|Date:||4 December 2009 (Friday)|
|Venue:||King Wah Chinese Restaurant 京華酒樓, 2/F Allied Plaza 聯合廣場 The reservation is under Mr Chan.|
It is happy to know that Lok Wing Hung (駱永雄) who is also visiting HK will join the dinner. This is a rare occasion that we can meet two alumni living overseas in one dinner. Please see if you are available to attend too.
Requiem Mass for the eternal repose of her soul (presided by Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.) will be on Friday, 27 November, at 8:00pm at Hong Kong Funeral Parlour and Final Commendation (presided by Fr. A. Deignan, S.J.) on Saturday, 28 November, at 9:00am. The cortege will then proceed to Cape Collinson Crematoria.
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
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Date: 13 November 2009 (Friday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: School hall
Objective of this Forum is to enable Students, School Administrators, Fathers, Teachers, Parents and Alumni to understand each other's views on freedom, self-discipline and responsibility in Wah Yan as a Jesuit school. For details, please refer to the information sheet attached. All alumni are welcomed.
網上討論: 自由 自主 自律 自尊 華仁書院
1. Click: http://www.hkmarathon.com/marathon/eng/registration/default.jsp to enrol 10km Run 2, departing at 6:05am
2. Get your family members, classmates, friends and colleagues to join. The minimum age for 10km Run is only 12. (subject to conditions by the Organiser)
3. Email the following info to join the Team: Full name, School and class (alumni only), email address, mobile no., race enrolled, tee size (XL, L, M, S) and most essentially your registration number. Address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
4. Get us your information on or before 22nd October 2009 to join the Team. You will help us gather 100 or more teammates to become a Supportive Group
Benefits – by becoming a member of the One Family Marathon Team, you enjoy:
1. Free medical check-up for child aged 12 - under 18
2. 2 alumni classes with the most participants get an award
3. Invitation to 4 themed clinics hosted by top professional runners, our partner Adidas, renowned alumni and medical practitioners
4. A good quality team tee by Adidas if you attends 3 of the clinics
5. 2 alumni classes raising the highest donations will become Patron
6. Become an individual Patron by giving HK$50,00 or above, be an individual Sponsor by giving HK$20,000-49,999
7. Patron and sponsor name imprint on team tee and other acknowledgement
8. An award if you finish the Run within 50 minutes, a souvenir if you do it within 60 minutes
We want you to feel Cool by running for Wah Yan. Any voluntary gift from you will support the development of running sports into a virtue in Wah Yan, including bursaries, scholarship, more coaches, professional training and exchange programmes…etc. More info will be available at www.wahyanonefamily.org later. Call our Managers Simon Chan (9388 3368) or Philip Kwok (9386 4032) if you need further support. Join now and we assure you “Running’s Cool”!
Wah Yan One Family Marathon Team
|Date:||13 December 2009 (Sunday)|
|Time:||5:30pm - Reception ; 7:00pm - Dinner|
|Venue:||The Grand Hall - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre|
|Prices:||HK$800 per person ; HK$9,600 per a table of 12|
|Dress Code:||Business Casual with colour theme of Blue & Green|
|Theme:||LET'S MAKE A WISH!|
The dinner is to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of WYK and 90th of WYHK. Please let your class rep know if you want to join the dinner before Oct 15.
As most of you are aware, this year's is our Mother School's 85th birthday. In order to celebrate the big day, WYK, WYKPSA, WYOFF, WYHK and WYHKPSA have formed a Steering Committee to organise a series of celebration events from October 2009 to July 2010. The first activity is the Walkathon.
If you recall, the first ever Walkathon we had was in 2007 which was used to raise funding for Wah Yan One Family Foundation to realise the dream of Wah Yan's. This year, we will walk again but the main purpose is to celebrate birthdays! The Walkathon will be held on 18th October, 2009 and similar to 2007, we will walk from WYK to WYHK and will take Star Ferry to cross the harbour. In addition to the programs we will have at WYK during the Opening ceremony and before the walk kicks off, i.e., singing, dancing and other performance, this time we will have a Fun Fair at WYHK. There will be a lot of game booths, demonstrations and food & drinks provided to all participants at WYHK. Our Chief Executive, Mr. Donald Tsang, will again be our official guest of honour to officiate the event.
