|St. Paul's Co-educational College
|St. Paul's Co-ed.
Faith, Hope, Love
|33 MacDonnell Road
|Type||Grant, DSS, secondary, co-educational.|
|Established||1915 (as St. Paul's Girls' College)|
|Principal||Dr. Anissa Chan|
|Form 1 to Upper 6
Hong Kong Alumni Website
St. Paul's Co-educational College (Traditional Chinese: 聖保羅男女中學), (often abbreviated as St. Paul's Co-ed., St. Paul's or SPCC) is located at 33 MacDonnell Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong. The School was founded in 1915. It became the first school in Hong Kong to enforce uniform dress code. Until after World War II, it was a girls-only college.
The school was founded in 1915 as St. Paul's Girls' College by the Anglican church. It was the first school in Hong Kong to require students to wear uniforms (1918). In 1942, St. Paul's Girls' College was closed down due to Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. In 1945, the school re-opened after Japan surrendered, merging with St. Paul's College to become the first co-educational college in Hong Kong.
The school is operated under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS), and was the first subsidized school to join the scheme. The school fee had been set at HK$48,000 per annum in 2002. It was increased to HK$52,000 starting from 2009–10. For students opting for the International Baccalaureate course, the fee will be no more than HK$80,000 per annum. The school's motto is Faith, Hope and Love, derived from verse 13 of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13.
Situated in the Mid-levels, the school campus is naturally deprived of space. The school split into two sections after the moving of the affiliated primary school, taking up the space of the ex-Kennedy Road campus of the primary school. The original school building is called MacDonnell Road Campus (MR Campus), while the one at 26 Kennedy Road is named the Kennedy Road Campus (KR Campus).
MacDonnell Road Campus
The MR Campus consists of the main building and the Li Chong Yuet Ming Building (LCYM Building, or the east wing). The main building consists of Dr Catherine Woo Wing (also known as the red brick building), Dr BM Kotewall Wing, Annex building and School Improvement Programme (SIP) Building. It comprises currently 12 floors, including the roof structure, and two "underground" floors, which are only partially underground. Flooring system is based on the American style, which counts floors similarly to the Chinese style, to avoid confusion. There has been a whole new classroom arrangements in the school year 2008–09.
Dr Catherine Woo Wing was completed in 1927 and accorded Grade 2 historic building by Antiquity Advisory Board (AAB) in 2010. It is socially, historically and architecturally significant. The building is a seven-storey red brick building of a C-shaped plan. Its design expresses features of Neo-Georgian style with adaptations to local climate. The LCYM building is a new wing which has been built at the original primary school site. It was completed in 2011. It comprises currently 12 floors. It includes the indoor games hall, the cafeteria, the lecture theatre, the residence hall, the laboratories, and other facilities.
Kennedy Road Campus
The KR Campus is a temporary campus that comprises currently of 4 floors, including the roof structure. Flooring system as MR Campus. All F1 classes are housed there. It will be returned to the Government in the school year 2013/2014.
Calder Path Annex
The Calder Path Annex is located in between the MR Campus and KR Campus. The school's swimming pool and music rehearsal rooms are located there. It is also where the former main library (Calder Path library) was situated, until the school year 2012/2013 when it was moved to the MR building.
St. Paul's Co-educational College was the first secondary school in Hong Kong to require school uniforms. Boys wear white shirts and girls wear blue Cheongsam.
The college had an affiliated primary school: St. Paul's Co-educational College Primary School, once divided into two half-day schools: St. Paul's Co-educational (Kennedy Road) Primary School and St. Paul's Co-educational (Macdonnell Road) Primary School to cope with the demand for places, they resumed full-day education in 1999. In 2006, the two schools merged again, then the Primary School moved to the new campus in Wong Chuk Hang in 2008.
