Ying Wa Education Foundation – AGM Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Annual General Meeting for the year 2020 will be convened and held at Ying Wa College, 1 Ying Wa Street, Shamshuipoo, Kowloon on Wednesday, the 30th Day of September 2020 at 7:00pm.

Note : A member, who is entitled to attend and vote at the Meeting, is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote instead of him; a proxy need not also be a member. A Proxy Form can be downloaded from at link below.

The duly completed Proxy form should be returned to Ying Wa College, 1 Ying Wa Street or to Messrs. Ho & Ip at 24/F., C. M. A. Building, 64-66 Connaught Road Central, HK.

Download Proxy Form

[Notice] Application for Admission to Primary 1 of Ying Wa Primary School

Dear Members,

YWPS will accept applications for admission to Primary 1 students for the year 2021/22 between 30th July 2020 and 1st August 2020 through online system.  I am glad to inform you that Ying Wa College Old Boys’ Association (“YWCOBA”) has liaised with YWPS to render assistance to Ying Wa Old Boys who wish their sons to be admitted to Primary 1 of YWPS subject to the following conditions: 

1) The father of the son(s), must be a paid-up member of YWCOBA for the past two years (i.e. full 24 months counting back from the date of the deadline stated below).  
2) The conduct of his son(s) must not be poor in his (their) present school(s).
3) The candidates should meet the minimum standard of academic capability as set by the principal of the School. 

If your son wishes to apply for a Primary 1 place in YWPS, you are required to make the online application and submit to YWPS directly.  You may wish to get the latest information about the application from the website of YWPS (http://www.yingwaps.edu.hk) and make inquiry to YWPS for details of the application if necessary.

If you wish YWCOBA to render assistance in the application, please remember to print a copy of the application form before proceeding to the page for payment of the application fee.  You should then send the copy of the application form together with the confirmation email with an application number from YWPS to the office of Ying Wa College with attention to Ms. Tsui through email tyf@yingwa.edu.hk on or before 3rd August 2020 (Monday). 

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Convenor for Student Affairs, Mr. Ng King Him at 9358 2756 or email (ngkinghim@yahoo.com.hk). 

Yours sincerely, 

Gareth Ng
Chairman, YWCOBA


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YWPS 2021-2022 P1 Admission Seminar & Webinar

Dear YWCOBA Members

Please be informed that the 2021-2022 Primary 1 admission seminar of YWPS will be held on 25/7/2020. There will have 2 identical sessions held from 10:00am to 11:30am and 2:00pm to 3:30pm for 350 participants each while an online instant webinar could be accommodated up to 2,600 participants to join for each session. If you want to reserve a seat to attend the on-site seminar or joining the webinar, please make the registration online at YWPS webpage (https://www.yingwaps.edu.hk/) at 9:00am on 2/7/2020.

For details, please refer to the link below:

Convenor for Students Affairs

[ Milestones Marking the Birth of Ying Wa College]

The Indo-Chinese Gleaner (1817-1822) & The General Plan of the Anglo-Chinese College forming at Malacca (October 1818) has came home. ⛪️

The Indo-Chinese Gleaner (ICG), an English quarterly magazine published by the Anglo-Chinese College in Malacca from 1817* to 1822, is a pioneer publication introducing to Western readers a wide range of topics including the literature, culture and politics of China and Asia. It is one of the first English magazines published in Asia, an important milestone in the history of protestant missionary work in Asia.

For Ying Wa boys, the ICG is also an important milestone: it is one of the first items ever printed and published by Ying Wa College which also contains key information on the founding and early history of Ying Wa College. The ICG served as the platform for Ying Wa and its members to share news and their latest findings on various topics, almost like a Facebook page for the first 5 years of Ying Wa.

The ICG is also the brainchild of Robert Morrison and William Milne (from its origination, direction, contribution of articles to its finance), and very likely its printing was physically handled by Leung Faat (in his capacity as the chief Chinese printing worker of Ying Wa).

In Morrison’s own words, the ICG: “intended to promote the same objects as the College, “The reciprocal cultivation of English and Chinese literature, and the diffusion of Christian sentiments.””

