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Old Paulians (Part One)

Update : December 21, 2020

Old Paulian

  • One who has studied at SPHS (St. Paul’s High School).
  • In the early days, the school was called St. Paul’s English High School to emphasize the language of instruction.
  • Since SPHS is a De La Salle School, Old Paulians are also known as BOB (Brothers’ Old Boys).
  • Some may join OPA (Old Paulians’ Association).
  • OPA invited the Top Matriculates in 1963 to attend the Annual Dinner.
  • After nationalization, OPA premises were frequented by non-Paulians, who wanted to play billiards and/or enjoy drinks.
    In the mid-50s, OPA was reorganized with true Paulians.
    The activities include Araciya Pu Zaw Pwe at the school, Reunion gatherings and dana at the Shwe Dagon by the OPA Buddhist Association

Notable Old Paulians

  • ICS U Tin Tut
    First ICS by invitation
  • Saya U Ba Khin (Vipassana Teacher)
    First in Matriculation in the whole of Burma
  • Dr. Ba Than
    Rector, Institute of Medicine
  • Dr. Ba Han
    Law Professor
    Lexicographer
  • Dr. Ba Maw
    Adipati
  • U Chan Htoon


Some Group Photos

Std VIII (A) in 1960 – 61

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1st Row: William Win Kywe, Khin Maung Bo (Allan Saw Maung), Brother Anthony, Saya U Sein, Brother Fexlix, Saya U Nyunt Maung, Saya U Beatson, Brother Xavier, Thein Wai, Min Oo (Kenneth Khine)

2nd Row : Thein Lwin (Stanley Shwe Gyi), Hla Min, Han Tun, Naing Win (Tommy Chit Maung), Tun Tun Aung (Tommy Aung), Herbert Khai Chin Liang, xxx, Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, GBNF), Tommy Aung, Bernard Taylor, Han Thein (Gallant Leong)

3rd Row : Richard Lim, Sean Young, Edward Chow, Khin Maung Htay, Myo San (Freddie Ba San, GBNF), Aung Chaw (Victor Chaw), Maung Maung Kyi, Than Win (Henry Wong), Nay Lin, Eddie Nyunt, San Maung (Robert Kyi), Than Win

4th Row : Aung Kyi (Arthur Kyi), Khin Maung U (George Khin Maung), Nyunt Wai (Victor Nyunt), Sebastian Law Kee, Win Maung, Than Htay, Edwin David (GBNF), Orlando Thein, Htin Paw (Jerry Hin Hwa), Aye Ngwe (Edwin Ngwe), Aung Kyaw (Peter Pe)

5th Row : Bo Ni, Kyaw Wynn, Robert Myint Win, Yin Sein (Caesar Yang), Aung Khin (GBNF), Aung Kyee Myint, Chu Pu Thein, Anthony Lourdes, Myint Soe (Willie Soe Maung, GBNF), Tin Tun, Richard Pe, xxx

Sayas

  • Brother Felix (Brother Director)
  • Brother Anthony (Class Teacher)
  • Brother Xavier
  • Saya U Sein
  • Saya U Nyunt Maung
  • Saya U Beatson

Some chose to become Engineers


  • Aung Chaw (Victor, Sayadaw Ukkamsa after retirement)
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way, GBNF)
  • Hla Min
  • Khin Maung Bo (Alan Saw Maung)
  • Kyaw Wynn
  • Maung Maung Kyi
  • Than Htay
  • Than Win
  • Tin Tun
  • Yin Sein (Caesar Yang)

Some chose to become Medical doctors

  • Khin Maung U (George Khin Maung)
  • Myo San (Freddie Ba San, GBNF)
  • Nyunt Wai (Victor Nyunt)
  • Orlando Thein
  • Thein Wai
  • William Win Kywe

Some chose other Careers

  • Aung Khin (DSA, GBNF)
  • Bernard Taylor (Priest)
  • Edwin David (Priest, GBNF)
  • Han Tun (DSA)
  • Min Oo (Doctorate in Mathematics fro Germany, Professor in Germany and Canada

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