REFLECTIONS ON VISITING OUR LADY’S COLLEGE on MY 50TH GRATUDATION REUNION
By Eva Cheng, Form 5A of Class 1968
It’s been 50 years since we entered Our Lady’s College in our neatly pressed, white school uniform. The alumni of class 1968 have great memories of the quality education we received from the dedicated teachers and the caring Salesian Sisters. We cherished the community spirit, the fun and joy, the challenges and anxiety we shared while preparing for adulthood. Best of all, we have gained strong everlasting friendship among classmates. These unbreakable bonds offer us mutual support through thick and thin in our lives.
On reflecting my experiences in visiting our Alma Mater, I was most inspired by the cooperative spirit of the Salesian Sisters, the teaching staff, Past Pupils Association and current students. On September 29, I was delighted to attend the School Opening Mass. It was also the beginning of a year-long celebration for OLC’s 65th anniversary. The Mass was well attended by the Secondary School students, the teaching staff, parents and alumni. Auxiliary Bishop Ha, the celebrant, encouraged the congregation to live up to the Catholic and Salesian teachings and be proud of our School. We are to spread the message of love, faith and hope. The students participated with great respect and attention in their prayers and hymns. It was the first Mass I ever attended to have 6 female altar servers!
The fifteen Mentors present at the meeting truly showed their enthusiasm and commitment to nurturing the younger generation. For the next 7 months till May, there will be several meetings with the mentees for information sharing, preparation and setting up job shadowing logistics, inviting them to Mentors’ discussion luncheons, and post Mentorship Program reviews, etc.
I congratulate Mrs. Li and the Mentors and PPA for their dedication in inspiring and assisting the students in their career preparation. Your exemplary generosity offers them guidance in exploring their personality, interest, skills, values, strengths and weaknesses, which are all factors in determining their career path, and furthermore, their path in life. YOU offer them HOPE!
The Salesian Spirit continues to live in each one of us. THANK YOU!