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1 A Thanksgiving to our La Salle Brothers and Teachers LSCOBA Southern California May 17, 2009

2 A Tapestry of Love and Devotion

3 “To touch the hearts of the young and to inspire them with the Christian spirit is the greatest miracle you can perform...” St. John Baptist de La Salle

4 La Salle College School Motto Fides et Opera Faith and Good Works

5 Rev. Brother Aimar Pierre Sauron F.S.C. (1873 – 1945) The Founder of La Salle College 1914: arrived in Hong Kong and managed St. Joseph’s College 1925: purchased 13 acres of land to build La Salle College 1932: Principal of LSC and admitted 540 students in 14 different classes 1936: the largest enrollment in the colony with 880 students

6 Rev. Brother Paul O’Connell F.S.C. 1907: arrived in Hong Kong and taught at St. Joseph’s College. Subsequently joined and guided La Salle College. Served the De La Salle Secondary School at Fanling. Devoted 60 years of his life educating the youths of Hong Kong.

7 Rev. Brother Cassian Brigant F.S.C. (1889 – 1957) 1914: served France in WWI, decorated with the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in saving the many wounded 1921: arrived in Hong Kong and taught 11 years at St. Joseph’s College 1932: transferred to La Salle College 1945: Principal of La Salle College Co-founder of the Hong Kong School Musical Association Promoted scouting in Hong Kong and awarded the Silver Acorn

8 Brother Cassian greeting guests at a school function

9 Rev. Brother Michael Curtin F.S.C. (1908 – 1983) 1933: arrived in Hong Kong and took charge of the Matriculation Class 1952: took over the Matriculation Class of St. Joseph’s for nine years 1961: returned to LSC, no less his Matric students, editor of LaSallite, career master and more...

10 Rev. Brother Wilfred More F.S.C. (1886 – 1960) 1933: arrived in Hong Kong 1943: left for Indo-China (now Vietnam) 1946: returned to LSC

11 Rev. Brother Casimir Husarik F.S.C. (1914 – 1977) 1933: arrived in Hong Kong Gifted with languages Planned with Bro. Cassian the re- establishment of the school after the war 1966: Principal of LSC Spent his entire career of 44 years at LSC involving in all major events

12 Rev. Brother Patrick Toner F.S.C. (1892 – 1968) Joined LSC at the end of the Pacific War A first class teacher in science, mathematics and arts A strict but fair disciplinarian 1947: Principal of LSC at the Perth Street campus Devoted much effort in the promotion of religious life at school and in the community A cat-lover and moved like one while inspecting classrooms

13 The teaching staff at Perth Street ( )

14 Rev. Brother Raphael Egan F.S.C. (1918 – 1990) 1947: arrived in Hong Kong and taught the Matriculation Class 1949: Principal of St. Joseph’s College, provided shelter and support to missionaries expelled from Mainland China 1958: Spent 13 years in Borneo and pioneered a Christian Brothers school there 1971: Principal of LSC for 12 years, implemented Computer Studies in the curriculum His tenure included the majestic Dome campus and the new Quad buildings

15 Rev. Brother Herman Fenton F.S.C. (1913 – 2009) 1947 : started teaching at LSC until : the first Principal of La Salle Evening School, which evolved into Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College in Homantin, later founded Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) Primary School

16 The fullest strength of Christian Brothers from both St. Joseph’s College and La Salle College assembled on the LSC campus.

17 Rev. Brother Felix Sheehan F.S.C. (1912 – 1986) 1952: joined St. Joseph’s College 1956: Principal of La Salle College 1959: brought school back to the majestic Dome campus -- the enrollment grew from 900 to 3200 in nine years 1966: founded the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling 1984: served Vietnamese refugees in Oxford, UK His legacies: protected the weak, nurtured the poor, nursed the sick, cherished the sad and befriended all

18 Joyously returned to the campus on La Salle Road

19 La Salle Spirit Faith, Zeal, Community

20 Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Aimar Pierre Sauron The Founder and the First Principal from 1932 to 1941 Rev. Brother Cassian Brigant The Second Principal from 1945 to 1947

21 Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Felix Sheehan The Fourth Principal from 1956 to 1966 Rev. Brother Patrick Toner The Third Principal from 1947 to 1956

22 Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Raphael Egan The Sixth Principal from 1971 to 1984 Rev. Brother Casimir Husarik The Fifth Principal from 1966 to 1971

23 Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Alphonsus Chee The Seventh Principal from 1984 to 1990 Rev. Brother Francis O’Rourke The Eighth Principal from 1990 to 1998

