A blog for WYCHK 81 classmates

20 October, 2006

Wah Yan used to be romantic in the evening

A recent strings of thoughts while travelling along Queen's Road East:

5 p.m.. Look up the science wing of Wah Yan from Queen's Road East. Images of Wah Yan 25 years ago replay.
The Wah Yan campus was romantic by evening. Students ceased playing ball games. Hardworking boys returned to their classrooms to study (often until 9 p.m. when they had to go). Birds sang. Fr. O'Rourke 'inspected' the school from the roof - walking, stopping, gazing down the lawn, walking again. The evening sunrays beamed into the Physics lecture theatre through the spaces between the oblique concrete shades. The two huge stain glass windows west to the lecture theatres, now gone - one of Christ and the other of the Blessed Virgin Mary - were brightly lit by the golden sun from the west. Flowers bloomed on the biggest tree on the lawn. In the air, there was a sense of tranquility. Fathers began their evening community prayer in the Fathers' chapel (above the old music room, now gone too). As night drew near, students of the evening school began arriving. It was a world apart from the buzzy student life during the day.


John

19 October, 2006

Class 1981 WYCHK 25th Anniversary Reunion

Dear Classmate of Class 1981,

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Form 5 graduation of our Class. We are going to organize a reunion event (our first in the past 25 years) on December 30, 2006 (Sat) in our mother school. All Classmates who graduated from Form 5 in 1981 or entered Form 1 in 1976 but left before Form 5, their spouse (or girlfriend) and children, are welcome to attend.

The following Teachers have accepted our invitation to attend this reunion: Fr. Baptista; Mr Chan Pat Yuen; Mr Chan Pui Tin; Mr Chau Sui Hay; Mr Cheung Man San; Mrs Margaret Ho; Mr Ip Fuk Wah; Mr Kwok Ka Chu; Miss Kwok Suk Wah; Mr Adrian Lee; Mr J B Lam Hung Kwong; Miss M Lau Yuet Ming (later Mrs Ng); Mr K P Lee; Mr Tam Siu Ping; Mr C S Wong; Mr Wong Chung Tai

(Registration Status of Classmates)

The tentative programme on December 30, 2006 is as follows:

2:00 pm Soccer match among 1981 Graduates
3:30 pm School tour (old and new buildings)
4:30 pm Main programme:
'Memory of 1981' game
Sharing among Classmates and Teachers
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Singing Oldies
Documentary movie of Wah Yan student life in early 1980s
8:15 End of programme

Children programmes will be planned if we receive a significant number of children registrations. Wah Yan souvenir items (such as old boys' ties) will be sold during the event. We shall cover the dinner expenses of the invited Teachers and any surplus will go to the Jesuit Fathers' Nursing Fund.

The prices for Class 1981 Classmates and their family are:
Adults: HK$250@ (covering dinner cost of and gift for Teachers)
Children between 3 and 11: HK$75@
Children between 12 and 17: HK$150@

Children under 3 are free

LOOK WHO HAS REGISTERED

We have initiated a blog site for this reunion event and future communication among members of Class 1981:
http://wahyan81.blogspot.com/

Please visit it from time to time for updates.
See you on December 30!

Yours sincerely,
Class 1981 25th Anniversary Reunion Organizing Committee