The secondary school curriculum is taught in English, except for Chinese Language, Chinese History and Putonghua. Most of the curriculum of primary school is taught in Cantonese or English, with some lessons being taught by native English teachers. In Primary 6, English, Mathematics, General Studies (including Science), Religious Studies, etc. are taught in English; and Chinese is mainly taught in Putonghua.
- Lawrence J. Lau - former Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
- Arthur Li - former Secretary for Education and Manpower of Hong Kong; former Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Chung-Kwong Poon - former President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Roland T. Chin - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Hong Kong; Chair Professor of Computer Science; Chairman, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
- Kenneth Young - Theoretical physicist; Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Grace Wai-King Tang - former President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine; former Dean of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine
- Shew-Ping Chow - Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice President of the University of Hong Kong; Chair Professor and Chief of Hand and Foot surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong
- Daniel Tak-mao Chan - Chair Professor and Chief of Service, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital
Public services / professionals
- Vivienne Poy - the first Senator of Canada of Asian descent; former Chancellor of the University of Toronto (the first of Chinese descent)
- Andrew Kwok-Nang Li - former Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong; Also Vice Chairman of the School Council
- Audrey Eu - member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, party leader of the Hong Kong Civic Party, former Chairperson of the Hong Kong Bar Association
- Marvin Cheung Kin-tung - member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong
- Moses Cheng - Chairman of the Hong Kong Education Commission, former Chairman of the Council and Court of the Hong Kong Baptist University, former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
- Selina Chow - former member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and Legislative Council of Hong Kong
- Maria Wai-Chu Tam - former member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and Legislative Council of Hong Kong
- Eric Ka-Cheung Li - former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, former President of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants
- Herbert H K Tsoi - former President of the Law Society of Hong Kong
- Kin-Hung Lee - former Chairman of the Medical Council of Hong Kong; former President of the Hong Kong Medical Association
- Victor Li - Managing Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited; elder son of Li Ka-Shing
- Ronnie Chan Chi-Chung - Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited
- Warren Lee - Artist, concert pianist; Music Director of St. Paul's Co-educational College
- Kai-Tai Chan - Hong Kong actor
- Danny Pak-Keung Chan - the late popular Hong Kong singer
- Michael Ching-Kit Kwan - Hong Kong singer
- Justin Lo - Hong Kong singer-songwriter
- Mark Lui - Hong Kong pop music composer and producer
- High School attached to Tsinghua University, Beijing, China - sister school
- Shanghai High School, Shanghai, China - sister school
- Nankai High School, Tianjin, China - sister school
- Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - sister school
- St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - sister school
- St. George's School (Vancouver), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - sister school
- Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA - sister school
- One of the five member schools for the Student Science Conference Platform, including Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore; Nankai High School, Tianjin, China, Stella Matutina Girls’High School Taichung, Taiwan; The Hutchins School, Tasmania, Australia; St. Paul's Co-educational College, Hong Kong, China
Annual Summer Music Event
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of SPCC, the school held the Extravaganza in the Asia World Arena in 2006. This act sets a record of being the first school holding an event that involves all students and the first school to use the Asia World Arena.
The School Choirs took part in the 5th and 6th World Choir Games in Graz, Austria and Shaoxing, China in 2008 & 2010 respectively. The Senior Mixed Voice Choir was the Winner of the Open Class in the Youth Mixed Voice category in Shaoxing, 2010.
Clubs and societies
The club and society promotion which is the most intriguing during assembly yearly in Mr. Henry Poon's era no longer exist under Dr Anissa Chan's regime. The promotion provided opportunities for student to have a chance to act, give presentation and promote the clubs during the assembly and it was part of the collective memories of the past SPCC. Still is the reminiscence of the alumni and some senior form students, the club and society promotion now survives only as the performances by the Music Society, including the choir, school orchestra, harmonica orchestra, wind band and pianist chamber.
- Education in Hong Kong
- St. Paul's Co-educational (Kennedy Road) Primary School
- St. Paul's Co-educational (Macdonnell Road) Primary School
- List of schools in Hong Kong
- According to the school website