MEMBERS OF THE 2007 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Articles, letters and news on alumni activities are most welcome. Please direct all correspondence to:
The Editor of Newsletter, SPCC Alumni Association,
c/o St. Paul’s Co-educational College,
33 Macdonnell Road, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852)2877-2885 Fax: (852)2522-2255
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Homepage address : www.spccaa.org
I hope everybody has settled down comfortably into their respective roles after the long summer
vacation and is fully charged for the challenges ahead in the coming months. In the Alumni
Association, there have been various brain-storming sessions revisiting old ideas whilst putting
new ideas into motion. You may surf our web for the whole host of upcoming events and we
hope there is always something that may entice your interest.
One steadfast mission of the Alumni Association is to provide global networking for our old boys
and girls whereby they can tap into readily available human resources and technical knowhow
of their fellow alumni to further academic pursuits, professional interests and career goals.
Global networking is a natural product of socialising. Hence, our Social Sub-Committee has
been busy all year round in organising multi-faceted events for you to enjoy. The upcoming event is our Annual Dinner the
number of attendees of which has escalated phenomenally from three hundred or so some years back to a six-hundred-strong
congregation (with our 90th Anniversary Dinner still unmatched in having attracted a turnout of well over two thousand alumni
and friends). Our regular bi-monthly Happy Hour Drinks have been graced by the presence of ninety plus familiar and new
faces and we are conﬁdent that the hundred mark will be broken with no difﬁculty when we next meet. Following on from
the unprecedented success of the maiden speaker luncheon with Professor Arthur K.C. Li, then Secretary for Education and
Manpower, as our honoured guest speaker, we will be hosting another speaker luncheon in December 2007 and Mr. Frederick
Si-Hang Ma, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, has kindly agreed to enlighten us with his insight on Hong
Kong’s achievements over the past decade and how he intends to position Hong Kong as Asia’s elite city in the future. We are
further pioneering a Spring Dinner event around 2008 Chinese New Year specially catering for alumni who prefer Chinese
cuisine against a less formal setting and an easier price. Please stay tuned.
Our other Sub-Committees have been working equally hard to establish ways and means of gathering pockets of people with
diverse interests. We are in constant pursuit of upgrading our virtual home and taking our bi-annual Newsletter from strength
to strength. All serve one cardinal purpose and that is to lavish passionate support for our Alma Mater and mutual support
for fellow alumni. Being citizens of a fast-track society, we have not forgotten to reciprocate and dedicate our modest effort
towards community. Our Community Service Sub-Committee has been reaching out to different sectors with a view to sharing
with the less privileged whilst instilling in our younger generation the virtue to appreciate more difﬁcult stations in life.
The Alumni Association is our collective property and every drop of support will be highly valued. In order to enable the
Executive Committee members to serve you better, may I urge you to come forward with your much welcomed suggestions
and ideas. Please let us hear from you and below are the electronic contacts of the heads of the various Sub-Committees :-
Alumni Choir Samantha Suen [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Communication Ada Leung [email@example.com]
Community Service Philip Leong [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Fund Raising Grace Cheng [email@example.com]
Membership Affairs Sabrina Leung [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Social Joaquina Chiu [email@example.com]
Winnie Leung [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Alternatively, please telephone Carroll Yeung of the Alumni Association ofﬁce on 2877-2885.
Let’s mark our forthcoming events in our diaries. Until we next meet, may I wish you all the best in your endeavours.
Ma Ching Nam
1. “Une Soiree Francaise” Annual Dinner
Date : Friday, 19 October 2007
Time : 7:00 pm
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, Paciﬁc Place, Hong Kong
2. 2007/2008 Walkathon at Morning Trail, The Peak
Date : Sunday, 4 November 2007
Time : 9:30 am
Venue : Level 3, The Peak Galleria, Hong Kong
3. Community Service Programme
Visit to St. Mary’s Home for the Aged, Wong Chuk Hang
Date : Saturday, 10 November 2007
Time : 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Please see page 26 for more details.
4. A Christmas with Mendelssohn — Hymns of Praise
Date : Sunday, 16 December 2007
Time : 8:00 pm
Venue : Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
Presented by : Hong Kong Oratorio Society
Singapore International School Choir
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Choir
Please refer to the attached ﬂyer for details.
