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Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School

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Established  1953
Website  http://www.kcs.edu.hk/
School district  North Point
Founded  1953
Principal  Wong Po-ming, J.P.
Phone  +852 2570 4436
Motto  整齊嚴肅
Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School
Type  nonprofit, kindergarten, primary, international
Grades  N1 – Y13 (P2-Y13 in Kiangsu-Chekiang College)
Affiliation  Kiangsu and Chekiang Residents' Association Kiangsu–Chekiang College
Address  30 Ching Wah St, North Point, Hong Kong
Similar  Kiangsu And Chekiang, Kiangsu College, Hong Kong Man Sang Kindergar, Victoria Kindergar, Ming Wai Internatio Kindergar

Ethan roy hui s class n1a christmas performance 2011 at kiangsu and chekiang primary school


Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School (also called as KCPS) is a co-educational primary school in North Point, Hong Kong founded in 1953 by the Kiangsu and Chekiang Residents' Association of Hong Kong. It was the first school in Hong Kong to teach primarily in Mandarin Chinese, and for many years continued to be the only school to do so.

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The school has a nursery and kindergarten section, and children are admitted from their second birthday, into the nursery class.

History

The school project was initiated by the Kiangsu and Chekiang Residents' Association of Hong Kong in 1949. Donations of HK$256,722 were raised to build a school on a 2,200-square-foot (200 m2) plot of land on North Point Road donated by its Vice Chairman. In 1953, Jeannie Sun Fong-chung (孫方中), then aged 25 and with no experience as an educator, was appointed the founding principal of the school. She boldly pioneered use of Mandarin as the medium of instruction, because she strongly believed it could cultivate a sense of belonging to China, but also improve students' Chinese language skills. Another revolutionary idea of hers at the time was to employ native English speakers to teach English. In the political environment prevailing at the time, the revolutionary idea of teaching in Mandarin resulted in being branded "left-leaning". Sun served as the school's principal for 48 years.

Upon application from the school, the Government allocated a 91,000-square-foot (8,500 m2) plot of land at 30 Ching Wah Street, the school's present location (then known as the "South campus") and construction began in January 1956. The school moved into its new premises in 1958. The foundation stone was laid by Hong Kong Governor Sir Robert Brown Black on 26 February 1958, and the school was ready for the new intake in August of the same year. The North Point Road site became known as the "North campus" thereafter.

The "international" section of the school opened in 1993, Kiangsu-Chekiang College Secondary School, International Section.

Alumni

  • Raymond Or
  • Raymond Lam
  • Liza Wang
  • Simon Peh
  • References

    Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School Wikipedia


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