Queen Elizabeth School, Hong Kong

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Queen Elizabeth School
Chinese: 伊利沙伯中學

Hong Kong
TypeGovernment secondary school
EstablishedSeptember 1954; 66 years ago (1954-09)
School districtMong Kok
PrincipalMr. Chan Cheung Wai
Number of studentsabout 860

Queen Elizabeth School (Chinese: 伊利沙伯中學), or QES and QE (伊中 or 伊利沙伯) for short, was the first English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) (Anglo-Chinese) co-education secondary school founded by the Government of Hong Kong. It is located on a mound at the boundary of Sai Yee Street and Prince Edward Road West in Mong Kok, Kowloon, adjacent to Grand Century Place, CCC Heep Woh Primary School (中華基督教會協和小學) and HK Weaving Mills Association Primary School (香港布廠商會公學).

The school was conceived in 1953 when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. Later it was run in September 1954 but operated as an after school on the premises in King's College, until October 1955 when it moved to the present location in Mong Kok.

The QES school camp in Tsam Chuk Wan, Sai Kung District, the New Territories was opened in 1962. With the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China in 1997, the original school badge with a crown was changed to a new one with the logo of the Education Department. Later, the Education Department was replaced by the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) (now Education Bureau, EDB), and the school badge was changed again.

The school's new annex was opened in September 2004.

School camp[edit]

Founded a campsite in Tsam Chuk Wan, Sai Kung District, the New Territories in 1962, Queen Elizabeth School is the only school in Hong Kong which owns a school camp.

Camp Warden Association[edit]

The Camp Warden Association (CWA) is responsible for organizing camping activities for students and to manage the condition of the campsite.

  • Training Course (TC): A year-long program offered every year to S.3 students who wish to join CWA.
  • Wardens in Training (Wits): Students in TC are called Wits.
  • Wardens: Students who passed the course and are recognized as qualified member of CWA.

CWA is composed of three major boards.

  • Administration Board: Responsible for promotion and external communication with alumni and school officials.
  • Instruction Board: Responsible for preparing training materials for Wits.
  • Maintenance Board: Responsible for maintaining facilities in campsite.


  • Main Gate
  • Side Gate
  • Classroom
  • Classroom North
  • Teacher's Room (beside classroom)
  • Two store room
    • Store Hut
    • Store Room
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen compound
  • Two bathroom
    • Male's bathroom
    • Female's bathroom
  • Four toilets
  • Well
  • Swing
  • Rope course
  • Campfire Site
  • Barbecue Site
  • Canoe Shied
  • Jetty Gate
  • Two jetty
    • Old Jetty
    • New Jetty
  • Platform
  • Old Temple


  • School magazines: published per year since 1954 when the school was founded. Issue 63 will be issued this year.
  • 《未學集》: edited and issued by Chinese & Chinese History Society of the school per two years, formerly 《新苗集》. The last version is 《未學集五編》.
  • Magazine for School Camp Golden Jubilee "From the Few to Many Camp 50 & Beyond"
  • Other special magazines



  • Cheong Wai-fung (張維豐, 1954–1959)
  • Arthur Hinton (韓敦 or 韓頓, 1959–1967)
  • T. McC. Chamberlain (張伯倫, 1967–1970)
  • H.N. McNeil (麥尼路, 1970–1975)
  • Tan Peng-kian (陳炳乾, 1975–1980)
  • Su Chung-jen (蘇宗仁, 1980–1992)
  • Chan Ping-tat (陳秉達, 1992–1996)
  • Yeung Chi-hung (楊志雄, 1996–1997)
  • Sin Chow Dick-yee (冼周的兒, 1997–1998)
  • Yeung Chi-hung (楊志雄, 1998–2001)
  • Pang Cheung Yee-fan (彭張怡芬, 2001–2008)
  • Tong Kwok-keung (唐國強, 2008–2012)
  • Chan Ka-wai (陳家偉, 2012 -2015 )
  • Yuen Kwong-yip (袁廣業, 2015–2018)
  • Chan Cheung-wai Eric (陳祥偉,2018–)

Notable alumni[edit]

Science, culture and art[edit]

  • Ken P. Chong (張建平), Professor and researcher at the George Washington University and the National Institute of Science and Technology, https://www.nist.gov/,[2] Fellow of ASME, cited in the American Men & Women of Science. Former Director of Mechanics and Materials at the U.S. National Science Foundation [www.nsf.gov].
  • Manying Ip (葉宋曼瑛): Professor of Asian Studies at Auckland University, expert on multicultural & transnational research. Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities and Royal Society of NZ.(Ref Ip)
  • Dorothy Y. Ko, (高彦頤) Professor of History and Women's Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University.[3]
  • Hon-Yim Ko (高漢棪), Glenn L. Murphy Professor and Chair of Engineering, University of Colorado; Outstanding Educator of America, honored by the American Society of Engineering Education,[4] Fellow of ASCE, cited in the American Men & Women of Science.
  • Fuk Kwok Li (李復國) Director of Mars Projects, awarded NASA highest honours of Outstanding Leadership Medal and Distinguished Service Medal,[5] cited in the American Men & Women of Science.
  • Edward W Ng (伍煒國), mathematical scientist, California Institute of Technology, and NASA,[6] Fellow of AAAS, cited in the American Men & Women of Science.
  • Man-Chiu Poon (潘文釗), Professor, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Oncology, University of Calgary; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Ref. MC Poon)[7]
  • Peter T. Poon (潘天佑), Telecommunications manager and space technologist on NASA projects to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun and Outer Solar System.,[8] profiled in Marquis Who's Who
  • Patrick Tam, (譚秉亮) Deputy Director and Head of Embryology Unit, Children's Medical Research Institute; Professor, Discipline of Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney; Foreign Fellow of British Royal Society. (Ref Tam)
  • Benjamin Wah (華雲生), world-class computer scientist, Provost of CUHK,[9][10] Fellow of AAAS & IEEE, cited in the American Men & Women of Science.
  • Kon Max Wong (黄榦), Director, Communications Technology Research Centre, Canada Research Chair Professor in Signal Processing, McMaster University; Honorary Professor of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College, London; Fellow IEEE; Fellow Canadian Academy of Engineering; Fellow Royal Society of Canada. (Ref. Wong)

Politics, economics and law[edit]


  1. ^ Past Winners of the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Awards Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Chong (aka Cheung in HK phonetics) in the graduating class of 1960" (PDF). 1961. p. 17.
  3. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Ko in the graduating class of 1973" (PDF). 1974. p. 22.
  4. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Ko in the graduating class of 1957" (PDF). 1958. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Li in the graduating class of 1970" (PDF). 1971. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Ng in the graduating class of 1957" (PDF). 1958. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Poon in the graduating class of 1960" (PDF). 1961. p. 18.
  8. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Poon in the graduating class of 1960" (PDF). 1961. p. 18.
  9. ^ "World-renowned Computer Scientist Professor Benjamin Wah Appointed CUHK Provost". cuhk.edu.hk. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Wah in graduating class of FA 1969" (PDF). 1970. p. 17.
  11. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Li in graduating class of FA 1957" (PDF). 1958. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School report: Wong (nee Xu) in the graduating class of 1972" (PDF). 1973. p. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°19′26″N 114°10′17″E / 22.3240°N 114.1713°E / 22.3240; 114.1713