• 62nd Festival of Sport Netball Tournament

    The 62nd Festival of Sport Netball Tournament was held on 26th May 2019 and DOGA Netball Team participated with the team name 「DGS Alumni」. After seven games under the round robin schedule, the team concluded
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  • 2019 Cook for Love

    On 4th June 2019, over 20 DOGA members and their families gathered in the Home Management Centre at School for 「2019 裹糉籌款為公益 Cook for Love」 sponsored by Towngas. Participants made over 200 Dragon Boat Festival
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  • WWF Run for Wild 2019

    Over 40 DGS old girls and their families participated in the WWF Run for Wild 2019 on 7th April 2019 at Pak Shek Kok Promenade, Taipo. Participants selected their sponsored funds to support one of
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  • LCSD Netball League Results

    The LCSD Hong Kong Netball League 2018-2019 recently came to a close and the DOGA Netball Team performed exceedingly well in this season. Several new players joined our team this year, but we still managed
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  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Bracelet Workshop

    Alumnae, family and friends gathered for a morning of artsy fun at the DOGA Art Club Mother's and Father's Day event on 4th May 2019. Each of us went home with our own rose charm
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News Updates

  • 1 2019 DGS Alumnae Orchestra Concert on 13 July
  • 2 Bake a Mango Dome Cake for your loved one on 6 July
  • 3 Making your own decoupage wallet on 29 June
  • 4 Job Shadowing Opportunity for DGS' Students
  • 5 Condolences
  • 6 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 7 Events Calendar
  • Our DGS Alumnae Orchestra would like to invite you to the 2019 DGS Alumnae Orchestra Concert, which will be held on 13 July 2019 (Saturday) at 3:00pm at the DGS Auditorium.

    Under the baton of Ms. Synthia Ko, the DGS Alumnae Orchestra will be performing some of the favourite pieces from across generations, featuring a number of musicians amongst our alumnae, including Winnie Nieh (soprano, class of 2003), Lai Bo Ling (piano, class of 2006) and Cecilia Chan (cello, class of 2010).

    For details of the concert please read from
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2019/dgs_alumnae_concert_july19.jpg

    We look forward to seeing you at this concert. Admission is free of charge by ticket. Tickets are available via www.daohk.org/tickets until 12 July 2019.

     

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  • We invite you to a baking workshop of mango dome cake, lead by renowned chef Alfred Cheung who was Head Chef of Excelsior Hotel.

    For details, please refer to the link below:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XSO__pEjnDcWZ0MQyIZXmDcRQXo6_PHT

    Date: 6th July 2019 (Saturday)
    Time: 2:30 - 5:00p.m.
    Venue: Coup Kitchen, 108 Electric Road, Tin Hau
    Instructor: Alfred Cheung

    Registration will start at 9:00am on 15th June 2019 (Saturday). Seats are first-come-first-served basis with priority given to DOGA members.

    Registration link: http://tiny.cc/fsk17y

    Hope to see you there!


    DOGA Social Sub-committee

     

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  • Please come to join us to create your own decoupage wallet with colourful patterns and prints.

    The Art club will be organizing an exclusive decoupage wallet workshop.

    For details please refer to the link below:
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2019/art_club_event_jun2019.pdf

    Date: 29th June 2019 (Saturday)
    Time: 2:30p.m.- 4:30p.m.
    Venue: INOR Art & Design workshop, Flat F, 3/F, Po Wing Building, 114 Percival Street, CWB (opposite to Lee Theatre)
    Instructor: Terese from INOR Art & Design

    Registration will start at 09:00 on 8th June 2019 (Saturday). Spaces are limited and first come first serve, maximum of 22 participants only (adult and children included), so remember to sign up. See you there!

    Kindly follow below link to register:
    https://forms.gle/BpztRkaMqFDS7H9i9


    DOGA Art Club

     

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  • We are seeking your support in offering a three-day job shadowing experience to the Secondary Year 5 students of Diocesan Girls' School in your organisation. If you could, this would be a fantastic opportunity for you to help our students get ahead in the real world!!

