Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School

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Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School

The Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School (Chinese: 佛教中華康出學校; BCWKPS) is a co-educational primary school in Hong Kong. It is located near the top of Kornhill in Quarry Bay by the junction of Hong Yue Street and Greig Road. Its religious faith is Buddhism and some Buddhist practice are carried out during the school day. Because of this, the school calendar also has extra religious holidays such as the Buddha's Birthday. Other schools on this day will only have one day off (public holiday) whereas BCWKPS will have five days off (three extra days excluding public holidays).[A][needs update]

History[edit]

BCWKPS was first known as the (佛教中華義校).[B] It was established by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association after the Second World War to provide free primary education for children. In 1968, the government planned to reclaim the land on which it was located for commercial development. In compensation, the government gave the school a piece of land on the Wah Fu Estate for a new building. It was then renamed the Buddhist Chung Wah Primary School (佛教中華學校), which opened in 1970. In 1986, the school saw a fall in the number of students in the area and the government planned to open a language school in place of the school. After discussion between the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and the Education Department (now the Education Bureau), the government agreed to give another piece of land on the newly developed housing area of Kornhill in exchange for the existing land and the school building. It was renamed again to its current name by adding "Kornhill" to it and reopened in the same year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These days only apply for the year 2007
  2. ^ The original English name of this school is unknown

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Coordinates: 22°16′51″N 114°12′50″E / 22.2809°N 114.2138°E / 22.2809; 114.2138