RAPT Events

RAPT EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Thank You Coffee Morning followed by Christmas Bazaar

Before everyone takes off for Winter Break, RAPT would like to take the opportunity to Thank You at the next Coffee Morning on Thursday 5 December. The event kicks off at 8:30am in the PAC followed by the RAPT Christmas Bazaar until 2pm. 

Coffee Morning 5 Dec

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the following activities:

1. College Fair: Biggest fund raising event

2. Parent Socials and RAPT events such as Second Hand Uniform Sales

3. School events such as Photo Week, Walk For Change, etc.

4. NutriAgent Team: Promoting healthy eating at RCHK; conducting lunch / snack surveillances; organising healthy cooking workshops; Joyful Fruit Day

5. RAPT Committee: Become a member and attend the monthly RAPT meeting

RAPT Volunteering Form

For more information, please contact us at raptcommittee@rchk.edu.hk.

PAST EVENTS

Coffee Mornings/Afternoons

FE Workshop on Year 11 IBDP Subject Choices - 23 October 2019

We welcomed Year 11 parents, guardians and students to our Coffee Morning FE Workshop for an opportunity to consult with our career advisors about courses available in August 2020 – an enlightening experience for everybody!

Inclusion Week - 17 October 2019

RAPT hosted another Coffee Morning on Thursday 17 October. Students from the Primary Student Council, Primary Sustainability Team and three Secondary students (Shevaun Yip, Ryan Tse – both Year 11 and Minji Ho Year 13) talked about inclusion and how the community supports and encourages each other by showing the various ways our school provides a positive environment for students. It was very well attended by parents and guardians as well as Dr. Brown and some of the RCHK faculty and staff.

FE Workshop on University Applications - 18 September 2019

About 30 eager parents and guardians joined us for the Year 13-focus FE workshop for a comprehensive overview on how to guide our children for a successful university application. Our FE Counsellors provided a timeline of the impending applications deadlines for different destinations and fields of study. Attendees were also given tips on how to support our children at this crucial time, by engaging in open conversations about finances and keeping a balanced lifestyle. The slides from the workshop can be found in the presentation here.

Upcoming Changes in MYP & DP Curricula - 27 February 2019

Over 60 parents joined the RAPT coffee morning last Wednesday, 27 February. The information session, led by Secondary Principal Ms. Natasha Williams, gave an overview of the MYP and DP curricula changes scheduled to be implemented in August, 2019. The new timetable is expected to increase instruction time for DP students by 80 minutes every week, adding 22 hours of teaching time for every subject. The innovative curriculum will also provide opportunities to develop further learning in robotics, Chinese A and passion projects while not impacting the shared resources with primary.

Parents who couldn’t make it to the meeting can rest assured, here is the presentation of the information session.

Chinese Language and Learning - 19 November 2018

Our Coffee Morning discussed Chinese language and learning at RCHK! It was open to all Primary and Secondary parents.

University Application Process and Decision-Making - 20 March 2018

Our Coffee Morning discussion was led by the Further Education team, who spoke about how to go about the university search, application and decision-making process. Parents with students in any year level were welcome to attend.

Presentation slides are available here.

A Coffee Morning Thank You - 11 December 2017

Our RAPT Coffee Morning was to thank all those who helped make the College Fair such a success!

The Power Of Positivity - 15 November 2017

On Wednesday 15th November, RAPT held a mix-and-mingle event, with Positive Education with guest speaker Dr. Helen Street, Education Consultant and Applied Psychologist in the new Specialist Centre (SPC102).

Coffee Evening for Positive Education

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? - 24 October 2017

RAPT held their regular Coffee Morning, to discuss how much screen time is too much.

It was presented by Katrina Rozga (MA, Psychology).

How much screen time is too much

Student Transition - 22 May 2017

RAPT held a Coffee Morning on the subject of ‘Student Transition’, including discussions on Step Up Week (with Tracy Wnek, Year 6 Coordinator), what to expect in secondary school (with Geoff Wheeler, Vice-Principal of Secondary, and Lucy Draper, Head of Year for Year 7) and introduction to Further Education (with Gigi Lam, Further Education Counsellor).

Inviting Guest Speaker Kim Anderson - 16 March 2017

Kim Anderson is a mother, public speaker and educational advocate. She shared her and her daughter’s learning journey, “What Is Possible”, and the well-being project that they’ve been working on.

A Coffee Morning Christmas Bazaar & Thank You - 7 December 2016

This was a great opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, parents, teachers, staff and students for their contributions to the College Fair.

Inviting Guest Speaker Jen Dentry - 8 November 2016

Guest speaker Jen Dentry joined RAPT to discuss the importance and impact of volunteer work.

Smooth Transition from Year 6 to 7 - 25 May 2016

RAPT hosted a special coffee morning on how to help your child transition to Year 7. Even though this was a topic that is targeted towards current Year 6 parents, all parents who wished to learn more about how things work in secondary school were welcome.

Inviting Guest Speaker Virginia Spielmann - 21 March 2016

RAPT was delighted to have Ms. Virginia Spielmann, Director of SPOT, come to share her expertise in ways to support gross motor development at home.

Inviting Guest Speaker Dr. John Shanahan - 29 January 2016

Child and youth psychologist Dr. John Shanahan came to present on how you can help your children develop resiliency and assertiveness skills.

