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
4La Salle College School Motto Fides et OperaFaith and Good Works
51914: arrived in Hong Kong and managed St. Joseph’s College 1925: purchased 13 acres of land to build La Salle College1932: Principal of LSC and admitted 540 students in 14 different classes1936: the largest enrollment in the colony with 880 studentsRev. Brother Aimar Pierre Sauron F.S.C. (1873 – 1945)The Founder of La Salle College
61907: 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.Rev. Brother Paul O’Connell F.S.C.
7Rev. 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 wounded1921: arrived in Hong Kong and taught 11 years at St. Joseph’s College1932: transferred to La Salle College1945: Principal of La Salle CollegeCo-founder of the Hong Kong School Musical AssociationPromoted scouting in Hong Kong and awarded the Silver AcornRev. Brother Cassian Brigant F.S.C. (1889 – 1957)
8Brother Cassian greeting guests at a school function
9Rev. Brother Michael Curtin F.S.C. (1908 – 1983) 1933: arrived in Hong Kong and took charge of the Matriculation Class1952: took over the Matriculation Class of St. Joseph’s for nine years1961: returned to LSC, no less his Matric students, editor of LaSallite, career master and more...Rev. Brother Michael Curtin F.S.C. (1908 – 1983)
10Rev. Brother Wilfred More F.S.C. (1886 – 1960) 1933: arrived in Hong Kong1943: left for Indo-China (now Vietnam)1946: returned to LSCRev. Brother Wilfred More F.S.C.(1886 – 1960)
11Rev. Brother Casimir Husarik F.S.C. (1914 – 1977) 1933: arrived in Hong KongGifted with languagesPlanned with Bro. Cassian the re-establishment of the school after the war1966: Principal of LSCSpent his entire career of 44 years at LSC involving in all major eventsRev. Brother Casimir HusarikF.S.C. (1914 – 1977)
12Rev. Brother Patrick Toner F.S.C. (1892 – 1968) Joined LSC at the end of the Pacific WarA first class teacher in science, mathematics and artsA strict but fair disciplinarian1947: Principal of LSC at the Perth Street campusDevoted much effort in the promotion of religious life at school and in the communityA cat-lover and moved like one while inspecting classroomsRev. Brother Patrick Toner F.S.C.(1892 – 1968)
14Rev. Brother Raphael Egan F.S.C. (1918 – 1990) 1947: arrived in Hong Kong and taught the Matriculation Class1949: Principal of St. Joseph’s College, provided shelter and support to missionaries expelled from Mainland China1958: Spent 13 years in Borneo and pioneered a Christian Brothers school there1971: Principal of LSC for 12 years, implemented Computer Studies in the curriculumHis tenure included the majestic Dome campus and the new Quad buildingsRev. Brother Raphael Egan F.S.C. (1918 – 1990)
151947 : started teaching at LSC until 1969 1965: 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 SchoolRev. Brother Herman Fenton F.S.C.(1913 – 2009)
16The fullest strength of Christian Brothers from both St The fullest strength of Christian Brothers from both St. Joseph’s College and La Salle College assembled on the LSC campus.
171952: joined St. Joseph’s College 1956: Principal of La Salle College1959: brought school back to the majestic Dome campus -- the enrollment grew from 900 to 3200 in nine years1966: founded the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling1984: served Vietnamese refugees in Oxford, UKHis legacies: protected the weak, nurtured the poor, nursed the sick, cherished the sad and befriended allRev. Brother Felix Sheehan F.S.C. (1912 – 1986)
18Joyously returned to the campus on La Salle Road
20Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Aimar Pierre SauronThe Founder and the First Principal from 1932 to 1941Rev. Brother Cassian BrigantThe Second Principal from 1945 to 1947
21Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Patrick TonerThe Third Principal from 1947 to 1956Rev. Brother Felix SheehanThe Fourth Principal from 1956 to 1966
22Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Casimir HusarikThe Fifth Principal from 1966 to 1971Rev. Brother Raphael EganThe Sixth Principal from 1971 to 1984
23Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Alphonsus CheeThe Seventh Principal from 1984 to 1990Rev. Brother Francis O’RourkeThe Eighth Principal from 1990 to 1998
24Principals of La Salle College Hong Kong Rev. Brother Patrick TierneyThe Ninth Principal from 1998 to 2000Rev. Brother Thomas LavinThe Tenth Principal from 2000 to 2004
25Passing of the TorchDr. Paul Lau – The Eleventh Principal of La Salle College from 2004 to Dr. and Mrs. Lau at Class ’66 Reunion in Los Angeles 2005.
26Current Principal of La Salle College Mr. Wong Yen Kit – The Twelfth Principal from 2007
271953: arrived in Hong Kong and taught English, a boxing coach 1970: Principal of Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College in Homantin for 21 yearsRev. Brother Eugene Sharkey F.S.C.( )
28“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)Rev. Brother Henry Pang F.S.C.(1920 – 1993)
291938: arrived in Singapore from Toronto, Canada and taught at St 1938: arrived in Singapore from Toronto, Canada and taught at St. Joseph’s InstitutionImprisoned during WWII and took care of the sick and old1956: joined La Salle CollegeTaught 25 years at LSC and preferred to remain as a simple teacher, managed the school libraryCared tirelessly for the students who needed him mostRev. Brother Anthony Knoll F.S.C.(1916 – 1981)
30The awesome faculty for the school year 1966 - 1967
311958: 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 schoolsRev. Brother Alphonsus BreenF.S.C.