    To expand the skills and knowledge of our students, DGS has introduced a job shadowing programmeto our S5 students since July 2014 . Through this programme, our school hopes that each student will obtain valuable working knowledge and experience the corporate culture in the real world before they begin their final year of studies and start applying to universities. We sincerely hope that this experience is mutually beneficial and we know it will be invaluable to the student's development.

    All girls will participate in this programme as part of a school activity. As the provider of the job-shadowing experience, you would be volunteering in the role of a mentor. You are not expected to pay the student(s) or the school. Some suggested activities for the student(s) include observing meetings, reading documents, attending seminars, gathering research,

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  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our past DOGA Honorary Treasurer, MAUREEN TIM CHUN SO (Class of 1968), on 24th January 2019. Maureen was the Honorary Treasurer of DOGA and the Chair of the DOGA Finance Sub-committee from 2002-2009.
    A memorial service will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at the 永寧堂, 2nd floor of Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom; followed by a cremation ceremony the next day (14th February 2019) at 11:30am at the Diamond Hill Crematorium.

    DOGA would like to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Lo Fong Sok Ki on the 25th December 2018 at the age of 82. Mrs. Lo was a long serving member of the School Council for 29 years from 1982 to 2011, a parent of alumna and a role model to many as a devout servant of Christ at St Andrew's Church.

    Our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Mrs. Anita Yau Liang Man-Wai who passed away on the 18th October 2018. Mrs. Yau is fondly remembered as

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  • DOGA would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our alumna and DGS headmistress, Mrs Stella Lau JP, on her award of the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region. The Silver Bauhinia Star is awarded to persons who have taken a leading part in public affairs and/or voluntary work over a long period of time. Mrs Lau is awarded the SBS for her distinguished public service, and in particular, her valuable contribution towards the promotion of interests and well-being of women in Hong Kong.
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  • Upcoming Events

    2019:
    July 2-4 Support of S5 Job Shadowing Programme
    July 6 Mango Dome Cake Baking Workshop
    July 13 DGS Alumnae Orchestra Concert
    August 10 DOGA New Members and Entering University Students Gathering
    September University Group Gathering
    October 18 DOGA Annual Dinner
    October DOGA Netball League Finance Group Gathering
    November 9 Diocesan Graduate Singers' Concert
    November Art Club Event
    Medic Group Gathering
    December Art Club Event
    Careers Talk
    DGS Mini Bazaar
    End of Term Netball Match (DOGA vs DGS)

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One of the longest-serving male sports coaches at an all-girls school, Mr. K.L. Tang comes across as soft-spoken and friendly. Old girls say he is a man of few words. Those who have been taught and trained by him are thankful to him for influencing them, as evidenced by the recent retirement party in March hosted by old girls whom he has coached over 35 years. It was a memorable day for Mr. Tang, who had just led the DGS Athletics Team on an 11-year winning streak at the Division One Inter-School Athletics Competition following three days of track and field competitions at the Wan Chai Sports Ground.

                    
Division One Inter-School Athletics Competition 2017                                Retirement Party



“Top athletes must build the right foundation,” emphasised Mr. Tang during an interview with members of DOGA Editorial Sub-committee. “If the foundation is not good, you would fall eventually. You must be patient and not rush it. If you build upon an unsteady foundation, it gets harder to reach the top.” Mr. Tang’s own foundation in athletics was built early in life, during his primary and secondary school years, when he participated in sprinting, long jump, and throwing events. “There was no full-time coach in those days. The older athletes coached the younger ones.” He recalls going to weekly invitational athletic meets in the 1970s, with HK$5 of pocket money per day, less than half of which was used to buy lunch boxes. His proud achievements included defeating the Diocesan Boys’ School and Fung Kai Secondary School athletics teams, the latter of which won many meets but was always defeated by Mr. Tang’s relay team. He had also held the inter-school record for discus throwing.

