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). They will include an auditorium with a seating capacity of 200, reading cum prayer rooms, music practice rooms and a Campus TV Studio. Currently we are working on the detail internal design, and aim to complete this phase of work alongside Phase 1 (i.e. main campus with standard government provisions).

To witness the gradual transformation of the school site, recent photos capturing the progress are shared here below.

Demolition in progress (Sept)

Hoarding outside Site B (Sept)

Demolition stage 1 in Site A completed – Looking from east of Robinson Road (Oct)

Demolition stage 1 in Site A completed – Aerial view from a nearby building (Nov)

Photo credit: CR Construction; Mr Kenneth Lai


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. While the main route remained unchanged, a team of 396 comprising the Principal, 372 students, 9 Excom members of the PTA and 14 teachers walked bare foot around Lugard Road from the Peak, an extended part of the route. With overwhelming responses, about $720,000 was raised. Deducting a pre-set donation of $270,000 to local and overseas charitable bodies – a practice to upkeep the original spirit of giving associated with the much cherished tradition, the rest will be put into the School Redevelopment Fund.
To view photos of the joyful day, please visit our website:
To get a feel of the day and what makes it so meaningful to Mrs Lee, read her sharing in From the Principal’s Heart

Ever heard of a bazaar in Ying Wa?

A working team has just been formed to organize a fundraising bazaar in November 2015. To make it more attractive and fund-generating, the bazaar will target higher-end goods for sale such as private labelled handbags, costume jewellery and branded jeans. The working team is in need of ideas and sources of goods, in particular referrals of manufacturers and/or agents of consumer goods suitable for sale in the bazaar. If you can help, please contact Cherry So in our School Office (2546 3151, ext. 105).

The popular Mrs So’s Private Kitchen continues

Mrs So’s Private Kitchen (蘇太私房菜) will continue in 2015. Six Saturday evenings are set for receiving reservations: 4 April, 16 May, 18 July, 5 September, 17 October, and 14 November. Except for 4 April (which is already fully booked), interested parties may call Cherry in our School Office for booking - $3000 per person or $48000 for a table of 16 or less for private dining.

Cooking demonstration classes

Sharing a similar note of combining fine cookery and contributing to the school redevelopment, Mrs So’s Private Kitchen will hold 6 cooking classes in 2015. In each class (enrolment limited to 20), the chef of Mrs So’s Kitchen will demonstrate 2 dishes and 1 snack. Class time & dates: 4:30-6:30 pm on 7 March, 18 April, 9 may, 11 July, 12 September, and 21 November. For enquiry and enrolment, please contact Cherry in School Office.

As at December 2014, total donations received for the School Redevelopment Fund amounted to $90.6 million.

Ying Wa is celebrating her 115th anniversary this year. The special occasion will mark the beginning of our journey home to the new campus, anticipated in early 2018. A series of activities are being lined up, including the Founder’s Day Service and 115th Anniversary Dinner on 28 March 2015, and a fundraising musical performance by students, The Nightingale, to be staged at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on 30 and 31 July 2015. Alumnae and friends are welcome to check out up-to-date details from our designated website:http://www.ywgs.edu.hk/115/115.htm.