Notice on Social Distancing at the WYKPSA 51st AGM

The WYKPSA 51st AGM shall meet at 6:30pm in the School Hall of Wah Yan College, Kowloon on 29 May, 2021 under the following conditions:

Limiting Physical Attendance at the AGM
In the interest of the health and safety of the members attending the AGM during the current COVID-19 situation and taking into consideration the various social distancing measures as advised by the HKSAR Government, there will be a limitation of physical attendance at the AGM to 100 members who will be accommodated in partitioned areas.

Pre-registration to Physical Attendance at the AGM
Members should register their interest in physically attending the AGM by completing a pre-registration form on or before 12:00 noon on 28 May 2021.
Please CLICK HERE to the pre-registration form.

Social Distancing measures on the day of AGM
1. The West Gate shall be closed. All alumni entering the school premises shall complete their health declaration and have their body temperature checked at the security booth at the Main Gate.
2. No food or drinks, including water, is served at the meeting.
3. There will be a limitation of physical attendance at the AGM to 100 members who will be accommodated in partitioned areas, with the number of persons in each area not more than 20.
4. Alumni are advised to observe social distancing and common sense and refrain from gathering too closely in large groups.
5. The proceedings of the AGM will focus on the proposed resolutions with a view to minimize crowd gathering time in an enclosed environment.

Notice of AGM | Candidates for WYKPSA Executive Committee 2021-2022


 

Candidates for WYKPSA Executive Committee 2021-2022

By 20 May 2021, the following 26 alumni have been validly nominated to stand as candidates for the WYKPSA Executive Council, Session 2021-2022:

FONG Wing Hong Monty (‘83)
CHAN Yiu Pun Jimmy (‘84)
CHAN Kiu Shun (‘94)
KO Ka Shun Karsen (‘94)
KO Wing Fung Cedric John (‘94)
KWAN Yu (‘94)
LAM Fung Ngai Timothy (‘94)
CHAN Yung Fei Chris (‘96)
CHENG Sing Derrick (‘96)
LEUNG Chun Wing Caleb (‘96)
LI Chun Wai Vincent (‘96)
YIU Yun Kwan (‘96)
CHENG Yu Kit Bosco (‘97)
CHEUNG Chuen Yih Amos (‘97)
CHEUNG Yin Cheong Stanley (‘97)
TAM Pak Yip Jesse (‘97)
WONG Tsz Kin Michael (‘00)
TONG Pak Kin Simon (‘01)
POON Cheuk Bun Benny (‘04)
CHAN Chi Kan Paul (‘07)
LEUNG Ho Wai John (‘08)
WONG Hon Ting Barry (‘08)
LEUNG Kin Lun Ivan (‘10)
CHEUNG Man Tik Hugo (‘12)
YUNG Ka Chung (‘13)
CHAN Chi Keung Tony (‘20)

As the number of eligible candidates does not exceed 40, all alumni above will be elected, without contest, as ExCo members of the WYKPSA at the Annual General Meeting to be held at 6:30pm on 29 May 2021 (Saturday) at the School Hall of Wah Yan College, Kowloon.

Details about The 51st Annual General Meeting


 

WYKPSA Statement on Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J ’s New Holy Appointment

The alumni at the Wah Yan College, Kowloon Past Students’ Association would like to congratulate Rev. Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J., our school supervisor, for his holy appointment as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong.

We are most grateful to him for his selfless dedication to Wah Yan, where he taught us that we can lift ourselves out of ignorance, inspired us to become men for and with others, and set us an example on the importance of ‘unity in plurality’.

While we pray for his mission in Hong Kong to go well, we are also confident of it, for God loves us as we are, not what we ought to be.

Stephen Lam
Chairman, on behalf of the Executive Committee
WYKPSA 2020-21


 

The 51st Annual General Meeting

The 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of WYKPSA will be held on  29 May 2021 (Saturday) and the details are as follows:

Date: 29 May 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Venue: School Hall, Wah Yan College, Kowloon

Address: 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon 九龍窩打老道56號

Attached please find (i) the Notice of Annual General Meeting, (ii) the Executive Committee Member Nomination Form for your further action.

Please mark your diary and we look forward to seeing you there!

Notice of AGM | Nomination form for Executive Committee Member 2021-2022


 

WYKPSA WATCH available for pre-order

UPDATE: QUOTA FULL
All new entries will be in the waiting list. Thank you for your interests towards WYKPSA Souvenirs.

WYKPSA WATCH is available for pre-order now with limited production of 300 pieces.
Contact your class representative for group order, or pre-order at:
https://bit.ly/WYKwatch
Pre-order is on a first come, first served basis.
For additional information, please contact us at enquiry@wykpsa.org.hk


 

Sharing Session on S1 Admission (2021-22)

 

WYKPSA is going to organize a Sharing Session, available to our alumni parents whose sons have applied for admission to S.1.

