SDP Report 2018
The last (86th) concluding meeting was held on 29 June 2018, and the report can be found here.
Also, please check out the follow video clips:
Photos and Videos of the New School Hall
Thanks to our colleagues, the photos and videos taken during the Blessing and Opening Ceremony of the New School Complex can be found from the follwing links:
New School Hall - scheduled for completion in early 2014
Ways to donate:
Contact Dr. Ying Lun So at (852) 2572 2251 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Words from the Convener - 27 Jan 2014
Dear students, graduates, parents and friends of Wah Yan,
It is with deepest appreciation that we thank you for your staunch support to the continuous growth and development of Wah Yan College over so many years. Here I would like to update you on the progress of the School Development Project (SDP), with its inception in 2002.
The SDP was implemented in three phases. Phase I and II commenced in 2002, with the construction of a new teaching block (now known as Francis H.B.Wong Teaching Building) in the area covering the former upper car park and the old block consisting of the music room and the Fathers’ chapel. These two phases also included the conversion of outdated rooms such as staff rooms and the students’ library, and some other rooms in the teaching block and the Gordon Wu Building. The phase I and phase II development, which amounted to HKD45M with HKD39M subsidy from the government, was completed in 2005 and officially opened by Sir Donald Tsang in 2006. It provides 4000 square meters for new facilities, including a new staff room big enough to accommodate all teaching staff, a conference room, a music center, a student library, a computer-assisted learning center, a creative learning room, an integrated humanity center, some classrooms for small class teaching and function rooms for the social worker and psychologists.
Phase III of the School Development Project is the redevelopment of the school hall, which commenced in 2010. Currently, the construction is in its final stage and every attempt has been taken to minimize the disturbance to school life. According to the contract, the project should be completed by 14 December 2013, and then the school would invite the Building Department (BD) to conduct a site inspection before formally forwarding the application for the “Occupation Permit” (OP). However, due to the delay of the BD’s approval for some amended constructions, including the widening of the stairs of the Francis H.B.Wong Teaching Building, and the Fire Services Department’s approval for the fire system in the new school hall, the application for OP may have to be delayed until early-February 2014. Thus the earliest target date of using the new school hall would be early May or even late June, 2014.
In terms of financial situation, the total construction cost for the construction of the new school hall (i.e.Phase III) is HKD120 million, of which HKD79 million was settled in December 2013. The amount to be settled was reduced to HKD41 million. Moreover there was an income of HKD3.87 million through the fund-raising raffle ticket sale, and donations following the appeal letter sent in September 2013, netting a balance of HKD31 million by the end of December 2013. In addition, the WYOFF has promised to support the project with HKD 5 million. Thus HKD10 million is needed as the final settlement of the entire project cost, including HKD5 million reserved for maintenance.
You have helped raised over HKD117 million since 2002, of which about $7M was used for fund raising activities and to top-up phases I & II, leaving $110M for phase III redevelopment. With approximately HKD10 million needed to complete this crucial project, we humbly ask you to dig deep. We would like to assure you that each contribution, no matter how small or large, is received with our deepest gratitude. Your generosity has ensured the steady construction progress, and now anticipation is growing among all of us as the potential of such a building is being realized in terms of sports, artistic, and social development. This hall complex belongs to all in our Wah Yan community and it will be a focal point for our many gatherings and memories.
You can help achieve this final target through two channels. One channel is the “Wall of Stars”. For HKD10,000, you can create a permanent fixture which holds a memory of Wah Yan that you cherish. These ‘stars’ can be dedications to the clubs, teachers, friends, and school leaders who have shaped you. You might consider joining with some friends to acknowledge a teacher or teaming up with a few classmates to remember the unity of your class. You can decide what you wish to honor, and express it in the form of a ‘star’ that always has a place in the school to inspire others to shine. These star plates are an opportunity to turn your memories into something enduring and tangible as they will always be displayed in the school.
