• DOGA Art Club Porcelain Ware Workshop

    At the DOGA Art Club porcelain ware workshop on 9th September, alumnae and families had a fabulous time designing porcelain mugs and plates. We cut and soaked decal paper, stuck them on mugs and plates,
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  • Ovolo Southside Netfesthk 2018

    The Ovolo Southside Netfesthk 2018 was held on 15 September, 2018 at the Aberdeen Sports Ground. Despite the games being shortened to eight minutes per game due to the approaching of Typhoon Mangkhut, the DOGA
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  • DIY Organic Workshop

    The DIY Organic Workshop was held on 30th June 2018 to kick start the red, hot summer. Alumni, friends and family members formulated their own lip balm, sunscreen and insect repellent with natural ingredients that
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  • 2018 裹糉籌款為公益 COOK FOR LOVE

    The annual dumpling making charity event took place on 15 June 2018, where 24 members together with their family participated once again in the fund-raising activity sponsored by Town Gas. Members gathered in the Home
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News Updates

  • 1 2018 Mini Bazaar
  • 2 Invitation dinner from DSOBA Medical & Healthcare Chapter
  • 3 DOGA Mentoring Program 2019
  • 4 DGS - Development of Boarding Facilities
  • 5 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 6 Events Calendar
  • Our school's Mini Bazaar will be held on 19th December (Wednesday), its opening hours are from 11am (i.e. after the opening ceremony which will be held at 10:30am) to 3pm. Please take note that there is an express lane for members who will present their membership card upon the entering of the school premises.

    If you are planning to come back to join the fun and meet some old friends, please register with us using the following links. This is to save your time in checking in on that day.

    For DOGA Members to register yourself and your family members
    https://goo.gl/forms/QI7A2JKpgCG4e7QR2

    For non members to register yourself and your family members
    https://goo.gl/forms/RUlbARFP8VNbPdJD3

    Do remember to come to our DOGA room for refreshments and a short break, see you soon!

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  • Diocesan School Old Boys’ Association Medical & Healthcare Chapter

    Dinner with Diocesan Old Girls’ Association

    出類拔萃,醫療相聚

    For alumni of DBS & DGS

    who are medical and healthcare professionals / undergraduates

    Organiser :
    Diocesan Old Boys’ Association Medical & Healthcare Chapter

    Thursday 17th January 2019

    Reception 7.00 pm, Dinner 7.30 pm

    Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong.


    If you are interested to join this dinner, please download and find the details from the registration form at

    http://www.doga.orghk/images/attachment/events/2018/md_dinner_jan19.pdf

    or go to https://goo.gl/forms/bxEquWdC7lghpaCR2 to register online.

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  • The window of application for the thirteenth batch of DOGA Mentoring Program is now open! This is a twelve month program for the mentor and mentee to form into a mutually agreed learning partnership based on the career interests of the mentees, which could be face to face meetings, phone conversations, email correspondence or other communication via social network!
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  • Our school has begun on the Development of Boarding Facilities in-situ at DGS to provide accommodation for about 60 students.

    The project comprises renovation of the 9th and 10th floors and the addition of the 11th floor to the existing Main Building to provide accommodation facilities. This project is tentatively scheduled for completion around mid-April 2019.

    The school would like to collect ideas from alumnae to decorate an atrium wall (estimate to be 8.7m x 7.5m) in the new facilities. If you would like to contribute your design, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your interest and we will send you more details regarding this wall.

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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

    2018:
    October 19 DOGA Annual Dinner
    October DOGA Netball League
    November 17 Diocesan Graduate Singers' Concert
    November Medic Group Gathering
    December 13 Mentoring Programme Kick-off
    December 19 DGS Mini-Bazaar
    December Career Talk for Students
    End of Term Netball Match (DOGA vs DGS)
    2019:
    January 19 Art Club CNY Event
    May 4 Art Club Mother's Day Event
    June 27 Art Club Summer Event

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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!