The new academic year is about to begin. Students resume classes but they will not be physically present. Online learning remains the norm.
Schools without students. Schools without staff. Schools without the sounds of school. It's all rather eerie.
The past academic year has been unlike any other in Hong Kong. Basically, it can be divided into two parts, each significantly affecting school life. The first part was taken up with social unrest, the second with the Covid 19 pandemic.
It will not come as a surprise that we do not have as many 'updates' as usual in Gateway 86. Fortunately, we have found sufficient material from former times and hope readers will find at least some of it interesting.
One of our features is about a former teacher at St. Joseph's College. Mr. Vincent Chan possessed a nobility of character not easily forgotten. There is something of the 'Goodbye Mr. Chips' about him. We thank members of his family for their input and cooperation.
One article concerning the school song of La Salle College is sure to elicit discussion. The author of the song, a song beloved by old boys and current students, has for long been a matter of debate. I don't know if this article will put the debate to bed!
We look forward in hope. Above all, our hope is for the conquering of the pandemic all over the world. May God, in his mercy, sustain us.
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