• 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 a treasured old girl - Ms. Frances Wong

On a heavy rainstorm morning in June 2005, Audrey and I went to DGJS to meet with Ms. Frances Wong, a delightful, elegant and lively lady in her eighties. Frances took us back to a bygone age, sharing with us the lifestyle of DGS girls in the 1930's and 1940's, the lifelong friendships that these girls formed amongst themselves and their respect for the School and their teachers even long after their graduation.

Audrey and I arrived at DGJS while Frances was giving a talk to the young girls at the assembly hall. Like most of the girls of DOGA (who are mainly from classes of 1960's onwards), the young girls at DGJS expressed keen interest in how DGS girls in the 1930's behaved, what kind of sports they played, what subjects they studied and where they went for lunch, etc. They raised many questions during and after Frances' talk that morning.

Mrs. Christine Chiang consulting Frances on the sketch of a DGS school uniform in the 1920's (in preparation for the musical performance for our 145th anniversary celebration).

 

 

 

 

 

Frances' impression of the young girls at DGJS today is that they are much more lively, energetic and willing to ask questions than girls in the old days. Frances said that all of her teachers were Westerners (as no Chinese was taught in the old days of DGS) and they were very strict and gave little allowance for any playfulness of the girls. The girls were not allowed to speak Chinese during class and would be penalized if they were caught doing so. They respected their teachers but were also scared of them.

Frances began her kindergarten years at DGS in 1928 and completed her matriculation in 1940 (the headmistress then was Ms. Sawyer). She then continued her study in Arts and Literature at Hong Kong University. Even though Frances has retired since 1986 and is now 82 years old, she has never given up learning. Now living at the campus of Jinan University in Guangzhou, P.R.C., Frances gives occasional lectures at various universities.

Frances is particularly thankful to DGS as this was the place where she has learnt almost everything. As she quoted from Plato, 'The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.' Summarized in her own words, 'DGS gave me everything, I owe everything to DGS'. This included her attitude towards life (always work hard), the building up of her independence, strong language skills, her strong faith in religion and even her delicate needlework skills in making clothes and accessories. Her advice to all of us are as follows:

- "Live till old, learn till old"

- Happiness does not come on its own, you have to look for it

- Strive for a rich living as well as a rich meaningful life

To Frances, faith in God has led her to have a meaningful life. Thanks to an early Christian school life, she is able to go through life's turmoil by putting her trust in God's hands.

Finally, she would like to encourage all the young girls to:

- Study hard but study independently; do not become over reliant on the assistance of parents, tutors and others

- Build up an analytical mind

Both Audrey and I were delighted and felt privileged to have had the opportunity to meet with Frances and to share with her the old days of DGS and her philosophy of life. We hope to see her again at our 2005 DOGA Annual Dinner which shall be held in early October.


Group photo of Frances with DOGA and Editorial sub-committee members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnie Kong/Audrey Chen
Editorial Subcommittee

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