• 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 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching on 3 March
  • 2 Chinese Bakery on 10 March
  • 3 Congratulations to Mrs Stella Lau JP
  • 4 Events Calendar
  • Urban Sketching is an act of drawing while on location to document the world around you. The Urban Sketching community has skyrocketed in popularity in the past 10 years with sketchcrawls happening all over the world.

    The Art club will be organizing the very first sketchcrawl in our familiar 1 Jordan Road campus. Please come and join the fun and take this opportunity to capture the school campus with your own sketches.

    For details please refer to the link below:
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2018/art_club_event_mar2018.jpg

    Date: 3 March 2018 (Saturday)
    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Cost: HK$50 for DOGA member or each of her immediate family
    HK$80 for non-DOGA member or each of her immediate family member
    Venue: DOGA room


    Registration will start at 9:00am on 11 February 2018 (Sunday)
    . DOGA membership number is required to qualify for the member price. Priority will be given to members. Spaces are limited and first come first serve, maximum of 30 participants only, so remember to sign up. See you there!

    Kindly follow below link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/Xl51kKkozZBB6bUN2

    Some reminders for the event:
    1. Each person can register for

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  • Welcome to the Year of the Dog! Are you still indulging in the mood of Chinese New Year with various kinds of traditional food? Want to try baking your own "Lo Por cake 老婆餅" and egg tart to cheer your family?

    The Social Committee has kindly arranged a baking workshop with a veteran Chinese Bakery Kee Wah in Hong Kong on March 10th. Two different workshops have been arranged for your choice. You could choose to bring your kid to join for the egg tart session in the afternoon.

    Date: 10 March 2018 (Saturday)
    Time:

    Workshop A: 10:00am - 12:30 pm; baking of Lo Por cake (for adult only);

    Workshop B: 3:30pm - 6:00pm; baking of egg tart (for adult / adult with a child under 12)

    Place: Kee Wah Studio Workshop, 2/F, 188 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, HK

    Cost: Workshop A: HK$300; Workshop B: HK$300 or HK$380 (with a child under 12)

    Language: Cantonese


    For registration of the workshop, please download the form and read the details from
    http://www.doga.org.hk/images/attachment/events/2018/circular031018.pdf

    As seats are limted, please act now to secure your registration. See you

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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:
    March 3 DOGA Art Club: Urban Sketching
    March 5 Introduction of DOGA to S6 graduates
    March 10 Chinese Bakery
    March 24 Class Rep & New Members Tea Gathering
    March DOGA Netball League
    April 21 Support of DGS Career Fair
    April Inter-school Alumnae Badminton Competition
    May 5 Art Club Mother's & Father's Day Event
    May DOGA Netball Team in Festival of Sports
    Community Chest Dumplings-Making Workshop
    Social Sub-committee event
    June 16 Dr. Symons Scholarship Selection
    June DOGA AGM
    Finance Group drinks
    Visit to S6 Graduation Dinner
    July 5 Art Club Summer Event
    July Support of S5 Job Shadowing Programme
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Mrs. Grace Lam, Mrs. Daphne Blomfield, Cindy Tong and Andrea Lai

Mrs. Grace Lam, Mrs. Daphne Blomfield, Cindy Tong and Andrea Lai

 

It was a brisk cool morning in mid-March. We had been really excited at the prospect of meeting Mrs. Daphne Blomfield. From what we recall, Mrs. Blomfield was a slim lady, standing tall in the middle of the old Junior School Hall stage during morning assembly. When we saw the Mrs. Blomfield before us, she has not changed a bit - a slim petite lady wearing a bright warm smile on her face. We sat down at a coffee shop in Festival Walk and began our conversation.

We learned certain things about Mrs. Blomfield which are not normally known to most people. Mrs. Blomfield was born in Shanghai. Before joining DGJS, she was a teacher (for both primary and secondary levels) and thereafter Head-teacher (primary level only) at another well-known co-educational school in Hong Kong, where she taught Geography and English. At the invitation of Dr. C.J. Symons, at the time headmistress of DGS, Mrs. Blomfield joined DGJS as headmistress in 1978.

Dr. Symons and Mrs. Blomfield shared the same vision – they wanted to keep DGJS a family school consisting of only a small number of classes, where every student was encouraged and would indeed have the opportunity to participate. Mrs. Blomfield initiated the “Big Sister Program” where each Primary 6 student was paired to take care of a Primary 1 new joiner for the first year. She foresaw the future demand of Putonghua and introduced the language into the curriculum at a time when Putonghua was still not popular in Hong Kong. She encouraged participation in team competitions so that more students could be involved and bond through cooperative efforts and shared goals.

Mrs. Blomfield’s memory of DGJS is that it is a happy school, where each student knows most of the other students, and enjoys being part of the DGJS family. The students respect their parents and teachers and there is mutual trust between parents and teachers. To her, DGS girls are always very collegial and supportive of each other. One of Mrs. Blomfield’s most memorable occasions at DGJS was how hard everyone worked to prepare for the farewell concert of Dr. Symons. From both junior and senior schools, the personal touch from parents together with the exceptional efforts from teachers and students contributed to this big, memorable and successful event.

From our conversation with Mrs. Blomfield, one thing that really impressed us was how this cheerful lady has been devoting her whole life to the education of others. Her passion for education shines through even more when she discussed her current involvement in non-profit organisations aiming at helping people with learning disabilities. Mrs. Blomfield has always been interested in how children learn, and how best to help them to learn. After retiring from DGJS she volunteered serving on various committees and acting as supervisors of schools and adult training centres at Hong Chi Association, a non-profit organisation targeted at helping people with intellectual disabilities. She resigned three years ago.

For the last 10 years, Mrs. Blomfield has been dedicating more of her time to The Pathways Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing professional help to strengthen literacy, numeracy and organisational abilities as well as social skills specific to the individual needs of children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and/or Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Mrs. Blomfield strongly believes that every child has the right to receive proper education to realise his/her full potentials. This is particularly important in the case of students with SLD issues when professional help can address their specific needs and make a difference in building their self-esteem and achieving their individual goals.

Having a true passion in life gives a person the strength and momentum to live a happy and fruitful life. As we part with Mrs. Blomfield, we learned that she had driven to Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong all the way from her home in Tai Po. Her independence, kindness and love for education once again illustrate how Mrs. Blomfield is a living example of the DGS motto – Daily Giving Service.

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