2012-2013 Activities

#1

 

Volunteer Training Scheme 2012

 

Introduction

Bearing the theme "All We Need Is Love, the forthcoming external project of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA), Volunteer Training Scheme 2012, is now open to participant application. The project stems from the belief that we should show our love towards the needy rather than merely spending time with them - it will provide participants with the opportunity to serve our society through volunteer training, to enhance group bonding and as well as to broaden their vision in the community through a number of Event Days. (Please refer to Tentative Programme Rundown below).

 

 

Target Group

80 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong

 

Tentative Programme Rundown

Orientation Day

Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2012

Time: 13:45 – 16:35

Venue: Diocesan Boys' School

Time

Activity

13:45 – 14:00      

Registration

14:00 – 14:05

Welcoming by President of HKOSA

14:05 – 14:10

Introduction of VTS, PICs & Group Ambassadors & OCs

14:10 – 14:40

Introduction Service Experience Week

14:40 – 15:10

Ice-Breaking Games

15:10 – 15:40

Mass Game & Division of Groups

15:40 – 16:00

Sharing Session

16:00 – 16:20

Photo-Taking

16:20

Dismissal

 

Adventure Day

Date: Sunday, 4th November 2012

Time: 08:00 – 19:00

Venue: JCCC Don Bosco Youth Centre

 

Organisation Visit Week

Date: Monday, 5th November 2012 – Sunday, 11th November 2012

 

Pledge Day

Date: Saturday, 10th November 2012

Time: 13:45-17:00

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time                      

Activity

13:45 – 14:00

Registration

14:00 – 14:30

Address by Guest of Honour

14:30 – 15:00

Pledge Ceremony

15:00 – 16:30

Planning of Guidelines for Service Projects

16:30 – 16:40

Photo-Taking

17:00

Dismissal

 

Planning of Service Projects

Date: Sunday, 11th November 2012 – Thursday, 15th November 2012

 

Volunteer Day

Date: Saturday, 17th November 2012

Time: 13:45 – 17:00Venue: The University of Hong Kong

Time

Activity

13:45 – 14:00         

Registration

14:00 – 14:10

Address by Guest of Honour

14:10 – 15:10

Sharing Session ( Organisation Visit )

15:10 – 15:20

Break

15:20 – 16:20

Presentation of Service Project Proposals

16:20 – 16:50

Mass Game

16:50 – 16:55

Photo-Taking

17:00

Dismissal

 

Service Projects

Date: Sunday, 18th November 2012 – Sunday, 2nd December 2012

Venue: Supporting NGO Service Centers

 

Closing Ceremony

Date: Saturday, 8th December 2012

Time: 13:35 – 18:00

Venue: The University of Hong Kong

Time

Activity

13:35 – 14:00         

Registration

14:00 – 14:10

Address by Guest of Honour

14:10 – 15:10

1st Round of Service Report Presentations

15:10 – 15:30

Break

15:30 – 16:30

2nd Round of Service Report Presentations

16:30 – 17:00

Video

17:00 – 17:30

Issue the Certificate

17:30 – 17:50

Photo-Taking

18:00

Dismissal

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

We will send invitations to around 160 secondary schools in Hong Kong for nominations of applicants. Schools will be encouraged to nominate students demonstrating passion in serving the community , to join the project. Each school will be invited to nominate a maximum of five students to participate in this activity. Self-nomination by students will also be accepted, in which case a school reference letter would be optional. Should we be unable to accept all applicants, due to the limited number of places, participants will be selected based on their past experiences, understanding in community services, and recommendation from schools (if any).

 

The participants should:

 

  • Show concern for the community around them

  • Demonstrate initiative in taking social responsibilities

  • Possess competent communication skills

  • Be prompt and proactive

 

Application Procedures

Application Form

Please click here to download the application form. Please also be reminded that the form must be printed out and filled in by hand. Please be reminded that the recommendation form from school is not compulsory.

