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

wahyanic 2014

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


 

Election of Alumni Manager of WYK Incorporated Management Committee

Introduction

According to the existing arrangement, the members of the Incorporated Management Committee of Wah Yan College Kowloon (the “WYKIMC”) comprise, inter alia, a representative of the alumni (the “Alumni Manager”). As resolved by the WYKIMC , Wah Yan College Kowloon Past Students’ Association (the “Association”) has been recognized as the alumni association for the purpose of nominating alumni manager.  Pursuant to the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting 2010 of the Association, the Alumni Manager shall be elected based on the principle of universal suffrage.

Election

The term of the new Alumni Manager shall commence on no later than 2 December, 2014 and the election will be held on 2 November, 2014. The election arrangement will be announced in due course.

Voter registration

If you wish to vote at the Election, you shall register as a voter first. In order to be eligible to register as a voter, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. you shall be an alumnus of Wah Yan College Kowloon, which means that you have attended class in Wah Yan College Kowloon; and
  2. you are over 18 years old on the date of submitting your voter registration form to the Election Committee.

If you intend to run for the position of Alumni Manager, you must also register as a voter first.

To register as a voter, please complete the attached voter registration form and return the original of the same to the Election Committee on or before 10 October 2014:

Wah Yan College Kowloon, 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Attention: Election Manager, Alumni Manager Election 2014)

In order to ensure that the Election Committee can duly receive the voter registration form, you are required to send a copy of the same by email to the Committee at election@wykpsa.org.hk after you have sent the original of the voter registration form to the above address.  The Committee will confirm your registration by email within 5 days after receipt of the original of your voter registration form.  In order to avoid any accidental non-delivery of the voter registration form due to any reason whatsoever, we recommend you to deliver the voter registration form to the above address as early as possible.

If you have already registered as a voter during the alumni manager election in the past, you are NOT required to register again and you are automatically eligible to vote at the forthcoming election.

If you have already registered as a voter during the alumni manager election in the past but would like to amend your personal particulars, please also fill in the voter registration form and deliver the same to the above address.

Each alumnus who has duly registered as a voter may nominate and vote one candidate only to run for the Alumni Manager.

Election Registration

In order to be eligible to run for the position of Alumni Manager, the following requirements must be satisfied:

  1. you shall be an alumnus of Wah Yan College Kowloon, which means that you have attended class in Wah Yan College Kowloon; and
  2. you are over 18 years old on the date of submitting your election registration form to the Election Committee; and
  3. you have submitted your voter registration form; and
  4. you are not a current teaching staff of Wah Yan College, Kowloon
  5. you have already obtained not less than 30 valid nominations from the alumni of Wah Yan College Kowloon and those alumni are graduated from not less than 5 different academic years

To run for the position of Alumni Manager, please complete the attached election registration form and return the original of the same with the valid nominations to the Election Committee on or before 10 October 2014:

Wah Yan College Kowloon, 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Attention: Election Manager, Alumni Manager Election 2014)

In order to ensure that the Election Committee can duly receive the election registration form, you are required to send a copy of the same by email to the Committee at election@wykpsa.org.hk after you have sent the original of the election registration form to the above address.  The Committee will confirm your registration by email within 5 days after receipt of the original of your election registration form. In order to avoid any accidental non-delivery of the election registration form due to any reason whatsoever, we recommend you to deliver the election registration form to the above address as early as possible

Further information regarding the Election will be announced in due course on the website of Wah Yan College Kowloon Past Students’ Association at www.wykpsa.org.hk. Further updated news regarding the election will also be announced on the website from time to time.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us by email at election@wykpsa.org.hk or Sam Yu, the Election Manager, by phone at 9015 5726.

Election Committee 2014
Wah Yan College Kowloon Past Students’ Association

Introduction | Voter Registration Form | Candidate & Nomination Form


 

Football Interest Group Gathering

Date : 13/9/2014 (Saturday)
Time : 8pm – 9:30pm
Venue : Happy Valley Recreation Ground Pitch No. 6, 11-a-side Artificial Turf 彷真草
Jerseys : Our Green Team Jersey or any colour in dark
Vs : HKICPA FIG (in white jerseys)
Charge : $50@ (Free for Students)

Interest parties please kindly reply by sending an email to wykpsafig@gmail.com and stating your:

  1. Full Name
  2. Year of Graduate in WYK (F.5 under HKCEE or F.6 under DSE)
  3. Mobile phone no.
  4. email

 

Blessing Ceremony of the Football Pitch

Football Pitch

Following the selfless contributions from many alumni like you, staff, students, parents, teachers and friends of Wah Yan, the Redevelopment Project of our Football Pitch has been smoothly completed.

The school would like to invite you to join the Blessing and Relaunch Ceremony of the Football Pitch:

Date: 20 September 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 02:00 p.m.
Venue: Grass Pitch (NO parking spaces would be provided on that day)

We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony on Saturday!

Invitation | Rundown | Facebook