Tung Lin Kok Yuen [1935- ]

Submitted by David on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 17:31
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Date completed

Wikipedia says:

Tung Lin Kok Yuen's construction was finally completed in 1935, comprising of a Buddhist temple and Po Kok Free School, first free Buddhist school for girls in Hong Kong. As the number of students outgrew the spaces available in the temple building, a new school building was built next to Tung Lin Kok Yuen in 1951 which held the Po Kok Vocational Middle School.

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The school website gives this history (thanks to tngan for the link):

Po Kok Primary School is a Buddhist whole-day aided school in Hong Kong.

The first Po Kok was established in Causeway Bay in 1934 by Lady Clara Ho Tung to give opportunity for girls to receive a free education.

In 1935,it moved to Tung Lin Kok Yuen,a temple in Happy Valley which is next to its present site and which is also the school's sponsoring body.The school has been aided since 1949.

In 1986,the school was named Po Kok Girls'Middle School (Primary Section).While the secondary School was relocated to Tseung Kwan O in 2000,the Primary school remained in Happy Valley.

In 2003,the school decided to admit boys,which changed it to a co-educational school and it was named Po Kok Primary School.

In 2006, Po Kok Primary School Incorporated Management Committee has been established.

In 2007, become one of the Non-Chinese Speaking Students’ Designated School.

Today,Po Kok School is well known through out Hong Kong and with its unique history and building structure,its quiet and peaceful setting,it is home to many students from all nations in the area.