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School History

1910

1915

St. Paul's Girls' College was founded by the Sheng Kung Hui

1916

Dr Catherine Woo was appointed as the Principal

1918

The first school in Hong Kong to require students to wear school uniform

1920

1927

School moved to the present site at 33 MacDonnell Road

1930

1932

School badge design was adopted

1940

1945

  • School resumed operations, and St. Paul's Boys' College moved in. School accepted both boys and girls to become the first co-educational college in Hong Kong
  • The whole-day Primary School was established and Mr Maak Ying Kei was appointed as the Headteacher

1950

1950

School remained co-educational when St. Paul's Boys' College moved to Bonham Road 

1952

Dr Woo retired and Ms B M Kotewall became the Principal 

1953

Primary School moved to 1 Calder Path

1957

  • The whole-day Primary School changed to AM & PM Schools
  • Ms Fok Lan Hing was appointed as the Headteacher of PM Primary School

1959

New west wing of the Secondary School completed

1960

1961

Mr Maak Ying Kei retired and Ms Lee Quay Ying became the Headteacher of the AM Primary School 

1966

Ms Fok Lan Hing retired and Ms Chan Kwok Ying became the Headteacher of the PM Primary School

1967

Ms Lee Quay Ying resigned and Ms Lui Shui Ying became the Headteacher of the AM Primary School

1970

1971

New Primary School building at 33 MacDonnell Road completed

1979

Choir and orchestra were invited to tour and perform in Thailand

1980

1984

Dr Kotewall retired and Mrs Chen Lam Ngar Sheung became the Principal 

1985

The Secondary School new annex and indoor swimming pool (at 1 Calder Path) completed

1989

1 Calder Path Annex completed

1990

1990

  • Ms Lui Shui Ying retired and Mrs Chan Tang Fung Ming became the Headteacher of AM Primary School
  • Ms Chan Kwok Ying was appointed as the Headteacher (Coordinator) of both AM and PM Primary Schools

1992

Choir participated in the International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and won the highest Gold Award

1993

The first Hong Kong school to make Liberal Studies a compulsory sixth-form subject

1996

  • Ms Chan Kwok Ying retired and Mrs Chan Tang Fung Ming became the Headteacher (Coordinator) of both AM and PM Primary Schools, and also the Headteacher of PM Primary School
  • Ms Wu Shuk Yin became the Headteacher of AM Primary School

1999

  • Mrs Chen Lam Ngar Sheung retired and Mr Poon Chun Kau became the Principal
  • Mrs Chan Tang Fung Ming retired
  • AM & PM Primary Schools became two whole-day Primary Schools, and changed to St. Paul's Co-educational (MacDonnell Road) Primary School with Ms Wu Shuk Yin as the Headmistress, and St. Paul's Co-educational (Kennedy Road) Primary School with Ms Lee Tuen Yee as the Headmistress

2000

2002

Joined the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) and admitted first batch of DSS students in P1 & S1

2003

Successful application for government funding for the development of the Secondary School new annex under the School Improvement Programme

2004

Mr Poon Chun Kau retired and Dr Anissa Chan became the Principal

2006

  • The two whole-day primary schools were merged and renamed as St. Paul's Co-educational College Primary School with Ms Lee Tuen Yee as the Headmistress
  • Secondary School new annex under the School Improvement Programme completed
  • Hosted first international student conference with HKU as co-organiser; international conferences are held annually in the summer since then

2008

  • Beginning of Secondary School's 5-year redevelopment project
  • The Primary School moved to the new campus in Wong Chuk Hang
  • The Kennedy Road campus was given to the Secondary School for temporary use
  • Participated in the 5th World Choir Games, Graz, Austria; remains a keen participant since then in the choir festival that takes place every two years on different continents

2010

2010

Primary School's Music Tour to Beijing

2011

  • SPCC was authorised as an IB World School
  • New extension block of Secondary School, Li Chong Yuet Ming Building and Chong Yau Pak Wan Residence Hall, completed
  • Ms Lee Tuen Yee retired and Ms Leung Lai Mei became the Headmistress of Primary School

2012

  • Participated in the 10th Venezia in Musica, Venice, Italy
  • Started admitting students from overseas

2013

Completion of Secondary School's 5-year redevelopment project

2015

Celebration of the Centenary

2017

Dr Anissa Chan retired and Mr Poon Siu Chi became the Principal