• Kee Wah Baking Workshops in March 2019

    The Social Sub-committee organised three baking class sessions at Kee Wah on 16th March and 23rd March. The morning workshop was for adult on baking Chinese sweet crispies with cashew (馬仔). The afternoon workshops were
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  • Lok Sin Tong Nursing Home Visit 2019

    On 23th February 2019, members of the DOGA Community Service Sub-committee visited the Lok Sin Tong Hoi Wang Road Nursing Home (“Nursing Home”) in South West Kowloon. More than 20 old girls joined the visit,
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  • Inter-house Netball Tournament 2019

    The annual DOGA Inter-house Netball Tournament was successfully held on 9th March 2019. Stepping into the 20th year since its establishment, the DOGA Netball Team received enthusiastic participation from over 60 players, some were even
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  • DSOBA Medical & Healthcare Chapter 2019 Dinner with DOGA

    DGS alumnae from the medical and healthcare profession and students were invited by the Diocesan School Old Boys’ Association (DSOBA) Medical & Healthcare Chapter to attend the DSOBA Medical & Healthcare Chapter Dinner on 17th
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  • Art Club Tea Cup Painting Workshop

    To welcome Chinese New Year and the spring season, the Art Club organised a Chinese Tea Cup Painting Workshop on 19th January 2019. Because of DGS campus renovations, the workshop was held at a cosy
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News Updates

  • 1 Finance Career Interest Group Gathering on 21 June
  • 2 Mother & Father’s Day Bracelet Workshop on 4 May
  • 3 Recycling of Winter School Uniforms
  • 4 Condolences
  • 5 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 6 Events Calendar
  • We are delighted to inform you the Finance Career Interest Group will be holding a networking event on Friday 21st June at LockCha Tea House (Hong Kong Park). Come enjoy an evening out with your fellow alumnae over fine teas and dim sums in this elegant heritage setting!

    We are honoured to have the following alumnae to share with us their career experience at the public sector of the finance industry:
    • Anissa Wong, class of 1998, Deputy Executive Director at the Financial Services Development Council
    • Tiffany Tang, class of 2004, Director of the Public Markets Team at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    We will also be having a tea demonstration to showcase some specialty teas of our steep Chinese tea culture.

    Register soon and don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to connect!

    Event Details:
    Date: 21st June 2019 (Friday)
    Time: 6.15pm – 8.30pm (6.45pm Tea Demonstration, 7.15pm Industry Sharing)
    Venue: LockCha Tea House, G/F, K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty
    Fees: $250 for DOGA members and $350 for non-DOGA members

    Target Participants: All old girls who are practising or

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  • Looking for a perfect gift for Mother & Father's Day? Make your very own Garden Rose Charm Bracelet for your loved ones!

    Join us on 4th May 2019 (Saturday) 10:30am-12:30pm at 12/F Seaview Commercial Building, 21-24 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan for the workshop conducted by Pamycarie.

    Details of the event can be found here:
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2019/art_club_event_may2019.pdf

    -Registration opens: 10:00 am on 8th April 2019 (Monday)

    -Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/KCF2nkYwrBKdHHm52

    -Quota: 20 people (first come first served, priority will be given to DOGA members)

    See you there!


    DOGA Art Club

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  • An Art wall with DGS heritage is being planned inside the School Dormitory (presently under construction) above the senior school classrooms

    As recycled Winter school uniforms will form elements of the art piece, we are working in co-ordination with the School to implement a recycling program for this purpose.

    You are encouraged to participate in this meaningful event. Please reply to this email or call 27715881 if you have old uniforms to hand in.


    Details of the program are as follows:

    Winter uniform needed: Blue Shirt (primary and secondary schools),
    Grey Tunic/Skirt (F1- 6 secondary school)
    Condition: Used uniform should be clean.
    Normal tear and wear acceptable
    Collection Point: Drop off at 1 Jordan Road guardhouse
    Recycling period: Mar 25 to Apr 4, 2019 between 10am to 5pm

    Thank you for your support!

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  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our past DOGAL Honorary Treasurer, MAUREEN TIM CHUN SO (Class of 1968), on 24th January 2019. Maureen was the Honorary Treasurer of DOGAL and the Chair of the DOGAL 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:
    March 4 Introduction of DOGA to S6 Graduates
    March 9 DOGA Inter-house Netball Tournament
    March 16 Social Sub-committee Kee Wah Baking Workshop
    April 7 WWF Hong Kong Run For Wild 2019
    May 4 Art Club Mother's & Father's Day Event
    May DOGA Netball Team in Festival of Sports
    Social Sub-committee Event
    June 15 DOGA AGM
    June 22 Dr Symons Scholarship Selection
    June 29 DGS University Fair
    Art Club Summer Event
    June Visit to S6 Graduation Dinner
    Community Chest Dumplings Making
    DOGA Inter-house Basketball Competition
    July Support of S5 Job Shadowing Programme
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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!