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07Dec 2019

SPCAA Newsletter - December 2019

Dear Alumni,

We would like to bring you the following news and annoucements:

1. Annual General Meeting 2019 (Reminder)

Date: 14 December 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: 1/F, Wong Ming Him Hall, SPC (69 Bonham Road, Hong Kong)

SPCAA members are reminded to attend the Annual General Meeting. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the last AGM
  2. Approval of Chairman's Report
  3. Adoption of audited report of 2018-2019
  4. Appointment of Honorary Auditor

For those who would like to appoint a proxy, please complete the proxy form via and ensure delivery not less than 48 hours before the meeting.



2. School Enhancement Project Updates (December)

Dear fellow alumni,

2019 has been a challenging year for Hong Kong. When St. Paul’s College decided to kick start the School Enhancement Project, we did not anticipate what we are experiencing today. At the same time, I think the situation is giving us another layer of meaning. There is no other time when Hong Kong is in more urgent need of quality education: one that equips our young people in facing a world full of challenges and possibilities, one that helps them in finding out what is right and what is wrong, and one that encourages them in seeing hope in despair.

Thanks to the support of the alumni community, we have completed Campaign One of the Project. Campaign Two will see a new Entrance, an indoor Swimming Pool, and a modernized Library. We are also going to establish an Endowment Fund, to encourage and support students from less-privileged background to study in SPC. All these are to bring 21st Century to a St. Paul’s College that we have treasured and loved – adequate (by no means luxurious) facilities and inspired teaching and learning, gone through together with classmates with different background and talent.

As you can imagine, fundraising is not easy these days. Donors and donees do not always share the same sense of urgency. But our education cannot be stopped. Every year we have 180 F.1 students stepping into our campus. Every year we have the F.6 students leaving the school to face their future. Every year we are making marks to young people who sing “all for each and each for all”. Therefore, as we are looking forward to a better 2020, I would like to appeal to your support of our alma mater.

For more details, please visit our website and Facebook page Please “like” and share with your fellows.

We look forward to your continuous support for St. Paul’s College and please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments. Please contact us by phone at 852-25462248 or email to

With regards,

Ian Chan Yau Nam (’67)
Chairman, School Enhancement Project Fundraising Committee
St. Paul’s College Foundation

Fundraising Committee Members
Mr. Julian Lau (’75), Vice Chairman (Major Gift Group)
Mr. Alan Chiu (‘96), Vice Chairman (Alumni Group)
Mr. Sam Chiu (‘97), Vice Chairman (Special Group)
Mr. Simon Lai (‘90), Vice Chairman (Events)
Mr. Lawrence Lui (‘02), Vice Chairman (Public Relations)
Mr. Francis Hon (’92), Honorary Secretary
Mr. Ivan Lau (‘76), Honorary Treasurer
Mr. Wilson Cheng (‘92), Deputy Treasurer



3. Simon's Happy Hour

Date: 10 December 2019 (Tue)
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Bar at Armoury, Shop 02-G/F, Tai Kwun (10 Hollywood Road, Central)

All alumni welcome to join this Happy Hour for sharing and networking! For enquiries, please contact Carter Cheung (9192 3898). We hope to see you at the gathering!



4. SPC Foundation Fundraising Bazaar 2019

Date: 14 December 2019 (Sat)
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: College Campus (69 Bonham Road, Hong Kong)

This will be a day of fun for the boys and excellent shopping opportunity for the adults! Since the Foundation has taken up the task of helping to start off the first phase of the School Enhancement Project, it has not organized any fundraising activity of its own. We have been able to mobilize support from alumni and friends and there are lots of bargains worth hunting for.

The Foundation, the SPCAA and the PTAs will run booths to satisfy our customers. Our organizing committee has also worked really hard to bring together fun elements like experiences in the newly renovated STEM Lab. You might like to bid farewell to our swimming pool and enjoy s specially prepared cocktail at the pool side. Make it a family day where everybody can relax and enjoy. There will be food stalls! Tea will be served! Mouth-watering snacks will be waiting for you! Don’t miss it. You can also enjoy our LIVE figurines making workshop and can take home a special edition of a series of SPC mini figurines! The newly expanded classrooms will also be there for inspection! Sports and games will be organized!

Be on the lookout for more details of the activities and the goodies we have prepared for you.

For registration, please visit



5. SPC Principal's Cup Basketball Match

Date: 18 December 2019 (Wed)
Time: 11:45 am
Venue: Lower Playground, SPC (69 Bonham Road, Hong Kong)

The annual "Alumni vs Staff" basketball match is coming up in December. For enquiries, please contact Alan Chiu (9837 0692) or Billy Yu (6195 5201).



6. Recruitment of Mentors for Class of 2022

If you are studying at university, working, or retired and would like to help this generation of SPC students, I would like to invite you to be mentors of Class of 2022 (those SPC students who are now in F.4) in their Mentorship Programme, which is about to start. The key dates of the Mentorship Programme this year are as follows:

  Date Time
Inauguration Day 18 January 2020 (Sat) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Careers Day 21 March 2020 (Sat) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Social Event 4 July 2020 (Sat) Evening

Please complete the Google Form ( on or before 21 December 2019. For enquiries, please contact Benson Lau by email to



7. SPCAA Committee Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the fifth 2018-20 Committee Meeting is now available for members' view. Please use the password below to access the file.

5th Meeting (25 Sep 2019)
Link: [please refer to the email]
Password: [please refer to the email]



8. Be Connected with SPC

SPC is building a database so that it can be connected with the alumni. We would like to invite and encourage you to fill out the form at


9. Meeting Teachers & Class Reunion

The SPCAA would like to extend assistance to classes of alumni who wish to:

1) meet their past teachers; or
2) celebrate their quinquennial anniversaries in 2019.

Please contact the SPCAA by email ( for more details.

With regards,

Ray Poon (2007)
Honorary Secretary /

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