Here is the link to WYOFF"s website that you will find the enrolment form for your reference.
Thanks and regards,
Sam Yu (83)
Chairman of the Walkathon Organising Committee
It will be a very entertaining rendezvous for you, your family and the entire Wah Yan community. Your presence will encourage all teams to showcase their best. Click http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/folkmusic2009.html or call me on 2891 9970 if you need tickets/more information.
Thank you and see you all on 30th August.
The 2nd Homecoming Concert has been set for 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 5, at WYK School Hall organized by WYK Past Students Association and co-organized by the Music Association and WYK Parents Association.
Our Homecoming Concert this year will also kick-start the 85th Anniversary celebration of Wah Yan College, Kowloon. Naturally, our theme for the concert will be "Our Music Throughout the Years". How has music changed throughout the years at WYK? From hymns to incorporation of instruments and varied styles performed by old boys and current students, we revisited the sounds of the various eras in a music concert on a Saturday summer night. The performance is meaningful to current and former students because it gives former students the opportunity to share memories of their experiences with the current students and also create new memories for the current ones. It's a concert for every Wahyanite to connect to the past while renewing friendships and building for the future.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Fr. Kelly Educational Fund. Proceeds from this concert will be used to support the development of the musical talent of the current WYK students. That includes certain instruments & equipments and payment for external conductors/trainers which the teachers and students have for long desired.
Taking this opportunity, we are requesting the honor of your presence at this concert. If you will sponsor this concert by making further donation, not only are you granting great endorsement on the efforts of the performing students, teachers, and alumni, you are also making the dreams of the music students and teachers possible.
With Best Wishes,
Mike Cheng '86
P.S. We have just been informed by the WYK administrative office that the Homecoming Concert is overwhelmingly well received by the current students. All the regular HK20 student tickets have been sold out in school. To facilitate your purchase of the VIP tickets and supporting the event, we have attached a Sponsorship Form for your perusal.
Please disseminate this information to your fellow schoolmates and friends to share our joy and gratitude for your generosity. We will certainly continue our efforts in achieving our goal of $100 million. ,,,,,,
1. 25 teams enrolled, comprising current students, alumni, teachers, parents and sons/daughters – all practicing very hard now
2. Many well-known alumni will be singing: Tony Wong, Daniel So, Stephen Ng, James Loh, Peter Yow and more…
3. 2 invited teams from our partner schools had agreed to take part – from St Paul's Convent School and Hong Chi Association (they got talent!)
4. 400 seats only available now – tickets are selling now so act fast. Please click here to reserve your share: http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/folkmusic2009appeal.pdf
5. More press coverage from Singtao (6 July) and Ming Pao (8 July) as attached.
Please disseminate this information to your fellow schoolmates and friends to gather more responses. Every single dollar after expenses will be deployed to support 2 PSAs and the Foundation hence the more sales and donations the better. Your support will make a big difference.
Call me on 9092 9433 if you need more information please. Many thanks for your assistance and looking forward to welcoming you on 30th Aug.
Father Stephen Chow, S.J. Supervisor of the two Wah Yans will be visiting Beijing and Shanghai in August 2009. Please refer to the message from Wah Yan China Chapter below for details. You are most encouraged to join the gatherings in Beijing (9 Aug) and in Shanghai (14 Aug).
Please spread the words to other Wahyanites, especially those in the two cities.
WYKPSA Exco 2009-10
[Message from Wah Yan China Chapter]
Father Stephen Chow, Supervisor of the two Wah Yans will visit Beijing (Aug 8-11) and Shanghai (Aug 12-15). Mr. Matthew Chu, our Educ. Psychologist will also join the visit.