Inviting Guest Speaker Kathryn Sly

RAPT was very happy to be able to invite counsellor Ms. Kathryn Sly to give a talk on difficulties that children can face during camp. Parents also had the chance to meet the RCHK Wellbeing Team.

Regular Events

AGM Recap - 21 October 2019

The 2019 RAPT AGM was held on Monday, 21 October 2019. The work done by RAPT in 2018-19 and the accounts for the past fiscal year were reviewed and well received by attending members. View new committee details here.

Joyful Fruit Day - April 2019

Joyful Fruit Day is organised by the Nutriagent Team, consisting of parents, guardians, teachers and students. It is an annual event promoting healthy diet in the school community. Through food, games and other fun activities such as the Bicycle Blender, RCHK is encouraged to eat healthy and delicious fruits, and to encourage home-school cooperation.

Welcome Back BBQ - August 2018

Each year when the return to school rolls around, RAPT throws a Welcome Back BBQ for staff members. Great food, great company!

Volunteers Appreciation Lunch - June 2018

The annual Volunteers Appreciation Lunch is thrown by RAPT to thank all of the volunteers who help out with RAPT events.

Joyful Fruit Day - April 2018

Joyful Fruit Day is organised by the Nutriagent Team, consisting of parents/guardians, teachers and students. Joyful Fruit Day is held in April every year to promote a healthy diet in the school community. Through food, games and other fun activities, RCHK is encouraged to eat healthy and delicious fruits and to encourage home-school cooperation.

College Fair - December 2018

The RCHK College Fair is a major event in both the college and the local Ma On Shan communities. Organised by RAPT, this colourful event is the preeminent fundraiser for Renaissance College. Not only does the fair bring families together for a day of fun-filled activities, money spent on the fair day benefit RCHK students through new facilities, equipment and learning supplies. Find out more about the College Fair here!

Thank You Lunch - December 2018

Every year, RAPT invites the RCHK support staff, Blue Team and Chartwells to a thank you lunch, to thank them for their hard work and support during the College Fair.

Second Hand Uniform Sales

Uniforms seem to be an endless cycle of buying and kids growing out of them, and RAPT would like to help with this cycle to promote sustainability.

RAPT holds Secondhand Uniform Sales several times a year (including during the annual College Fair). All the proceeds are donated to LIRC to purchase resources for the library.

RAPT Jam - May 2018

RAPT Jam is a new activity held by the association. It aims to bring parents who have strong interests and expertise in various aspects. Through interesting workshops, we bring together parents/guardians as housewives, working moms and dads to share jewellery, floral arrangement, arts and crafts as well as cooking festive of foods etc.

DIY Jewellery Workshop May 19, 2017 & June 22, 2017
Take a look at our very first ever DIY Jewellery workshop led by our parent, Phoebe Ngai, who enjoys working with various gemstones and crystal in her spare time and would love to share her interest with our members on some bracelets and earrings making.

Special Events

Family Fun Day - 1 May 2018

RAPT Family Fun Day was held on Tuesday 1 May, 2018 (Public Holiday). It entailed an excursion to 2 outlying islands in Mirs Bay: Tung Ping Chau and Tap Mun. Everyone had a great time!

"Big Ten" Bowl Feast - 24 March 2017

In honour of RCHK’s 10th anniversary, RAPT hosted the “Big TEN” Feast 2017 (Pun Choi) on 24 March 2017, 7pm-9pm on the basketball court. Fifty tables filled with delicious food were set up to celebrate the RCHK community.

RAPT Volunteering at School-run Events

Second-Hand Uniform Sales - October 2019

A total of HK$9,300 has been raised from the Second-Hand Uniform sales on 30 and 31 October. Many thanks to parents and students who chose to donate their outgrown uniforms. All proceeds will go to LIRC to enhance the resources of our library. Don’t worry, if you missed this round of sales, you may still buy second-hand uniforms from the Pre-loved Stall at our College Fair on Saturday 30 November; and we are still accepting donations! If the items that do not fit anymore are gently used, please consider dropping them off at the donation boxes located in the Reception Office. We believe that this action not only saves us money, it also helps build a more sustainable living community; while benefiting our students!

Walk For Change - March 2018

In March, every student from Year 1 to Year 13, along with every teacher at Renaissance College, takes part in our annual ‘Walk for Change’. Walk for Change is an annual fundraising event.

RAPT recruits parent/guardian volunteers to help with the logistics of the event as well as serving hot dogs.

Service Fair - August 2018

Service Fair is an annual event in August for secondary students to understand more about the CAS programme provided by the school and other NGOs. The College Fair Preparatory Committee has a counter for secondary students to sign up as volunteers to help support the annual fundraising event in school.

Parent Information Evening - August to September 2017

RAPT sponsors the refreshments for the two primary back-to-school nights in August and secondary back-to-school night in September. RAPT’s representatives and volunteers talk to the parents, answer questions and recruit new parent volunteers.

Healthy Food Sales

Terry Fox Run Healthy Snack Sale - November 2016

RAPT members sold delicious healthy snacks during the Terry Fox Run, to both help raise money for the Terry Fox Run cause and to encourage healthy eating and exercise.

ACAMIS Bake Sale - October 2015

The ACAMIS Bake Sale was held by RAPT members to raise money for RCHK Sports.