Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College
|Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College|
Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College (Chinese: 保良局八三年總理中學) is a secondary school on Tsing Yi Island in Hong Kong. Situated within the Cheung Hong Estate, the school was founded by Po Leung Kuk in 1984. It is the first secondary school on the island. Since 2012, the new name Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College has been used for the college.
The school features intensive and comprehensive co-curricular activities. Annual big school events include inter-class dance festival, inter-house music festival, inter-class English Drama Festival, inter-class Chinese Cultural Week, Inter-house swimming gala, inter-house sports days and the discipline military camp.
Project-learning is prestigious and historied. Her project learning dated back to 10 years ago which was the vanguard of Hong Kong. Every year, students in groups of four or five shall finish one big project in their summer vacations. Also, small projects for each subject are compulsory. Students are trained to be very representative and talkative.
The school aims at being back to an English-medium school. As a result, the headmaster has set large-scale English projects, for example, one third of the academic year is conducted in English and morning assemblies are conducted in English.
A rare accident happened during the school's sports day in Kwai Chung Sports Ground. A student volunteer, also a Scout, measured the results of the contests. A javelin from the far end struck the student, entering into his head. Although he was hurt seriously, he survived and recovered from the injury. The accident raised public concerns regarding safety in sports events sponsored by schools. Consequently, the Hong Kong Government provided more safety guidelines for such events.[dubious ]
Proposed name change
In Jan 2010, Po Leung Kuk announced that a donor, Mr. Lo, had expressed his intention to donate $10 million Hong Kong dollars to the school, on the condition that the name of school be changed in memory of the donor's mother. The students and alumni disputed the change, and Po Leung Kuk held consultations with teachers, students, parents and alumni.
Name change confirmation
After a new donor, Mr. Lo Kit Sing, donated 7.8 million in June 2011, the new name was announced as Po Leung Kuk Lo Kit Sing (1983) College on 14 September 2011.
- Official website (in Chinese and English)
- School Profile
- Alumni Association (in Chinese) / Alumni Association Facebook Page (in Chinese)
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