11 October 2012
Hong Kong’s Education Heritage --- A Joint Exhibition of Historical Treasures of the School Sponsoring Bodies in Partnership with HKIEd Opening Ceremony
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Tung Wah Student Handbook
Tung Wah School Motto

Student Handbook of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Free Primary School for the school year 1949 to 1950.
Tung Wah’s school motto – ‘Diligence, Frugality, Loyalty and Faithfulness’ – is stated as the guiding principle in the moral and intellectual development of children and young people, and the group puts as much emphasis on students’ development of good personal qualities as on their academic achievements. (Collection of Tung Wah Museum)


Browse the exhibits of Tung Wah:

The Hong Kong Education’s Heritage Exhibition is jointly presented by the Hong Kong Museum of Education (HKME) at the HKIEd with its four collaborating School Sponsoring Bodies (SSBs): the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the Anglican (Hong Kong) Primary Schools Council Limited, the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

Thanks to the generous support of the four SSBs, around 60 invaluable artefacts and over 200 historical photographs dated back to more than a century ago will be on display. Other exhibits include a large amount of historical documents and audio-visual records. Members of the public will have a glimpse of the contributions made by the SSBs to the development of Hong Kong’s school system since the middle of the 19th century.

After Hong Kong’s transformation as a free port, the then British Hong Kong government adopted new funding models to encourage the development of the private school sector. This resulted in a favourable environment in which religious bodies and other community groups could establish and run schools with different missions and goals.

After World War II, the scale of the school sponsoring activities of Catholic, Anglican and other charitable organisations grew rapidly. This was accompanied by a significant increase in the number of school sponsors, with business chambers, fellow countrymen associations, neighbourhood community welfare societies, college alumni associations and organisations of other religious faiths joining their ranks. Hong Kong now has over 270 school sponsoring bodies, large and small, that manage and run primary and secondary schools.

As part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of education, the HKIEd entered into a partnership agreement with the four SSBs in December 2010. The wide-ranging agreement covers the provision of systemic professional development programmes for in-service teachers, school-based support, and research and development projects

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