In Father Chow's own words " The purpose of these trips is to gather our alumni at these two cities insofar possible to form an informal alumni group in these cities respectively. We really should start having informal PSA chapters at the two major cities in the Mainland. These groups can be supportive of Wahyanites working there (esp. the lonely ones) and help connect with new Wahyanites coming to study/work/live in these two cities. "
We have arranged the following gatherings :
August 9 (Sunday) Lunch gathering 12:30pm 北京美京酒家北京朝阳区朝阳门外大街18号丰联广场四层405 Tel: 010-65889977
August 14 (Friday) Dinner gathering 7pm 苏浙汇餐厅1121 Yan'an Mid Road （延安中路1121号）Tel: 021-62485155 For taxi drivers: 延安中路1121号、靠近富民路，在延安中路上，苏浙汇餐厅 http://www.jade388.com/siteengine.php?do=fdjsdetail&id=54
Please spread the words and gather as many Wahyanites (including families and friends) to join.
Daniel & Felix
Wah Yan China Chapter
I am very pleased to inform you the 2 Wah Yan will celebrate their 85th/90th anniversaries this year. There are 3 programmes scheduled for union and sharing of joy, namely a Walkathon on 18th October 2009 (our CE will be officiating), a Gratitude Dinner in December 2009 and a Night of Performing Arts, finale of our celebration, on in July 2010.
Over the years, our Jesuit Fathers, teachers and staff had been developing the potentiality of each and every Wahyanite, with a focus on Christian moral values and individuality. Distinctively, Jesuit education is committed to training dutiful leaders and "men for and with others" to serve and contribute to Hong Kong and beyond. You will also concur on the fact that brotherhood and selfless care is essentially the spirit of Wah Yan.
The New Senior Secondary School curriculum (NSS) being launched in September 2009 will put more weights on the provision of more subjects and other learning experiences for students. In order to help our boys and teachers stand the test of this challenge and keep up with our heritage, the 2 Schools have taken some immediate measures such as the implementation of small class teaching at S1-S3, provision of professional psychological services, hiring additional qualified English and Putonghua teachers and teacher development programmes abroad. We would not have achieved these new heights without the zealous support of dedicated alumni and friends of Wah Yan like you.
Looking ahead, we would like to sustain these measures and are planning to introduce more language education and other learning experiences, hire more expatriate teachers and provide further teacher development programme. These measures and plans are imperative for the continuous growth of our young Wahyanites in the new curriculum.
Our celebration rendezvous will enable our fellow alumni, friends, teachers, students and parents to experience again the unity and genuine love for each other. It is also the best opportunity to render support to your Alma Mater. I am therefore appealing to you for attendance, sponsorship and other forms of support. Please contact me or the Heads of the individual events if you need further information. We look forward to welcoming you at all of the 3 events.
With best wishes,
Rev. Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.
Supervisor/Head of Steering Committee, 85th/95th School Anniversaries Programmes
We are glad to inform you that a Wah Yan China Chapter at Facebook has been set up, which aims to connect Wah Yan College (both Hong Kong and Kowloon) alumni in China.
The link is as follows:
As posted at the group, Father Stephen Chow, S.J. Supervisor of the two Wah Yans will visit Beijing and Shanghai around mid-August, dates and details of gathering to be announced. Please stay tuned for the latest news and development of the Wah Yan China Chapter.
WYKPSA Exco 2009-10
Mrs Annie Ko Lee Tun Yung 1911~2009 R.I.P.
Mrs Ko taught at WYK from 1945, mainly English and Mathematics to Junior Forms, and retired in 1976. She was fondly referred to as the Fat Madam by her pupils.
1. 20 teams enrolled, comprising current students (new Folks!), alumni, teachers (hurray!), parents and sons/daughters (thanks to our WYHKPTA and WYKPA)
2. 2 invited girls' teams from our partner schools had agreed to take part
3. Sarah Lee and Michael Leung will either sing/perform a short talk-show just like "Phone-show快活人", the long-lasting popular programme on RTHK2
4. 700 seats only available now – tickets are selling now so act fast. Please click here to reserve your share: http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/folkmusic2009appeal.pdf
5. The Press is chasing the Gala so we expect more demands for tickets soon. See Ming Pao's news on the Gala and the poster attached for ref
Mr Albert Au said this Gala is dedicated to promoting a lucid stream of music again so he is looking forward to freshen up his ears. There is no other event of similar nature in town now. Please disseminate this interesting news and invite your fellow schoolmates and friends to take part and join. ……
Join us to witness the rebirth of Folk Music at Wah Yan! Many thanks.