 

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Mr Tang’s countless awards as an athlete and sportsman                                  As athletics coach at the 1986 Asian Games, Mr Tang
                                                                                                               helped to publicise for the 1988 Olympics



Mr. Tang spoke of two influential figures in his youth, both of whom inspired him to become a teacher and coach. The first was a teacher who tutored him one-on-one after school as he had to miss classes to attend athletic meets. “I was inspired by my teacher’s dedication to teaching, so I would always rush back for his tutorial.” Another was an athletics coach from another secondary school, whom he had met during one of the invitational meets and who eventually became his coach. “My coach was the one who inspired me to become one myself,” he said.

Why did he become a male coach at a girls’ school? After graduating from Grantham College of Education, Mr. Tang initially became a “coach of coaches”, teaching more than 120 P.E. teachers at Grantham, many of whom have since become coaches at other schools. “In those days, it was hard to find female coaches for throwing events, and that’s where I specialised. That’s why I was recruited by DGS,” he recalled.

 

Mr Tang led the HK team, including athletes and swimmers from DGS, to overseas competitions.


Mr. Tang played an instrumental role in developing more than 20 sports programs at DGS, the first of which was basketball in 1982. Over the years, he introduced other sports including cross country and volleyball. In recent years, he also added sports programs as diverse as dodgeball, indoor rowing, golf, archery, bowling, handball, and Dragon Boat racing. Some of these programs were started in the temporary campus in Shum Shui Po during the 1 Jordan Road campus renovation. “We had no space for sports, so indoor rowing and dodgeball were good choices.” He added that offering more diverse sports was a way to encourage more girls to participate.

Mr. Tang praises DGS girls both past and present as having very good team spirit and being well-behaved. He thinks the girls nowadays are multitalented and proactive in reaching out to teachers for guidance and assistance. Athletes are physically stronger and start training earlier, due in part to better nutrition and availability of sports venues. The athletics facilities at the newly renovated DGS campus also provide more resources for girls to engage in sports training.

 

                                                   
Mr Tang in GD bib at a Teachers vs Senior Prefects Friendly Netball Match in 1990s                        Coach in action


However, Mr. Tang thinks that the older generation of girls possessed a tougher mentality. “It may be that life is too smooth nowadays,” he reflected. “Setbacks and failures are necessary in training athletes’ mentality, so that they can overcome pressure and endure. Success does not come quickly. Building a solid foundation is key. My goal is to let athletes see their weakness, so that they know where to improve.”

He has a dual strategy for training athletes. Those who are used to winning need to compete in the big races first—ones that are more challenging to win. That way, they realise they are small fish in a big pond. When they feel challenged, they work harder. Those who lack confidence, on the other hand, need to compete in small races first, so they can slowly build up confidence.

When thinking of what he would miss most after leaving DGS, Mr. Tang’s immediate response was, “The students!” He treasures the special bond between the student and the teacher. Alongside parents, teachers play a vital role in the girls’ teenage years at DGS, helping them to develop their skills and discover their potential, as well as identify their strengths and weaknesses. He will miss the unique school environment at 1 Jordan Road, which provides a lot of resources, both for teaching and learning.

When asked about his two daughters, Mr. Tang spoke with a sparkle in his eyes, the way a proud father would. All three of his children, including his eldest son, now a college sophomore in the U.S., grew up as swimmers and athletes. In sharing about training his children, Mr. Tang offered more words of wisdom. “They have to like it themselves. Sports helps build confidence. You have to have expectations for yourself. No one can force you.” After he retires, he will of course continue to stay fit. “Nothing is more valuable than having a healthy and happy life!” Finally, for current and future DGS athletes, he has this piece of advice: 正選位置是自已争取,不是我给予妳的!