Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School

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Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
荃灣官立中學
TWGSSschoolbadge.JPG
Address
70 Hoi Pa Street,
Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong
Information
Type Government School
Established 1961
School district Tsuen Wan District
Medium of Instruction English (EMI)
Principal Mr. Wong Ip Cheung Daniel
Grades Secondary 1 to 6 (S1-S3: 4 classes, S4-S6: 5 classes)
Enrollment 1,000(2013–2014)
Colour(s) Green, Blue
Motto

Integritas

誠正達仁
Website

Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School (TWGSS; Chinese: 荃灣官立中學 or 荃官 in short) is an English-language (EMI) co-education secondary school located at 70 Hoi Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. The school building consists of the hall, the laboratory wing, the classroom wing, and the new wing (completed in 2003). Mr. Wong Ip Cheung Daniel is the current principal of the school, beginning his term in September 2010.

A photo of the School taken from the opposite side of Hoi Pa Street, showing (from left to right) the hall, the main entrance, the laboratory wing and the new wing. The classroom wing is obscured by the laboratory wing

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1961, as the earliest secondary school in the Tsuen Wan District. Today it is recognised as one of the leading schools in Hong Kong in terms of academic results. 11 September 1961 was a memorable day to TWGSS. On that day, TWGSS opened. The first campus site was in the newly established Hoi Pa Street Government Primary School, where sixty-eight boys and seventy-five girls were accommodated temporarily. In September 1963, however, due to the lack of classrooms available for S1-S3 levels, the school was separated into A.M. and P. M. session. 25 June 1964 was another meaningful day to our school because on that day, old boys and girls moved to the new campus and thus the whole-day school arrangement resumed. The opening ceremony of TWGSS was held on 25 November 1964. His Excellency the Governor, Sir David Trench, was invited to be the Guest of Honour to mark the opening of our school. A historical plaque of the grand opening ceremony could be found on the sidewall of the main lobby. On the Plaque, it is written " THE SCHOOL OPENED BY THIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR SIR DAVID C.C. TRENCH K.C.M.G., M.C. ON 25TH NOVEMBER 1964."

School song[edit]

Where once were swamps, Tsuen Wan has now arisen
Here is our school, and large our spirit grows
These walls do not our hearts or minds imprison
Because our school (as e'en the youngest knows)
Transcends its bounds with ev'ry youthful vision,
and we are free; Our guide, Integritas.
Pine, Plum, Bamboo and Camphor don't divide us,
We all are one; together on our way,
With Scout and Guide and Monitor beside us,
And Prefect too, our School we'll not betray.
In work and play, at school, at home, and always,
In all we do, we'll seek Integritas.

The External School Review 2006[edit]

  • There is a good learning environment to support the implementation of the use of English as the medium of instruction policy.
  • Students show confidence in presentation and are effective communicators.
  • The school successfully creates a caring and open study environment for students.
  • Students are in general motivated learners and have very good potential.
  • Peer support among students is strong.

Academic results[edit]

Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School students are known for excelling in public examinations.

Historically, more students at the school have received 10 A grades on the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) (the highest grade possible on the HKCEE) than at any other secondary schools in Hong Kong. Out of over 572 secondary schools in Hong Kong, fewer than 30 have ever produced these so-called "10A" students. In particular, between 2000 and 2010, 8 Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School students have received 10 A's in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and 14 students have received 9 A's, ranking ninth among all secondary schools in Hong Kong.

In the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), more than 30 students have received 5 A's, 4 A's or 3 A's between 2000 and 2010. Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School received a relatively high number of A grades and A-C grades per student.

The stellar academic performance of Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School students has been reflected in its representation at many of the world's best universities. Many excellent Form 6 students continue their education at prestigious overseas institutions in the United States, the People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom, while most graduates enroll in prestigious local universities such as the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

TWGSS counts a total of 12 winners of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Awards,[1] ranking seventh among all secondary schools in Hong Kong.