Another channel is the naming rights. There are a number of rooms in the new hall and the existing buildings. You are most welcome to be involved in the naming rights for these venues so that you or your family is forever a part of the school and its history.
Whatever you can give is gratefully received and will be directly used to achieve the vision of quality education espoused by the Jesuit Fathers and all in the Wah Yan community.
I am looking forward to the completion of the new school hall as it will provide a state-of-the-art environment for further learning and teaching in the future.
$1,500,000 Donation by Mr. Cheung Lap Kwun - 08 Jul 2014Mr. Ng Hoi Luk, Class 1969 successfully invited a donor, Mr. Cheung Lap Kwun donated HK$1,500,000 to the School Development Project (SDP). To thank for the support of Mr. Cheung, the Roof Garden of New School Hall will be named under Mr. Cheung. The cheque presentation ceremony was held on 25th May 2014 at the Conference Room. (Group photo caption: L to R Mr. Ng Hoi Luk, Dr. So Ying Lun, Fr. Deignan, S.J., Mr. Cheung Lap Kwun, Mr. George Tam)
$500,000 Donation by Class of '63 - 06 Dec 2013The Class of ‘63 recently donated HK$500,000 to School Development Project (SDP) at their 50th Anniversary Dinner held on 15th November 2013. (Group photo caption: L to R: Anthony Cham ‘63, Dr. Ying-lun So (Principal), Fr. Stephen Chow (Supervisor), Fong Hup ‘63, Anthony Fong ‘63 and Wilson Wong ‘63.)
Raffle 2013 Prize Presentation Ceremony- 28 Nov 2013
Thank you very much for the support from all of the Alumni and friends who purchased the raffle tickets. The prize presentation ceremony was held on Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013. Let's congratulate them and salute to their contribution.
Remarks: The last day of the prize collection is 23 Dec 2013. The uncollected prizes will be drawn again in the next fund raising event of SDP.
Site Visit - 20 Sep 2013Members of the SDP Committee visited the construction site of the new school hall on 10 September 2013. Web Album
$500,000 Donation by Class of '82 - 18 Jan 2013
Naming Ceremony - 11 Nov 2010
The naming ceremony of the Francis H.B. Wong Teaching Building
黃學斌教學樓 was held at on Thursday, 11th November, 2010.
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Download SDP Newsletter to read full coverage of the event.
School hall redevelopment to begin following
Wah Yan Dramatic Society to raise fund for SDP - 24 Apr 2009
School Hall redevelopment option chosen - 9 Jan 2009
Wah Yan Dramatic Society raised $4 million - 7 Feb 2007
Official Opening Ceremony of SIP Annex - 21 Jan 2006
SIP Annex finally
handed over to the College - 26 Aug 2005
Pictures of the new interior - 4 Jul 2005
A new outlook for Wah Yan College
Hong Kong! - 22 Feb 2005
A Pre-handover Meeting was held at 11am this morning to let participants, including the Mr Eric Chan and Ms Carol Law of Education and Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government, the contractors and our school officials, to see how the construction work is going on.
Topping Ceremony for
Phases 1 & 2 - 24 Sep 2004
The view from the 5th
level - 01 Sep 2004
Come to walk with the boys and parents ! Refreshing air to wash the memos and e-mails off your mind. The SDP Walkathon is a re-run of what was canceled during the SARS school suspension.
Oldies Concert raised
$2.6 Million - 17 Dec 2003
Phases 1 & 2 Contract
Signing Ceremony - 27 Sep 2003
At the PSA Past Presidents bi-monthly luncheon held on Friday, 18th July 2003, Mr. William Kwan, Legal Advisor of the PSA and a Patron of the School Development Project (SDP), made an appeal to all for further donations and initiated a 'Gold Donation' 10-year installment plan to make payment easier. Full story
Ceremony - 25 May 2003
$300,000 from Anonymous
Donor - 28 Mar 2003
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