School history display centre of attention
St Joseph's College was honoured by the Chief Executive at its 125th anniversary. Tung Chee-hwa officiated at the opening ceremony of the college's open day.
Other distinguished guests included Director of Education Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, director of St Joseph's College in Hong Kong Brother Patrick Tierney and representative of brothers in Malaysia and Singapore Brother David Liao.
'Mr Tung's presence not only gives a testimony to St Joseph's long history, but also gives St Josephians a sense of pride,' said Principal Brother Thomas Favier.
'We're committed to providing future leaders for our society as we march into the new millennium,' he said.
In his speech, Mr Tung praised the school for its important contribution to society and role in Hong Kong education over the last 125 years.
Under the supervision of the students' union, classes and clubs exhibited displays in the halls and classrooms, and games stalls were set up in the playground.
The atmosphere was festive and parents, teachers and students enthusiastically applauded the school choir and Christian union choir.
The display telling the tale of the school's history - which was represented as a time line and displayed in the new hall - was especially popular.
The closing ceremony ended on a high note as officials and visitors took part in a special birthday party on the stage in the school playground.