• 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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Vivian Au - Class of '85

Katherine Wong of the sub-committee spoke with Vivian in December 2002 for this interview.


After spending 7 years working for Toronto's Fairchild Radio, Vivian left her position as Chief News Editor in July, moving to Los Angeles for a career opportunity with TVB U.S.A.


Vivian remembers well her 12 years of mostly sweet and worry-free school days at DGS. The significance of starting each day with "morning assembly" has stayed with her until now. "We were taught to start each day by focusing on God the Creator, for it is in Him where everything began. As a Christian, I remind myself to start each day with prayer and thanksgiving. Even when I was gravely ill in 1995, I knew God was watching over me. By focusing on the Lord, the troubles and challenges I face seem much smaller and easier to overcome."


Among the many useful and important things that she learnt back in her school days, the most valuable lesson was to "believe in yourself". This is also what Vivian recognizes as setting us apart from other women - self-confidence. "I know my views count, my voice deserves to be heard, and I have a place in this world. As cliche as it may sound, our motto "Daily Giving Service" says it all. We contribute to the community by offering ourselves, our training, our gifts, our experiences - We are of value because we mean something to the people around us. God created us to connect. And what I learnt at DGS definitely helped me 'connect' with others, while being true to myself. Did I realize how much this would mean to me? Well, definitely not as much as I do now."


She keeps in close contact with her best buddies mostly by email and phonecalls, and never ceases to be amazed at how easily they can just pick up from where they last left off. "Again, it's that spirit of 'the DGS family' at work. And believe me, that spirit stays with you forever." The experience that the students shared in their school days is unique in that strong sense of belonging. Not only do they go through together the imprints of personal growth, but also the process of a 'corporate growth'.


She remembers well Mrs. So, her F.4 class teacher: very stern, but well respected for her directness and honesty. Also Mr. Mok, who is noted for talking about the most "unconventional" topics in E.P.A. lessons and introducing a variety of thought provoking inspirations such as showing students the film "Yellow Earth" by Chen Kai-ge or to see a play at the Fringe Club, playing songs from his own band "Black Bird" - "He wanted us to think for ourselves, to have a mind of our own. Those were indeed eye-opening experiences."


After graduating from Rutgers University with a major in communications, she moved to Toronto, seeking a job in the city of immigrants which related to the fast-growing Chinese media industry. Her boss (a DBS old boy) considered her strong language skill to be an asset in the News Department. This jump-started her career as a radio journalist.

 

When asked what her impressions of the DOGA are, her keen journalistic eye may have revealed some undiscovered aspects of our true potentials: in essence, "It is that "DGS Spirit" which drives us to actively get involved in anything that has to do with our old school. But perhaps it is also time for us to consider our role in the society at large. As a group of intelligent and well-educated women, DOGA can be a 'voice of conscience' especially when it comes to education and women's issues in the HK society. Apart from organizing charitable events, DOGA can take a stand whenever women's rights or equality in education are being challenged or compromised. The "unbroken family" could very well make a difference!"


"Imagine yourself to be a sponge and absorb all that you can! The opportunities offered in DGS are rare and diversified. Savour each moment of learning, and you'll realize later that you've seen, heard, smelled, tasted and touched much more than you can expect."


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