School Facilities[edit]

31 air-conditioned classrooms and school hall, Audio-Visual Production & Broadcasting Centre, 3 Computer Assisted Learning Centres, Student Activity Centre, laboratories, Geography Room, Music Room, Music Centre, Language Laboratory, Home Economics Room, Art Room, Design and Technology Room, library, conference rooms, badminton court and basketball court.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

There are 4 houses, Bamboo (BA), Camphor (CA), Pine (PI) and Plum (PL). More than 30 clubs and societies of academic, service, sports or other interests are also organized.

Notable Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Alumni[edit]

Government
  • Dr CHUNG Shui-ming, GBS, JP CPPCC National Committee member
  • Mr. Thomas Chan, GBS, JP Former Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing) cum Director of Housing
  • Mr. YING Yiu Hong, Stanley, JP Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing) cum Director of Housing
  • Ms. CHANG King Yiu, JP Permanent Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs
  • Miss LAU Lee Kwan, Vivian, JP Director of Food & Environment Hygiene
  • Ms. LI Mei Sheung, Michelle, JP Deputy Secretary for Education
  • Mr. FAN Wai Ming, Raymond, JP Deputy Secretary (Special Duties), Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
  • Mr. TSE Chin Wan, JP Deputy Director (Environmental Assessment), Environmental Protection Department
Education
  • Prof. Kevin W.P. LEUNG CChem FRSC Professor Director, Applied Chemistry with Management Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. James Tin-Yau KWOK Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Law In Chak Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Wong Kwan Yu, MH Principal, Fukien Secondary School (Siu Sai Wan)
  • Mr. LO Wai Shing Vincent, MH Principal, Evangel College
  • Ms. Lau Sau Yin Principal, Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Secondary School
Aviation, Aviation Education, Science, Audiology and Medical Engineering
  • Mr. CHIN Yiu Cheong, Francis, QS, JP

Mr. Chin is the school's first Queen's Scout, the highest award in Scouting, and the only person who was bestowed the Queen's Scout Award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the entire history of the School's own Scout Group - the 14th Tsuen Wan Scout Group. Mr. Chin obtained his Pilot Licence when he was still studying in the school before he was old enough for his driving licence. He was appointed as the first Air Scout Commissioner of Hong Kong who developed and expanded Air Scouting in the territory and is the first one in Hong Kong entitled to wear the Scout's Pilot Wing badge. He is a long distance cross-country aviator who successfully completed the First 100 Horse Power Single Engine England to Hong Kong long distance cross-country flight in 1971/72 in a tiny Beagle Pup 100 light aircraft establishing 3 records; and the first Single Engine Hong Kong to Xian flight in 2009 setting a mile stone in the opening of the door for general aviation and private flying in China. He is also the pioneer clinical specialist in cochlear implant who switched on the first multi-channel cochlear implant patient in China and his expertise in cochlear implants and team building skills have contributed to the building up of cochlear implant centres in all major hospitals in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan serving millions of deaf people locally without going overseas. On Air Scouting, Mr. Chin is the first Air Scout Commissioner of Hong Kong who built up the foundation of Air Scouting in Hong Kong and his air scouting training system continued up to today. He is the founder of the 1661 Kowloon Group of Air Scouts, the founder of the 1064 Group of Venture Air Scouts as well as the founder of the 180th Kowloon Group of Air Scouts which is the first to adopt the concept of integration in air scouting to accept disabled and deaf persons to become air scouts. Mr. Chin is also the Commanding Officer of the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps (HKACC)in the 1980s who founded the present HKACC Headquarters at Kai Tak as well as designed and set up the Officer Cadet Training Course (OCTC) which trained all its adult officers up to today. He contributed to the successful conversion of the HKACC from a private organisation to a charitable voluntary agency and NGO recognised and subvented financially by the Hong Kong Government. Mr. Chin is also a dedicated and experienced volunteer Flying Instructor of the flying clubs of Hong Kong for many years serving right up to today trained hundreds of aviation pilots. Mr. Chin is presently the founder and President of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Hong Kong (AOPA-Hong Hong Kong) contributing to the promotion of general aviation, and advocating on aviation education and on behalf of the general aviation community of Hong Kong. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [28] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Reader's Digest February 1973 Hong Kong Chinese Edition Pages 28 -38
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Coordinates: 22°22′21″N 114°06′50″E / 22.3726°N 114.1138°E / 22.3726; 114.1138