• 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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Interview with Ms. Ma, Mrs. Watt & Mrs. Yeung -
A Glimpse of our Junior School From Then Till Now

It was the usual hectic scene at the back gate of our Junior School as we eagerly awaited the arrival of our guests for the long-anticipated interview - three dedicated teachers who have each taught at DGJS for no less than thirty years. To our surprise, the three of them have not aged a bit as they appeared together and our conversation began instantly.

We walked to and settled down at a nearby restaurant, and we wasted no time in trying to find out as much as possible about DGJS now and during the old school days -

(M: Ms. Ma; W: Mrs. Watt; Y: Mrs. Yeung)

Q: Which year did you start to teach at DGJS?

M: 1967
W: 1967
Y: 1970

Q: How was the Junior School different 30 years ago?

Y: Back in those days, P1 to P4 classes were held in the wooden hut, while P5 and P6 classes were held on the senior school premises.

Q: How about academics for the girls?

Y: I feel that our students are more well-rounded now than before, but the depth of knowledge in each field of subject seems less profound due to the increase of subjects that need to be covered in recent years.

M: The level of Chinese language is much more difficult now than before and the level of proficiency has gone up a lot for our girls now.

Q: How are DGJS girls different now than before?

M: I find them closer to their teachers now.

Y: They are also more 'lively' these days!

Q: What are the challenges of being a teacher these days?

W: Workload is much heavier than before and the challenge is to finish things on hand in a timely manner.

M: We also have to meet new external changes and social demands.

Y: As expectations become higher, we as teachers need to accommodate to these continuous changes as there are more logistics involved now besides the daily task of teaching such as planning, administration and evaluation.

Q: How are DGJS girls different from students from other schools in HK?

Y: They are definitely much more self-confident as you would notice in Speech Festivals.

M: They have always been better than the rest and are generally more out-spoken.

Q: Do you find our girls difficult to teach?

Y: Not exactly, but they do have their own thinking sometimes and may challenge the way things are taught, for example, how a sentence may be structured differently!

M: Their skills and levels of reading seem to be ahead of other schools by quite a bit; you have to be creative with these kids!

Q: Is there any memorable event that happened in your career?

M: There are many interesting things, I remember having to pick up a coin that a student accidentally left inside a toilet bowl! And being invited to weddings by students that I taught many years ago!

Q: What will you miss most about the school when you leave or retire?

W: I will miss the old staff room a lot, the atmosphere in those old days, the people, the chit-chat going around.

M: After I retire, I shall miss the bauhinias that blossom so beautifully in our school garden each year at springtime and of course the laughter of the children at school. I have spent so much more time at school than at home for these past 30 years, I would eventually like to do some traveling and perhaps pursue some studying!

Y: I will definitely miss the annual Speech Festival, the coaching of the students, their achievements, perhaps I may come back to help those teachers on maternity leave!

W: I will miss having fun with all the teachers in those old days, nowadays we hardly have time to joke around with our busy schedule!

Y: I will miss that too!

Our three respectable and loving teachers have dedicated almost their entire careers to DGJS and have spent so much of their time, effort and heart all these years that a huge part will be missing when they retire. Mrs. Yeung even commented on how she would be worried about having nothing to do when she retires eventually!

Unfortunately we did not have enough time to pursue and relive as many of those precious moments and times from Junior School as we wished, but we will always cherish deeply these three wonderful teachers who have devoted their lives to educating us.

Written by:
Audrey Chen Tam

 

 

 

May Kwong brought a piece of her work from Mrs. Watt's art lesson more than 20 years ago. Mrs. Watt was amazed to see her still keeping it and said that she herself did not even have a sample anymore!!

My impressions of the three teachers did not change a bit: Mrs. Watt and Mrs. Yeung are always extremely fashionable, and Miss Ma always patient and soft-spoken. They still looked EXACTLY the same as when I first knew them in 1978! What surprised me more was that Mrs. Yeung could even remember my full name. No words could describe the warmth and familiarity I felt with these teachers. Every smile and gesture were just the same. Even though decades have passed, our teachers are always an inspiration to us and always so knowledgeable. They seem more lively and witty now as we become adults and they chat and joke with us just like friends. I left the interview contented, knowing that they are well and sound. They will always be the gems of DGS.

To Mrs. Watt (for this year) and Miss Ma (for next year)
On your retirement, I wish that you will have the chance to do the things you have always wanted to, and hope that you will find great happiness in the years ahead.

To Mrs. Yeung
I wish you good health and happiness. Enjoy still, the years teaching in DGJS.

May Kwong (Year 1989)

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