ForeverMissed

‘Carefree days may long be gone, in my heart Cheung Sha Wan stays.’ – L.C.NG



It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved former Principal, Mr. Benedict L.C. Ng on Wednesday, 17 February 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of great loss.

Mr. Ng devoted his life to education for almost 6 decades, and made a significant contribution to our school. After serving as an English teacher at St. Peter’s Secondary School for a decade, he was appointed Principal of CSWCSS in 1976 and retired in 2000. He is the longest serving principal of our school. During his 24-year service, he promoted the importance of Biliteracy and Trilingualism – cultivating students’ language proficiency in English and Chinese, prepared a fertile ground for students to develop their interests, and provided a school environment with great freedom and friendly teachers. Under his leadership and the dedication of a team of professional teachers, the school achieved excellent public examination results and won major sports competitions, including the 11 consecutive Overall Champions in the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Secondary Schools Joint Athletics Meet. In the school year 1997-1998, he led the whole school in the fight for our well-deserved EMI status. When he retired in 2000, CSWCSS remained one of the 114 EMI secondary schools in Hong Kong, and earned the reputation as a prominent boys’ school with a leading status in the local district.

Not only did Mr. Ng lay a solid foundation and establish a fine reputation for the school, but also left a great legacy for his successors, teachers and students. Our numerous distinguished alumni serving at key positions in society is a concrete proof of that legacy.



‘In this forest of concrete, there is this lovely place. 

A haven from the urban crowd, where I spend my golden days.

Here lifelong friends are made, together we run the race.

Amidst the bustling city din, quietly I find my ways.’ 

– lyrics from School Hymn, words by Mr. L.C. Ng



After his retirement, he took up a new role – a volunteer English teacher trainer, organizing training programmes for English teachers from some of China’s most deprived areas. He also built over 10 schools in remote mountain villages and offered generous scholarships for students from disadvantaged families. Tens of thousands of students and teachers benefited from his charitable work. Despite his busy schedule, he kept students at CSWCSS in his heart. He kindly offered two generous scholarships, the Benedict Ng Scholarship and the Catherine Ng Scholarship, to students with outstanding achievements in languages and science respectively.

Mr. Ng’s relentless effort in sowing the seeds of education will always be remembered. He lived a true Christian life, spreading the love of Jesus through his work. He will always remain in our hearts as an intellectual, cultivated and charismatic educator with a vision; an energetic man with a passion for life and a great sense of humour; and a sincere and genuine person with a warm and loving heart.

May his soul rest in peace!



“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)



In the meantime, do not hesitate to leave a tribute on this condolence platform with any messages that you wish to be passed to Mr. Ng’s family.



Alumni Association of CSWCSS.

Posted by Anthony Ng on March 1, 2021
From Trevor Higginbottom:

‘ I was privileged to know Mr Ben Ng for over 20 years, first when I regularly visited his school, then in association with the NETs scheme and finally when collaborating with him in his charity work in Guizhou Province in China. I always found him to be a truly outstanding professional person and a wonderful human being . The school, it’s pupils, staff and parents were indeed fortunate to have such an inspiring Principal for so many years . He will be sorely missed..........

Trevor Higginbottom, Retired Member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for England and Wales . ‘
Posted by Peter KWOK on February 28, 2021
He taught me not only English, he taught me life. For over fifty years, we enjoyed the true friendship. He's not gone, he lives in my heart.
Posted by Web Cswcss on February 28, 2021
A man of vision
he was an
avid professional who brought a wave o f fresh air to pedagogy.

Principal Mui
Posted by Bob Adamson on February 27, 2021
Mr Ng gave us wonderful opportunities and support when we were young teachers, and as a result of his commitment to developing a thriving learning community, we have very fond memories of working in CSWCCS. His later work in China is a great inspiration to us all, and his achievements will live on long into the future. We remember him with much affection and gratitude.

Annie Tong & Bob Adamson
Posted by Kelvin Ho on February 27, 2021
難忘吳sir的春風化雨,教學熱誠
主懷安息
永遠懷念

聖伯多祿中學校友會
Posted by Albert Wong on February 25, 2021
Dear Principal NG,
You were truly a respectful and exemplary educator whose some-sixty-year wholehearted dedication to education has positively nurtured and inspired tens of thousand students, particularly those who might otherwise have been deprived of it.
Your 1970-75 student.
Posted by Cho Patrick on February 25, 2021
Recall back my form 3 English class teacher, mr Ng in 1966-67.
He is a great man. Teaching us with patience.
God bless him
Posted by Jacque Ryan Lynn on February 25, 2021
Grace Sun, teacher from Majiang, China
A tribute to my teacher, Ben.
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/vQjVSh4kKOeFhjC9UNYTVQ
Posted by Ken Wong on February 25, 2021
Dear Principal NG,
Thanks for everything, we will continue and extend your spirits in the future. I'm blessed to meet you at some point of time at CSWCSS.
Rest in peace.... 

Wong Siu Kin 2001 7C
Posted by Cam ilo on February 24, 2021
Thanks for everything. RIP.
1991 5E Class
Posted by JJkk Lau on February 25, 2021
Dearest Mr Ng,

On behalf of your colleagues and students from the Whatsapp group of St. Peter's Secondary School from 1975-1976, we surely have missed our greatest life mentor and we will remember you always. Rest in peace!
Posted by QiYun Zhu on February 25, 2021
Recalling the past, we will always remember. We will miss you.
Posted by Steve Leung on February 25, 2021
Proud of a man who has dedicated his whole life in educating the next generation. Thanks you.
Posted by Kenneth Lai on February 25, 2021
We miss you forever! You are surely the one ironed in our memory. Your student of 1988 HKCEE, class 5B, Lai Kin Chung Kenneth
Posted by William Wong on February 24, 2021
Thanks Principal Ng, RIP. We are all remember you.
Posted by Alan Lam on February 25, 2021
Principal Ng’s leadership and contribution to CSWCSS’ achievements are never replaceable
Posted by La Garlalahappy on February 24, 2021
Thanks Principle, a great man and mind that inspire us all. Rest in peace!
Posted by Kitty Cheng on February 24, 2021
Thanks for your life education and being a model of us.
Rest in Peace.
Posted by Hung Barry on February 24, 2021
Dearest Mr NG,

I was one of the naughty boys who always turn up late to school. It then bring a chance for my parents to see you in person.

All I can remember you are a gentle, caring and kind-hearted principal. You were the linchpin of the school, and will remain in our heart forever. 

Rest in peace. 

For our honourable principal,
Barry
Posted by Daniel Yeung on February 24, 2021
Forever missed.
Posted by Charles Sit on February 24, 2021
A great and humble man who walked the talk. RIP

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Posted by Anthony Ng on March 1, 2021
From Trevor Higginbottom:

‘ I was privileged to know Mr Ben Ng for over 20 years, first when I regularly visited his school, then in association with the NETs scheme and finally when collaborating with him in his charity work in Guizhou Province in China. I always found him to be a truly outstanding professional person and a wonderful human being . The school, it’s pupils, staff and parents were indeed fortunate to have such an inspiring Principal for so many years . He will be sorely missed..........

Trevor Higginbottom, Retired Member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for England and Wales . ‘
Posted by Peter KWOK on February 28, 2021
He taught me not only English, he taught me life. For over fifty years, we enjoyed the true friendship. He's not gone, he lives in my heart.
Posted by Web Cswcss on February 28, 2021
A man of vision
he was an
avid professional who brought a wave o f fresh air to pedagogy.

Principal Mui
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