24 Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Thomas Lavin The Tenth Principal from 2000 to 2004 Rev. Brother Patrick Tierney The Ninth Principal from 1998 to 2000

25 Dr. Paul Lau – The Eleventh Principal of La Salle College from 2004 to Dr. and Mrs. Lau at Class ’66 Reunion in Los Angeles Passing of the Torch

26 Mr. Wong Yen Kit – The Twelfth Principal from 2007 Current Principal of La Salle College

27 Rev. Brother Eugene Sharkey F.S.C. ( ) 1953: arrived in Hong Kong and taught English, a boxing coach 1970: Principal of Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College in Homantin for 21 years

28 Rev. Brother Henry Pang F.S.C. (1920 – 1993) “May your days in this School [La Salle Primary] be truly happy ones and may you, like the Boy Jesus, advance in wisdom and grace before God and man.” Lasallite Junior (’62)

29 Rev. Brother Anthony Knoll F.S.C. (1916 – 1981) 1938: arrived in Singapore from Toronto, Canada and taught at St. Joseph’s Institution Imprisoned during WWII and took care of the sick and old 1956: joined La Salle College Taught 25 years at LSC and preferred to remain as a simple teacher, managed the school library Cared tirelessly for the students who needed him most

30 The awesome faculty for the school year

31 Rev. Brother Alphonsus Breen F.S.C. 1958: joined La Salle College and taught English, history and religion 1962: transferred to St. Joseph’s College (SJC), was Director of SJC and Supervisor of various St. Joseph’s schools

32 Rev. Brother Lawrence Blake F.S.C. (1929 – now) 1958: joined La Salle College and taught English and economics, a great tennis player 1968: left LSC and taught seven years in Sabah, Malaysia 1975: returned to Hong Kong and assigned to St. Joseph’s College 1987: Principal of Chong Gene Hang College 1995: transferred to Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College, and later became Principal Continues to educate HK youths

33 Brother Mark and his brother, Brother Lawrence

34 Rev. Brother Livinus Walsh F.S.C. Multi-talented: Athletics Master, School Orchestra Close to his students The La Salle school he went to in Ireland.

35 Prof. Seamus Walsh with Patrick Yeung (Class ’66) at the Great Wall

36 Rev. Brother Philip Anthony Cheung F.S.C. (1922 – 1999) Inspiring teacher, conducted the school orchestra, started the La Salle Juniorate “Man of All Seasons and Man of All Trades”

37 Brother Anthony and Tommy Chiu working at the Stationery

38 Rev. Brother Gregory Lim F.S.C. (1924 – now) 1960: arrived in Hong Kong from Singapore Taught at La Salle Primary, La Salle College and St. Joseph’s College Resides now in Singapore

39 Rev. Brother Ladislaus Boniface ( Joseph Bednar ) F.S.C. (1915 – 1999)

40 Rev. Brother Pius Kelly F.S.C. (1911 – 1981) 1964: taught one year at La Salle College 1965: started teaching at the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling for 15 years 1980: returned to Ireland

41 Rev. Brother Alban Lynam F.S.C. 1964: joined La Salle College after a tenure at St. Joseph’s College A distinguished teacher of English Literature “He spent hours with me in the school library teaching me how to write clear English.” – from a former Matriculation-class student

42 The Finest from Ireland in the mid 60’s David Keene Thomas Lavin Patrick Tierney Thomas Favier

43 1965: joined La Salle College, taught English, mathematics and religious studies, and was the Sports Master 1969: left for Ireland for his Master’s Degree in Economics 1973: returned to LSC, planned the Quad buildings especially all the sports facilities 1982: pursued his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Manchester 1984: served 14 years in Nigeria 1999: Principal of LSC, emphasized all- rounded education for students, launched the School Improvement Project Rev. Brother Thomas Lavin F.S.C. (1943 – now)

44 Rev. Brother Alphonsus Chee F.S.C. (1928 – now) 1968: started teaching in La Salle College 1971: Principal of the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling 1984: Principal of LSC, led with discipline and order, the student body achieved new heights in academics and sports

45 Brother Alphonsus meeting Class ’87 Old Boys: Constantine Au & Clement Chan in Brothers’ Residence in June 2003

46 Rev. Brother Mark Blake F.S.C. (1931 – now)

47 Rev. Brother Patrick Tierney F.S.C. (1942 – now) 1964: arrived in Hong Kong and joined St. Joseph’s College (SJC) 1974: Principal of SJC for twelve years 1998: Principal of La Salle College, formed the Information Technology Management Team

