Pui Ching Middle Schools
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|Pui Ching Middle Schools|
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The Pui Ching Middle Schools (Chinese: 培正中學; pinyin: Péizhèng Zhōngxué) refers to a system of Baptist secondary schools first founded in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China and later Hong Kong and Macau. Located at Peizheng Road in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou Pui Ching Middle School is a state-owned full time public school with its campus covering an area of nearly 70,000 square meters.The school buildings, primitively simple and elegant, mainly built in the early 19 century, are equipped with advanced first-class teaching facilities. The school contains 36 classes for senior grade and 26 classes for junior grade. There are 230 teachers, among whom 66 people are senior teachers. The current principal is Chao,Lv. After many years of exploration in bilingual education, the performance of English Experimental Class has been outstanding. There are various school activities, such as soccer team, sympathy, annual sports competition, music club, photography club and more. Along with the improvement of the teaching quality, the rate of students to college has reached to 100 percent and the enrollment rate of undergraduates has increased up to 95%. 94% of junior high students get A or B in the High School Entrance Examination, ranking the top among the schools in Yuexiu District. Students of Pui Ching have gained outstanding achievements in provincial, national and international competitions. Meanwhile, teachers strive for continuous improvement in teaching proficiency and remarkable contributions to teaching methodology, therefore with many entitled with various honors.
The original Guangzhou school was founded in 1889 by local Chinese Baptists, and was the first Christian school in China founded by local Christians rather than foreign missionaries. The Guangzhou school was disbanded and students moved to Macau in January 1938 due to the spread of World War II to Southern China. The Guangzhou school was subsequently reopened after the war.
The lyrics of the school song come from a poem, written by Li Zhu-hou, a Chinese language teacher at Pui Ching Middle School. The song was arranged by Ho An-tung, with melody identical to Wien Neêrlands Bloed, the former national anthem of the Netherlands.
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