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Stanley James Ting[1][2]

Born Wellington 17 March 1935, Died Wellington 25 May 2009

Stanley James (Jim) Ting was born in Wellington, eldest son of Joseph and Molly Ting and grandson of Chin Moon Ting, the first president of the Tung Jung Association.[1]

After primary school, he attended Rongotai College where he was a school prefect and then went to Victoria University to study pure science and worked for Shell-BP Todd for two years but found it boring and turned to teaching in 1958. His school of choice was his old school, Rongotai College, where he taught mathematics, general science and chemistry. He was well liked as a teacher and later became deputy principal and acting principal until 1995.[1]

In 1997, he joined the staff at Wellington College where he coached the college’s first XV and taught there until 2004 when tired of commuting from Lower Hutt where he lived, took a teaching job at St. Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt teaching the same subjects that he loved and coaching their first XV also.[1] The Annual Jim Ting Cup is played between the first XVs of Rongotai and St Bernard's Colleges.[3]

Over the years, Jim was a Mason and senior grand mason of his lodge, a marriage celebrant, a Justice of the Peace and a staunch member of the Tung Jung Association.[1]

Jim Ting was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and had one daughter, Robyn and three sons Graeme, Malcolm and Anthony, from his first marriage to Esther Young.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Tung Jung Association Newsletter - Spring 2009. (2009). Tung Jung Association. Retrieved from http://www.tungjung.org.nz/images/stories/newsletters/2009/Cover_page.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stanley James Ting 17 March 1935—25 May 2009 | Message Board. (2013, June 8). Retrieved September 25, 2017, from http://nzchinese.proboards.com/thread/2237/stanley-james-ting-march-1935
  3. Wellington Rugby Union. (2017, February 23). OBU secure Swindale Shield as Women’s and lower grade titles decided. Retrieved September 26, 2017, from https://www.wrfu.co.nz/single/item/obu-secure-swindale-shield-as-womens-and-lower-grade-titles-decided/

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