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(Updated on 10 Sep 2018)

Farewell Day

Riding on the success of the Spring Bazaar, Ying Wa threw open its doors to the public for the second time on 14 July 2018.  This time it was for bidding farewell to Sham Shui Po, as the sixth and final year of our stay at this decanting campus drew to a close.
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Prayer Meeting 2018


The Topping-out Ceremony on 24 March signaled the final stage of the School Redevelopment Project. With the guidance of our Lord, Ying Wa has successfully overcome different hurdles in this endeavour. Jesus said in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you will have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
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Topping-out Ceremony


Distinguished guests including representatives from the Education Bureau, School Council, School Redevelopment Committee, parents and alumnae joined principals, teachers and students to witness a milestone in the history of Ying Wa Girls' School, the Topping-out Ceremony at its Robinson Road campus on 24th March 2018.
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The building site in action
As we entered 2017, superstructure works were beginning to emerge from the ground. While the difficult site conditions continue to pose challenges to the construction team, the Lord’s blessing does not cease to manifest in the untiring efforts and stamina of those on the frontline as well as those putting their hearts and minds behind to ensure that each challenge shall be met with the best contemplated solution..............﹝more﹞

Fundraising campaign showcases Ying Wa's artistic talents
As at the end of June the total funds received by the Redevelopment Fund amounted to more than $107 million, among which over $1.1 million was collected through the two fundraising activities initiated by the School during the first half of the year.............﹝more﹞


Open Prayer Meeting in April 2017

On 29th April 2017, friends of Ying Wa gathered in the school hall for the School Redevelopment Open Prayer Meeting. After an ice-breaking game, the Alumnae Choir shared two hymns and bible-verses. Recent videos filmed by the Aerial Photography Team and reports by the Steering Committee and the school kept everyone up to date on the progress made in the construction of the new campus. Everyone thanked our Heavenly Father for His guidance in this project. May God continue to shower Ying Wa with His blessings!
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YWGS Fundraising Concert - $780K Raised

With the massive support of a 500-strong audience, the first ever fundraising concert of Ying Wa Girls' School was held successfully on 22nd April. Around 150 students and 80 alumnae performed a repertoire of over 20 works of varied genres and in different languages.

Initiated by our Music panel chairperson, the concert assembled Ying Wa musical talents of all ages to contribute to a new Robinson Road campus. It garnered overwhelming support from students, alumnae, parents, teachers and philanthropists, and added HK$780,000 to the Redevelopment Fund.

The whole school was moved by the passion and grateful for the magnanimity on display that evening. Nothing touches the soul better than the beauty of the arts, and it was fitting that we had a communion with God through music in the China Congregational Church of HKCCCC.
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School Redevelopment Fund-raising Initiative
YW Girls x Chocolate Rain

Not everyone has the chance to study at our decanting site, but all can now own a collectible from this special period of our school's history.

We are delighted to present a new collection of school souvenirs.  Adorned with colourful illustrations, they elicit fond memories of the Sponsored Walk and the Famine Lunch, two highly cherished traditions passed down from multiple generations of Ying Wa girls.  They also offer a glimpse of the school's transformation from Robinson Road to Sham Shui Po, where we stand united and undaunted despite the challenges posed by the redevelopment project.  It is this strong sense of togetherness that makes the design unique as keepsakes and gifts. 

These mementos are jointly designed by our talented students and local artist and founder of Chocolate Rain, Miss Prudence Mak.   In addition to being a new fund-raising drive, the artistic collaboration aims at inspiring students to pursue their dreams with determination and creative vision.

Don't miss the chance to share our vision to build a school of the future. 

