Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PLKCKY) Hong Kong
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About Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PLKCKY)


Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PLKCKY) is a through-train private independent school for boys and girls aged 6–18, ranging from primary through to International Baccalaureate Diploma students(IB). Situated in Cheung Sha Wan near Golden Hill, CKY is a school with approximately 1,300 students. The school opened and moved into its new campus in September 2009.

CKY believes every child is unique and every child has different potentials. Therefore, we should neither turn them into identical products, not should we limit their ability to coping with examinations only. CKY mission is to develop and educate children holistically so that they will not only know how to learn, but rather how to live and lead a life of joy, health and success. CKY operates a co-tutor system for the Primary Section, providing a natural bilingual environment. Students study themes in both Chinese and English.

CKY believes that each child loves learning and has different potentials. Provided that their interest is stimulated, that they are given appropriate guidance, that they are given opportunities to develop their confidence, that they are cared for and constantly encouraged, they will become outstanding people.

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Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

6 to 18

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53 Reviews of Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PLKCKY)

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Overall 3.08
Facilities 3.46
Academics 3.25
Teachers 2.96
Sports 3.02
Music & Arts 2.96
Science & Tech 3.27

Reviewer Nationalities

American (3) Australian (1) Cambodian (1) Chinese (28) Canadian (4)

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prefer not to say, 16/06/2022 @ 10:01:42
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I've been studying CKY for some years, and I'm glad I moved. I started in 2016 and left in 2021. There are definitely a lot more cons than pros. Firstly, the fees are extremely overpriced, when I first saw the fees for year 1-5, I was like WTF??? Seriously, you need to pay $7,500 hk dollars each month just to go to this school, and they call it a "Reasonable" price?? The fees keep increasing each year by a few thousand, and don't even get me started with the donations. They constantly force you to donate large amounts of money for "charity", I have no clue of what they are doing with that money, but I don't think it's an acceptable thing considering the fact that they force you to. Secondly, the students were extremely sexist, racist and overall toxic. I remember I did a project with 1 girl and 2 boys (4 person each group), the boys helped with the project, but they would tell the girls things such as "that's not good enough, I hate being with a girl." or "I would rather eat a cockroach than work with you two girls." It really damaged me, I never told anybody cause I was really shy. The students mostly came from rich families, most of them didn't really have much manners and liked to bully people in their classes. I also heard about a male student who supposedly physically attacked a student multiple times, the worst part is that the school only lectures him then lets him go, and has no intentions of expelling him even though lots of parents had complained to him. Lastly, the teachers. Most of them were fine, they were kind and always tried to make their students the happiest, but there were some who were the complete opposite. During year 3, I had a really strict art teacher, (I'm not gonna name any names here.) she would constantly blame students for random things, and yell at them for no reason at all. I remember I was painting, and forgot that I couldn't use black paint. I used it and then the art teacher walked up to check on my painting, she was furious. She then took my painting, raised it up high for the entire class to see, and then proceeded to shout, "Look at (my name)! Look what she's done! Do you still remember what you cannot use?" The class answered black paint, I was so embarrassed cause I wasn't done painting and it looked like a disaster. The art teacher then shouted "correct!" and threw my painting onto the ground, I was so sad and sobbed my whole day at school. I hated that art teacher, I never liked her, I despised her. She also did similar things to most students, and had high expectations, according to my best friend who is still studying at this school. For example, if you were bad at art, that art teacher would pick on you almost every single time you saw her, she doesn't even have the patience to teach so it makes it seem like she's only "teaching" for the salary.

Jordan, 31/05/2022 @ 09:01:47
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I love to school, I visited a long time ago, but all the teachers were so nice! Recommend this school:)

A YU, 25/05/2022 @ 05:52:30
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I study in Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School and it is definitely the best school ever with perfect facilities, teachers, academics and teaching method!