A group of 17 old boys from Morrison House, Milne House and Leung Faat House, after 4 months of extensive research and planning, with assistance from and consultation with Ying Wa College and YWC Heritage & Archives (Chapter of OBA), purchased a near complete set of the ICG from a reputable antique book dealer in London, and brought it back home tonight.

This set of the ICG was also bound with the rare and valuable 3-page prospectus of Ying Wa dated October 1818 and named “General Plan of the Anglo-Chinese College forming at Malacca”, which was printed for general distribution in Malacca before the ceremony of laying the foundation stone.

Heart felt appreciation to all donors for their support on this project. They are:

Lead Donors
Ma Chung Ho (1992)
Hau Wai Man (1992)
Chan Yuk Wah (1995)
Lo Yu Hin (1995)
Tso Wing Yin (1995)
Heyse Ngan (1997)
Li Chun Wai (1999)
Chan Kwun Yin (2000)
Brian Li (2000)
Long Ngan (2000)

Supporting Donors
Fong Chin Wan (1967)
Ho Chung Hang (1995)
Tam Yee Lak (1995)
Lee Chun Wai Simon (1998)
Huang Wai Ka (1999)

Junior Donors
Chan Sui Yuen (1998)
Ng Chi Wai (2000)

The spirit of bringing the ICG and the General Plan back to Ying Wa is more than preserving an old book. While Morrison, Milne, Leung and our Malacca campus are long gone and no where to be found, this very object is now back in our hands. Its presence would help generations of Ying Wa boys to transcend time and space to the very beginning of our mother school.

If you are interested to make similar donation to help bring our cultural relics back to the Home of Our Youth, please feel free to contact us.

To find out more about the ICG, see 皕載英華 p137 to 139. Online versions of the ICG are available from the following links

State Library of Berlin:

*The printing press, completed before the laying of the foundation stone of the school on 11 Nov 1818, was considered as part of the College.

#history #missionary #heritage #old_publications #yingwacollege #Anglo_ChineseCollege #Indo_Chinese_Gleaner #ICG #RobertMorrison #WilliamMilne #LeungFaat #yingwaboy #ywcoba

《那些年.那齣戲》 英華書院校友會文物檔案組 編撰






《皕載英華》沒有記載太多關於學校戲劇的歷史,如想勾起回憶,請參閱《皕載》第八章 <乘時因勢 砥礪奮發>,頁457。

#文化 #藝術 #舞台劇 #戲劇教育 #差利卓別靈 #英華 #京力士校長 #葉秀賢老師 #香港華字日報 #九如坊戲院 #英華仔 #ywcoba

《那些年 – 那首歌》- 英華書院校友會文物檔案組 編撰

【齊唱校歌】校友一起唱校歌,還有甚麼「兼覓」(gimmick)?有!唱的是一百年前,英華於1914年復校之後早年期校歌” THE YING WA COLLEGE SONG”,大家有沒有唱過?
我們先在英國倫敦大學亞非學院找到了校歌的歌詞(左),其後再在1922年1月23年的英文報章《香港日報》(“Hong Kong Daily Press”)(右)找到了關於當年校歌的描述(深色標示處):” The students then sang “The Ying Wa College Song”; it is based on “The British Grenadiers” and rendered very slowly to the strains of a harmonium, it rather lacked the martial ardour of the original. The first verse ran:- The students boast in England……”可知當年校歌是根據《不列 顛擲彈兵進行曲》的曲譜再填上新詞而成,但旋律較慢,故欠缺了原曲的勇武意味。
步驟1. 請click入 https://youtu.be/HnrvK3zDlyg 聽原曲(連原詞),然後據校歌歌詞伴唱,翻唱多遍直至「唱」順。留意,原曲只有三節,而校歌則有四節。
步驟2. Click入 https://youtu.be/sXVVjNav2Uw 純曲,像卡拉OK,依着曲唱。
步驟3. 想像旋律放慢,清唱。走到這個步驟,相信大家很期望會有對音樂具湛深造詣的校友,可以替這首校歌重新編曲。

想知更多?請參閲《皕載英華》第五章 <餘燼重亮 薪火再傳>,頁274。

#香港史 #教育 #校歌 #復校 #英國倫敦大學亞非學院 #Hong_Kong_Daily_Press #The_Ying_Wa_College_Song #The_British_Grenadiers #ywcoba #yingwaboy