5. Speaker Luncheon - Mr. Frederick S. H. Ma
Date : Monday, 17 December 2007
Time : 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, Paciﬁc Place, Hong Kong
Please see page 25 for more details. Book early to avoid disappointment.
6. Carol Service
Date : Thursday, 20 December 2007
Time : 7:00 pm
Venue : St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Hong Kong
Presented by : St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Choir
Please refer to the attached card for details.
7. SPCCAA Golf Day
Date : Friday, 11 January 2008
Tee off : to be conﬁrmed
Venue : Shek O Country Club, Hong Kong
Please see page 27 for details.
8. Spring Dinner
Date : around Chinese New Year 2008
Please visit www.spccaa.org and stay tuned.
9. Other Events
We will continue to host our popular Happy Hour Drinks sessions.
Please visit www.spccaa.org and stay tuned.
International Choral Conference 2007
Building on the success of the
Student Science Conference
2006, SPCC pioneered a
Choral Conference (ICC)
that was held from 9 to 15
July 2007 on the stunningly
scenic campus of The Chinese
University of Hong Kong.
This landmark event—the
ﬁrst of its kind initiated by
a local high school—was
organized in conjunction
with the Department of
Music of the Faculty of Arts
of the CUHK. More than
400 singers representing eight
local and overseas high school choirs gathered together for The participating choirs included some of the most
six days of intensive vocal training and delightful music reputed high school choirs in the region, namely, the
making. St. Andrew’s Cathedral School Choir from Sydney, Australia,
Holy Innocents’ High School
Choir from Singapore, the
M i d d l e S c h o o l C h o i r,
Shanghai Shibei Middle
School Choir and Tianjin
Nankai High School Choir
from China and the Heep
Yun School Choir of Hong
Kong. SPCC was represented
by the Concert Choir and
Atelier 1 rehearsal with Dr. Thomas
Grand Finale rehearsal in
Lee Hysan Concert Hall
Holy Innocents’ High School Choir
Dr. Solomon directs the
Shanghai Shibei Middle
The main thrusts of the choral
conference were mixed ateliers of four
different musical genres—traditional
sacred choral masterpieces, choral
literature for treble choirs, African-
American spirituals and opera
choruses. Under the direction of
experienced conductors from the
USA and Hong Kong, and with only
Primary school singers and dancers
ﬁve 2-hour rehearsals, the choristers had
to learn the highly challenging repertoire,
memorize most of the lyrics, synchronize
their singing with acting or choreographed
movements, hone their performance to
near perfection, and finally present the
demanding pieces at the sold-out Grand
Indeed, the highlight of the ICC was
the Grand Concert—which replaced the
regular Summer Concert—held at the Hong
Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall on 12
July. This exciting and exhilarating event
showcased the talents of the various music St. Andrew’s Cathedral School Choir
school teams of the
SPCC primary and
secondary schools as
well as the incredible
achievements of the
Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir
Ms. Jenkins and her swinging spiritual singers
SPCC Treble Choir
SPCC Concert Choir
SPCC Primary School String Orchestra
The Grand Finale
To enable the participants to foster lasting friendship, the to-choir concert at the Chung Chi Chapel and a
ICC was enriched by other social activities that included sumptuous farewell dinner on day six. On the morning
an evening of ice-breaking games, an opening ceremony, of 15 July, the participants bid farewell to one another
a welcome lunch, an in-depth tour of the CUHK Music with seemingly never-ending handshakes, many also
Department and visits to popular scenic and tourist spots in with tears in their eyes, but all with fond memories
Hong Kong. The enjoyable Hong Kong tours were planned in their hearts.
and conducted by the HK Tourism Board trained Hong Kong
Young Ambassadors in SPCC. Many teachers also volunteered It took the Music Department and the Community
as “Teacher Ambassadors”. Relations Office nearly a year to plan and organize
this mega event. The extremely pleasing results and
The ICC ended on a high note and in a warm, friendly benefits proved that this enterprising project was totally
and harmonious atmosphere with an exchange choir- worthwhile.
Tianjin Nankai High School Choir
Heep Yun School Choir
Congratulations to our Form 5 graduates for their
outstanding achievements in HKCEE 2006/07
Below is a list of students with outstanding achievements in HKCEE 2006/07
Summary of Overall Results
• No. of candidates: 155
• No. of distinctions (A / 5*): 317 W ell don proud!
