In November 2004, a souvenir programme will be published to commemorate IC2004, the 80th Anniversary of WYK and the 85th Anniversary of WYHK. A section on the history of the schools will be part of the publication.
We are in the process of researching for the project and would like to invite as many Wahyanites as possible to complete and submit the following Questionnaire Form on or before 20 July 2004. Our success relies on your help. Please support this meaningful project!
Focus of the project
Past Wah Yan anniversary publications consisted of sections on history which were mostly chronicles of events or interviews with Jesuits and old boys. The history section for IC2004 will be something different. The theme of the international conference, 'Timeless Bonding', will be the theme of the history section. We are not going to record everything in the 80 or 85 years of the histories of the institutions. Our focus is the bonding between alumni and their mother schools. This theme can be broken down into sub-themes:
Pre-1935 bonding: school-alumni relations before the birth of the local PSA
- Institutionalised bonding: Birth and development of the local PSAs
- Bonding with a spiritual touch: Jesuits and old boys
- Fraternal support: Bonding between Local PSAs and students
- Brothers in a foreign land: Bonding between overseas alumni and students
- Double bonding: Alumni teachers in Wah Yan
Fruits of the project
Apart from creating a history section in the souvenir album, the product may be useful in a greater project later: a book to document the history of Wah Yan comprehensively.
|John K. Tan (convenor)||1981|
|Leung Chun Pong||2002|