• 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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Meeting with our Secretary For The Enivornment, Transport & Works Of The HKSAR

Audrey Chen, Winnie Kong and Katherine Wong of the Editorial Sub-committee met with Dr. Sarah Liao on December 6th, 2004.

Dr. Sarah Liao, Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we were led to the waiting room, our hearts leapt with anticipation the meeting of our Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works of the HKSAR (SETW). Moments later we were escorted to the main office and were met warmly with our old girl, Dr. Sarah Liao.

After some brief exchanges of background and updates, Dr. Liao started off by telling us how she became one of the secretaries of the HKSAR. Dr. Liao's career path that led her to become Hong Kong's SETW was entirely incidental. When the opportunity came up, she felt a moral obligation to take up this position, in particular hoping to offer her services in dealing with issues related to the environment and trying to make a difference to our society.

Receiving the Grantham scholarship, Dr. Liao majored in Inorganic Chemistry in the University of Hong Kong while at the same time tutored part-time in Chemistry. Her career since then had always been related to environmental safety and health issues, whether it was administrative work within the University for laboratory, radiation, chemical or fire safety, or working with the Medical Faculty on environmental health. She later obtained an MSc degree from the UK.

She also noted that teachers also played a very important role in the development of young people. Having spent her senior years in DGS she remembered the teachers very well during her school days. Back then, her class was notorious for playing pranks on the teachers. She remembered vividly one April Fool's day where they physically moved Miss Mansfield's mini cooper from the parking lot onto where the foyer is now! Sometimes, the teachers were not amused. Remarkably enough, Dr. Liao noted that we usually find the most interesting of characters arising from turbulent times. From their class of 1968 you will find diverse and colorful personalities; whether they were liberalists, leftists (one of her classmates had a picture of Chairman Mao stuck inside her desk), idealists or even rebels. However DGS was extremely tolerant of their diversity and personality and gave them space to explore different ideas.

Dr. Liao also appreciates DGS has always been a progressive school. She has fond memories of her classmates and of herself negotiating with Dr. Symons on different issues. She also remembered well the Sex Education class in Form three (DGS was the first school in Hong Kong to offer sex education to their students).

Compared with students nowadays, the girls then were more streetwise: the political atmosphere during that era cultivated their inquisitive nature, and the discipline and persistence acquired during school days allowed them to persevere through setbacks. A story about herself served as a very good example: It was at very young age, while scribbling on the wall, that she realized that she had dyslexia - she kept writing the mirror image of the number '3'. It was through self realization and hard work that she managed to correct the problem by the time she was in Primary 1. "I paid attention, and gradually was able to distinguish between the two."

Dr. Liao's advice to DGS girls: "DGS girls are very intelligent, and naturally we do very well (especially in dealing with problems), whether in studies, work or family. Remember that learning is a very long process, so we must develop our interests. Become well developed individuals - and do not get stuck in just knowing how to operate within a certain system. Do not be too result-oriented; at each point in your life let your imagination take a free ride. It will be a pity if you allow yourself to be stifled not even daring to dream."

The two-hour talk session was heartfelt and enlightening; touching on the essence of life and the importance of friendship (she still has regular gatherings with classmates from her year). With thoughts echoing in our minds, the interview ended with hugs. And with imprints of Dr. Liao's remark, "~ girls should be like this" we left her office with an instant revival of our school sentiment, "Once a DGS girl, always a DGS girl."

Members of the Editorial Sub-Committee with Dr. Sarah Liao

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