Dr. Paul Lau - Down the Memory Lane – Lasallians Remembered

Dr. Lau, Paul

Years of service in LS: 2 Period of Service: 2004 – 2006 Subjects taught / role: Principal


Copied from the Supervisor’s Announcement of the New School Principal The Supervisor and the School Management Committee of La Salle College are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Lau to succeed Bro.Thomas Lavin as Principal on 1st September 2004. Bro. Thomas will continue in the role of Supervisor. Dr. Paul Lau Wai-Keen 劉煒堅 completed his primary and secondary education at La Salle Primary School and La Salle College. He studied at the University of Hong Kong where he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Science (Botany and Chemistry) in 1973, the Diploma in Education in 1974, and Master in Education in 1980. He joined the teaching profession in 1974 and served as a Chemistry teacher in a government secondary school. In 1979, he became a teacher educator at the Northcote College of Education, lecturing in education technology and education studies and was appointed the Vice Principal of the College in 1993. In 1990 he obtained his Master of Philosophy degree in Curriculum Planning and Design from the University of Cambridge. He pursued his doctoral studies in Educational Management and Teacher Education with the University of Bristol and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Education in 2001. Dr. Lau joined the Hong Kong Institute of Education, when the Colleges merged together, and served as Principal Lecturer of the Curriculum and Instruction Department. He has also taken up various administrative duties at the Institute, including the Wardenship of a student hostel. He was elected to serve in the Council of the Institute from 1995 to 2000. In 2002, he took up the post of Senior Student Affairs Officer in the Student Affairs Office of the Institute. Dr. Lau has served in various public committees of the government, such as the Education Aims Implementation Committee of the Board of Education and the Assessment Panel on Teaching and Learning of the Quality Education Fund. Since 2000, Dr. Lau serves the Catholic Diocese as school manager of a number of Catholic schools. He has provided consultancy and training to both primary and secondary schools in curriculum evaluation, teacher appraisal and quality school education. A special area of interest is moral and spiritual education and, in 2000, he completed a Master of Arts in Theology at the Australian Catholic University. During his years in La Salle he was an active member of the Legion of Mary and Captain of the Harmonica Band. As a teacher he has been involved in providing extra-curricular activities for students in his secondary and tertiary appointments: areas include harmonica, trampolining, football and sailing. Dr. Lau will be the first lay Principal of the College since its foundation by the De La Salle Brothers in 1932. The Brothers, however, will continue in their vital role as the Sponsoring Body entrusted with the task of ensuring that the Lasallian vision and mission of the school are strongly upheld. May I personally take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to Paul on his return to his alma mater and he will know he has the full support and prayerful best wishes of our Lasallian Family. Bro. Thomas Lavin Supervisor

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