Diocesan Choral Society (DCS) has always been at the forefront of producing outstanding choral music. In July this year, we will be challenging ourselves and participating in the Tokyo International Choir Competition. We are delighted to be one of the 8 choirs selected from a pool of 46 choirs to compete in the final round in the contemporary music category. Through competing at an international competition, DCS not only wishes to attain new artistic heights, but also broaden our horizons and share our passion for choral music with people around the world. This will be preceded by our annual concert held in Hong Kong.
正在苦惱如何在日復日的規律生活中尋找刺激挑戰？來參加於2018年9月30日舉辦的第七屆Outward Bound Multi Race吧! 你可以跟隊友透過比賽中不同的項目考驗兩人之間耐力和合作性，一起衝破障礙。 比賽將在風光明媚的西貢郊區，以二人一組的隊際形式舉行。全程十三公里的路段包括跑山，野外定向，獨目舟和遊泳等不同項目。今年會繼續設有全長8公里的『親子組』，讓你跟孩子在過程中建立更緊密的親子關係和引發孩子們對野外活動的熱愛。 比賽籌得的款項將會用作資助有需要的人仕參與極富挑戰性的香港外展訓練課程。課程將有助建立他們的自信，技能及正面的人生態度，以致在未來學業，事業及生活中能有所禆益。
Hi I’m Michaela Mok, a fresh graduate from Good Hope School. I was first associated with SKSFF two years ago when I had to propose and carry out an internal activity at school to prove my worth in order to join my school’s student council. I ended up calling it “Pause for Paws” (great title I know), an awareness campaign for local stray dogs. Narelle was nice enough to arrange to bring pups and a few dogs to school and this made the event interactive and really got the message across students. After successfully earning my spot on the student council, I went back a couple times to see my furry friends. My mom, Linda Jackson, now an active volunteer at SKSFF got me involved in a few of their activities, including face-painting, fundraising, shaking buckets etc. Last year, the school suggested I enter a local competition called “Community Leaders of Tomorrow” where funds were given to me and my partner to carry out an activity for a charity of our choice. Without hestitation, we went straight back to Narelle and SKSFF to organise Pause for Paws version 2.0, where we went to shake buckets and raise awareness outside the Rugby Sevens. This event brought both students and teachers together as well as the community and even got the attention of the Education Bureau who later invited us to give a lecture about our experience to professors and students alike at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Though we did not win CLT, we were rewarded with the Most Popular Project Award. Upon finishing my public exams and graduating, I received a call about Pause for Paws creating buzz within the Education Bureau and that they would like my partner and I to appear on a television programme about student-led projects in collaboration with RTHK. Needless to say, SKSFF has opened a series of doors in my life, leading me to different opportunities and for that I am forever grateful. Among all the events, it puts a smile on my face to see our community willingly come together to pitch in to help our furry friends. Each dollar spent on the dogs is put to good use with medical care, food and maintenance, all ensuring a better life for the dogs, as said in SKSFF’s motto. During my few visits to the kennel, I have grown to love each of the 106 dogs there, understanding their back stories and personalities. I hope tonight’s event with help of the fringebacker can provide enough assistance to the shelter to keep making a difference, one canine at a time.