 

Participation Fee

Participants will not be required to pay any participation fee in joining this project.

DeadlineThe deadline for application is Monday, 29th October, 2012. All applications must be mailed to P.O. Box 38195, Hing Fat Street, Hong Kong, or electronically scanned and e-mailed to info@osa.org.hk. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Enquiry

Please feel free to contact any of the following Project Chairpersons for enquiries.

 

 

Name:     

Title: 

Email:

 

SHEK, Elise (Miss)

Internal Relations Officer

intrelations@osa.org.hk

Name:

Title: 

Email:

 

CHUI, Anthony (Mr)

Social Services Officer

socialservices@osa.org.hk

Name:

Title: 

Email: 

LI, Nicky (Mr)

Financial Secretary

financialsec@osa.org.hk

 

 

#2

 

Hong Kong Spotlight 2013

 

Introduction

Hong Kong Spotloght is the first ever Joint School Talent Show organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association. It will be hosted on 1st March, 2013.

 

Aim

With online voting, judge's voting and audience voting contributing to the results, this one of a kind Talent Show will be used to raise funds for a charity chosen by OSArs through voting.

 

Details

Date: 1st March, 2013 (Friday)

Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: The LeoLee Arts Centre, Canadian International School, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Hong Kong

 

Target Group

Organizing Committee: 

The function cannot be held by the Executive Committee alone, thus we Are recruiting around 45 Organizing Committee members from Form 3-Form 5 (equivalent to Year 9-Year 12).

 

Competitiors and volunteers: 

We are looking for competitors and volunteers. Students from any year in university and secondary school are welcome

 

Application Process

Organizing Committee 

The Organizing Committee is split into 3 departments -

The Sponsorship & Advertising Committee;

The Food & Beverage Department and;

The Stage Design & Management Department.

 

There will be around 15 OCs in each department. Should you wish to apply as an OC, please kindly submit the following information within word document to the executive committee:

Name:

School:

School Year:

Department Interested In: (Can leave blank but that means we have the right to put you in any department)

Past Experience:

Why should we choose you?:  

 

Competitors

The talent show will end with 4 winners - Best Solo Act, Best Group Act, Best Dressed and Judge's Favourite.  Along with a trophy a prize will be given to the winners, which is yet to be confirmed.

We welcome any applications for auditions - please send in a video of yourself or your group performing. It does not have to be the song or dance for the actual performance, as long as the performance in the video are carried out by the applicants. Along with the video, please include also the following information with a word document attached:

Name:

School:

School Year:

Past Experience:

 

Volunteers

We are also looking for volunteers on the night of the show for the following posts:

Stagehands

Makeup Artists

Ticketing Officers

Ushers

Technicians

 

Should you wish to apply, please complete the following questions:

Name:

School:

School Year:

Post Interested In: (Can leave blank but that means we have the right to put you in any post)

Past Experience:

 

All applications should be sent via email at info@osa.org.hk.

 

If you are interested in taking part as a competitor, organizing committee member or volunteer on the day, feel free to click the following link:https://www.facebook.com/pages/HK-Spotlight/127962447363424 for additional information regarding the event and applications.

Please be noted that all applications are open until 27th January and any late applicants may not be considered.

 

 

Enquiry

Please feel free to contact the following Project Chairperson for enquiries.

 

Name:

Title: 

Email:  

NG, Michelle (Miss)

Vice President

vpresident@osa.org.hk

#3

 

Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013

 

Introduction

The Hong Kong Youth Summit is a remarkable external event organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association. And once again this year, the event is to be held in the hopes of consolidating the beliefs of the association.

 

Acting as a platform for the youth, the future leaders of Hong Kong, to exchange views and opinions on current issues of economic and social significance, the Summit aims to inspire participants to develop critical thinking and analytical skills as well as political standpoints. This is to be achieved through a series of leadership group and commission meetings, discussion and debate, informative speeches and seminars by eminent members of the Hong Kong Government and experts in the field. Thus, students will be inspired to analyse current issues from different perspectives, put forward and elaborate solutions in the form of resolutions.

