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27 June, 2021

Students Engage, Analyze, Problem Solve at ACO Critical Thinking Workshop

ACO students are poised to change the world, using critical thinking to explore the “whys” and “hows” behind the “whats”! At a widely attended Critical Thinking Skills Workshop at ARCH Centre on June 17th, ARCH U.S. Admissions Consultants Angel Ayala and Jana Sin offered in-depth critical thinking development to new ACO students.  


Paddie Chan, ACO ’21, said the workshop helped adjust her thinking to “imagine the perspective of different stakeholders.”
Janet Lee, ACO ’21, said, “I really enjoyed the session on brain teasers and discussion of case studies. The workshop was set in a game-like format, which really motivated us all to think creatively while examining multiple perspectives before arriving at any conclusions.”

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04 June, 2021

Careers Program 2021 Orientation Day and CV Workshop

ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) held the Careers Program 2021 Orientation Day on 23 May. At the widely attended event, ACO alumni from different schools, backgrounds and areas of study shared personal experiences from their diverse learning journeys.

 

Shannon Chau (ACO ’18), Vice Chair of ACO Alumni Association and Grace Fong (ACO ’19), kicked off the event by sharing their personal stories with ACO.


Ethan Chan (ACO ’19) and Douglas Yang (ARCH ’20) then presented in detail the process of applying to universities in the U.K./U.S. to new ACO members.


“I now know more about U.K./U.S. universities, and have clearer concept of what I want to study in the future,’’ said Sasa Leung, who attended Orientation. 


At the event, Mr. Angel Ayala and Ms. Jana Sin, ARCH Education U.S. Admissions Consultants, held a CV Workshop aimed at helping students present themselves in the most professional light ahead of applications. 


“I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who organised the workshop,” said Janet Lee, who attended Orientation. “It was extremely constructive and really helped students like me!"


The event also featured a stunning video produced by Dennis Hui (ACO ’20). We were thrilled to see so many alumni volunteering in the ACO spirit! Thanks to everyone, Orientation Day was a major success!

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16 April, 2021

Online Info Session on Radley College's Greater China Scholarship 2022 

On 24 March,  ARCH Community Outreach held a comprehensive information session to introduce the Greater China Scholarship (GCS) of Radley College to students, parents and teachers.


Special thanks to our guest speakers, Ms. Elisabeth Anderson, Development Director, Radley College, and Ms. Catherine Chung, UK Boarding School Admissions Consultant, ARCH Education, for joining us and sharing their insights. Ms. Anderson emphasized how important the GCS is to the Radley community and their alumni network in Greater China. 


Mr. Kelvin Lam (GCS Scholar 2021), SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School, encouraged students attending the session to apply, saying: “Be brave and challenge yourself! The time for action is now.

14 April, 2021

Super Day Interview 2021

Careers Program 2021’s kicked off Super Day Interview on 20 March. The event, co-organized by ARCH Community Outreach and the Executive Committee of ACO Alumni Association, was held online for the second year in a row out of safety concerns. Luckily, our tech-savvy students handled their interviews with aplomb!


We were delighted to welcome professionals working in partner organizations as our interviewers this year. Our students learned so much about their own career aspirations and personalities through the interview process! 


The results will be announced by 30 April. Thank you to all involved - interviewers, candidates and coordinators - who made this enriching experience possible!

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February 23, 2021

New Partner Schools 2021

ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) is delighted to welcome three new schools to our extended family! They are: 


-    Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School
-    Holy Trinity College
-    Wa Ying College


Carmel, Holy Trinity and Wa Ying join 26 veteran partner schools that are the bedrock of our ACO community. We can’t wait to work together to enrich Hong Kong students’ international education experiences! 


If your institution is interested in joining ACO as a partner school, please contact info@arch-community-outreach.com.

February 16, 2021

ACO Students Distribute Masks at Home for Visually Impaired

Thanks to a generous contribution, ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) students last month distributed child-sized masks at the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired (the Ebenezer) in Pok Fu Lam.  

ACO student volunteers toured the school with social worker, Ms. Adeline Chan, and met some visually impaired students.

"I really enjoyed learning more about the disabled community in Hong Kong and the different ways the Ebenezer creates a safe space for its students,” said ACO student Hughlyn, who joined the tour.

ACO thanks Ebenezer for opening its doors to us and opening our eyes to the world of the visually impaired!  

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