an attempt to link up all computers in the school into a single
network, the Campus Network Project was proposed in Feb 1997.
At that time, there were only a few isolated networks spreading
over the campus. They were located in the Students'
Library, Computer Room, etc. Our first step is to build up
a network that allows students and teachers to share all resources
among the small networks. The next step is to wait for the government
to provide financial support for us to rent a leased line. Although
the solutions provided by the government are standard, it might
not satisfy all our needs. The project should be a non-expensive
pilot test to identify needs and to demonstrate the possibilities.
vision is to let Wah Yan boys have Internet Access wherever possible
in the school campus.' said Mr.
Wong Wai Leung. In addition, everyone has 'the right to know
and use the new Information Technology.'
the planning period, a team of F.3 and F.4 students began to assist
the teachers to investigate the technical implementation, while
the teachers talked with School
Net of the Chinese University
of Hong Kong on technical arrangements. In March 1997, a server
for students' email and access to the Internet
set up and all networks were linked up into one single network.
May 1997, a series of presentations on the campus email and Internet
services were organised by the school authorities. All Wahyanites
had hand-on experience on email and WWW Browsing.
is only an experimental network. A team of students and teachers
were working hard to demonstrate the possibilities of modern technology.
All teachers and students involved in the project have learned
Jan 1998, our school was chosen as one of the schools in Education
Department's Pilot Internet/Intranet Scheme for teaching and learning.
A 256K leased line (5 to 6 times of a 28.8k modem's speed) was
installed in our school. The bandwidth of accessing local and
overseas sites was greatly enhanced. This enabled us to provide
more services to Wahyanites. Two workstations were put in the
Common Room to allow students to read emails and to surf on the
WWW during recess and lunch times.
coverage of our network has extended to almost the whole campus.
The first phase of the network has covered most of the main building,
including all staff
Art Room, History Room, Geography Room, Computer Room, Students'
Association, Careers Room, Assistant Principals' Office, School
Office, Common Room and the Students' Library. The second phase,
completed in Easter 1998, has covered both the Physics and Chemistry
Laboratory, Fathers' Quarters and even as far as the sports section.
Our project of linking up the whole school into a network is gradually
Development of Information Technology in WYK
Technology is a tool that can shape the 21st Century. While the
government is promoting it and more and more students are connected
to the Internet, our school is already one step ahead. We have
already begun promoting and using IT since the late 1980s.
Students' Library is a good
example to show our school's IT Development. In late 1980s, the
library book-loaning system was computerised. Several computers
were installed to let students search books through the computerised
catalogue. In the early 1990s, a LAN was set up in the library
to make the work more efficient. Few years later, a P5 was installed
for Internet access. Last year, we received 30 computers from
a donor. They are now used for text mode Internet services and