Distressingly, Hong Kong has recently been faced with an increasing number of issues, namely the “deep-rooted conflicts”, which begin to threaten the cornerstone values of the city and the beliefs of the general public, amid greater challenges from Mainland China, as well as the rest of the world, in various forms.

 

Bearing the theme “Transcend Formalities, Unearth Possibilities, the Summit shall look into the limitations that are halting our progress, as well as proposing creative solutions. What we can observe, at this very moment, are the growing hostility among stakeholders in society and serious social issues that are undermining the prosperous future of the city. Thus, this year’s Youth Summit participants will look into conflicts arising in different aspects including Housing, Social Welfare, Hong Kong-Mainland Clashes and more.

 

The Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013 will feature ten different stake-holding sectors of society. Participants will be allocated to different Leadership Groups to put forward resolutions to specific issues through negotiations and discussions. Drafted resolutions will then be proposed, discussed and debated on in the Final Summit. The resolutions will then be sent to the press, the Legislative Council, respective government departments and related organisations such as Home Affairs Bureau, Education Bureau, Environment Bureau, the Commission on Youth and non-governmentalorganisations (NGOs) in an attempt to reflect the views of Hong Kong youths.

 

Target Group

120 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong

 

Tentative Programme Rundown

Orientation Day

Date: 30th March 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 13:00 – 18:00

 

Time

Programme

13:00 – 13:15       

Registration

13:15 – 13:20

Welcoming by the President of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association

13:20 – 13:30

Introduction of Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013 by Project Chairpersons

13:30 – 13:55

Ice-Breaking Game

13:55 – 14:45

Workshop on Speech and Public Speaking

14:45 – 16:00

Mass Game (Station Games)

16:00 – 16:10

Introduction of Organising Committee, Faculty Advisors and Commission Leaders

16:10 – 16:30

Introduction of the Programme Details by Project Chairpersons and Faculty Advisors

16:30 – 17:00

Introduction of Commissions by Commission Leader

17:00 – 17:45

Leadership Group Meeting 1

 

Day 1

Date: 31st March 2013 (Sunday)

Time: 09:30 – 18:00

Venue: University of Hong Kong

 

Time 

Programme

09:30 – 10:00       

Registration

10:00 – 10:15

Briefing on Hong Kong Youth Summit 2013 by Project Chairpersons

10:15 – 11:15

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

11:15 – 12:00

Commission Meeting 1

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 13:30

Keynote Speech

13:30 – 15:00

Leadership Group Meeting 2 cum interviewing session

15:00 – 16:30

Theme Game

16:30 – 17:15

Commission Seminar: Economics

17:15 – 18:00

Commission Meeting 2

 

Day 2

Date: 6th April 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 09:30 – 18:00

Venue: University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

09:30 – 10:00        

Registration

10:00 – 10:45

Leadership Group Meeting 3

10:45 – 11:30

Commission Seminar: Housing

11:30 – 12:15

Commission Meeting 3

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

13:15 – 14:00

Commission Seminar:  Hong Kong-Mainland Affairs

14:00 – 15:30

Commission Meeting 4

15:30 – 16:15

Commission Seminar: Social Welfare

16:30 – 17:00

Leadership Group Meeting 4

17:00 – 18:00

Commission Meeting 5


Day 3

Date: 13th April 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 09:30 – 18:00

Venue: University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

09:30 – 10:00         

Registration

10:00 – 10:45

Commission Seminar: Education

10:45 – 11:30

Leadership Group Meeting 5

11:30 – 12:15

Commission Seminar: Labour

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

12:15 – 14:45

Panel Discussion on Deep-rooted conflicts cum Question and Answer Session

14:45 – 15:45

Commission meeting 6

15:30 – 17:30

Consultation Forum

17:30 – 18:00

Commission Meeting 7

 

Final Summit

Date: 27th April 2013 (Sunday)

Time: 09:30 – 21:00

Venue: University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

09:30 – 10:00         

Registration

10:00 – 10:10

Summit Opening

10:10 – 10:25

Briefing of Hong Kong Youth Summit by Project Chairpersons

10:25 – 13:00

The Hong Kong Youth Summit I

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Keynote Address          

15:00 – 18:00

The Hong Kong Youth Summit II

18:00 – 19:00

Conclusion by Project Chairpersons and Closing Ceremony

19:00 – 21:00

Closing Banquet

Note: The Closing Banquet is not compulsory.

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

We will send invitations to about 150 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Schools are encouraged to nominate students who demonstrate an interest in current affairs to join the project. Students are also encouraged to apply directly to the programme. However, due to the limited number of places, in the cases where not all participants can be accepted, participants will be selected based on their past experiences, understanding of current affairs and recommendation from schools. In addition, each school will be restricted to a maximum of 10 nominations.Self-nomination by students will also be accepted, in which case a school reference letter would be optional.

 

The participants should:

  • Display an interest in current affairs

  • Be able to think critically

  • Be outspoken

  • Have heightened social awareness

  • Have an active engagement in school activities

  • Be conversationally fluent in English and Cantonese

 

Application Procedures

Application Form

Please click here to download the application form. Please also be reminded that the form must be printed out and filled in by hand.

Participation FeeParticipants will be required to pay a participation fee of HK$250, with the banquet fee inclusive. This should be paid in cash by each participant on the Orientation Day of Youth Summit 2013.

 

Deadline

The deadline for application is Wednesday, 20th March, 2013. All applications must be electronically scanned and e-mailed to ys2013@osa.org.hk. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

 

Enquiry

Please feel free to contact any of the following Project Chairpersons for enquiries.

 

Name:      

Title: 

Email:

 

WONG, Chris (Mr)

External Secretary

externalsec@osa.org.hk  

Name:

Title:

Email:

 

YAU, Alice (Miss)

Administrative Officer

administration@osa.org.hk

Name:

Title: 

Email: 

YAN, John (Mr)

Internal Secretary

internalsec@osa.org.hk

 

#4

 

Interflow Camp 2013

 

Introduction

The Interflow Camp has always been a memorable staple in the Association’s calendar and it receives tremendous support and attention from the educational sector every year. This year, it is scheduled as one of our largest annual projects. The camp provides a valuable opportunity for secondary school students to interact and learn outside the classroom, and share their views and experiences on teen vision. Our aim is to broaden students’ perspective of how they can make a difference to the world, through various interactive services, games and activities.

 

This year, the Camp shall focus on the fundamental values and skills of the upcoming generation. These include social participation and commitment, which we believe are the very essence of personal development in the youth of Hong Kong, and imperative for the success of the society’s future leaders.

 

The main theme of Interflow Camp this year is ‘Ideation’. As a student organization, the HKOSA is always seeking to developing talents in teenagers with the potential to serve the community as leaders. The Interflow Camp of this year will be of an unprecedented nature which guides participants to envisage their future and achieve their life goals, in addition to honing their leadership and communication skills. The theme - “Ideation” carries a significant meaning of formulating the future pathway to succeed and planning for their own life map. Bearing this theme, we would like to introduce a brand new experience to participants - a chance to taste their lives in the future. For instance, they have to face job interviews and challenges brought by their “jobs”, which we believe would be an invaluable chance for secondary students without any prior job experiences. Through “rehearsing” their future in one day, we hope that participants can have more insight into their lives after graduation. Since this 3-day camp will be held in the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the camp would allow participants a glimpse of university life, since the various events would be held at different venues in the campus. Participants are expected to learn more on planning their future via talks and mentorship programmes held during the camp. In conclusion, we hope that this event would assist participants in making an informed decision on the direction of their future pathways, and to inspire them to be a successful leader.