• No. of credits (B & C / 5 & 4): 665
• 29% of our students achieved level 5* in English language.
• 68% of our students achieved level 5* or 5 in English language.
Alma Mater Visit
ST. PAUL’S CO-ED WELCOMES VISITS FROM ALL OF ITS ALUMS
Are you interested in visiting your Alma Mater? And witnessing for yourself the latest development and changes?
The SPCC Community Relations Ofﬁce would be happy to arrange a school visit for you and your former classmates.
Give us your name, contact information, class of graduation, the number of companions as well as your preferred date
and leave the rest to us. Please note that at least two weeks’ notice is required. Give us a call or drop us an e-mail and we
will be happy to discuss your plan with you. A familiar inner courtyard, an informative school tour and a cozy reception
will be there to greet you.
SPCC Community Relations • Email: email@example.com • Phone: 2523-0087
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
Summer Gathering 2007
On 26 June 2007, the annual Summer Gathering of
St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Association
took place at the Sir Robert Kotewall Hall of St. Paul’s
Co-educational College. More than 160 SPCCAA members
and their spouses attended the event, making it one of
the best-attended Summer Gatherings ever. SPCCAA
was honoured to have Dr. Anissa Chan, Principal of St.
Paul’s Co-educational College and Supervisor of St. Paul’s
Co-educational College Primary School, and Ms. Lee Tuen
Yee, Headmistress of the Primary School, as guest speakers
for the event.
This year’s Summer Gathering kicked off with a tea buffet • reducing the size of each class by 20% to about 30 students,
which provided an excellent opportunity for alumni to mingle while increasing the number of teaching staff, so as to offer
with their former classmates and to meet new friends. We more individual attention to the students;
are very thankful to all those alumni who have contributed • improving the overall academic programme offered to
to this year’s event. students through increased ﬂexibility and autonomy in
designing the curriculum;
The formal session of the afternoon started with a welcoming • having more ﬂexibility in student admissions, which in turn
speech by Mr. C. N. Ma, Chairman of the SPCCAA. will help to more easily cement commonly shared values
Mr. Ma then introduced Dr. Anissa Chan who shared with among parents, students and the Schools;
the audience her vision for the Schools going forward. In • having more ﬂexibility in language instruction so that
particular, Dr. Chan explained the main beneﬁt to St. Paul’s bi-literate (Chinese and English) and tri-lingual (Cantonese,
of becoming a Direct Subsidy Scheme school, which is the Putonghua and English) language proﬁciency can be better
ability to utilise its resources more ﬂexibly to ensure signiﬁcant achieved by the students; and
improvement in the quality of education delivered to the • strengthening the body of teaching staff through enhanced
students by, for example: staff development programmes and ﬂexibility in stafﬁng.
Dr. Chan’s speech was followed by a video presentation
introducing the Primary School and its upcoming move to
the new campus in Wong Chuk Hang scheduled to take place
before the commencement of the 2008-2009 academic year
in September 2008.
Ms. Lee Tuen Yee then took the stage and explained to the
audience the curriculum, teaching methodology and her
vision for the Primary School going forward. She provided
an overview of the various facilities at the new campus, which The 2007 Summer Gathering concluded with a speech
is designed to provide quality education, the best learning by Mr. Bernard Auyang, Vice-Chairman of the Landmark
environment, excellent teaching and student support services Fundraising Campaign Committee, who informed the
for about 900 children. The new campus is expected to audience of the exciting news that the School has already
provide the necessary hardware to transform our Primary raised about 90% of the total campaign target of HK$300
School into a great school by world standards, and everyone in million. We urge all those alumni who would like to make
the audience was very excited about this new development. their contributions to this very worthy cause to contact the
School Development Ofﬁce or members of the Landmark
Ms. Lee explained to the audience in detail the Primary Fundraising Campaign Committee as soon as possible!
One application procedures for the 2008–2009 academic
year. The process will commence in September 2007
and applicants will be notiﬁed of the results some time in
November 2007. A favourable development as far as this
year’s applicants are concerned is that the Primary One intake
for the 2008–2009 academic year has been increased to 150
students from 120 students in the previous years, as the new
campus can accommodate ﬁve Primary One classes instead
of just four classes in the old campus. Ms. Lee’s presentation
was followed by a question and answer session which drew
active participation from the audience.