Life at RCHK
- For Current Parents
- Student Support
- House System
- College Council
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
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents were invited to attend the first RAPT Coffee Morning of the year 2020 – an intro to Scouting at RCHK. The event was held on Friday 17 January at the Red Door Centre. Group Scout Leader, Anthony Chan talked about fun and exciting scouting activities at RCHK, including weekly meetings, camping, hikes, visits and community services, as well as how the group differs from others.
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.
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.
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.
Our Coffee Morning discussed Chinese language and learning at RCHK! It was open to all Primary and Secondary parents.
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.
Our RAPT Coffee Morning was to thank all those who helped make the College Fair such a success!
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).
RAPT held their regular Coffee Morning, to discuss how much screen time is too much.
It was presented by Katrina Rozga (MA, Psychology).
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).
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.
This was a great opportunity to thank all of the volunteers, parents, teachers, staff and students for their contributions to the College Fair.
Guest speaker Jen Dentry joined RAPT to discuss the importance and impact of volunteer work.
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.
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.
Child and youth psychologist Dr. John Shanahan came to present on how you can help your children develop resiliency and assertiveness skills.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
On 15 January 2020, RAPT committee members and our dedicated parents gathered at Red Door Centre all day to crochet, knit and sew, creating nests and joey pouches to help our little mates Down Under suffering from the current fires. ESF’s CEO Belinda Greer even stopped by to say hello. Thank you to everyone who donated their time and talent. Shout out to RAPT parent member Audrey Mah for coordinating this creative and meaningful event.
RAPT Volunteering at School-run Events
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!
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 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.
Healthy Food Sales