Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School

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Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School
大埔三育中學
Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School logo.png
止於至善
Strive for Excellence
Address
2 Tai Po Tau Drive
Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong
Information
School type Direct Subsidy Scheme[1]
Denomination Seventh-day Adventist
Established 1956 [2]
School number 150894
Principal Lawrence Cheong Ning Yu [2]
Vice principal Academic Affairs: Koon Hung Li
School Affairs: Kevin Pui Chuen Yeung, Wong Chung Yeung, Lau Shun On
Chaplain King Yan Chow
Faculty 64[3]
Gender Co-educational[1]
Enrolment 1,039[3]
Education system Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Campus size 6000m2
Campus type Urban
Accreditation Adventist Accrediting Association
Website

Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School ("TPSY" Chinese: 大埔三育中學) is a co-educational Christian secondary school, located in Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong. The school is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[2]

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[4][5][6] [7]

History[edit]

The school was established and began teaching in 1956.[2] In January 1960, the President of the South China Union Mission, EL Longway, reported that funds had been collected and were available for a new school to be built at Tai Po, at a projected cost of about HK$200,000.[8] This was the first middle school ever to be established by any organization in the old market town of Tai Po. Tai Po was one of the first places where church evangelism was conducted in the early days, shortly after the pioneers established the Adventist church in Hong Kong. When the construction of the school began, the Tai Po church had grown to about 70 members.[9]

In 2008, a female student from the school was murdered while reportedly undertaking compensated dating.[10]

Facilities[edit]

All classrooms are air-conditioned with Internet access and digital projectors. There is a 300-square-metre library, a Physical Fitness Centre, a hall, a science (MML) Laboratory, a design (MML) Room, a campus TV station, four science laboratories, two computer rooms, a geography room, a music room, a home economics room, an art room, a Multi-Media Learning Centre, a Youth Centre and an elevator.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Education Bureau - School Profile
  2. ^ a b c d Adventist Yearbook
  3. ^ a b General Information. Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School. Retrieved 2009-07-24
  4. ^ http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
  5. ^ http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/seventh_day_adventist.htm
  6. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  7. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  8. ^ Longway, E. L. (January 1960). "Excerpts from the Officers Reports to the Division Biennial Council. Union Mission Presidents Report to Council 'Delegates: South China Island Union Mission" (PDF). Far Eastern Division Outlook (Singapore: Far Eastern Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 46 (1): 9. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Longway, E. L. (September 1959). "Steady Progress in the Hong Kong-Macao Mission" (PDF). Far Eastern Division Outlook (Singapore: Far Eastern Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 45 (9): 11. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  10. ^ url=https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-hk/王嘉梅命案
  11. ^ Facilities. Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School. Retrieved 2009-07-24

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Coordinates: 22°27′15″N 114°09′32″E / 22.4542°N 114.1590°E / 22.4542; 114.1590