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20 November 2015 -- Speech Day

 

Held on the same day as the Thanksgiving Service, the Lord’s bounteous blessings on the School are contextualized in our annual Speech Day, where we celebrate the achievements of our students in academics, music, sports and other categories.

 

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Since Speech Day is also a time for reunion and catching up, the evening began with a round of tea and freshly-made treats being served at the Lecture Hall, The Speech Day commenced at 5:30pm in the Auditorium, opening with a prayer by the Right Revd Andrew Chan and a report on the year by the Headmistress.

Professor Deborah Chung, our Guest of Honour, then addressed the audience with the spiritual testimony of herself and her mother, who was an old girl at the School in the 1940s. Her address encapsulated how women of excellence and scientific reason can also find solace in the wisdom of God and see that faith being proven through and through. It is a timely message for the girls who next stepped up on stage, ready to collect prizes and certificates – fruits of their hard work and talent. The Head Girls and Assistant Head Girl represented the student body to give Votes of Thanks in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, expressing their gratitude for the education and support that they have received at DGS. 

 

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20 November 2015 -- 155th Anniversary Praise and Thanksgiving Service

 

In celebration of God's guidance, blessings and protection over the School in the past 155 years, the School held a special thanksgiving service. During a season when the world traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving, the School was joined by The Most Revd Dr. Paul Kwong, Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; the Revd Dale Hanson, Interim Vicar of St. Andrew's Church; and the School Supervisor, Mrs. Doris Ho.

The School Choir and Symphony Orchestra presented majestic accompaniment for the audience to lift up praise to the Lord, ultimately ending the service on a stirring rendition of 'Bless This House'. It is a fitting testament to how He has given us the gift of music so that we can glorify His name.

 

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