Obituary - Miss Evelyn Griffin Jenkins
Dear alumni and friends of Ying Wa,
It is with great sadness to bring you the news of Evelyn Griffin Jenkins passing peacefully at the home of the elderly in Kent, U.K. on 12 September 2021. She was 91.
A graduate of the University of Oxford, Miss Jenkins joined Ying Wa in October 1956, teaching History, English and Scripture.
Miss Jenkins was a quick, sharp thinker, and she was very lively. Students were charmed by her warm, gentle style and youthful image. She became Headmistress of Ying Wa in 1967. Under her leadership, Ying Wa was charged with a new spirit of venture and made bold forays into fun events such as fashion and pop music. And unheard of in Ying Wa’s history, male students were admitted for the first time into the sixth form. All these aroused in the youthful hearts of the students a sense of freshness and excitement.
Overseas Alumnae Newsletter (12th Issue)
In this issue, we are blessed to have quite a number of contributors, ranging from the “big sisters” graduated in 1960 to recent graduates of the 2010s, and a former English teacher who left Ying Wa half a century ago too! Some of them share their real-life experiences living in overseas countries, from initial hiccups to fruitful personal growth. Enjoy, and hope you would get some inspiration from their sharing!
120th Anniversary of Ying Wa Girls' School
In the run-up to our 120th anniversary (2020), Ying Wa is buzzing with excitement not only because we have returned to our Robinson Road campus, but also because we are ready to kick off a series of celebratory activities unparalleled in our history.
Share the joy with us by taking part in a wide range of carefully-curated events, including the 120th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, the 120th Anniversary Open Days on 28 and 29 March 2020, and a musical performance, A Stargazer's Fantasy, on 4 and 5 July 2020 at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. With our fun-filled programme of events, we hope to present to you a new horizon of Ying Wa, and affirm our devotion to girls' education in the 21st century.
Also keep an eye out for our publications and souvenir sale in the coming year. An album dedicated to the redevelopment project and an anniversary school magazine are scheduled for March and November, 2020 respectively. As for those who would like something more to mark this special occasion, look no further than the collectibles available at our souvenir sale. Don't miss out on the chance to recapture the cherished moments of our 120-year-long journey.
For the most up-to-date information, you can refer to the link for the 120th anniversary (http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/120th-anniversary).
Link to online ordering of souvenirs: http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/souvenir/souvenir.html
We look forward to welcoming you to our joyous moments!
Founder’s Day Service & Dinner 2019
On 29 March 2019, more than 250 alumnae, teachers and guests attended the annual event at Cuisine Royale (薈軒), Wan Chai. We praised and gave thanks to the Lord during the Founder's Day Service. The AA AGM was held smoothly and the special resolution to amend the Articles of Association of the YWGSAA Limited was adopted with consent. Election of the 2019-2021 term of AA Council members was carried out by voting. Mrs Ruth Lee, the Returning Officer, supervised the process and announced the result during the dinner. Participants were also apprised of the updates on the BIG MOVE and our NEW CAMPUS, which made the climax of the night!
莊淑貞校友(畢業於1995 S.5) 獲選為2018十大傑出青年