Foon Yew High School

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Foon Yew High School
宽柔中学
Kuānróu Zhōngxué
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Motto 宽柔以教,不报无道
Established May 18, 1913
Type Chinese Independent High School
Principal Mr. Koh Chong Sim
Location Johor Bahru &Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Accreditation The largest Chinese Independent High School in Malaysia and the largest Chinese secondary education school outside Mainland China
Campus Johor Bahru &Kulai
Website http://www.foonyew.edu.my/, http://www.fyk.edu.my

Foon Yew High School (simplified Chinese: 宽柔中学; traditional Chinese: 寬柔中學; pinyin: Kuānróu Zhōngxué; Jyutping: Fun1jau4 Zung1hok6) is the largest Chinese independent high school in Malaysia. It is the only Chinese independent high school with two campuses: one in Stulang Laut, the other in Kulai. A prestigious school, Foon Yew High School is renowned for its diverse extracurricular activities, excellent study environment, experienced teachers, outstanding academic achievements and quality of education.[citation needed] Foon Yew High School has two semesters each year. An academic year begins in January and finishes at the end of November, with a near two-week holiday in June.

Introduction[edit]

Foon Yew High School is the largest Chinese independent high school in Malaysia in terms of both students and campus size. The main school, with its 13-acre (53,000 m2) campus, is located in Stulang Laut, Johor Bahru while the school's Kulai branch, with its 30-acre (120,000 m2) campus, is located in Taman Indahpura, Kulai. The school enrolls the most students among the Chinese independent high schools in Malaysia. In Jan 2007, there were 5326 [2] registered students in the main campus and 2684 [3] registered students in its Kulai campus.

Foon Yew High School is named after a quote in the Doctrine of the Mean.:[1]"宽柔以教,不报无道,南方之强也,君子居之。" (English translation: "To be broadminded and gentle in teaching and not rashly punish wrong-doing is the strength of the South. The Superior Man abides in this." )

A Confucius statue stands at the centre of the main school campus. A quote by Confucius can be found below the statue: 学而不思则罔,思而不学则殆。(English translation: "To learn without thinking is blindness, to think without learning is idleness.")

The current principal is Mr. Koh Chong Sim.

History[edit]

  • On May 18, 1913, Foon Yew High School was founded by Huang Xichu (Chinese: 黄羲初; pinyin: huang xī chū), Luo Yusheng (Chinese: 骆雨生; pinyin: luo yǔ shēng), Zheng Yaji (Chinese: 郑亚吉; pinyin: zheng yǎ ji) and Chen Yingxiang (Chinese: 陈迎祥; pinyin: chen ying xiang).
  • During World War II, the school suffered heavy damage and was forced to close down.
  • After World War II, the school was re-constructed by Shi Liandui (Chinese: 史联对; pinyin: shǐ lian dui).
  • In 1951, the school was moved to its current location.
  • In 1963, the number of students reached 1500.
  • In 1980, the school implemented an entrance examination for new students. There were over 4000 students in the school at the time.
  • In 2005, the school's branch, Foon Yew-Kulai High School, in Kulai, Johor was officially opened.

Famous alumni[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ 宽柔以教,不报无道,南方之强也,君子居之。s:zh:禮記/中庸To be broadminded and gentle in teaching and not rashly punish wrong-doing is the strength of the South. The Superior Man abides in this.[1]

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