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St. John’s College
Students’ Association, HKUSU

General

St. John's College, founded in 1912, was the first residential hall in HKU. Recently, St. John's College has undergone an intensive period of change in direction and culture while remaining true to its pursuit of excellence. St. John's College is an inclusive community for people to express their opinions, learn and grow to become a well-rounded individual. We strive to be open-minded and accepting towards everyone, forming long-lasting bonds and friendships in the community we call home. St. John's College is a place to pursue our passions, no matter in Sports, Cultural or Academics, encouraging the diversity of individual opinion, thought, talent and experiences for the pursuit of success. St. John's College is more than a residence, and it is the people who truly bring our community to life.

 

聖約翰學院於1912年建成,為香港大學第一所建成的舍堂。近年來,在力臻完美的同時,聖莊不論在發展方向,乃至是文化上均經歷重大改變。我們一直追求創造一個具包容性的空間予莊民去表達、學習、成長,讓莊民得以達致全人發展;我們亦盼望莊民能尊重與包容不同聲音,並在聖莊我們視為「家」的地方裡締造恆久友誼。聖莊亦是個讓我們不論在體育、文化抑或是學術方面,都能追尋自己夢想的地方;我們對完美的執著,亦致使我們推廣多元化的意見、想法、才能和經驗。我們深信,聖莊不僅是一處居所,它更是一個讓莊民揮灑血汗的社區。

Sports

Sports contributed a significant part of hall life in St. John's College. St. John's College consists of 13 different sports teams participating in 26 inter-hall competitions.  St. John's has been competing in the inter-hall men's sports competition for the prestigious trophy known as the "Malayan Cup", winning it on 19 occasions, most recently in 2017. From the 1960s onwards, St. Johns' College has also been massively successful competing in the inter-hall ladies’ competitions for the Olma Challenge Rose Bowl, winning the trophy 34 times.

 

During inter-hall competitions, St. Johnians show their perseverance, teamwork and passion towards the game. Chanting our unique cheers, St. Johnians unite as one and support each other all the time. Always committed to striving for the best, St. Johnians believe that sport games can teach us lifelong wisdom. Sweat and tears shed during practices and competitions will turn into unforgettable memories and form long lasting friendships.

 

體育在聖約翰學院的生活中有重要的角色。聖約翰學院由13個不同的運動隊伍組成,共參與26場舍際比賽。聖約翰一直在舍際男子體育比賽中爭奪享負盛名的“馬來人盃”,並獲得共19次冠軍。從1960年代起,聖約翰學院也在舍際女子比賽中取得巨大成就,共捧起34次象徵冠軍的 “奧米加玫瑰碗”(Olma Challenge Rose Bowl)。

 

在舍際比賽中,莊民表現出他們的毅力,團隊合作精神和對比賽的熱情。莊民團結一致,無論在任何時刻都互相勉勵。在追求冠軍的同時,莊民認為熱誠和正確的態度與結果同樣重要。在練習和比賽中流下的汗水和淚水將變成難忘的回憶,並形成細水流長的友誼。

Cultural

Together with the lively history and tradition of St. John's College, cultural activities have played an important role in colouring a rich hall life in St. John's. The six cultural teams provide various opportunities for St. Johnians to indulge in the world of intellectual pursuit and further explore themselves. We treasure creating shared memorable experiences and pursuing search for both unending growth both individually and as a community. Thus far, we have achieved outstanding results in inter-hall cultural competitions in the past years.

 

Cultural Teams in St. John's:

  • Band

  • Debate

  • Bridge

  • Choir

  • Dance

  • Drama

 

聖莊坐擁悠久歷史,其文化活動亦為其中一個點綴舍堂生活的核心部分。六支文化隊伍亦提供了一個平台予莊民去追求知性,務求讓莊民更能夠探索自己。我們深信,此等活動能將莊民的生活轉化成珍貴的回憶,並會對莊民的全人發展有所裨益。迄今,我們的文化隊伍均在舍際文化比賽中取得不俗成績。

 

聖莊的六支文化隊伍分別是:

  • 樂隊

  • 辯論隊

  • 橋牌隊

  • 合唱團

  • 舞蹈團

  • 戲劇社

Floor Culture

Since the establishment of the first floor association in 1956, floors have been an essential part of St. John's College. Floor associations, representing all ten floors, play an important role in the connection between College, Students' Association and the students. Each floor has their own unique culture and ways to cultivate a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

In St. John's, we highly treasure the friendship among floor brothers and sisters. Over the decades, all ten floors have developed their unique floor cultures and traditions, which would be passed on throughout the years. The uniqueness of every floor allows for a sense of loyalty and identity to be built. It is common to find St. Johnians calling their fellow floormates "brothers" and "sisters". Being some of the closest people you meet every day,  residents can always find support from their own floor. Furthermore, the "brotherhood" and "sisterhood" cultivated in St. John's are lifelong.

 

自1956年在聖莊建立的第一個樓會開始,樓會一直是聖莊重要的一部分。作為每一層的代表,樓會是學院、學生會和學生之間的橋樑。每一層也有他們獨特的傳統和風格,組成和而不同、百花齊放的聖莊。

 

在聖莊,我們非常重視樓內的兄弟姊妹情。十層樓各有不同的文化和歷史,源遠流長,令每一層樓也有別樹一格的特色,每一層樓的莊民也對自己的樓層有特別親切的歸屬感。我們不難聽到莊民稱呼自己同層的樓友為「樓兄弟」和「樓姊妹」。這不僅是因為大家同層共居,更是因為樓就猶如每個莊民在聖莊內的小家,住著最親近的人,並永遠能在這裡找到最適切的支持和鼓勵。 許多在樓建立的兄弟姊妹情都是莫逆之交,歷久不衰。

Tradition and Activities

In St. John's, we emphasize the idea of "unity in diversity". While we attempt to strengthen St. Johnians' bonding and their sense of belongingness towards St. John's, we also strive to preserve the uniqueness of every St. Johnian.

 

In particular, the regular organization of High Table Dinner differentiates ourselves from other residential halls. Unlike other residential halls, High Table Dinners are held every Monday at 7:00 pm in St. John's college to gather St. Johnians for a formal dinner. This will then be followed by High Table Talks that encourage St. Johnians to engage in deep discussions with speaker(s) of the talks. Round the Island is an annual fundraising event where participants run a total of 38 km around Hong Kong Island. This event also serves as a precious opportunity for St. Johnians and alumni to reunite.

 

In addition to these traditional activities, we also encourage St. Johnians to initiate activities to promote their values. Such activities, such as Cultural Festivals and Diwali Night, allow us to celebrate diversity and foster mutual understanding.

 

St. John's College values the potential of every individual St. Johnian, and through traditions and activities, we are able to come together as a community.

 

聖莊尤其崇尚和而不同 :我們既希望能增強莊民之間的凝聚力和提升莊民對聖莊的歸屬感,亦盼能保留每一位莊民最真實的個性。

 

與大多數港大舍堂不同的是,高桌晚宴 -一個予莊民聚首一堂的活動逢星期一晚上七時舉行。隨之而後的是高桌講座,讓莊民能與講者作深入交流;環島跑亦是聖莊其中一個標誌性活動。透過環繞整個香港島跑大概三十八公里的路程,此活動不但能夠籌得不俗的善款,亦提供一個珍貴機會讓莊民和舊人相聚。

 

除此之外,我們亦鼓勵各莊民自行籌辦活動。此類活動諸如文化節、排燈節等均能讓我們體驗不同生活文化和加深對彼此的了解。

 

聖莊重視每一位莊民的潛能,並深信透過其傳統和各式各樣的活動,我們可以建構屬於我們的共同體。

 

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