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Refund Policy on school trips & activities

College Life

Hong Kong-based trips and camps, including No Boundaries

  • 50 per cent of the total fee minus non-refundable items (such as accommodation, transport) will be refunded if a student withdraws less than 48 hours prior to the event and the family provides notification to the school that is deemed reasonable.

  • 100 per cent of the total fee minus non-refundable items (such as flights, accommodation, transport) will be refunded if a student withdraws more than 48 hours prior to the event and the family provides notification to the school that is deemed reasonable.

  • Refunds are to be requested in writing to the teacher supervising the activity and must be accompanied with relevant medical certificates in the case of a student withdrawing from the activity due to illness.

  • If a student gives no notification of withdrawal or non-attendance then no refund will be made.

  • Refunds will not be made if a student is sent home from the activity due to illness or injury occurring at the activity.

  • Refunds will not be made if a student is sent home from the activity due to disciplinary reasons.

  • Refunds based on absence due to family reasons will be decided upon on an individual basis by the school Principal.

  • A contingency charge of 5% is applied against all HK based trips. Contingency monies are used to cover losses.

  • Any surplus above $100 per student will be refunded to parents. All surpluses are refunded into students’ eWallet accounts.

Overseas trips

  • 50 per cent of the total fee minus non-refundable items (such as flights, accommodation, transport) will be refunded if a student withdraws less than three days prior to the event and the family provides notification to the school that is deemed reasonable.

  • 100 per cent of the total fee minus non-refundable items (such as flights, accommodation, transport) will be refunded if a student withdraws more than three days prior to the event and the family provides notification to the school that is deemed reasonable.

  • Refunds are to be requested in writing to the teacher supervising the activity and must be accompanied with relevant medical certificates in the case of a student withdrawing from the activity due to illness.

  • If a student gives no notification of withdrawal or non-attendance then no refund will be made.

  • Refunds will not be made if a student is sent home from the activity due to illness or injury occurring at the activity.

  • Refunds will not be made if a student is sent home from the activity due to disciplinary reasons.

  • Refunds based on absence due to family reasons will be decided upon on an individual basis by the school Principal.

  • A contingency charge of 7% is applied against all overseas-based trips. Contingency monies are used to cover losses, including such things as fluctuations in exchange rates.

  • Any surplus above $100 per student will be refunded to parents. All surpluses are refunded into students’ eWallet accounts.

  • Discovery College will apply an administration fee of $100 per student for all overseas trips.

  • Any air travel will include an amount calculated by distance for carbon emissions, with the funds invested into carbon offset programmes.

No Boundaries overseas trips (Years 10, 11 & 12)

  • Contingency monies for No Boundaries trips are placed into a general pool, which is used to cover losses on any particular trip/s. Once this has been done, any surpluses above $100 per student are refunded to parents on a pro-rata basis on the trips where there was no deficit.

  • Discovery College applies an administration fee of $500 per student for all No Boundaries trips, which covers:

  • employment of administration personnel specifically for No Boundaries;

  • reconnaissance trips for following year’s trips including flights, accommodation, transport, etc.

  • printing and photocopy charges;

  • first aid supplies and kits.


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