 

Proposed Programme Schedule

Orientation Day

Date: 6th July 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 12:00 – 17:45

Venue: Diocesan Boys’ School

 

Time

Programme

12:00 – 12:30        

Registration

12:30 – 12:35

Introduction of HKOSA by President

12:35 – 12:45

Introduction of Interflow Camp 2013 by Project Chairpersons

12:45 – 13:00

Introduction of Organising Committee

13:00 – 13:30

Mass game 1 – Ice-breaking games

13:30 – 15:30

Mass game 2 – Station games

15:30 – 15:35

Break

15:35 – 16:00

Creation of group name and slogan

16:00 – 17:00

Presentation of group name and slogan

17:00 – 17:05

Introduction of video-taking task

17:05 – 17:15

Briefing on the arrangements of Interflow Camp

17:15 – 17:30

Briefing on the arrangements of ‘Secret Angel’

17:30 – 17:35

Photo-taking and dismissal

 

Day 1

Date: 26th July, 2013 (Friday)

Venue: Diocesan Boys’ School / The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

09:00 – 09:45         

Registration

09:45 – 10:00

Briefing on city-tracing and preparation

10:00 – 15:30

Theme Game 1 – City-tracing

15:30 – 16:00

Settling

16:00 – 17:00

Presentation of video-taking task

17:00 – 18:00

Mass Game 3

18:00 – 18:50

Dinner

18:50 – 21:30

Theme Game 2 – Station Game

21:30 – 22:00

Sharing and debriefing

 

Day 2

Date: 27th July, 2013 (Saturday)

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

08:00 – 09:00          

Breakfast

09:00 – 12:00

Mass Game 4

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Mass Game 5 – Life monopoly

14:00 – 18:00

Theme Game 3 – Detective Game

18:00 – 19:00

Dinner

19:00 – 21:00

Theme Game 3 – Detective Game

21:00 – 23:00

Concert

23:00 – 23:30

Sharing and debriefing

 

Day 3

Date: 28th July, 2013 (Sunday)

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Time

Programme

08:00 – 09:00           

Breakfast

09:00 – 11:15

Mass Game 6

11:15 – 11:45

Pack-up time

11:45 – 12:00

Check out and deposit the luggage

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:15

Reflection + Back-writing

14:15 – 14:45

Closing Ceremony

14:45 – 15:00

Photo-taking and farewell

 

Target Group 

80 students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 5, from schools in Hong Kong

 

Entrance Requirement and Eligibility

We would send invitations to about 150 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Schools are encouraged to nominate at most 8 suitable students to join the Camp. However, because of the limited places, we may not be able to accept all applicants. We will choose participants based on their extra-curricular achievements and recommendations from teachers who nominate the students.

 

The participants should

- Be responsible, independent and prompt

- Be able to express themselves clearly

- Be able to think critically and analytically

- Be outgoing, active and creative- Be able to work well within a team

- Be determined to contribute the society

- Be able to speak fluently in both Cantonese and English

 

Application Procedures

Application Form

Please click here to download the application form. Please also be reminded that the form must be printed out and filled in by hand.

Participation FeeParticipants will be required to pay a participation fee of HK$350. This should be paid in cheque by each participant on the Orientation Day of Interflow Camp 2013.

 

Deadline

The deadline for application is Wednesday, 26th June, 2013. All applications must be electronically scanned and e-mailed to icamp2013@osa.org.hk. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

 

Enquiry

Please feel free to contact any of the following Project Chairpersons for enquiries.

 

Name: LI, Nicky (Mr)

Title:Financial Secretary

Email: financialsec@osa.org.hk

 

Name: SHEK, Elise (Miss)

Title: Internal Relations Officer

Email:intrelations@osa.org.hk

 

Name:YAN, John (Mr)

Title :Internal Secretary

Email: internalsec@osa.org.hk