an editorial is not an easy task, but it becomes much easier when
compared with the whole process of publishing a school magazine.
As a student, I also expect an exquisite publication with memorable
and enjoyable content. Nevertheless, this goal seems quite difficult
to achieve with the limited human and financial resources, especially
with the economic recession in 1998. Sponsorship from commercial
organizations and past students has reduced significantly. Being
a reader of the Shield for five years, I found myself taking it
for granted to receive such a bargain, and have neglected the sweat
of bringing the annual even into existence.
general, we have reduced the "thickness" of the year book which
was getting thicker and thicker in the past few years. It does not
mean that we have made less effort. Within the reduced number of
pages, you may still find something new and novel, as well as some
traditional but essential sections in The Shield. Apart from the
contributions from students,
we have also added some contributions
from teachers, form masters and mistresses, which make our school
magazine more warm and true. On the other hand, the targets of our
interviews were also changed. We interviewed not only the famous
past students, but also those who have chosen some special occupations
as their careers, which seem quite novel and interesting to us.
in Wah Yan have become another sensitive topic associated with our
new supervisor Father George Zee,
are always welcome
when necessary. New policies may have brought inconvenience. It is
hoped that students can justify the pros and cons of experiencing
a new environment rather than criticizing everything without looking
into details. Father
Zee has got an article in The Shield and those interested in it
can get more information there.
the printed copies, we have also produced the CD-ROM version. The
CD-ROM production team is led by Cuthbert
Lo, who has wonderfully organized the team and created many
new ideas for the CD version of The Shield. Multi-media is the main
theme of the CD-ROM. Besides the photos and text found on the printed
copy, readers can watch the video tapes of various school activities
throughout the year. Readers can also experience inter-active communication
with schoolmates throught Internet by clicking on the links inside
of The Shield always review the history of students' performances
in the academic year. I would rather leave this task to the readers
of The Shield. May I invite all of you to be one of the observers
to justify our successes and failures.
Editorial Board is sorry about the delay of the release of the school
magazine due to various technical problems. Finally, I would like
to express my heartfelt gratitude to our principal Mr.
Norman So, the assistant principals, Mr.
Yue Poon Leung and Mr.
Leung Wai Kwong, and all the advisors of The Shield, for their
generous advice and support. May I also acknowledge my helpful deputies,
members of the editorial board and the teammates
of the CD production team, who have sacrifically
spent so much on the production of The Shield. Without their invaluable
help, publishing the school magazine successfully can only be a
miracle that never exists.
Siu Hang, Wesley
The Shield (Volume 46)