Message from Rev Fr Stephen Chow – A Big Thank You!

My dear Wahyanites, Colleagues, Parents, and Friends of Wah Yan,

What a marvelous Walkathon! I believe most, if not all, of the participants at the Mass and the Walkathon cum Fun Fair yesterday have enjoyed tremendously of the different funs and re-connections. I have alumni and friends coming up to me telling me how impressed they were by all the good arrangements and attention that have put in the day – the Mass, the Walk, and the Fun Fair!

It is undoubtedly a family celebration that confirms the spirit of Unity in Diversity of Wah Yan and the Jesuit. We can come together from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and concerns, even with different stances regarding HK today, and to put our hearts in the one mission, i.e., to help create a happier society and a wholesome world by providing quality whole-person Jesuit education to our current and future ‘Men-For-and-With-Others’!

Thank God for the great weather and for all of you, especially the Organizing Committee of the Walkathon cum Fun Fair, the Liturgical Committee, and all the selfless supporting units, who have contributed in varying degrees for the fruitfulness of the day!

Gratefully,
Fr. Chow


 

Caritas Bazaar 2014 – Souvenirs Ordering

The Caritas Bazaar 2014 will be held on 9 November 2014 (Sunday) at Fa Hui Park (花墟公園). Souvenirs are designed by our students’ organizing committee, attached please find the souvenirs ordering form for alumni.

Souvenirs ordering form


 

Announcement of the Alumni School Manager Election

The election nomination of the WYK Alumni School Manager Election for the term of 2014-2016 ended on 10 October 2014. The Election Committee had received 2 election registrations by Mr. Tom Ho (1981 Graduate) and Mr. Richard Leung (1979 Graduate) separately.

The Honorary President of Wah Yan College Kowloon Past Students’ Association (the “WYKPSA”), Mr Warren Chung, and both candidates were invited to join a meeting held by the Election Committee on 16 October 2014 after the Election Committee had completed the verification process. At the meeting, it was unanimously agreed that Mr. Tom Ho had obtained 66 valid nominations and Mr. Richard Leung had obtained 26 valid nominations.

According to the Election Guidelines, an alumnus shall obtain not less than 30 valid nominations from the alumni of Wah Yan College Kowloon in order to be eligible to run for the position of Alumni School Manager. As a result, the Election Committee now declares that Mr. Tom Ho is the ONLY eligible candidate to run for the position of Alumni School Manager. Further information of the election arrangement would be announced as soon as possible.

The Election Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the Alumni School Manager Election 2014.

Regards,
Election Committee 2014
Wah Yan College, Kowloon Past Students’ Association


 

Message from Rev Fr Stephen Chow – Join in Our Walkathon

Dear Wahyanites, Colleagues, Parents and Friends of the Wah Yan Community,

Join in Our Walkathon

We are celebrating the 90th and 95th Anniversaries of Wah Yan College, Kowloon and Wah Yan College, Hong Kong with the inaugural events of Thanksgiving Mass and the Walkathon cum Fun Fair on the 26th October, this coming Sunday. Our Walkathon is not only an anniversary event, but also a fundraising event for supporting Small Class Teaching and the sustainable development of the two Wah Yan’s. We need you to join in!

Wahyanites, colleagues, parents, and friends of Wah Yan please come out en masse, showing your passion in endowing a promising future for Wah Yan. Join in our Walkathon; join in our family event. Needless to say, your positive energy and presence are crucial at the start of our celebration to create a momentum for the other events.

We need your loving support for the success of our celebration. And perhaps our beloved city could be refreshed with the great Jesuit and Wah Yan tradition of Unity in Diversity!

I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 26th October!

With love and prayers,

Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.
Fr. Supervisor of Wah Yan College

Letter


 

WYKPSA Circular 65

  • Walk with Wahyanites
  • Wah Yan Gratitude Dinner 2014
  • Blessing Ceremony of the Grass Football Pitch
  • Birthday Party for Jesuit Fathers
  • Class Reunion (1975, 1979)
  • Caritas Bazaar 2014
  • Updates form the School Athletic Team
  • Updates from the Interest Groups of WYKPSA

Circular (Issue 65)


 

Walkathon 2014 – Polo Shirt Distribution and Registration

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For everyone who has registered for the Walkathon 2014, you may choose to collect your “Walk With Wahyanites” Polo shirts on the two coming Saturdays to avoid the likely crowded reception on the event day. Details are as follows:

Date: 18th Oct 2014 (Sat) AND 25th Oct 2014 (Sat)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: BOTH Wah Yan College, Hong Kong AND Wah Yan College, Kowloon

On-site registrations (Including cash payment) are also welcomed!

Please note that for registrations of teachers or current students the shirts will be distributed by school unless the identity of the current student was not indicated on the registration form.

If you have not submitted your registration yet, please fill in the attached enrollment form and return it to the School Office

For enquiries, please contact Kenneth Lau (WYHKPSA) at 9823 2610 or Stanley Cheung (WYKPSA) at 9220 7347.

Thank you for your support to the 90th/95th Anniversary Celebration!

Enrolment form | Polo shirt sample


 

Message from Rev. Fr. Stephen Chow

My Dear Wahyanites,

In times of uncertainty and controversy, what we need is calmness and wisdom, not violence. Democracy without loving respect would amount to crudeness and leadership void of the spirit of service would amount to authoritarianism. Neither crude democracy nor authoritarianism can bring joy and peace to our community.

