• Flower Pots Decoration Workshop

    The DOGA Art Club hosted a morning and an afternoon flower pot decoration workshop on Jun 24. We were amazed by the creativity everyone demonstrated in decorating a set of large and small terracotta pots
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  • Macaron Baking Workshop (8 July, 2017)

    The macaron baking workshop was held on 8th July at The Mixing Bowl. It was a cozy fun-filled afternoon with 17 participants including some mothers and daughters behind the baking counter. They had a great
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  • Netball Festival 2017

    On September 16th, the DOGA Netball Team participated in the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary Establishment of the HKSAR - Netball Festival 2017 organised by the Hong Kong Netball Association. Despite the strong sun and a
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  • Membership Sub-Committee Interest Group Networking Events

    DOGA Legal Group held its inaugural networking event on 24th June. It was an occasion where alumnae working in different legal professions from the class of 1981 to 2016 had the unique opportunity to get
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  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Calligraphy Workshop

    On 13th May, the DOGA Art Club hosted Mother’s and Father’s Day calligraphy workshops featuring Kaye Shu from K’s Calligraphy 舒法. The two sessions attracted 62 alumnae and their families to attend. The morning session
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News Updates

  • 1 Netball Tournament on 16 December
  • 2 DGS Mini Bazaar on 19 December
  • 3 DOGA Inter-house Basketball Competition on 20 January 2018
  • 4 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 5 Events Calendar
  • DOGA Netball Team submitted 2 teams, Daggers and Dazzlers for the first ever Inter-school Alumni Netball Tournament organised by Hantang Netball Club.  

    Date: 16 December 2017 (Saturday)
    Time: 12:30 to 18:00
    Venue: Harrow International School Hong Kong in Tuen Mun


    The one-day event targets all female alumni of any schools for reunion. DOGA members, friends and families are all welcome to support our netballers.

    Should you need further details about the event, please contact Nicky Wong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you.

     

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  • Our school's Mini Bazaar will be held on19th December (Tuesday), its opening hours are from 11am (i.e. after the opening ceremony which will be held at 10:30am) to 3pm.

    Please enter through 1 Jordan Road and 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/7XCqaMlbyMypDnmy1

    For non members to register yourself and your family members https://goo.gl/forms/F0pSJCgE1wtejSoW2

    To take a sneak peek at this year’s jollity, please click here for the Online Catalogue.

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

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  • DOGA Inter-house Basketball Competition event details:

    Date: 20th January 2018 (Saturday)
    Time: 14:00 – 15:00
    Venue: DGS Gymnasium, 4/F SIP Building


    All DOGA members are welcomed to join and have fun. Participation is free of charge. Please contact your basketball house representatives listed below by 30 Nov 2017 . You are also welcomed to come support your house. Kindly contact your house representative for registration and arrangement.

    We look forward to seeing you all. Thank you.

    House representatives:
    Hurrell – Candy Cheung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Gibbins- Winnie Wong This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Sawyer- Catherine Leung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skipton- Ingrid Chan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Symons- Amy Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Overall arrangement: Candy Cheung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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

    2017:
    20th October DOGA Annual Dinner 2017
    October DOGA Netball League
    28th October Finance Career Talk On Banking, Investment and Advisory
    4th November Art Club: Pre-Christmas Event
    11th November Diocesan Graduate Singers Annual Concert
    November Medic Group Gathering
    CUHK University Group Gathering
    16th December Heep Hong Flag Day
    19th December DGS Mini Bazaar
    December Mentoring Programme Kick-off
    Careers Talk
    End of Term Netball Match DOGA vs. DGS

    2018:
    20th January DOGA Inter-house Basketball Competition
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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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