• 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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A lifelong passion for music - Interview with Mrs. J. Oxley

Amidst the usual after work customers in a coffee shop in Landmark, we waited with anticipation for Mrs. Oxley to arrive. The moment we greeted each other, it was like yesterday when she was still our music teacher and we were back in our uniforms as DGS girls.

Our conversation began with our enquiry about Mrs. Oxley’s  career path after her retirement from DGS in [1997], having taught at our alma mater for sixteen years. In her unmistakably lively manner, Mrs. Oxley updated us on what has been happening to her since then. After leaving DGS in 1997 Mrs. Oxley went back to the U.K. for six months. She then returned to Hong Kong and resumed teaching as a music teacher at Mary Mount Secondary School for three years. She is currently teaching music at Bauhinia ESF School in Lai King.

So when and why did Mrs. Oxley first come to Hong Kong? As we found out, it was in 1966 when she came to marry her husband whom she met in the U.K. And how did Mrs. Oxley come to teach at DGS? Incidentally, while Mrs. Oxley was employed as a ‘supply’ music teacher at the ESF, Mrs. Crosby (former music teacher at DGS) approached her one day and asked if she would like to be a ‘substitute’ music teacher at DGS while she was away. Mrs. Oxley accepted the invitation and gradually became a full-time teacher at DGS after Mrs. Crosby retired.

Among the memorable events that occurred during her career at DGS, Mrs. Oxley remembers vividly the weekly choir and orchestra practices and musical productions such as ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘The King and I’. As Mrs. Oxley recalls, ‘Our girls used to win a lot of entries at the Music Festivals and I’m sure they still do.’

Mrs. Oxley particularly liked the morning assemblies because it was an occasion to gather everyone together for hymns and prayers before classes began. As it turned out, the blue hymn book that has been used over the years was first put together by Mrs. Hurst, Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Oxley herself.

Over the years, having been exposed to students from different backgrounds and different schools, Mrs. Oxley has found that DGS girls have the unique quality of being well-rounded and being eager to participate in almost everything. By the time they get to universities, DGS girls are able to offer a lot more than just academic excellence.

Mrs. Oxley greatly enjoyed her time teaching at DGS. She had no discipline problems with our girls as most of them enjoyed music and singing. She considers herself lucky to be able to have a job that she likes as a hobby as she used to sing in choirs and played in orchestras in her early years.

One of the valuable lessons that she learnt during her career was patience. Mrs. Oxley also learnt to set high standards by always being well-polished, well-prepared and well-rehearsed.

Mrs. Oxley keeps in touch with previous teachers who taught at DGS with her including Ms. Clark and Mrs. Hurst, who are both residing in the U.K. She is also in contact with some old girls and still remembers some old faces and names, especially those who are or who have been in the musical field such as Susie Wong, Carol Yu, Jane Ng, Jacqueline Leung, Elizabeth Lo and Genevieve Wong.

Mrs. Oxley has four sons, three living in Hong Kong and one in the U.K. She is a grandmother of four and plans to retire this year. Will music still be part of her life after that? Definitely!

Interviewed by:
Audrey Chen
Helen Yien
May Kwong

Editorial Subcommittee

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