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Mrs. S.Y. Tong, our first Principal, passed away on 6 November 2005 in Toronto. 2005-11-06

Tong, Sheung-woon, M.B.E.
(December 29,1911-November 5,2005)


Mrs. Tong was the Co-founder and first Principal of Maryknoll Fathers' School and served the school from 1957 to 1977. She passed away at the age of 94 at 12:30pm (Toronto Time) on 5 November 2005 in Toronto, Canada.

Born in Hong Kong, Sheung-woon Tong attended the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She moved to Toronto, Canada in 1989.

Sheung-woon’s recognized achievements during her distinguished career in Hong Kong included: from 1953 to 1956, Headmistress of Yan Pak School, founded by the late Law Yan-pak; Co-founder and the first Principal of Maryknoll Fathers’ School in 1957 until her retirement in 1977; Founder and Chairman of the Subsidized Secondary School Council; Chairman of the Secondary Schools Association; Vice-Chairman of Subsidized School Provident Fund Scheme; a Committee Member of the Police Children Education Trust Fund; a Committee Member of the Main Committee of Curriculum Development Committee, and a Member of the Board of Examinations for all foreign civil servants sitting for the Chinese written and oral examinations. As a special GUEST of the U.S. State Department, she visited numerous renowned universities and secondary schools across the U.S. In 1971, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her outstanding contribution to the community of Hong Kong in education.

Visitation to be held at Jerrett Funeral Homes, 6191 Yonge St, North York, Ontario (2 lights south of Steeles Ave.) on Friday November 11, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 10.30 a.m. until service time at 12 noon. Cremation to follow at Hightland Memoru Gerdens, with future internment in Sydney, Australia. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations for Tong Yu Sheung-woon Award for academic excellence can be made payable to Maryknoll Fathers' School, 2 To Yuen Street, Tai Hang Tung, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (marked specifically for Tong Yu Shueng-woon Award).

悼念創校校長唐余湘畹女士


唐夫人一九一一年生於香港,祖籍廣東省台山縣。 早歲肆業於蘇格蘭愛丁堡大學。 一九五三年至一九五六年獲委任為仁伯中學校長。 及後,於一九五七年與賴存忠神父創辦全港首間津貼中學──瑪利諾神父教會學校,並任校長一職至一九七七年。 期間,於教育事業建樹良多,如創立香港津貼中學議會,並担任首屆主席、創辦津貼學校教師公積金計劃,獲政府委任為該計劃副主席。 一九七一年,應美國政府邀請,遊訪美國各中學及大學。同年,獲英女皇頒綬M.B.E.勲銜。 不幸痛於二○○五年,病逝於加拿大多倫多。

唐夫人畢生致力教育工作,作育英才,桃李滿天下,如公務員界別的黎楝國先生(入境處處長)、商界的劉國權先生(佐丹奴主席)、教育界中的表表者:

方濟民校長 (妙法寺陳呂重德紀念中學)
陳燕輝校長 (佛教茂峄法師紀念中學)
阮子琳校長 (張祝珊英文中學)
陳漢齡校長 (沙田蘇浙公學)
區建群校長 (寶覺中學)
嚴展明校長 (東華三院黃笏南中學)
李培生校長 (觀塘瑪利諾書院)
劉廣武校長 (綿紡中學)
袁志榮校長 (荃灣聖芳濟中學)
及已退休的 董康泰校長 (聖文德書院) 和 顧兆敏校長 (東涌天主教學校)

任職我校校長期間,本著「一家人」的理念,使全体師生充分發揮團隊精神,校務得以蒸蒸日上,校譽日隆。 飲水思源,我們將以至誠之心,哀悼她的辭世。


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