It will be held in the form of an online video conference through MS Teams. Details are as follows:

Date: 27 Feb 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30AM
Venue: Online (through MS Teams)

Should you wish to join the Session, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

For enquiries, please contact us at enquiry@wykpsa.org.hk


 

Obituary – Mr. Shing Chi Keung, Danny

Our former Biology teacher Mr. Shing Chi Keung Danny, who served in Wah Yan College Kowloon from 1991 to 2020, passed away last month. May his soul rest in peace.

Here is the obituary from his family:

泣告

成志強先生

於上月安詳離世。現謹定於新曆2020年11月26日(農曆庚子年十月十二日)下午四時於九龍紅磡世界殯儀館二樓永康堂設靈,翌日2020年11月27日(農曆庚子年十月十三日)擇時大殮,隨即奉柩火葬場火化。

成府孝家眷 泣叩

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The Pastoral Committee of WYK will organise a Prayer Service for Mr. SHING:

Date: 17 November 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: St. Ignatius Chapel, WYK


 

RIP Mr. Lee Tak Kuan

Our beloved legendary music teacher, Mr. LEE Tak Kuan (李德君老師), Tak Suk (Uncle Tak), passed away on 30th October 2020 at the age of 92. His family accompanied him by his bedside during his final hours.

Tak Suk studied composition and music theory under the tutelage of the first generation of Hong Kong composers, YE Chun Zhi and others. He also took vocal lessons with Russian soprano Madame Oshayev. He had been featured in many concerts as lead-singer in operas and performed in many services in church. His active music life won him many good friendships in the music circle.

Between 1974 and 1991, Tak Suk was the Head of Music at Wah Yan College, Kowloon. Under his baton, the School Choir had won more than twenty championships in the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival. His humorous approach in education had impressed many of his students. He maintained close friendship with his choristers beyond retirement.

His expertise in and devotion to music education extended to the community. Among the numerous voluntary positions at different music and educational organizations that he held, the most notable one should be the position as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. He gave valuable assistance to the Association on the arrangements of the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festivals, which benefit thousands of Hong Kong student musicians every year.

Tak Suk’s contributions to the school’s music education has been immense. He will be deeply missed by his students, friends, family, and all who knew him.

Detail of the funeral service will be announced by his family later.

May Tak Suk Rest In Peace.

(original text by: Music Department, Wah Yan College, Kowloon)


 

Transcending 100 – World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

—in face of group gathering restrictions and uncertainties, we would like to postpone the Event originally scheduled on 31 October 2020 until late 2021—

 

Dear Alumni, Parents, Teachers, Staff Members, Students and Friends of Wah Yan,

First and foremost, may we wish you good health and please stay vigilant amidst the pandemic spread. We are pleased to report to you that we have received donations from many of you, though the amount is still far from our target; and that the scarfs and fortune bags for our beloved elderlies are ready for delivery. We also completed a mockup measurement onsite in July.

As we near the Event Day, the prohibition on group gatherings is still in force rendering mass gathering impracticable. Recently, we were advised by the Official Body of the World Record to postpone the Event given an uncertain public health condition in Hong Kong. Some caring alumni and friends also inquired about the safety measure of the Event.

The health and safety of our people matters most, and in face of these restrictions and uncertainties, we would like to postpone the Event originally scheduled on 31 October 2020 until late 2021, when hopefully the pandemic spread has ceased or is under control. We will keep in view the development of the public health situation and make swift adjustment accordingly. We also want to assure you that we will NOT cancel the Event because it is the only way we can raise fund to support the ongoing initiatives in the Schools and serve our beloved elderlies in need.

We have been head over heel seeking funding to settle the production costs of the Event (e.g. scarfs, fortune bags and gifts for our elderlies). And we will appropriate $10 million again to the Schools to support small class teaching and whole person development programmes for our pupils in a year’s time. After that our reserve will be extremely low, and we will be unable to sustain these meaningful initiatives in 2022 if we fail to gather sufficient funding through this Event and other upcoming initiatives.

Therefore, we would like to call upon you to advance your support for the World Record Creation Event by sending your donations together with the form overleaf. Every dollar counts now and we will do our best to sort out the new date and keep you promptly posted. We will come back stronger with more people and fun, making it a highlight transcending our centenary anniversary. Please call Monty Fong (9321 6011) or Stephen Lam (9687 0116) for enquiries. Stay safe and please help us walk the walk for the continued development of Wah Yan. Again thank you very much for your unfailing support.