What I have witnessed in the past couple of days was the mature disposition of our students at Wah Yan College, Kowloon, be they the ones who were joining class boycott or not joining. My colleagues have displayed superb professionalism as Ignatian educators as they counseled our students and provided learning opportunities to our students in class boycott. This is indeed heartening! Wah Yan College, Hong Kong has been under class suspension so far following the instruction of the Education Bureau for all schools in the Wanchai, Central and Western districts. But I can safely assume the same maturity is with our students and the level of dedication is with our educators of WYHK.

At this historic time of Hong Kong, it is understandable that our Wahyanites-in-school would like to take some supportive actions and contribute to the making of Hong Kong history. Whatever we do, we must stay calm and be wise with our actions. There are different ways for you to contribute at this historic time. So, please do not consider joining the mass on the street is the only desirable option. While the school cannot condone our students to join the mass movement on the street, please secure consent from your parents before you go to the street. Please do not let your loved ones worry about your safety. Your well-being is very important to them and Wah Yan. This sentence from our School Prayer is particularly meaningful to us at this juncture: “Be with me in the streets, so that I may be a credit to my school and to those who love me and to myself.”

My fellow Wahyanites, the future of Hong Kong is in your hands. Take up this sacred burden with a pure and sincere heart. Guard yourselves against any force, measures or actions that can corrupt your noble intention. At the same time, learn from the spirit of our Jesuit/Wah Yan education. We provide freedom and respect for the different perspectives to coexist and interact as we construct a creative synthesis based upon our common desire.

May God guard and bless our beloved Hong Kong!

Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.


 

WYOFF 2015 SCB Marathon

Wah Yan One Family Foundation has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA), the organiser of the annual Hong Kong Marathon.

Unfortunately, due to competition, we have got only 100 group enrolment places in the SCB Hong Kong Marathon in 2015. To encourage the continued sports development in the Schools, 80 places are reserved for our students and 20 places are allocated to alumni, detail as below:

Date: Sunday, 25th January 2015
Race: 10km Run 1, starting at 6:15am, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Training:

  1. Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 2:30-4:30pm, Wah Yan College, Kowloon
  2. Saturday, 17th January 2015 at 1:00-3:00pm, followed by a Round-Campus Run, Wah Yan College, Kowloon

Please complete the enrolment form enclosed and return it (together with the donation form if any) return it to 17/F Centre Point, 181 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong together with the payment cheque on or before 23rd September 2014; OR

Enroll online at hkmarathon.com on the following dates and send us your online registration on or before 15th October 2014.

  1. Full Marathon – 16th September 2014
  2. Half Marathon – 19th September 2014
  3. 10km Run – 23rd September 2014
  4. Wheelchair Run 3Km/10km – 26th September 2014

Please note that all enrolments will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, until availability lasts. As usual, there will be a free, limited-edition adidas team tee for each student and parent enrolled. With fewer participants this year, we need you to do more for our needy students. Therefore, all alumni, parents and friends please get a tee by a donation of $150/each (maximum 2 tees per donor). Do render your support to our runners, who deserve more encouragement because they are running “For and With Others”.

Your generosity will enable the 2 Wah Yans to mount yet another flight of steps in sport and fighting spirit, the very essence of whole person development for young Wahyanites! For inquiries please call our team manager, Victor Ho on 6192 8522 or Enoch Cheung on 6907 8414. Again thank you for your selfless support for Wah Yan.

Appeal letter, enrolment & donation form | 10km entry form


 

WYKPSA Circular 64

  • Blessing Ceremony of football pitch
  • Birthday Party for Jesuit Father
  • Message from Fr Deignan
  • Walkathon
  • Election of Alumni Manager
  • Wah Yan One Family Foundation – Marathon 2015
  • School News
  • Election of Students’ Association
  • Reunion of Class 1979
  • Helping Hands Needed for the Circular
  • Wah Yan International Conference 2014

Circular (Issue 64)


 

Wah Yan International Conference 2014 耶穌會的足跡

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Wah Yan International Conference, being organized once every other year would take place in HK this year, between Dec 5 & Dec 7. Instead of spending most time indoor, we have made special arrangement to explore heritage of the Jesuits in Macau and to visit the potential Jesuits University construction site. Please go visit wahyanic.org for more details and submit your registration on/before Sept 30, 2014 to enjoy our special early bird discount. The ICOC would advise you how payment is to be made upon receipt your registration. Thank you and see you at the IC.

Wah Yan IC web site


 

An Open Letter From the Principal of WYK

Mr Warren Chung, the school principal of WYK wrote an open letter concerning the election of alumni manager. Please click the link below to read the letter.

Open letter


 

Walk With Wahyanites 與仁同行 2014

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Organizing Committee of the Anniversary Walkathon would like to have your great support in participating “WALK WITH WAHYANITES” on Saturday, 26th October 2014, the first 90/95 Anniversaries event out of four.

This is a Walkathon which different from those you joined before. Please see the highlights below:

  • Complimentary lunch
  • Various performances for different age groups
  • Booth games and activities for kids
  • Photo station for your snap shots printing
  • Exciting friendly football match in the new grass pitch
  • Awards to appreciate your contribution and participation

Act now! Simply download the enrolment form and return by 30th September 2014.

Enrolment form | Walkathon route