Students taught a lesson

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 April, 1998, 12:00am

St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School celebrated its 40th anniversary with two days of festivity, camaraderie, and a touch of solemnity.

Day One started with a prayer gathering, followed by a football match between the students and teachers for the Headmaster's Cup - which was won by the teachers.

The crowds then moved on to the many exhibitions and displays around the grounds that covered the school's history and revealed an impressive list of celebrities among the alumni.

Day Two started with students playing at the game stalls, followed by a tour of the school for parents.

The student football team then challenged the old boys to another game, but found they were no match for the older team, who took the Reverend Brother Paul Sun Cup.

One highlight of the day was the guest appearance of Cardinal John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung, who inspected a parade of the Road Safety Patrol, the Boy Scouts and the Red Cross.

He then presented prizes for various outstanding achievements, such as the Headmaster's Cup, the Supervisor's Cup, and the Most Respectable Teachers' Awards.

Distinguished guests included priests from various parishes, representatives from the Hong Kong Catholic Board of Education and from the Diocesan Schools Council.

Also there were representatives from the Kwun Tong District Office of the Education Department, and supervisors and principals from Diocesan schools.

Teachers later went on to beat the old boys in a basketball game for the Reverend Brother Paul Sun Cup, while the alumni got their revenge and won the Supervisor's Cup in table-tennis, to much cheering from the crowds.

Wrapping up the hectic two days of activities was the massive gala banquet at the Kai Tai Restaurant in Kowloon Bay, which was attended by more than 550 guests, including students, parents, teachers and old boys.

Article submitted by St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School