Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College

Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College (Chinese: 樂善堂梁銶琚書院, abbreviated as LSTLKKC) is a co-educational, government-subsidised secondary school located in Hong Kong, China.

Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College
樂善堂梁銶琚書院
Location
26–28 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun

Coordinates22°17′05″N 114°08′46″E / 22.284628°N 114.146117°E / 22.284628; 114.146117Coordinates: 22°17′05″N 114°08′46″E / 22.284628°N 114.146117°E / 22.284628; 114.146117
Information
TypePublic
MottoBenevolence, Love, Diligence, Fidelity
Established1990
PrincipalMr. Lo Man Pui
Faculty65
Number of students1069
LanguageCantonese
Website

The school, founded in 1991, was originally called Lok Sin Tong College and was situated at Hill Road, West Point. In 1993, it was renamed as Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui College in appreciation of, prominent businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Leung Kau Kui's generous contribution towards the construction of the school. The present site of the school at Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, was formerly occupied by the Sir Ellis Kadoorie School, Helen Liang Memorial Secondary School, Yu To Sang Memorial Secondary School, and the Kennedy Town Government Secondary School.

DevelopmentEdit

LSTLKKC is situated amongst the traditionally prestigious schools within the Central and Western district of Hong Kong. The school faced several difficulties in the early years of its establishment such as shortage of school facilities due to rapid increase in enrolment numbers. The situation improved due to the rectification efforts undertaken over the years. In 1997, the school underwent a major educational reform which led to a three-year cumulative increase of 148% in the passing rate of students undertaking the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. The remarkable result is testament to the effectiveness of the various learning initiatives implemented that include classroom recognition, self-learning assessment and sharing of extra-curricular reading. In a bid to remain abreast with the standards of the other prestigious schools within the locality, LSTLKKC strive to continue to improve through educational reform in areas such as subject structure, course content, teaching methods, and course preparation.

From 2000 onwards, LSTLKKC students achieved excellent scores in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination due to the educational reform efforts undertaken by the school. In addition, LSTLKKC allowed students who had good exam scores to switch from a science course to a business course, thereby attracting many students from traditionally prestigious schools who wanted to switch courses. The interaction between transfer students and elite students from LSTLKKC created a conducive learning environment that augmented the potential of LSTLKKC to improve the school's banding.

In 2000, LSTLKKC gradually began rising in the banding system. This occurred in part due to lower standards in traditionally prestigious schools in the Western part of Hong Kong, and education system reforms. This has resulted in improvement in LSTLKKC students' grades, enabling LSTLKKC to absorb students from other schools.

(The transfer students mainly come from Sacred Heart Canossian College, St. Louis School, and St. Stephen's School.)

Immigrant studentsEdit

After the handover of Hong Kong, the government raised the quota of permanent residencies for children of Hong Konger parents who had been born in China. This resulted in many families migrating to Hong Kong to reunite the family. Some of these children were already in junior or senior high, making it difficult for them to find suitable schools when they entered Hong Kong.

It was difficult for them to enter English schools as both getting accepted and getting used to the school was difficult. Furthermore, there were only two Chinese schools in the Central and Western administrative district, of which LSTLKKC was one of them.

LSTLKKC took in many students who had migrated, most of whom enrolled in the high school. Those who entered the fourth year of high school had had senior high education in China, and as such obtained good grades in the national examinations.

Release of results in national examinationsEdit

In recent years, LSTLKKC has circulated the 'legendary' breakthrough results of its students in national examinations. This includes one student, who despite previously failing a science course, switched to a liberal arts entrance examination and obtained a good score of 3A1B. Students who had recently migrated also achieved decent grades in the national examinations.

CriticismEdit

Some criticised the school's rules in the 90s as being too harsh.

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