28 May 2021
While 2020-21 has been a year of challenges, the Residential Colleges (RCs) have made significant achievements. A Year-end Celebration of the Residential Colleges was organised on 28 May 2021 by the Student Affairs Office, in which President Simon S M Ho; Dr Tom Fong, Vice-President (Organisational Development); Ms Esther Lee, Acting Director of Student Affairs; as well as Residential College Masters, Associate Masters, Tutors, staff and student residents gathered to look back on the year and celebrate their accomplishment.
One of the highlights of the event was the prize presentation of The Council Chairman Bowl 2020/21. As the award presenter, President Simon Ho congratulated the winning RC, Patrick S C Poon Amity College, and recognised their teamwork and sportsmanship. This year, new elements and competitions were introduced to The Council Chairman Bowl, such as art jamming, e-Sports and board games, while some competitions like the fitness challenge and V-Sing-Along singing contest were hosted online. President Ho also recognised RC members’ dedication in his speech to maintaining RCs as a safe and comfortable home for students and offering residential education in innovative and meaningful ways.
Besides, four groups of student residents shared their fruitful life in the RCs. Mr Brandon Wu, a resident of Lee Yick Hoi Lun Mosaic College, shared how he learnt to appreciate different cultures by living with local and international students. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the RCs for the unfailing support and pastoral care. Residential Student Leaders, Sustainability Leaders, and the former President of Residents’ Association shared their growth in leadership and appreciation towards the RCs.
The guests also visited the mini exhibition of the RCs and the handcraft booth designed by Sustainability Leaders to learn and experience the fabulous life in the RCs.