Ticket is available now so I am appealing to you to invite your fellow schoolmates and friends to take part/attend/support. Remember, Team comprising current students can play free of charge. And it will be a lot of fun if you could form “Brothers of Class XXX” to enjoy the harmony and melody together. We are also inviting some girls schools to take part to add flavour to the event. It will be very entertaining if we could listen to mixed teams.
I enclosed herein an appeal letter for reference. It will be uploaded in our website tomorrow. Please distribute it to your schoolmates and anyone who you think might be interested in attending/playing. We are also preparing some beautiful posters now. If you are interested in posting up these, please let me know how many you need.
Many thanks. You will help make the Gala a success.
In the form of a Singing Contest, this Gala will allow Wahyanites to reveal their talents on stage again. What’s more encouraging, Mr. Albert Au Shui Keung, HK’s Folk Music Legend, will be our Chief Adjudicator and guest performer. Winners might be invited to perform in the Night of Performing Arts, finale of the Schools’ 85/90th Anniversaries celebration programme, at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in 2010.
Only 30 entries are allowed and it is learnt that 7-8 teams are already practicing. I am therefore appealing to you to support this meaningful event by encouraging our students, parents, alumni and friends of Wah Yan to enrol and/or become a Patron/Sponsor. Enrolment will start from 1-31st May and vacancies will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Teams comprising all current students can take part free of charge. So please invite them to move fast. Ticket sale will commence later and I will keep you promptly informed.
Please find enclosed an enrolment form for reference and actions. (downloadable from http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/FMG-form.pdf) I will be very grateful if you could circulate and upload/post this form soon. If you need further information by all means please.
Thank you very much.
I have just received the attached letter from Cheung Chung Pan. This is his first personally written letter to us. Please kindly distribute through your respective networks. The previous letters were written by his mother.
Mr. Matthew Chu and I have just visited him at E-Da Hospital. We are happy to report that Chung Pan is preparing for his return to Hong Kong. Some of his wounds are still open and there is still remanent of the infection. However, the Director of the hospital who is Chung Pan's attending doctor judges that Chung Pan can return to Hong Kong shortly for follow up treatments at Queen Mary's Hospital.
This is the Easter Season. Let us rejoice! Let us continue in keeping Chung Pan and his family in our prayers and unfailing support. He still has some distance to travel before a functional recovery.
Stock is going fast. Please find enclosed an order form for actions and distribution (it will be uploaded at www.wahyanonefamily.org soon). The Album is brimful of the genuine spirit and enthusiasm of Wahyanites. Do not miss it.
Please be informed that our Marathon Team had completed the Run yesterday. With the assistance from many of you, we managed to gather a team of 150 students/teachers/parents and alumni and raised $1.4 million. We will continue to take part in the Run next year.
...... Some more pictures will be uploaded to http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/frEvents.html today. Please extend our most sincere gratitude to everyone in your class and disseminate the information accordingly.
Please note there is a change in gathering point and an update on the Marathon as below:
1. You are cordially invited to take a group picture with the Marathon Team on Sun, 8 February 2009 at 9am at Gate G of the Victoria Park (map of Gate G attached for reference)
In the event that you or your fellow schoolmates are running, please forward the following reminder and the attached guide to them:
2. Please go to Gate G for baggage deposit and collection and group photo. It will be manned by our scouts
3. Please arrive at the Victoria Park at least 1 hour before your Start Time. You need to be at the Check Point at least 15 minutes before your Start Time
4. All Runners will be prohibited to the Start Area after 6:15am
Please spread the news to Wahyanites you know who may run. If you need further information please call or email me. We are hitting the sum of $1.4 million now.
Many thanks for your support and see you on 8 February.