With great gratitude and very best wishes,
The Organizing Committee, World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

Action now:

Donate to support us :
World Record Creation @ Wah Yan – Appeal Letter
“穿越100”世界紀錄創造日
World Record Creation @ Wah Yan FAQs


 

Reduce plight of Cheung Chung Pan (’03)

Appeal for donation to support the costs of operation treatments for Cheung Chung Pan

Since 2008, our fellow Wahyanites have concerned about the condition of Cheung Chung Pan (’03) , who is suffering from lymphoedema, a disorder which results from the malfunctioning of the lymphatic system. With the joint efforts of our fellow Wahyanites and friends of Wah Yan community, in October 2008, we raised over HK$600,000 towards the medical expenses of Chung Pan. With the fund raised, Chung Pan underwent a series of operations successfully in Taiwan.

After years of tough rehabilitation, Chung Pan had also gone through a medical operation in March 2019.

We have news from Chung Pan that he is still under treatment for lymphoedema in Taiwan at the moment, and that he will soon undergo another round of operations. For this round of operation, it requires approximately NT$1,000,000 (approx. HK$270,000), to cover hospital expenses.

In order to support Chung Pan, who has shown tremendous courage and perseverance in fighting the disease and reducing the plight that he faces, WYKPSA is making an appeal to caring Wahyanites to make donations to the Norman So WYK Development Fund (“Norman So Fund”) so as to give help for the relief of Chung Pan in need. The Norman So Fund takes the lead to fund the remittance of the needed amount to the hospital in Taiwan.

Donations can be made by cheques payable to “Norman So WYK Development Fund Ltd.”, and sent to c/o Wah Yan College Kowloon, 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

or

by bank deposit to HSBC A/C no.: 033-896937-001, and please send the deposit advice via Whatsapp to Stephen Lam (’96, WYKPSA Chairman) at 9687 0116 or Felix Tseng (’81, Director of Normal So WYK Development Fund) at 9657 0777.

Receipts will be issued for donations of HK$100 or above for tax deduction purpose.

Please contact Stephen Lam (’96) at stephen.lam@luqapharma.com for more information.

Men for and with others, your help is needed.
Let’s keep Chung Pan and his mother in our prayers.

WYKPSA

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About Norman So WYK Development Fund

The “Norman So WYK Development Fund Limited” is a recognized charitable organization in Hong Kong with s.88 status under the Inland Revenue Ordinance since its establishment in December 2008. WYKPSA and its various past chairmen were instrumental to the set-up of this Fund and Chairman of WYKPSA sits on the board of directors assisting in the
governance of the Fund.

The fund was established for the charitable purposes of serving Wahyanites and Wah Yan College, Kowloon in times of need, especially for students in matters of education and maintenance.

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Relief aid to Cheung Chung Pan in 2008

Letters and updates from Chung Pan, Mrs. Cheung and Mr. Norman So from 2008-2011


 

Jesuit Education Forum 2020

Millions around the world have counted themselves as grateful beneficiaries of Jesuit education.  Whether they are graduates of Wah Yan or Jesuit schools and universities elsewhere, one can sense, by listening to them proudly recalling their learning experiences, that there are unique attributes common to the education they have received during their formative years.

What are the special features of Jesuit education? How adaptable are the Jesuits to different cultural contexts as demonstrated in their history in China?  In what ways can Jesuit education respond to current challenges, including hyper-competition, increasing diversity of views, demands of the modern workplace, a world made ever restless by myriads of stimulations including the internet, and challenges faced by parents in connecting with their children?

The Forum is an invaluable opportunity for educators, parents, alumni, and students to learn from the insights of Jesuit Fathers, prominent  academics, experts, professional practitioners and Wahyanites on these intriguing yet important questions.

Date: 17 October 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Online
Fee: Free
Enrollment deadline: 9 October 2020

For details, please visit
www.wahyan.edu.hk/jef2020


 

Transcending 100 – World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

Dear Wahyanites and Friends,

We call upon you to create a WORLD RECORD for WAH YAN and support 10,000 beloved elderlies together!

With a view to commemorating the 100th / 95th anniversaries of Wah Yan Colleges, Hong Kong and Kowloon, by living out our spirit of being “Men for and with Others”, Wah Yan One Family Foundation and the two Schools are striving to create a world record in the name of Wah Yan – using 10,000 scarves to build a figure and sending 10,000 blessing bags (Fukubukuro)  to our beloved elderlies in Hong Kong. The details are as follows:

Date: 31 October 2020 (Saturday)
Venue: Artificial Turf Football Pitch, Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Programme: Performances – 10:00 a.m.
World Record Creation – 10:30 a.m.
100 students, parents, teachers and alumni will build the figure “100” together.

By making a donation of HK$1,000, you can help us to produce a scarf and a blessing bag, and to raise funds for continuing the quality education at the two Wah Yans. The elderlies at Caritas Centres will receive 10,000 sets of scarf and blessing bag upon the event.

Your generosity will uphold Wah Yan’s “Men for and with Others” spirit to help the needy in society, and will surely help further to nurture our next generation of Wahyanites.

Please contact Monty Fong (’83) on 93216011 for more information.

Action now:

Donate to support us : World Record Creation @ Wah Yan – Appeal for Donation