Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College (TWPHCYMC; Chinese: 荃灣公立何傳耀紀念中學) is an English-as-a-medium-of-instruction (EMI) secondary school located at Shek Wai Kok Estate, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College
荃灣公立何傳耀紀念中學
Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College (deep blue sky).jpg
Location
Shek Wai Kok Estate
Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong
Information
TypeEMI school
Established1977
PrincipalLau Sui-yee
InformationSecondary 1 to 6
Motto止於至善
Websitehttp://www.twphcymc.edu.hk
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HistoryEdit

The school is named after Ho Chuen-yiu, a Tsuen Wan businessman and community leader. He founded the Tsuen Wan Rural Committee and served two terms as the chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk.[1]

The school was founded in 1977 and moved to its current campus in 1978.

Following the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the Hong Kong government announced that the default medium of instruction would be Chinese, requiring approval from the Education Department for continued use of English. Many EMI schools were thereafter forced to become Chinese-as-a-medium-of-instruction (CMI) schools.[2] TWPHCYMC was one of the schools permitted to continue teaching in English.[3]

Tsang Chi-kin (曾志健), a TWPHCYMC form five student, was shot in the chest by the police during the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests. The shooting took place in Tsuen Wan during territory-wide unrest on 1 October 2019, China's National Day. Students of TWPHCYMC and other schools protested the following day in support of the student, who survived, and alleged police brutality.[4] Tsang was charged with rioting and assaulting the police.[5] In December 2020 it was reported that Tsang and his girlfriend had escaped Hong Kong and gone into exile.[6]

Following the shooting, the school stated that Tsang would not be expelled. This prompted criticism from Chinese sources, such as the Xinhua News Agency, a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, which published an editorial attacking the school and Hong Kong educators in general.[7]

School facilitiesEdit

The school has a computer-assisted learning centre, computerised music room, computerised art room, computer room, student union room, student activity centre, etc. All classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Extra-curricular activitiesEdit

There are four houses: Integrity, Elegance, Loyalty and Benevolence. More than 10 clubs and societies of academic, service, sports or other interests are also organized.

Healthy school policyEdit

Objectives: 1. To develop a healthy school culture 2. To encourage a healthy lifestyle among students

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prominent NT community leader dies". South China Morning Post. 31 March 1970. p. 8.
  2. ^ Tsui, Amy B.M.; Shum, Mark S.K.; Wong, Chi Kin; Tse, Shek Kam; Ki, Wing Wah (1999). "Which Agenda? Medium of Instruction Policy in Post-1997 Hong Kong" (PDF). Language, Culture and Curriculum. 12 (3).
  3. ^ Manuel, Gren (2 December 1997). "A-grade history no help to school". South China Morning Post. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Students, alumni rally after police use live round on teen". EJ Insight. Hong Kong Economic Journal Company Limited. 2 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Taking Hong Kong protester shot by police to court 'completely inappropriate' lawyer says, as teen charged with rioting and assault". South China Morning Post. 3 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Ho, Kelly (22 December 2020). "Hong Kong teen protester shot by police goes into exile, activist group says". Hong Kong Free Press.
  7. ^ "新華社批何傳耀紀念中學為暴徒撐腰讓法治難回學生內心" (in Chinese). RTHK. 7 October 2019. Archived from the original on 7 October 2019.

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Coordinates: 22°22′33″N 114°07′34″E / 22.3758°N 114.126°E / 22.3758; 114.126