Pui Kiu Middle School

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Pui Kiu Middle School
HK Pui Kiu Middle School Tin Hau Temple Road 2.JPG
Location
190 Tin Hau Temple Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Information
Type Secondary school
Established 1946
Authority Pui Kiu Education Organization
Principal Dr. Chiu Cheung-kei
Number of students Around 900
Language Chinese
Website

Pui Kiu Middle School (Chinese: 培僑中學) is a pro Chinese Central Government [1] secondary school in Hong Kong. Located in the Eastern District area of North Point, it has attracted controversy.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1946 by overseas Chinese investors from Southeast Asia and elsewhere, originally in Pui Kiu Lang Park (around Happy Valley to the Mid-Levels area). In the 1980s it relocated to its current location in Braemar Hill.[2]

Controversy[edit]

When the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, the school announced that it would uphold Communist disciplines in its curriculum. This placed a severe strain on relations between the school and the colonial Hong Kong government, as well as with the local population, whose political opinion tended towards anti-communism.

In the late 1970s, the Hong Kong government, under the education laws, took over the school and reorganized it.

Present day[edit]

Currently, Pui Kiu Middle School is part of the Direct Subsidy Scheme. The campus features a swimming pool, student dormitories, laboratories, computer rooms, classrooms, an indoor dining hall, an auditorium, a library and an indoor stadium.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "培桥中学:亲中学校的命运变迁 (Pui Kiu Middle School: The Change in Life for a Leftist School)". CE.cn. 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  2. ^ "School Network". Pacific Palisades. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°17′16″N 114°12′17″E / 22.2878°N 114.2046°E / 22.2878; 114.2046