321958: joined La Salle College and taught English and economics, a great tennis player 1968: left LSC and taught seven years in Sabah, Malaysia1975: returned to Hong Kong and assigned to St. Joseph’s College1987: Principal of Chong Gene Hang College1995: transferred to Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College, and later became PrincipalContinues to educate HK youthsRev. Brother Lawrence Blake F.S.C.(1929 – now)
401964: taught one year at La Salle College 1965: started teaching at the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling for 15 years1980: returned to IrelandRev. Brother Pius Kelly F.S.C.(1911 – 1981)
411964: 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 studentRev. Brother Alban Lynam F.S.C.
42The Finest from Ireland in the mid 60’s David KeeneThomas LavinPatrick TierneyThomas Favier
43Rev. Brother Thomas Lavin F.S.C. (1943 – now) 1965: joined La Salle College, taught English, mathematics and religious studies, and was the Sports Master1969: left for Ireland for his Master’s Degree in Economics1973: returned to LSC, planned the Quad buildings especially all the sports facilities1982: pursued his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Manchester1984: served 14 years in Nigeria1999: Principal of LSC, emphasized all-rounded education for students, launched the School Improvement ProjectRev. Brother Thomas Lavin F.S.C. (1943 – now)
44Rev. Brother Alphonsus Chee F.S.C. (1928 – now) 1968: started teaching in La Salle College1971: Principal of the De La Salle Secondary School in Fanling1984: Principal of LSC, led with discipline and order, the student body achieved new heights in academics and sports
45Brother Alphonsus meeting Class ’87 Old Boys: Constantine Au & Clement Chan in Brothers’ Residence in June 2003
47Rev. 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 years1998: Principal of La Salle College, formed the Information Technology Management TeamRev. Brother Patrick Tierney F.S.C. (1942 – now)
48Rev. Brother Francis O’Rourke F.S.C. (1940 – 2002) Served many years in South Africa1976: joined St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong1981: Vice-principal of Chan Sui Ki (La Salle College) in Homantin1990: Principal of LSC, together with the Old Boys founded the La Salle Foundation to provide funds for renovation and improvement of school facilitiesRev. Brother Francis O’Rourke F.S.C. (1940 – 2002)
49La Salle Primary School – It all began here in 1957 The first school building was originally La Salle College (Annex) built in 1937.
50Rev. Bro. Henry Pang - The First La Salle Primary AM Session Principal from 1957 to 1984
51The enrollment in La Salle Primary School c.1957 - 1958
59Second extension of La Salle Primary School completed in 1972.
60Mr. 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
61The soccer ground of La Salle Primary received a new synthetic surface in 1979.
62Mr. Fung Man Fai, Francis The Second La Salle Primary AM Session Principal from 1984 to 2002
63Mrs. Pau Chan Wai Yee, Elizabeth The Seventh La Salle Primary PM Session Principal from 2000 to 2002The First Whole Day School LSP Principal from 2002 to 2008
64The new LSP building was largely completed, and ready for the new school term in September 2002.
65Former Teachers Visiting the La Salle Primary School Ground Ms. Geraldine Tsang at the LSP ChapelMr. & Mrs. Joseph FokFr. Edward Hong
66“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 50th Anniversary Commemorative PublicationMrs. Emily Leung The Second Whole Day School La Salle Primary Principal from 2008 to now
67Through 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.
68How we wish we could return to classes again under the tutelage of ...
69The finest educators on the La Salle College campus in 1963
70Mr. Shum Mow Kee and Mr. Ng Yat Hei at Class ’65 Reunion
71Mr. John Cheung at Class ’66 40th Anniversary in Hong Kong
72Mr. Lawrence Chan, Mr. Henry Lau, Mr. Ng Yat Hei, Mr Mr. Lawrence Chan, Mr. Henry Lau, Mr. Ng Yat Hei, Mr. Chiu Siu Lai and Class ’66 students, Nicolas Leung and Alex Poon
77Those privileged to enter these gates will leave to pursue a lifelong quest that “La Salle is something more.”
78Those privileged to enter these gates will leave to pursue a lifelong quest that “La Salle is something more.”
79We are forever grateful. May God bless and keep them all.
80Picture ContributorsPictures 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 HungFrom Class ’66: Thomas Yip, Kan Kwok Ming, Patrick Yeung, Denise Lee, wife of Gerald Lee, and Maureen Luk, wife of Anthony LukFrom Class ’65: Kowk Jing Lau, Andrew MokSlide Compilation and Arrangement: Anthony Luk (Class ’66)
81Research MaterialOur Brothers, publication of La Salle Old Boys Association Hong Kong. Editors: Constantine Au, Michael Lee, Wesley Wong and Andrew WongSons of La Salle Everyone, A History of La Salle College and Primary School , Mark HuangThe Golden Years, La Salle Primary School 50th Anniversary Commemorative Publication
82Music: 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 benedictus and blessedfructus 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. Amen.