48 Rev. Brother Francis O’Rourke F.S.C. (1940 – 2002) Served many years in South Africa 1976: joined St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong 1981: Vice-principal of Chan Sui Ki (La Salle College) in Homantin 1990: Principal of LSC, together with the Old Boys founded the La Salle Foundation to provide funds for renovation and improvement of school facilities

49 The first school building was originally La Salle College (Annex) built in La Salle Primary School – It all began here in 1957

50 Rev. Bro. Henry Pang - The First La Salle Primary AM Session Principal from 1957 to 1984

51 The enrollment in La Salle Primary School c

52 La Salle Primary teaching staff in 1960’s

53 Baptism at St. Teresa’s Church

54 Mr. Kwong Ming Tsing The First La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1958 to 1963 Rev. Brother Gregory Lim The Second La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1963 to 1966

55 The newly extended school building of La Salle Primary School completed in 1960.

56 No matter which year, you can identify with the students of La Salle Primary School. They hold so much promise.

57 Mr. Lo Wing Hon, Albin The Third La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1966 to 1974 Mr. Louie Wai Ming, Gerard The Fourth La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1974 to 1978

58 Team Work

59 Second extension of La Salle Primary School completed in 1972.

60 Mr. Chan Chung Min, Rock The Fifth La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1978 to 1998 Mrs. Lai Chu Wai Fong, Anita The Sixth La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 1998 to 2000

61 The soccer ground of La Salle Primary received a new synthetic surface in 1979.

62 Mr. Fung Man Fai, Francis The Second La Salle Primary AM Session Principal from 1984 to 2002

63 Mrs. Pau Chan Wai Yee, Elizabeth The Seventh La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 2000 to 2002 The First Whole Day School LSP Principal from 2002 to 2008

64 The new LSP building was largely completed, and ready for the new school term in September 2002.

65 Former Teachers Visiting the La Salle Primary School Ground Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Fok Ms. Geraldine Tsang at the LSP Chapel Fr. Edward Hong

66 Mrs. Emily Leung The Second Whole Day School La Salle Primary Principal from 2008 to now “We will provide our students with the highest quality education, so as to equip them with sound knowledge and skills, and to prepare them to be forthright and responsible citizens.” LSP 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

67 Through years of strong leadership and planning, the current La Salle Primary School is recognized as the best equipped in Hong Kong along with an outstanding faculty.

68 How we wish we could return to classes again under the tutelage of...

69 The finest educators on the La Salle College campus in 1963

70 Mr. Shum Mow Kee and Mr. Ng Yat Hei at Class ’65 Reunion

71 Mr. John Cheung at Class ’66 40 th Anniversary in Hong Kong

72 Mr. Lawrence Chan, Mr. Henry Lau, Mr. Ng Yat Hei, Mr. Chiu Siu Lai and Class ’66 students, Nicolas Leung and Alex Poon

73 Mr. John Au Mr. Peter Cheung

74 Mr. Chong Wen Hui An unforgettable PE teacher and coach

75 Brother Casimir and Mr. Cheung Ting Por in Sports Day 1970

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77 Those privileged to enter these gates will leave to pursue a lifelong quest that “La Salle is something more.”

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79 May God bless and keep them all. We are forever grateful.

80 Picture Contributors Pictures of Rev. Brothers: Andrew Wong (Class ’89), Constantine Au (Class ’87) Pictures of La Salle Primary School: Mr. Tang Man Hon, Patrick and Mr. Pau Shiu Hung From Class ’66: Thomas Yip, Kan Kwok Ming, Patrick Yeung, Denise Lee, wife of Gerald Lee, and Maureen Luk, wife of Anthony Luk From Class ’65: Kowk Jing Lau, Andrew Mok Slide Compilation and Arrangement: Anthony Luk (Class ’66)

81 Research Material Our Brothers, publication of La Salle Old Boys Association Hong Kong. Editors: Constantine Au, Michael Lee, Wesley Wong and Andrew Wong Sons of La Salle Everyone, A History of La Salle College and Primary School , Mark Huang The Golden Years, La Salle Primary School 50 th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

82 Music: Andrea Bocelli – Sacred Arias Sancta Maria Ave Maria,Hail Mary, gratia plena,full of grace, Dominus tecum,the Lord is with thee, benedicta tu in mulieribus,Blessed art thou among women, et benedictusand blessed fructus ventris tui, Jesus.Is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Sancta Maria,Holy Mary, Mater Dei,Mother of God, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,pray for us sinners, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.now and in the hour of our death.Amen.

83 “That above is our own true home.”


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