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Guidelines for Running Clubs

A. Requirements of an existing / a new club
  1. Teacher Advisors
    1. One Teacher Advisor of the immediate past year should continue in his/her position.
    2. Any club officials wishing to add any new Teacher Advisors to the already existing ones will need to obtain approval from the ECA Coordination Team.
  2. Members
    1. There should normally be at least 15 ordinary members in a club.
    2. The CCB has the right to dissolve any club failing to meet membership requirements, with the approval of the ECA Coordination Team and the Steering Committee.
  3. Membership Fees
    1. 3.1 Each club ought not charge more than $10 per annum. On receiving application fees, a receipt will be issued to members by the CCB.
    2. Membership fees (if any) must be paid by a recognized member.
  4. New Club Application Procedures
    1. 4.1 Interested students should
      • first consult the ECA Coordinator for their choice of Teacher Advisor to ensure a more equal distribution of teachers’ workload,
      • then hand in a proposal with objectives and annual plan for the following year to the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee for approval on or before the last day of May.
    2. No new clubs can be formed which duplicates the nature of work of an existing club.
    3. Re-opening of a phased-out club: To re-open a phased-out club, students will need to follow the same procedures of opening a new club, i.e. submission of a new club proposal.
B. Duties
  1. Committees are to be set up within the first week in September.
  2. Submission of Documents
    All official forms can be downloaded from eclass.
    2.1   Club Proposals
    2.1.1 A statement with the list of committee members, coming year’s budget, activities to be organized and board design for the ECA Promotion Fair is be submitted to any ECA Coordination Team Teacher Advisors within the first week of September as dated on the school calendar.
    2.1.2 All clubs are to propose and hold at least 3 meetings (namely the AGM, Midyear Evaluation and Final Evaluation) plus at least  4 other activities each year.
    2.1.3 The proposal is to include at least ONE activity catered for F. 1 & 2 students.
    2.1.4 Clubs failing to submit proposals on time will result in the freezing of all club activities for that academic year.
    2.2   A first-term (September – December) Report is to be submitted to the CCB on a date in January / February as specified in the school calendar.
    2.2.1 All club officials are to hold a meeting to evaluate activities held in the 1st term period.
    2.2.2 An Assessment Proforma, to be assessed by both the Teacher Advisors and a pre-assigned CCB Committee, is required to be included in the Report.
    2.2.3 Clubs failing to hold the minimum 2 required activities before the first term Report will need to attach a letter of explanation, endorsed by the Teacher Advisors, to give a full account of reasons pertaining to the inability of fulfilling the requirement, and list the course of actions to be undertaken for make-ups.
    2.3   Final  Evaluation Reports
    2.3.1 All clubs are to end their activities by the end of April and conduct a final evaluation by the end of Mid-May. The Report is to be submitted to the CCB on a date in May as specified in the school calendar. A budget statement with receipts pasted on an A4 page is to be attached.
    2.3.2 Any stocks bought for club activities should be listed on the inventory form and be submitted to the ECA Coordination Team for central monitoring purposes.
    2.3.3 An Assessment Proforma, to be assessed by both the Teacher Advisors and a pre- assigned CCB Committee, is required to be included in the final Report.
    2.3.4 For clubs failing to hold the required number of activities before the Final Evaluation Report, the Chairman will need to attach a letter of explanation, endorsed by the Teacher Advisor(s), to give a full account on reasons pertaining to the inability of fulfilling the requirement, and list the course of actions to be undertaken during the post-exam period for make-ups.
  3. Requirements of Activity
    3.1   Clubs failing to attend the AGM held by the CCB and/or failing to hold an AGM for its club members will result in the freezing of all club activities for that academic year.
    3.2   Failing to complete at least 70% of the proposed activities may result in post(s) not officially recorded.
    3.3   All clubs are to hold at least 2 activities, in Term One and at least 2 activities in Term Two.
  4. Finance
    4.1   All club finance and membership fees collected during the ECA Promotion Fair are to be collected by the Treasury of the CCB and be kept in the School Office. Club officials will need to contact the Treasurer of the ECA Coordination Team for reimbursement of all expenditure.
    4.2   Club officials will have to pay from their own pocket any deficits made in the club balance.
    4.3   Clubs that include an activity fee in their financial report will have to provide a separate financial report for that particular activity.
    4.4   For interclass competitions
    4.4.1 The PE Department subsidizes all sports clubs prizes for interclass competitions. Sports club officials are to claim reimbursements from the PE Department.
    4.4.2 Other clubs are only allowed to purchase a maximum of $100 for each individual prize, not exceeding $300 for all prizes.
  5. Distribution of circulars to classes
    5.1   All regular meetings or activities will be made only through the Announcement procedures.
    5.2   Only activities that require membership sign-ups can be made through distribution of circulars. Club committees will need to obtain approvals from both the CCB and the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee. Allow 2 working days in advance for processing. A copy has to be made to the ECA Coordinator for recording purpose.
    5.3   All circulars or posters that need to be posted in classrooms will need to obtain approval in advance from the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee. A copy has to be made to the ECA Coordinator for recording purpose.
  6. 6. Penalty Scheme
    6.1   Penalty mark system:
    6.1.1 Missing CCB meetings 1 point
    6.1.2 Violation of regulations in any school functions 1 point
    6.1.3 Organizing activities without notifying the CCB 1 point
    6.1.4 Inappropriate behavior (penalty endorsed by Teacher Advisor) 1 point
    6.1.5 Distribution interclass schedules, circulars without prior official approval 2 points
    6.1.6 Late submission of reports 2 points
    6.1.7 Insufficient activities held for the term/year 2 points
    6.1.8 Organizing joint school activities without prior school approval 3 points
    6.1.9 Inviting outside guests to the school campus without prior approval from school administration 3 points
    6.2   Penalty: All marks stated above are accumulative. The following actions will be taken:
    6.2.1   2 points – Letter of Explanation to CCB
    6.2.2   3 points – Verbal warning from CCB (c.c. to Teacher Advisors)
    6.2.3   4 points – Warning letter from CCB (c.c. to Teacher Advisors)
    6.2.4   5 points – Letter of Reprimand from the ECA Team (c.c. to Careers Coordinator, Discipline Master, Form Teacher and Teacher Advisors)
C. Booking Policies
  1. Display Boards
    1.1   Moving Display Boards
    1.1.1 All bookings are to be done through filling in a form which can be obtained from the school office.
    1.1.2 Board booking forms, verified, are to be submitted to the Office two days in advance.
    1.1.3 All display boards will need to be cleared and returned to the school in June of each academic year for stock-taking purpose.
    1.1.4 For bookings longer than three months, the postings would be moved to the ECA showcase.
    1.2   Wall Hanging Display Boards: Request for poster post-ups are to be made to Miss Lam Shirley.
    1.3   Window Billboard: Panel or Team Heads wishing to secure a window billboard are to forward their request to the ECA Coordinator.
  2. GP Room Booking Procedures
    2.1   Bookings have to be made 1 week in advance on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
    2.2   All booking forms, endorsed by Teacher Advisors, are to be handed in to the School Office.
    2.3   Booking rooms other than the GP Rooms are to be made through Teacher Advisors. The school reserves the right to dissolve any club if the conditions mentioned above are not fulfilled.

Guidelines for Running Clubs

A. Requirements of an existing / a new club
  1. Teacher Advisors
    1. One Teacher Advisor of the immediate past year should continue in his/her position.
    2. Any club officials wishing to add any new Teacher Advisors to the already existing ones will need to obtain approval from the ECA Coordination Team.
  2. Members
    1. There should normally be at least 15 ordinary members in a club.
    2. The CCB has the right to dissolve any club failing to meet membership requirements, with the approval of the ECA Coordination Team and the Steering Committee.
  3. Membership Fees
    1. 3.1 Each club ought not charge more than $10 per annum. On receiving application fees, a receipt will be issued to members by the CCB.
    2. Membership fees (if any) must be paid by a recognized member.
  4. New Club Application Procedures
    1. 4.1 Interested students should
      • first consult the ECA Coordinator for their choice of Teacher Advisor to ensure a more equal distribution of teachers’ workload,
      • then hand in a proposal with objectives and annual plan for the following year to the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee for approval on or before the last day of May.
    2. No new clubs can be formed which duplicates the nature of work of an existing club.
    3. Re-opening of a phased-out club: To re-open a phased-out club, students will need to follow the same procedures of opening a new club, i.e. submission of a new club proposal.
B. Duties
  1. Committees are to be set up within the first week in September.
  2. Submission of Documents
    All official forms can be downloaded from eclass.
    2.1   Club Proposals
    2.1.1 A statement with the list of committee members, coming year’s budget, activities to be organized and board design for the ECA Promotion Fair is be submitted to any ECA Coordination Team Teacher Advisors within the first week of September as dated on the school calendar.
    2.1.2 All clubs are to propose and hold at least 3 meetings (namely the AGM, Midyear Evaluation and Final Evaluation) plus at least  4 other activities each year.
    2.1.3 The proposal is to include at least ONE activity catered for F. 1 & 2 students.
    2.1.4 Clubs failing to submit proposals on time will result in the freezing of all club activities for that academic year.
    2.2   A first-term (September – December) Report is to be submitted to the CCB on a date in January / February as specified in the school calendar.
    2.2.1 All club officials are to hold a meeting to evaluate activities held in the 1st term period.
    2.2.2 An Assessment Proforma, to be assessed by both the Teacher Advisors and a pre-assigned CCB Committee, is required to be included in the Report.
