• 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 Mrs. Christina Chiang - Music Director of DGS & DGJS

 

Mrs. Christina Chiang met with Audrey Tam and Andrea Lai of the Editorial Sub-Committee to share and talk about her devotion in teaching music.

It was a warm and bright spring afternoon, a pleasant time of the year to meet Mrs. Christina Chiang who took a break from her busy schedule after a round of choir rehearsals in the morning. Mrs. Chiang greeted us with her usual brilliant smile at the new campus. While it was the School’s Easter break, the DGJS choir continued to meet in preparation for the upcoming competition at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, USA this summer. Mrs. Chiang insisted on having the interview before taking her lunch. Her professionalism as a music teacher has not changed a bit.

Mrs. Chiang’s education path began at DGS where she attended Kindergarten to Form 6 all the way (the KG hut era before the swimming pool was built in its place)! She then studied at the Teachers’ Training College and further advanced her tertiary education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.

In her school days, Mrs. Chiang participated in a great variety of activities, for example, solo and choral singing, folk dancing and joint school drama performances. She was also a member of the school’s netball team and the table-tennis team.

Her music interest and training developed and flourished while studying at DGS. Music teachers from both primary and senior schools have deeply inspired her passion towards music. Mrs. Chiang was taught by Mrs. Jane Shen when she was attending primary school. In her secondary years, Mrs. Chiang was taught four years of music by Miss Maneely, a Scottish lady with immaculate conducting skills, whom Mrs. Chiang described as ‘a very inspiring but demanding teacher’. Looking back, perhaps it was this music teacher who was monumental in instigating Mrs. Chiang to become who she is today in the field of music.

Growing up within a church environment, Mrs. Chiang was further influenced by the conductor of her church choir. Her career aspiration became crystal clear having come across these inspiring teachers during the early stages of her life.

Mrs. Chiang returned to the School as a music teacher in 1972. The headmistresses she has worked with include Dr. Symons, Mrs. Yip and Mrs. Blomfield. After ten years of teaching at DGJS, Mrs. Chiang left to become a Music Lecturer at the (then) Colleges of Education, now, the Hong Kong Institute of Education. In 1993, her love for the School brought her back to her alma mater once again under the leadership of Mrs. Stella Lau and Mrs. Emily Dai.

Throughout the many years of teaching at DGS and DGJS, the most rewarding experience for Mrs. Chiang was to see  the school girls grow and develop in their music journey. Mrs. Chiang enjoyed bringing out the best of students who had the least talent by nurturing their love of music through singing. To Mrs. Chiang, the sense of fulfillment in seeing an incoming Primary student without a good sense of pitch improve and can sing well eventually, is invaluable.

Another aspect that Mrs. Chiang enjoys tremendously is the rapport that she builds with her choir members. Girls who are chosen to join in the school choirs participate with their fullest effort and put their hearts into it. There are lots of interactions with choir members during practices and rehearsals and these build up personal relationships that last throughout the years. This is seen in the establishing of the DOGA choir, the Diocesan Graduate Singers in the year 2000.  Since then, it has strengthened fellowship among its members consisting of old girls spanning four decades.

One of the memorable events for Mrs. Chiang was leading the DGJS choir to compete in the LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales in 2008. Despite being the first time to enter a DGJS choir in an international competition, the choir won 1st place in the Junior Children’s Choir category. Other memorable events included many brilliant performances of various competition songs at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals.

Mrs. Chiang finds DGS girls to be very smart and receptive, yet not creative enough as they are at times confined with the fear of being wrong and lack the time for thinking and playing. She hopes that students will dare to be creative even if it may mean making mistakes at times. This will help them advance further in their music journey and in the development of the person as a whole. Mrs. Chiang also aspires to lead our girls to appreciate music itself and not just to think of results in competitions.

At present, Mrs. Chiang is reemployed by the School as the Music Director of both DGJS and DGS after retiring in 2011 from the Junior School. She teaches a few music lessons, leads three choirs and organises the DGJS concerts. She also manages resources of the new campus music facilities and hopes to develop the School in various ways to serve the community through music activities.

During her spare time, Mrs. Chiang continues to devote her time and energy to music. She is committed to her church as its deaconess and is also the conductor for its adult and children’s choirs. On Friday evenings, Mrs. Chiang leads the Diocesan Graduate Singers. She enjoys attending music concerts and watching all kinds of dance performances which she finds helpful towards staging performances.

Upon full retirement, Mrs. Chiang hopes to continue to be involved in choral music. Music will always be part of her life.

Mrs. Chiang and music are inseparable

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