Following our update yesterday, we are pleased to report to you that a cohort of WYK 68/69 alumni had pledged approx. HK$400,000 to support the Marathon, totaling the sum to around $1.2 million now. We are talking to alumni who are yet to response still. With 5 more days to go, please get your network moving. Let's join hand to get closer to our $2 million goal. ……
We are also happy to inform you that we will organise a Folk Music Gala with the 3 Schools on Sunday, 30th August 2009 at the HKJC Auditorium, The HK Polytechnic University (http://www.auditorium.polyu.edu.hk/eng/jca_site/index_2.htm). The object is to promote music talent and bonding in our Wah Yan community. We have learnt from our music teachers this event will let our students, parents, teachers and alumni work and play together. It will also help us gather talents for our Anniversaries Concert in July 2010.
We will target approx. 30 entries in the format of a contest. Hence if you are interested in taking part, please let us know. Rules and details will be announced soon.
1. Marathon 2009
Our Marathon Team has got 146 members now. The final clinic on 11 Jan was attended by over 80 members. Pictures of the session had been uploaded at http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/photo20090111.html. Moreover, Oriental Daily News has launched a full page report on our Dream Campaign and the Marathon today. (...... which will be uploaded together with other clippings this eve).
With regard to fundraising, we have received approx HK$700,000 thus far. Now if we want to build running a ritual in Wah Yan, we need to support these 140 pioneers to lead and sustain the drive. We are $1.3 million adrift of our $2 million goal now. And we are only 2 weeks away from our Race on 8 Feb 2009.
Therefore, may I appeal to you again to make a gift to support these lovely Wahyanites please? If we could get $30,000 (certainly the more the merrier) each from 40 supportive alumni/friends of Wah Yan like you and your classes, we will make it for the Team. You will keep these forerunners and our Dream going.
2. Cheung Chung Pan
Our alumni Chung Pan is recovering and his mother Mrs Cheung has sent us the 6th letter on his status. Please click: http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/cheungChungPanNoteOfThanks140109.pdf for details. Mrs Cheung sent us another message yesterday as attached.
Please render your support to our 146-member Marathon Team by making a gift or referrals. The cohort will do their best on 8 February 2009. May we wish you and your family a peaceful and pleasant Year of the Ox! Many thanks.
1. Marathon 2009
The team will meet again this Sunday (11 January 2009) at Wah Yan College Hong Kong at 800-1030am for the final training clinic, schedule as below:
0800-0805 roll call and team tee pick up
0805-0850 Adidas talk and shoe test
0850-0853 note of thanks by Fr Chow
0853-0900 brief on arrangement for 8 Feb: gathering point, personal belonging, group photo time...etc
0900-0905 group photo with banner and tee
Please join this session as you will meet a large cohort of highly spirited students, parents, alumni and friends. All runners please attend as we will distribute our team tee and take a big team picture together. Adidas will deliver a talk on running shoes and offer an interesting shoe-fitting game for us. Hence please register for the session on 11 Jan by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 9 Jan 2009. We want to ensure that Adidas stock up materials and a small gift for you.
In the previous email we said we hope to achieve a goal of $2 million through this campaign. We have received approx HK$600,000 thus far. Please invite your fellow classmates to make further contributions through the attached form or this link: http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/marathon09_donation.pdf. Your support will mean everything to the team who had been working hard since October.
2. Cheung Chung Pan
Our alumni Chung Pan is recovering and his mother Mrs Cheung has sent us a letter on his status. Please click: http://www.wahyanonefamily.org/doc/cheungChungPanNoteOfThanks241208.pdf for details. Let's pray for a speedy recovery for Chung Pan. ……
3. Education Plus
Cable TV has interviewed Fr Deignan on his vision and life of education. Please click on this link to watch the video: http://www.wahyan-psa.org/jesuits/Fr.Deignan.wmv. We would like to thank Cable TV and HKIEd for allowing us to feature the programme. Special thanks goes to Mr. Nick Tsui for editing the video for us.
Mr Norman So, Mr Charles Chau (our WYKPSA Chairman) and alumni Mr Alan Leong will talk about Jesuit Education and life in Wah Yan on CR1.
WYKPSA will upload the sound clip after clearing the right with CR1. We would like to thank Charles and the WYKPSA for their update.
Please feel free to take part in the activities above, especially the upcoming Marathon clinic on 11 Jan. Make pledges or donations to support the team please, as you will make a big difference for our young Wahyanites. ……