    2.2.3 Clubs failing to hold the minimum 2 required activities before the first term Report will need to attach a letter of explanation, endorsed by the Teacher Advisors, to give a full account of reasons pertaining to the inability of fulfilling the requirement, and list the course of actions to be undertaken for make-ups.
    2.3   Final  Evaluation Reports
    2.3.1 All clubs are to end their activities by the end of April and conduct a final evaluation by the end of Mid-May. The Report is to be submitted to the CCB on a date in May as specified in the school calendar. A budget statement with receipts pasted on an A4 page is to be attached.
    2.3.2 Any stocks bought for club activities should be listed on the inventory form and be submitted to the ECA Coordination Team for central monitoring purposes.
    2.3.3 An Assessment Proforma, to be assessed by both the Teacher Advisors and a pre- assigned CCB Committee, is required to be included in the final Report.
    2.3.4 For clubs failing to hold the required number of activities before the Final Evaluation Report, the Chairman will need to attach a letter of explanation, endorsed by the Teacher Advisor(s), to give a full account on reasons pertaining to the inability of fulfilling the requirement, and list the course of actions to be undertaken during the post-exam period for make-ups.
  3. Requirements of Activity
    3.1   Clubs failing to attend the AGM held by the CCB and/or failing to hold an AGM for its club members will result in the freezing of all club activities for that academic year.
    3.2   Failing to complete at least 70% of the proposed activities may result in post(s) not officially recorded.
    3.3   All clubs are to hold at least 2 activities, in Term One and at least 2 activities in Term Two.
  4. Finance
    4.1   All club finance and membership fees collected during the ECA Promotion Fair are to be collected by the Treasury of the CCB and be kept in the School Office. Club officials will need to contact the Treasurer of the ECA Coordination Team for reimbursement of all expenditure.
    4.2   Club officials will have to pay from their own pocket any deficits made in the club balance.
    4.3   Clubs that include an activity fee in their financial report will have to provide a separate financial report for that particular activity.
    4.4   For interclass competitions
    4.4.1 The PE Department subsidizes all sports clubs prizes for interclass competitions. Sports club officials are to claim reimbursements from the PE Department.
    4.4.2 Other clubs are only allowed to purchase a maximum of $100 for each individual prize, not exceeding $300 for all prizes.
  5. Distribution of circulars to classes
    5.1   All regular meetings or activities will be made only through the Announcement procedures.
    5.2   Only activities that require membership sign-ups can be made through distribution of circulars. Club committees will need to obtain approvals from both the CCB and the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee. Allow 2 working days in advance for processing. A copy has to be made to the ECA Coordinator for recording purpose.
    5.3   All circulars or posters that need to be posted in classrooms will need to obtain approval in advance from the Vice Principal of the Steering Committee. A copy has to be made to the ECA Coordinator for recording purpose.
  6. 6. Penalty Scheme
    6.1   Penalty mark system:
    6.1.1 Missing CCB meetings 1 point
    6.1.2 Violation of regulations in any school functions 1 point
    6.1.3 Organizing activities without notifying the CCB 1 point
    6.1.4 Inappropriate behavior (penalty endorsed by Teacher Advisor) 1 point
    6.1.5 Distribution interclass schedules, circulars without prior official approval 2 points
    6.1.6 Late submission of reports 2 points
    6.1.7 Insufficient activities held for the term/year 2 points
    6.1.8 Organizing joint school activities without prior school approval 3 points
    6.1.9 Inviting outside guests to the school campus without prior approval from school administration 3 points
    6.2   Penalty: All marks stated above are accumulative. The following actions will be taken:
    6.2.1   2 points – Letter of Explanation to CCB
    6.2.2   3 points – Verbal warning from CCB (c.c. to Teacher Advisors)
    6.2.3   4 points – Warning letter from CCB (c.c. to Teacher Advisors)
    6.2.4   5 points – Letter of Reprimand from the ECA Team (c.c. to Careers Coordinator, Discipline Master, Form Teacher and Teacher Advisors)
C. Booking Policies
  1. Display Boards
    1.1   Moving Display Boards
    1.1.1 All bookings are to be done through filling in a form which can be obtained from the school office.
    1.1.2 Board booking forms, verified, are to be submitted to the Office two days in advance.
    1.1.3 All display boards will need to be cleared and returned to the school in June of each academic year for stock-taking purpose.
    1.1.4 For bookings longer than three months, the postings would be moved to the ECA showcase.
    1.2   Wall Hanging Display Boards: Request for poster post-ups are to be made to Miss Lam Shirley.
    1.3   Window Billboard: Panel or Team Heads wishing to secure a window billboard are to forward their request to the ECA Coordinator.
  2. GP Room Booking Procedures
    2.1   Bookings have to be made 1 week in advance on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
    2.2   All booking forms, endorsed by Teacher Advisors, are to be handed in to the School Office.
    2.3   Booking rooms other than the GP Rooms are to be made through Teacher Advisors. The school reserves the right to dissolve any club if the conditions mentioned above are not fulfilled.
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