘pay-per-play’ system, each student will now pay a one-off annual fee of $600 at the beginning of the school year, regardless of the activities that they choose. This provides equal access to the programme, as well as bringing us in line with other ESF schools.

Please take a moment to watch this video for more information here

Co-curricular activities enhance and build on children’s experiences and learning within the school. The activities will contribute to their intellectual, social, cultural and emotional growth. They will cater to a wide variety of needs and cultures within the school community and will be used to forge links with the wider community. Our expectation is that all students become involved in some form of regular activity outside of school hours for their general health and well-being. Staff offer co-curricular activities, unpaid, in the areas of their passion and expertise.

All efforts are made to keep costs to an absolute minimum, however, we do ask for a small fee to cover basic costs such as (but not limited to) materials specific to the activity, consumables and equipment wear and tear.

In addition, student-run CCAs will be offered alongside those taken by staff. Student-run CCAs are taken by secondary students, usually targeted to primary, and must be approved by the Student Council and had a teacher mentor to provide guidance. They will be advertised and costed in the same way as those CCAs taken by staff.

Please note: no make-up lessons are offered due to absence, inclement weather, suspension of classes or school closure.

Guidelines

  • Students may choose in which terms and in which activities they enrol.

  • Students may choose the same activity or change activities at the start of a term.

  • New activities may be added from term to term.

  • Activities that involve sporting competitions may require a commitment to practice sessions and competition fixtures, including uniform/travel expenses.

  • Students commit themselves to their choices at the start of each term.

Enrolment details will be sent out via the Explorer newsletter ahead of each term commencing.