Renee Chan , 23/05/2022 @ 06:10:24
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I love this school I heard people said this school have many activities for children… I hope my daughter can go in this school

anon, 20/05/2022 @ 16:02:23
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Primary was fine - was brilliant even but secondary is absolute crap. In primary, teachers were inclusive, engaging and actually tried teaching us properly. But in secondary, teachers' attitudes have changed a lot and not really for the better either. honestly in y6 it was fine but it already got a lot worse, teachers did a 180 from caring to blaming students for their own mistakes (some teachers would literally scold students for being 'disrespectful' because they walked behind them). some teachers would also randomly give out bad behaviour records for things students really can't control like wifi issues that happen rarely. they don't listen to your explainations at all. school counsellors don't help at all either - i have friends whose counsellor told them it was their fault that they had trauma, never mind the fact that counsellors are supposed to understand and help people instead of literally demoralizing and minimizing trauma. half the grade has mental illnesses and its already expected. some students are extremely racist, misogynistic, ableist and homophobic (some students talked about just abandoning their future child if they were autistic). we're only in sixth/seventh grade and most of us have had su!cidal thoughts already. we can't tell teachers because they would inform our parents in a heartbeat, no matter what we feel about the matter (or the immediate danger we're in). most teachers don't even care about your mental state anyways. the few that do either push you to go to the counsellor or just invalidate all your struggles unwittingly. mid-term tests are planned terribly: all the quizzes/tests are just crammed into one week. yes, they tell us at least a week prior but how could they expect us to do well enough on those tests if the amount of tests in one week are nearly similar to the amount of tests during assessment week? some teachers don't even finish teaching before assessments. so if you're considering going to this school, please just leave before the high stress levels get to you.

rather not say, 16/05/2022 @ 14:48:31
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primary is honestly fine but secondary is just complete bs. year 6 was the start of hell. at first i thought it was fine but at last it just completely ruined my whole impression on this school. half of the students develop different mental illnesses in year 6, like its so common now you dont even feel surprised when someone opens up to you about a mental illness. for me i have developed moderate depression and perhaps mild anxiety, as well as social anxiety. perhaps the sh*tty teachers here and the pressure we're having are the main cause of our mental illnesses. good teachers are leaving while more bad ones come. especially this year (2021-22), the new teachers are literally so bad. an example is this new geography teacher who teaches like 5 of the year 7 classes. we can all agree that he cannot teach. while theres this other geography teacher (also new this year) that teaches the only year 7 class left. they always ace their tests/exams and always have the highest class average among the 6 classes, while most people taught by the new male teacher do fail their papers. does that explain anything? and this is not it about the teachers. i have encountered one new music teacher this year that acted extremely pedophilic towards certain female students, i dont know whether he only takes them as a "teachers pet" or a "friend", but this whole thing just sounds really fishy. another major problem is the school fees. the school fees every year are damn expensive (6+ digits), and each year they force you to "donate" money to the school. but we dont really know where the money goes to, the facilities didnt seem to get any better (in secondary at least) and the wifi is still very crappy as usual. the most recent change i noticed was that the primaries got new chairs and tables, the broken faucets were replaced by automatic ones, and the entire school had new smart boards installed in each room despite the fact that most teachers dont know how to operate them and it always breaks down. the admins should have a higher transparency on where our money is spent each year. there are way more examples that i can list out but i just wont because i dont have the time to do so. lastly, like almost every other post, if you want to enrol in cky, i do recommend staying for primary, but please consider leaving as soon as you finish the primary curriculum and prevent any further damage done by secondary school life to your mental health. do not be blinded by what looks like a very nice looking school campus and photos online, or its good reputation and "every child is good at something".

