Tang siu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (July 2015)|
|Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School
|5 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.|
|Affiliation||Hong Kong Government|
Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School (鄧肇堅維多利亞官立中學)was founded by the Hong Kong Government in 1933. Named The Junior Technical College (初級工業學院) initially, and then renamed as Victoria Government Technical School (維多利亞工業學院) since the 1950s. This is the first Government-founded Technical College in Hong Kong. The school is now at 5 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Victoria, Hong Kong. The principal now is Ms.Man-kai LEUNG.
In 1933, the school started with an embryonic class of 40 students and four teachers. Located in the former Victoria British School on Caroline Hill, it was operated under the name of Junior Technical School. With George White as its headmaster, the school provided a 4-year course for the pre-apprenticeship training of prospective artisans.
After the Second World War, the school temporarily operated in the Morrison Hill Primary School until 1957.
In 1948, the School resumed its operation after the war with 83 pupils. Entry requirement was at age of 12 and at Primary 6 level. It offered a 4-year secondary technical school education towards engineering. The learning of Model Construction, Technical Drawing and Applied Science, which prepared students for apprenticeship in engineering firms.
In 1957, the school changed its name to Victoria Technical School and relocated to the original premises of the Hong Kong Technical College in Wood Road, after the resettlement of Hong Kong Technical College to Hung Hum. At the same time, the school was shifted to offer the five-year general education course, which is designed for the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination, followed by the success of its sister school, Ho Tung Technical School For Girls (Now Hotung Secondary School).
In 1979, the school was re-provisioned and moved to the existing premises. It was renamed Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Technical School in honour of the donor Sir Shiu-kin Tang. Girls were admitted into the School for the first time, and the School became co-educational. A total number of 36 classes were operated.
In 1997, the school was renamed to Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School.
"To provide students with equal opportunities for attending a balanced educational programme whereby schooling is considered a constructive and enjoyable process conducive to personal growth, and skills in problem solving are developed in preparation for challenges encountered in life."
Do your best and strive for the best,
Spare no effort for V.G.S.
Time and again your work assess,
And of yourself this question ask:
"Have I let down the good old crest
in doing each and every task?"
Do your best and strive for the best.
Spare no effort for V.G.S.
Work your hardest, your brains employ,
And play your hardest in the field.
Your duties, love and hobbies enjoy.
Be active, resourceful and skilled.
Do your best and stand any test.
That's the spirit of V.G.S.
“To let our students committed to developing their potentials to the full while striving for excellence. They become responsible individuals heading for self-perfection.”
Mr. George White (1933-1941)
In 1933, Colonial Secretaries Sir Wilfrid Thomas Southornto established the school, naming “the Junior Technical College”. The campus was located at the former Victoria British School on Caroline Hill, offering a 4-year course for the pre-apprenticeship training of prospective artisans . 40 pupils and 4 teachers at start.
Mr. Kwok-ching LAU (1950–1951), (1957–1962)
In September, 1950, Mr. Kwok-ching LAU was appointed as the Headmaster of this school and it was operated in the Morrison Hill Primary School until 1957. The school was transferred back to the former site of the Technical College in September 1957. In 1957, Mr. Lau took the post of headmaster again, while the school and the Technical College were divided into two institutions, to be named as “the Victoria Technical School”. Students attended to the Hong Kong School Certificate Examination and seven classes were operated this year.
Mr. L.C.H. Griffiths （1951-1957）
In November 1951, Principal Lau was transferred to Kowloon Technical School and Mr Griffiths became the Headmaster of this school.
Mr. Kwok-wing Tam (1962–1970)
In 1962, Tam took the post of Headmaster, the school was expanded to 18 classes. In 1966, the first group of students took part in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination.
Mr. A.G. Martin (1970–1977)
In 1970, Mr. Martin took the post of Headmaster. In 1975, this school expanded by 19 classes to 22 classes owing to the increasing amount of students, 8 classrooms were borrowed from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Government Primary School for insufficient places.
Mr. Paul Lui (1977–1987)
In 1977, Lui became the headmaster. The school has opened 29 classes at that time. On 7 September 1979, Sir Crawford Murray MacLehose, the former Governor of Hong Kong, attended the foundation stone-laying ceremony; The school was moved to the present location, to commemorate the generous donation from Sir Shiu-kin Tang, the school's name was changed to “Tang Siu Kin Victoria Technical school”; And this year girls were admitted to the school.
Mr. Pui-Lam Hon (1987–1988)
In 1987, Hon took the post of acting Headmaster in the school.
Mr. Chi-sau Ma (1988–1992)
In 1988, Ma became the Headmaster and the school had 32 classes.
Mr. Siu-Leung Ma (1992–1994)
In 1992, Ma took the post of principal and established the Parent Teacher Association(PTA);also he carried out “New Measures on School's Administration”, which caused the parents, the alumnus and teachers can participate in the school's administration.
In 1994, Ip became the Headmaster, this school carried on with the improvement on school facilities, the number of classroom was increased from 23 to 26 and a Student Activity Centre at 5/F was established ; Students can have the opportunity to express their opinion to the school authority through 'Talk with VGS' starting from this year.
Ms.Suk-fun Chiu (1997–2007)
In 1997, Chiu Suk Fun took the post and became the first Headmistress in VGS. She was devoted to the continuation of educational development in the information science and technology. Teaching drama through the medium of English, with the curriculum development in “the seed plan”. Apart from that, she introduced the education model from Europe and America, carrying with “the whole development plan for students”, and enables students to advance together. This school improves the school facility diligently, to teach with study in a good environment, also she has established the campus culture involving application of information science and technology, also to offer the information technology training for teachers and administratives.
Ms Siu-bing Ng (2007–2009)
In 2003, she was transferred to a new post and became the assistant Headmistress of VGS. In 2007, she took the post of Headmistress.
Ms Man-kai Leung (2009-now)
In 2009, Man-kai Leung became the Headmistress of TSKVGSS.
Classroom: 26 in total. All are equipped with air-conditioning system, computers and the Central Brocast System.
Special Rooms: to provide better facilities and environment for the learning needs of all subjects.
Sports and leisurement: The school has a basketball court, multi-purpose outdoor stadium and a covered playground.
History Museum of VGS: Located in the Car Park, which shows the history and development of the school.
Others : Assembly hall(Shiu Kin Hall), library, medical room, student activity room, meeting rooms, counseling rooms, prefect room, an information technology learning centre and a multimedia learning centre and language room.
Student are randomly assigned to four houses starting from F.1 and they are: RED, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN