As a Christian school, fellowship, service, and caring of those who need support is an integral part of our education. As students, we have opportunities to serve others through the Social Service Committee (now re-organized as the Interact Club) and the Welfare Committee of the Student Association, and the annual fund-raising Sponsored Walk. We also have Christian Fellowship and Red Cross.
This Caring Team was set up in 2007 to provide a chance for alumnae to continue this important and meaningful role. It aims to provide mutual support and strength bonding among alumnae and teaching staff. The team often gets in touch with senior alumnae, former principals and teachers to arrange visits and gatherings. The first activity of the Caring Team was to visit Rev. Lee Ching Chee on 17 March 2007.
Source of information: YWGSAA Newsletter (Feb 2007)
The Caring Team continued to pay visits to senior alumnae and former principals, vice-principals and teachers. This year, we have formed a hiking group called "YWGS Hikers" under the Caring Team. YWGS Hikers organizes hiking activities on a regular basis with an aim to encourage all AA members to enjoy the fun of hiking with fellow alumnae and former teachers. 4 So far, five hiking trips have been arranged. Our destinations include Tai Tam Heritage Trail, Luk Keng, Lamma Island, Ping Shan Heritage Trial and Ping Chau. [ article ]
On 17 January 2015 (Saturday), twenty YW alumnae enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Mrs Lai (黎吳致崧老師) at Yuen Long. Many YW girls were her students for Mrs Lai taught Home Economics and Needlework for 29 years during 1970s- 1990s. She takes up the career as "Holistic Therapist" after she left Ying Wa. [ article ]
The Caring Team continued to pay visits to senior alumnae and former principal/teachers. On 17 October 2015, a group of alumnae visited Mrs. Yip Wong Yee On (葉王易安副校長)to share the fond memories of Ying Wa and to exchange the latest news. As always, alumnae treasure their visit where words of wisdom and the joy of life in YWGS are shared. [ article ]
The Caring team is exploring the possibility to hold gatherings other than home visits such as hiking with some of our more active former principal/ teachers.
During the year, the Caring Team visited two former teachers. On 19 July 2014 (Saturday), members chit-chatted with Mr Wong (王權老師) for a whole afternoon. He taught Chinese subjects in Ying Wa till 2005.
Less than a month later, members had an unforgettable afternoon with Mrs Fong (方羅秀珍老師) who retired in 2007 after serving in YW for 38 years! She is now very active in the circle of Chinese opera and she is most willing to share her rich knowledge in Chinese culture. [ article ]
On 12 January 2013 (Saturday afternoon ), the Caring Team members had a happy chit-chat with Ms Kwan Yeuk Laan (關若蘭老師) at the HC Cafe, Wanchai. Ms Kwan is our former Vice Principal, Geography teacher and YW alumna.
Moreover, during the year, the Caring Team also organised several visits to former principals, vice-principal, teachers and alumnae, including: Mrs Katherine Chau Ma Pui Kin (周馬佩堅校長), Ms Yau Ping Wai (邱秉維副校長), Mrs Phyllis Ho Wong Pui Yin (何黃佩研老師), Mr Leung Kar Yau (梁家猷老師), Mr Yeung Kwok Piu (楊國標老師), Mrs So (蘇周艷屏校友) and Ms Kwok Wu Lai Wah (郭胡麗華校友). [ article ]
The Caring Team visited Ms Cheng Wan Tann (鄭蘊壇校友) and Ho Shuk Chun (何淑珍校友) on 18 August 2012. Another visit to Ms So Yan Kwok (蘇恩覺校友) was arranged on 7 Jan 2012.[ article ]
The Caring Team visited Ms Lee Fai Wing (李輝榮老師) and Ms Suen Chien To, Beatrice (孫堅徒老師). [ article ]
The Caring Team visited Mrs Katherine Chau (周馬佩堅校長), former YW Principal, on 18 September 2010 (Saturday).
The Caring Team initiated a happy gathering with Ms Anna Lam (林綺麗老師) on 5 June 2010. Alumnae (1970s-1990s) enjoyed a relaxing afternoon tea buffet with our teacher, chit-chatting and sharing the anecdotes of Ying Wa. [ photos ]
The Caring Team visited Rev. C.C. Lee (李清詞牧師) at her home on 5 December 2009 and had a lunch gathering with Miss Fok Yu Hee (霍煦熙老師) on 12 December 2009. Alumnae were pleased to catch up with their beloved teachers and listened to their sharing and words of wisdom. [ photos ]
Please see more details in the 2010 January issue of the newsletter.