Ellis Kadoorie School [1901-????]

Submitted by David on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 16:30
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Demolished / No longer exists
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This school gets a mention in the Education Department's Annual Report for 1938. The introduction is a brief history of education in Hong Kong and on page O3 says:

During the war years (1914-1918) a gradual expansion of the Educational system took place and in 1918 the average attendance had risen to 8,962 in English schools and 16,582 in Chinese schools. The Ellis Kadoorie School, previously a Grant school, was in 1915 handed over to the Government and began its existence as a District school from which boys passed to the upper school in Queen's College, and in 1916 a new Ellis Kadoorie School for Indians was opened by the Governor, Sir Henry May.

The Report of the Director of Education for the year 1916 in its report on this school, shows that its main intake was children from Chinese families (page O15):

It is still necessary, however, to give attention to pronunciation on all Classes, the common Chinese errors in both consonants and vowel sounds being frequently met with.

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The Ellis Kadoorie Chinese Schools Society was organized in 1901. to establish schools in Hongkong and in China for the education of Chinese boys in the English and Chinese languages, and in such other subjects as shall be approved by the administrative council of the Society. Voluntary subscriptions to the amount of $127,098 have been collected, of which amount nearly one-half was given by Mr. Kadoorie. Six schools have been opened, one in Hongkong, two in Canton, and three in Shanghai, with a total attendance of 1,000 pupils.

The East of Asia Magazine: Special Educational Number [June, 1904]

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In the captioned report, mention is made that the first school was opened on 1 October 1901. The Chinese Community granted the Society a lease of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for a period of 30 years for the moderate fee of $10,000.  This sum is to be spent on improvements to the property which occupies a very desirable site, fitted in every way for a school.

Source: Hong Kong Telegraph 30 August 1902