• Mango Dome Cake Baking Workshops

    On 6th July and 3rd August 2019, the Social Sub-Committee organised two Mango Dome Cake Baking Workshops with Mr. Alfred Cheung, a renowned pastry chef and former Head Chef of Excelsior. Members had a fun
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  • Decoupage Wallet Workshop

    A number of old girls and their families gathered at DGS on 29th June 2019 to attend a workshop for creating their own unique wallet. Everyone selected their favourite pattern from a collection of beautiful
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  • Collaborative Art Work with DGS

    A group of old girls returned to DGS on 17th May 2019 and spent a morning in a collaborative effort with the school to create an art piece for DGS. Our alumnae demonstrated their creative
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  • University Fair 2019

    The inaugural University Fair was held successfully by the school on 29th June 2019 in the Assembly Hall. With DOGA's continuous support for school events, we were delighted to have around 100 DGS alumnae, who
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  • Finance Group Gathering June 2019

    DOGA Finance Career Interest Group held a networking event on 21st June 2019 at the heritage setting of LockCha Tea House in Hong Kong Park. Alumnae from across generations and a wide range of financial
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News Updates

  • 1 Diocesan Graduate Singers Concert 2019 Ad Sponsorship
  • 2 DOGA Annual Dinner 2019 on 18 Oct
  • 3 Condolences
  • 4 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 5 Events Calendar
  • Diocesan Graduate Singers , the choir of Diocesan Old Girls' Association Limited, will be holding its annual concert at 8pm on Saturday, 9 November 2019, at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Central.

    This is the 3rd concert in its 「Master Series」 and highlights prominent works of 4 internationally acclaimed Chinese composers who share the surname of Huang黃 . The programme, all but for one song, is in Chinese and includes a wide range of genres, ranging from secular solo songs to ensemble pieces, and from folksong arrangements to sacred choral masterpieces. Alumni choirs of Diocesan Boys' School and St. Paul's College will be joining forces with them in performing the mixed voice pieces.

    Alumnae are welcome to place advertisements in the programme booklet:
    Full page HK$2500 with size: 176mm(w) x 250mm(h) in portrait orientation

    Please see the attached Ad Sponsorship Form for more details:
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2019/choir_ad_2019.pdf

    The submission deadline is 13 September 2019 for the Form & Cheque payment . Please note that the Ad spaces are limited and priority will be given to those with completed form and full payment. For the

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  • Please take note our upcoming annual dinner will be held on 18th October, 2019 (Friday).

    Program Highlights:

    • Enjoy some wine & cheese before dinner
    • Visit the souvenir stand before dinner & pick out something you fancy
    • Get your photos taken with your classmates by our official photographer at the Photo Corner
    • Dress according to the theme (floral patterns or colors) & you may be one of the winners in our Best Dressed Competition
    • Lots of Table Prizes & attractive prizes at the Lucky Draw
    • Complimentary Cakes for classes celebrating Anniversary Reunion (5th/10th/15th…etc)

    Do act now to secure your seats. Download the registration form and mail in together with a cheque before the deadline.

    Annual Dinner Registration Form
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2019/2019_annual_dinner.pdf

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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:
    September 12 University Group Gathering (HKUST)
    September 19 University Group Gathering (HKU)
    September 21 NetFest Tournament
    September 24 University Group Gathering (CUHK)
    2 nd Week of October DOGA Netball League 2019/20 (till March 2020)
    October 18 DOGA Annual Dinner
    October 26 Community Service Visit to Lok Fu Care Home
    November 9 Diocesan Graduate Singers' Concert
    November 16 Art Club Event
    November 30 Medic Group Gathering
    December 7 Art Club Event
    December 19 DGS Mini Bazaar
    December 20 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!