7 Apr 2017

Quest Week 2017, Year 8 Signing up Procedure

Quest Week 2017

Dear Y8 Students and Parents,

As you are all new to the procedure of signing up for Quest Week Options (which is happening very soon), we thought it would be a good idea to let you know what the procedure is.

Hopefully by now, you will know that the web site which contains all the information, costs and sample itineraries for Quest Week 2017 is now open for viewing. For students, this can be accessed via the Isle by following the tab “Student” and then selecting “Quest Week” from the drop down menu.  Parents can access the site from the Island School Home page by following the “Life at IS” tab selecting “Quest Week” from the drop down menu and then clicking on the sentence ‘Click here to visit the Island School Quest Week website’ at the bottom of the page. It can also be accessed via the link below –


You have been asked to have a good look at what is available and what interests you. It is very important that you talk this through with your parents as well as your friends – because we know how important that is to most of you!

Information about the dates/times of the sign-up process are on the Quest Week web site under “Choosing Options Process”, which is in the drop down menu of “Quest Week Info” at the top of the home page. There is also information about “Choosing wisely” and “Being away from home”.

It is very important that before the options open for choosing; you know what your Gateway log-in is and that you double check that it works. You will need to do this in order to be able to make your selection.

Once on the Gateway web site, you need to click on:

1.)   Activities (in black next to ARR)

2.)   Activity in that pull-down menu.

3.)   Select Quest Week 2017 from the Blue tab at the top of the page.

4.)   Then you should be able to make your selection, once the Gateway system is ‘live’.

5.)   Once the option is full, you will get a “no quota” message if you continue to try to get in. You then need to select something else.

6.)   Whilst the system is open, you may change your option, but you must ‘withdraw’ from your chosen option before you can select another.

7.)   The options are filled on a first come – first served basis and they also have pre-set maximums. Once they are full, you will not be able to add your name, and so will have to consider an alternative option.

8.)   Please remember that your choices are FINAL and you cannot change your option once the system is closed.

If you have any difficulties with logging-in to the Gateway, please go to 143 before Saturday 11thMarch to ask for help.

Dates for Sign Up

1.    Sign up opens to Y11 & Y12 (next year’s Y12 & Y13) on Thursday 9th March at 8:00pm and closes on Friday 10th March at 9:00pm.

2.   Open to Y8, Y9 & Y10 (next year’s Y9, Y10 & Y11) on Saturday 11th March at 10:00am and closes on Sunday 12th March at 9:00pm.

We will then assess the situation on Monday/Tuesday 13th/14th March – we should be able to tell which options have low numbers, which might be able to be saved and which will definitely not run.

On Tuesday 14th March students who have chosen options which, due to low numbers, are not viable to run will be emailed and asked to make a new selection when the system re-opens on Wednesday 16th March.  At this point, if you do NOT receive an email you may assume that your place on your chosen option is secured and that the trip is viable at that time.

3.   The system re-opens to Y8 to Y12 on Wed 15th March at 8:00pm and closes for the final time on Friday 17thMarch at 9:00pm.

If you have any questions ahead of the sign up process please come and see Sasha in the general office.

Warm regards,

Ms. Sasha James and Mrs. Stephanie Weathington

sasha.james@online.island.edu.hk, stephanie.weathington@online.island.edu.hk