Bacolod Tay Tung High School

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Bacolod Tay Tung High School
描戈律大同中學
Address
P. Hernaez Street
Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Philippines
Information
Type Private, non-sectarian, Filipino
Established 1934
Grades 7 to 12
Enrollment 1,200
Campus 2 hectares
Color(s) Blue
Athletics NOPSSCEA
Website
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Bacolod Tay Tung High School (Traditional Chinese: 描戈律大同中學 Hanyu Pinyin: MíaoGēLù DàTóng ZhòngXue ) is a co-educational Chinese educational institution in Bacolod City in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. The school is a non-stock, non-profit and non-sectarian institution.

Tay Tung (Traditional Chinese: 大同 Hanyu Pinyin: DàTóng), meaning "Equality for all", whether rich or poor, regardless of race, creed, and religion, was chosen as the name of the school. This concept was greatly emphasized by Confucius and, appropriately, Tay Tung has for its Founder's Day the date when he was born on 28 September.

History[edit]

In 1934, the Kuomintang (Bacolod Chapter), the Negros Occidental Chamber of Commerce, and the Fil-Sino Organization, joined in establishing a Chinese school in Bacolod City. Chinese parents and community leaders had long felt the need for an educational institution where the children of the Chinese community could learn not only the rudiments of English studies, but also the arts and culture of the land of their ancestors.

The office of the Kuo-Min-Tang at Smith Street served as the first location of the school. Mr. Uy Kong Han was the first Principal of 17 enrolled students. Due to financial instability during the early years, there was a time when the school was forced to close its operation.

Five years later, in 1939, the organizers were able to raise funds with which to buy a 2,645 square metre lot at Luzuriaga Street. Here, the school building, library and other school facilities were constructed. With improved school facilities, more students enrolled under the Principalship of Mr. Chuay Chay Chong. When the Second World War broke out in the latter part of 1941, the school operation was suspended.

After the war in 1945, the school resumed operation with Mr. Kho Siak Hi, the principal of Silay Puey Ching School, as concurrent Tay Tung school Principal. Due to poor health, he was forced to resign and the school Supervisor, Mr. Shim Chi Kong became Principal. In the summer of 1950, the high school curriculum was added to the school offering.

In 1951, a two-hectare lot in Libertad Street, the present site of the school, was acquired and a concrete building erected. The resignation of Mr. Robert Yu in 1953 paved the way for the promotion of the Supervisor Mr. Yao E. Ching, to the position of Principal. When he resigned the following year, Professor Jen Tai who served for one year, succeeded him.

On April 5, 1955, a fire destroyed several commercial stores and residential houses in Bacolod City, incurring huge financial losses to the school.

Mr. Shim Chi Kong was the Principal for the next six school years, 1955-1961. It was during his administration that the school first offered six years Chinese studies in the Secondary level; three years Senior high. The school was recognized by the Department of Education under the Bureau of Private Schools. More reference books and laboratory equipment for Physics and Chemistry were brought from Taiwan in the summer of 1958. In 1959 the Board of Trustees constructed the two-storey building at the left wing of the school, covering 600 square meters. The first floor was for the elementary classrooms, while the second floor was made into a dormitory for boys and girls.

Mr. Shim Chi Kong resigned in 1961 and was replaced by Mr. Cua Siok Po. However, due to the pressure of work in and out of school, he resigned and Mr. Ong Bi Cheong took over as Principal. During the term of Mr. Ong Bi Cheong another building at the right wing was built. After five years, in 1968, he resigned. He was succeeded by Mr. Yu An Sun, the first Tay Tung alumnus to serve as Principal. He also served concurrently as a member of the Board of Trustees. His loyalty and love for his Alma Mater made him render his services for free during his two-year term as Principal.

In 1970, Mr. Benito Mesina was installed as Principal. He served for four years, after which, Mr. Yu An Sun, returned to head the school. Less than two years later, Dr. William Hsieh acted as principal for only 1 year. After him, the Board of Trustees hired Miss Luz V. Navarra, a newly retired public school Supervisor, for a three-year term. Without a Principal, the Academic Affairs Committee, composed of five members, managed the affairs of the school with Miss Navarra for the school years 1976-1979. The committee, with yearly alternating chairpersons, namely, Mr. Alfonso Luis Tan and Mr. Jose Go, continued to administer the school operation for another school year, with an Executive secretary Miss Leu Lita L. Cu, an alumna. After that, Miss Leu Lita L. Cu was appointed Principal for five years until 1986 when Mrs. Eelinda T. Leonardo took over as Principal up to 1996.

After Mrs. Leonardo, Mrs. Emelita Chen, a 1997 alumna, was named Principal.

Next was Mrs. Dy Kian Bee, who is an alumna, SY 2002 Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee of the school and Member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Ma Victoria T. Avance - Appointed Principal in SY 2005 with Mr. Gil ALfredo Soverino, Head English Studies. In September 2008, Mrs. Nilda M. Monge (2008-2013) was installed as the new Principal of the school. Dr. Isabelita T. Perigua (2013–present), the current school principal starting SY 2013-2014.

SCO[edit]

The Student Council Organization runs programs and services such as leadership development programs, campus activities, TTCB services, health awareness, and community related services.

External links[edit]

Alumni websites[edit]

Additional Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 10°39′42″N 122°56′55″E / 10.66167°N 122.94861°E / 10.66167; 122.94861