School website
http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/ywgs-chocolaterain

Video clips
Episode 1 - https://youtu.be/M_iOrmJuu8w
Episode 2 - https://youtu.be/3KrVH8rHWTg

Online order form
http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/chocolate_rain_order_form.html

Download order form
http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/sites/default/files/chocolate_rain_order_form.pdf

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On building progress ... lights are shedding at the end of the tunnel
2016 has seen a year of challenges and perseverance for the building project. The foundation works have met with difficulties that were beyond possible pre-planning. Yet, day by day, the construction work on site is moving ahead in full swing in a bid to overcome each obstacle encountered underground.............﹝more﹞

On fundraising ... reaching the record milestone
With gratitude we announcethe good news of reaching the $100 million milestone in our fundraising. Until 31 Dec 2016, HK$104.6 million (52%) have been collected for the Redevelopment Project............﹝more﹞


Mustering full efforts to the finishing line
The site work has been making progress in the last 6 months in a carefully-monitored speed.. Yet there have been geological challenges beyond our control. We are however very grateful for the dedicated and united team of professionals ............﹝more﹞

The First-ever Spring Bazaar
The first-ever Spring Bazaar held in March 2016 at the decanting campus will go down Ying Wa’s history as one of the most cherished highlights in the redevelopment fundraising...........﹝more﹞


YWGS First-ever Spring Bazaar
As the highlight of fundraising events for school redevelopment, Ying Wa Girls’ School held an unprecedented Spring Bazaar on March 19. It was initiated and sponsored by alumnae. Thousands of products, ranging from handmade scarves to abalone, were sold at bargain prices. Alongside the bazaar were student performances and founder's day service. Nearly 10,000 students, alumnae, parents and teachers came and supported the event, contributing over $1.7M for the redevelopment of the Robinson Road campus.

Photo Albums: Album1 Album2 Album3 Album4
星島日報 Young Post 信報 Highlights for Spring Bazaar


Online Art Auction

This Art Auction is a spin-off of the Spring Bazaar. The first lot consists of 14 art items. The fine array of Chinese and Western art, as well as an exquisite hand-appliqued quilt, are both impressive and attractive. 

Special thanks to the donors and contributors! 

Browse the Art Catalogue Part One, Art Catalogue Part Two , Art Catalogue Part Three and read the Bidding Procedure before placing your bid! Local and overseas biddings are all welcome. Deadline of bidding is 11 March 2016, 6pm (HK time). Results of Art Auction


Building progress - Award of Phase 2 contract
We are so pleased that finally, subsequent to a well deliberated and due diligent process, we have reached another milestone in July 2015 – the award of the Phase 2 contract for a self-funded portion of the redevelopment project.............﹝more﹞

Fundraising - Innovative Spring Bazaar to generate more donations
For the first time, Ying Wa will be organizing a bazaar in campus. This will be our major fundraising initiative in the year for the redevelopment project. Spring Bazaar 2016 will now be held as a one-day event on 19 March 2016 (Saturday), and we hope to raise HK$1 million from the sale of goods and sponsorships..........﹝more﹞


【 別開生面的2016年春季賣物會前奏 】
2015年10月10日在學校禮堂舉行的2016年春季賣物會發布會,聚集了眾多校友大使、家長教師會成員、及一向
熱心支持英華的多位離任老師,他們將肩負起向各持份者及群組推介賣物會的重任,群策群力,讓這次嶄新的籌
款嘗試可順利達到為母校重建計劃籌得一百萬元的目標




Building progress - Foundation Stone Laying
Some 200 closest affiliates of Ying Wa came together to witness the reaching of another milestone of the redevelopment project at the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony held at the construction site of our home base on Robinson Road............﹝more﹞

Fundraising - The Nightingale
The major fundraising activity of the year is the 115th Anniversary musical The Nightingale to be staged at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on 30 and 31 July 2015. This original production is a collaboration of teachers and students...........﹝more﹞



Progress on School Redevelopment Project
Video shown at anniversary dinner



重建路上
同心 同德 同路人




Mrs So's Private Kitchen Donation Pledge

Photos for Mrs So's Private Kitchen


Photos for Cooking Demonstration Class held on 2015-05-09


Add-on facilities to the new campus
Ying Wa has raised private funding to build extra facilities to help accomplish our long cherished education mission. Such add-on facilities – termed Phase 2 of the redevelopment project – will be provided in the extended campus (“Site B”, the former Nethersole Hospital site) ...........﹝more﹞

On the front of fundraising
Walk an Extra Mile for Ying Wa

In her last year of service as Principal in Ying Wa, Mrs Ruth Lee initiated “Walk an Extra Mile for Ying Wa” (重建路‧赤足行) as part of this year’s Sponsored Walk held on 22 November...........﹝more﹞


