Supervisor (1969-1972), Principal (1969-1970)
Brother Herman was the first Director and Founder of the school which opened its doors in 1969. He was also the Founder of ChanSui Ki (La Salle) Primary school in 1974.
Both schools became the joy of his heart until the day of his death at the ripe old age of 95.
Much has already been written about Bro Herman's life mission, but what about the man himself? I knew him for over forty years and these are my recollections.
The first adjective that enters my head is "stubborn". Brother Herman was as stubborn as a mule, always standing up for what he thought was right. He would rarely take no for an answer but would doggedly pursue whatever he felt was good for the schools. In this he had a clear vision and was firm and single-minded. The two schools were his pride and joy and he was constantly on the lookout for news of them. He loved to hear how the students, staff and alumni were faring.
Another trait of Brother Herman was his phenomenal memory. Even when he was in his 90's he had a memory for faces and names. When asked to write something about the old days he could remember every detail.
Brother Herman always wanted to help the poor and needy as far as his modest means would allow. Janitors and auxiliary staff were never forgotten at Chinese New Year. I believe one of his nicknames was "Wong Tai Sin", a Chinese god of healing and benevolence.
As the saying goes, one could write a book about Brother Herman but I hope I have written enough for the purpose.