Anonymous , 27/04/2022 @ 13:09:01
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This is my favorite school. I LOVE IT

Thomas Nie, 07/04/2022 @ 10:53:56
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When I say a school is rubbish, believe me because I’ve switched Primary School 3 times already in 2 years. The building isn’t bad but seriously, some of my former teachers are just mean. Some examples are; Not investigating children who are acting unusual, and thinking they are just a normal, high-intelligence student. What if they have ADHD? (I used to til I took med) Or Down syndrome? Worst of all is how they obviously favour girls (The word is sexist) and have favourites, though they never, and will never admit it. No offence, but PLKCKY is unfair and cruel, and DEFINITELY not worth the money for.

anonymous , 26/03/2022 @ 16:39:25
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I would say that my experience while in primary was honestly quite good. Most teachers i had during primary seemed to actually enjoy teaching us and tried to get us to learn. However as soon as i got to secondary it just got increasingly bad. The attitudes of secondary teachers were complete opposite of the primary teachers. It really looked as if they were only staying for the salary. They didn’t want to teach at all and would either tell us to do group work, research on our own or put a video up for us to watch. There are also school counsellors which I found annoying. I definitely lacked in grades in some subjects so they appointed me to the counsellor (they seem to only do so for people who had bad grades not actually people who are struggling mentally) I left after completing year 9 so i do not have much to say about IGCSE or IB. However i do know that the amount of stress teachers put on students is real, a lot of my friends seemed to have gotten tired of life for the lack of word, the period of time when there was tests. Even though the school claims it takes the liking of students seriously it really doesn’t, a lot of the times when students ask about things that are not in the curriculum but they would like to know about teachers would just respond with “oh you wouldn’t under anyways” or “you don’t have to know that, it’s not on the curriculum. Don’t get me wrong there are still a couple of good teachers, it really just depends on your luck. Teachers in this school tend to get mad for the littlest things and would take out their anger out on us, some of them would even just leave the classroom in rage. A lot of students in this school come from rather well off family (i’m not gonna lie and say i’m poor whatsoever but compared to the other students it really seemed like i was), a lot of them were spoiled and loved showing off whatever expensive items they owned or just being rude jerks that believed they owned everything. It was not at all a good environment for learning. The facilities however was alright, the library was huge and is a really great place for some quiet self studying, the range of books available was also amazing. However the wifi is just horrible to say the least, you cannot connect to the wifi in most classrooms and so much lesson time was wasted on trying to make the computer work. To parents considering this school now, even though my primary experience was decent still do reconsider, i have noticed that a lot of great teachers i had in primary has left while walking around the primary section. I have also heard that the new teachers are not the best at teacher (however i would give it the benefit of the doubt as they might just be teaching for the first time and needs some time to learn) i really do hope the school improves as i have spent 9 years of my life there and do have some emotions attached to it no matter what, i’m thankful for the good teachers who really made my life in the school so much brighter.

cant say, 24/03/2022 @ 03:35:55
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Facilities -tables and chairs are littered with scratch marks -chairs are often broken -computers are extremely old and slow (10y+) -horrible internet connection in every corner of the school ~large auditorium ~spacious gym +clean facilities Academics -extremely competitive -high amounts of stress from academics Teachers -dubious hr practices -extreme bias towards certain students -senior management is oppressive on both teachers and students -sexist, racist and xenophobic teachers in secondary ~average teachers in primary with a few awful ones Music and Arts -tends to be ignored -lots of unused musical equipment ~large amounts of music teams (used to improve image) +student art being displayed in hallways Sports -barely exists Science & Technology -rusty equipment -money spent on barely used tech like weather monitors ~scientific equipment is usable +entertaining lab lessons

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Angel K Tse, 5 months ago


Brilliant school with impressive facilities!! Students are very polite and achieve wonderful performance on both academic, sports and arts events. Impressive!

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Luis Cheung, a year ago


Best possible school in the universe, virtual reality classroom, 4D learning experience, amazing teachers, and futuristic school facilities. Such as 4D printer, teleportor, jet pack school bags. Students end up with a average IQ of 400, and become leaders of the world.

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方雋諾, a year ago


It’s very beautiful. It is big too. I like it very much. It’s justlike our home

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Shina Wong, 5 months ago


Very poor organisation to work for. You will be treated like trash and regularly abused by the so called management. Kids are ok but the leadership and HR are awful. Many breaches of employment law. Best avoided.

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Nu Aer, 5 months ago


Dubious HR practices. Most of the teachers are not qualified teachers. Bad place to attempt to have a career.

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