• 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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The Talented Swimmer - Jennifer Ng

Jennifer & Classmate

"Quick-witted." "Intelligent." "Absorbed." "Impatient." "Careless." These were the comments given by Jennifer's mother during the course of this interview.


Jennifer has studied in DGJS and DGS for ten years. She has a brother and a sister. In August 2001, Jennifer left Hong Kong for Canada with her family to continue her studies and swim training in that other part of the world. We spoke to her mother about her daughter's DGS experience.


Jennifer was an active student in DGS. Having spent one-third of her time at school in the last decade, Jennifer regarded school as her second home. She was proud to be part of school and her mother says she was particularly fortunate to have studied with schoolmates that she loved (and always will), and with whom she was able to share her joy, happiness - and occasionally - her sadness. She enjoyed her school life very much and was particularly active in extra-curricular activities. Aside from the swim team, Jennifer was a member of the life-saving team, school orchestra, school choir and western instrumental class.


Outside school, swimming became one of the most important features of her life. When Jennifer’s mother took her for her first "swim" when she was only six months old, and it was seeing her floating technique as a baby that her mother immediately realized that her daughter might have special talent in swimming. When Jennifer was two years old, she could already dive confidently into the water, and at the age of four she attended her first swimming lesson at the Jockey Club. Her coach, Mr. David Man, was amazed to find a girl so young able to grasp well all four swimming strokes within a few lessons was a rare talent, according to the coach's record. Jennifer first made her mark in swimming with a gold medal in breast stroke at the Jockey Club Swimming Gala when she was six years old. Two years later, she started formal swim training. In spite of the tough regime and frequent competition, Jennifer still managed to excel academically at school. To achieve this, the support from Jennifer's parents, swimming coach and classmates cannot be underestimated, and Jennifer still feels extremely grateful to every one of them.


At A Gathering

Although she also participated in other sports, Jennifer found swimming to be her special talent. Her mother said that swimming was special to Jennifer. Simply floating effortlessly in the water provided her with a feeling that no land sport could give her. And through swimming, she learned the key qualities of determination and persistence. Swimming also gave her a lot of unforgettable experiences. In fact the most unforgettable of all was a disqualification in her first public competition, a 50 meters backstroke. She recalled that she trained extremely hard for the event with the anticipation of winning a gold medal. Upon finishing her swim, she was told by one of the judges that she had touched a lane separator. This was prohibited and she was disqualified. She was shocked and saddened when she heard this and says she will never forget it.


But her most memorable experience followed the disqualification of an opponent team. In May 2001, Jennifer and three other Hong Kong swimmers raced in the medley relay of the East Asian Games in Japan against top international competition. Initially, they aimed simply at breaking the Hong Kong record. To their surprise, bronze medallists Japan were disqualified, and Hong Kong were elevated from fourth to third - and won the bronze medals. Not only that, their record was improved by 3 seconds.


With Her Friends

But Jennifer is otherwise a very typical Hong Kong girl. When asked what other interests she pursued besides school activities and swimming, she said she relaxed just like any other girl of her age - watching movies or TV, and of course shopping!


As to the future, Jennifer sees swimming as an extension of her life, rather than her future. Her long-term goal is to follow the path of so many former DGS girls, and return to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an administrative officer in the SAR government.


This article was written by Michelle Seto, Crystal Chiu and Mandy Wong, girls in Form V of DGS, as a farewell gift to their best friend and classmate Jennifer Ng.

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