• 13th Mentorship Program

    On 12th January 2019, the DOGA Membership Sub-committee hosted a kick-off session for the 13th Mentorship Program. Since the program launched over a decade ago, this year we received a record high number of responses
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  • DOGA vs DGS End-of-Term Netball Match

    The “last day of first term” marks a long tradition for the end-of-term netball match between DOGA and the DGS team, followed by a netball match between teachers and prefects. The DOGA vs DGS match
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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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  • DOGA Graduate Singers Annual Concert

    The Diocesan Graduate Singers took the stage at the Chai Wan Y Theatre on 17th November 2018 to perform selections by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers and Frederick Loewe. To highlight musical excerpts from Evita,
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News Updates

  • 1 Diocesan Graduate Singers - Open for Recruitment
  • 2 DOGA Inter-house Netball Tournament 2019
  • 3 Condolences
  • 4 Visit to Lok Sin Tong Nursing Home
  • 5 DOGA Social Kee Wah Baking Workshop
  • 6 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 7 Events Calendar
  • Diocesan Graduate Singers is open for recruitment! We welcome all alumnae with an interest in singing, whether serious vocalists, enthusiasts or amateurs. If you enjoy singing and can attend regular rehearsals on Friday evenings from 7:15pm – 8:45pm, you are welcome to join us!

    An audition will be held on Friday 15 March between 6:15pm – 7:15pm at DGJS Room 801. This audition allows us to know more about you as well as determining your voice part.If you are interested, please kindly fill in the attached google form https://goo.gl/forms/TNPwC2eoMxFIoIs82 by 28 Feb 2019. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm your audition time.

    Due to limited vacancies for recruitment and in case of over subscription, we will send you an email within a week after your audition to notify you of the results.

    For further enquiries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • The Annual DOGA Inter-house Netball Tournament 2019 will be held on 9th March 2019 (Saturday), 09:00-13:00 at the Indoor Gym (4/F of SIP Building). All DOGA members are welcome to join. Kindly contact your Netball House Reps listed below by 28th February 2019 for enrolment which is free of charge!

    You are also encouraged to come support your houses as spectators and cheering teams. Please contact your House Reps for registration and arrangement. We look forward to seeing you all at this fun and exciting annual event! Thank you.

    House Reps for registration:
    Gibbins – Gessy Li This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Hurrell – Rita Yeh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Sawyer – Lee Cheuk Pui This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skipton - Polly Yu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Symons - Myra Kong This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Overall arrangement – Nicky Wong This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Anna Yu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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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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  • The Community Service Subcommittee is organising a visit to the Lok Sin Tong Hoi Wang Road Nursing Road (the “Nursing Home”), a residential care home for the elderly, in the morning of 23 February 2019, Saturday. We have arranged members of the Choir Subcommittee to sing songs to the elderly at the Nursing Home that morning and would like to invite any alumnae who are interested to join and serve in this upcoming event. In particular, we encourage members to bring along their children to such a meaningful event.

    Members interested in participating in the event please reply via the google form below before noon on 31 January 2019. There is only space for 10 members with their family (no domestic helpers please). First-come-first-served! Registration commences at 9:00 a.m. on 21 January 2019 (registrations earlier will be disregarded).

    Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/2kx01dSJl527CMC63

    Details of the visit of the Nursing Home are as follows:

    Date: 23 February 2019, Saturday

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 a.m.

    Our Meeting Time: 2nd Floor of the Nursing Home at 9:30 a.m.

    Venue: Lok Sin Tong Hoi

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  • Due to the popular demand of the Kee Wah baking workshops last year, the Social Sub-committee has arranged another round of workshop to bake the all-time Hong Kong traditional style snacks - Chinese sweet crispies with cashew ”馬仔“ and animated cartoon looking milk tart and egg tart.

    Join us on 16th March 2019 (Saturday)at Kee Wah Studio Workshop, 2/F, 188 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai.


    Details of the event can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b0a-lZV9jWK2_f8C6isc3nQhmOXXWtWt

    · Registration opens: 9:00am on 24 January 2019 (Thursday)

    · Registration link for Workshop A: https://goo.gl/WZGRiy

    · Registration link for Workshop B: https://goo.gl/vVaJP3

    · First come first served.

    . For enquiries , please contact us at 2771 5881 or an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    See you there!

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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:
    January 19 Art Club CNY Event
    January DOGA Netball League 2019 (second half season starts)
    February 23 Community Service visit to Lok Sin Tong
    March 9 DOGA Inter-house Netball Tournament
    March 16 Social Sub-committee Kee Wah Baking Workshop
    March Introduction of DOGA to S6 Graduates
    DOGA Inter-house Basketball Competition
    May 4 Art Club Mother's & Father's Day Event
    May DOGA Netball Team in Festival of Sports
    Social Sub-committee Event
    June 15 Dr Symons Scholarship Selection
    DOGA AGM
    June 29 DGS University Fair
    Art Club Summer Event
    June Visit to S6 Graduation Dinner
    Community Chest Dumplings Making
    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!