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Belilios Public School
Location
Map
51 Tin Hau Temple Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Information
TypePublic
MottoClimb High See Wide
Established1890
PrincipalMs Wong Fei
Number of students850 students
Colour(s)Green and orange    
Medium of instructionEnglish
Websitehttp://www.belilios.edu.hk/
Belilios Public School
Traditional Chinese庇理羅士女子中學
Simplified Chinese庇理罗士女子中学
Literal meaningBelilios Girls' Secondary School

Belilios Public School (Chinese: 庇理羅士女子中學, abbreviated as BPS) is the first government school for girls in Hong Kong, founded in 1890. It was also the first bilingual school in Hong Kong. It is in Tin Hau.

History

In 1890, the Hong Kong Government set up the Central School for Girls at Old Bailey Street[1] as the counterpart to the Central School (Queen's College, Hong Kong). Mr. Emanual R. Belilios, a Jewish philanthropist donated HK$25,000 for a new building for the Central School for Girls in 1893, at the old site of Central School where a three-storeyed building was erected between Hollywood Road and Gough Street.[2]

The school was renamed Belilios Public School in honour of Mr. Belilios. In 1946 after the Second World War, BPS moved to Hospital Road. In April 1965, the school moved again, to its present premises in Tin Hau Temple Road. To mark the occasion, a new school motto (Climb High, See Wide), a school song and a new school badge were created.

Class Structure

There are 24 classes; this includes 4 classes (B,P,S,H) each for F.1- F.6.

School Houses

House Name Color
Yan House Blue
Yee House Yellow
Lai House Green
Chee House Red

Achievements

BPS is one of the most prestigious secondary schools in Hong Kong. While its students generally achieve superb academic results, the school promotes also all-rounded development in different fields of arts, music and sports. Entrance hurdles are high and the school is reputed to have one of the toughest admission criteria in Hong Kong.

Results of Public Examinations

Belilios Public School is one of the 38 schools that have ever produced top scorers in The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE).

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ Sweeting, A.E. (1990). Education in Hong Kong, Pre-1841 to 1941: Fact and Opinion. Hong Kong University Press. p. 214. ISBN 9789622092587.
  2. ^ Belilios Public School's official website.
  3. ^ Pang, Ben (11 July 2017). "2017 HKDSE results reveal six top scorers including one super top scorer". SCMP. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  4. ^ Ho, Kelly (5 July 2019). "HKDSE 2019: there are 12 top scorers among this year's students, HKEAA announce". SCMP. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Charles Frankland Moore Award 2017". BPS. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Sze Yik Yan". Bastille Post. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ Rebecca Chan Chung, Deborah Chung and Cecilia Ng Wong, "Piloted to Serve", 2012
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/PilotedToServe[user-generated source]
  9. ^ Hong Kong Performing Art Directory Categories/Xiqu Artist LAU Wai-Ming

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