Transformation in a new phase
Since our handover of building sites to the Main Contractor in March, preparation for demolition of the old campus has gone swiftly underway. In this issue of eBulletin, we have captured some images of the works in progress over the last months...........﹝more﹞

New fundraising initiatives
The Fundraising team is constantly exploring interesting and creative ideas to raise funds for the Redevelopment Project. As soon as it was launched at the Founder’s Day Dinner in March, Mrs So’s Gathering..........﹝more﹞


Handover of sites marked the beginning of the next milestone stage
On 5 March 2014, the premises of our old campus at 76 Robinson Road was handed over to the main contractor, CR Construction Company Limited (華營建築有限公司). Five days later on 10 March, the handover of the site at 2 Breezy Path..........﹝more﹞

Contract signing ceremony at the Founder's Day Dinner
A contract signing ceremony was specially arranged at the Founder’s Day Dinner held on 21 March 2014 where members of the Ying Wa family including alumnae, school managers and parents, witnessed and celebrated the joyous, historic moments..........﹝more﹞


One final decisive hurdle is cleared
At last we have crossed one final hurdle to on-site works. At the meeting of the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee on 21 February 2014, Ying Wa’s redevelopment project gained approval for an increased funding of $220.7 million (on top of the approved $432.7 million in 2012)..........﹝more﹞

Fundraising concert and donations received
Out of the generosity of Ying Wa alumna May Chau Chung Man (1988), a fundraising concert has been initiated by her Academy in support of the redevelopment project. A charity Jazz concert entitled Ugo Conta Italian Quintet in Jazz & Brazilian Fantasy will be held on 22 May 2014 (Thursday) at 8:00 pm at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre..........﹝more﹞


重建路上 變化‧更新



Steps of Faith


Development on the new school design

Some 50 parents and alumnae attended the Consultation Session with Ying Wa Community on 23 July 2011 where they met our project consultants and exchanged views with the architect on the general blocking and design approach, and matters of heritage preservation. After the presentation by the consultant, participants had break-out session for further discussion. Views were collected for inclusion where feasible and appropriate for the next stage of design development. We expect to hold another round of consultation in the coming months to keep the Ying Wa Community abreast of the development. Below is the Abstract taken from the summary report of the consultation on 23 July:

The majorities in the Redevelopment Consultation agreed with the blocking and general approach of design in the Presentation and also opined that there were improvements in the design development after the TFS stage. There was no adverse comment on the design to be further developed. The full in-situ preservation of the Kindergarten Block was also agreed by the majorities.


【YW redevelopment and I】Send in your story now
-- your true story related to and inspired by the redevelopment of YWGS!
【英華女學校重建文集】徵稿




Brick Campaign: From Bricks to Blocks



Fund Raising Pamphlet


Proceeding to the next stage …….

The School is pleased to learn from the Education Bureau that the proposed redevelopment project has now passed the first stage of the government’s Resources Allocation Exercise (“RAE”). This means we are allowed to proceed to pre-construction preparation that includes engaging consultancy services to work on the new school design.

What are we anticipating from now?

  1. to engage architectural and associated consultancy services under the requirements and advice of the Education Bureau and relevant authorities to start the pre-construction planning work
  2. to plan and conduct consultations with the stakeholders on the actual design of the new campus, roughly to commence by early 2011
  3. to bid in the second stage of the RAE next year (June-October 2011) to upgrade the project with a view to seek the Legislative Council’s funding approval (failing in the bid means the project will have to be delayed for one year or more)
  4. to be ready to show financial proof of the School’s ability to pay for the non-subvented portion (ie. any extra, above-standard provisions that we intend to build in the new campus) shortly after the release of the RAE result about October 2011, assuming success in the RAE bid (financial proof is required before formal submission to the Legislative Council)

While we are grateful for having arrived at the present stage – impossible without the generous and timely support of many, we are realistic about the challenges ahead. The Steering Committee, and all subcommittees and task group (Building, Fundraising, Communications, Prayers, and Financial Management) will continue to work faithfully and diligently to bring forth the project to each critical step.


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