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

Max Class Size

Unknown

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

Average Ratings

Overall 2.89
Facilities 3.08
Academics 3.00
Teachers 2.71
Sports 2.71
Music & Arts 2.75
Science & Tech 2.92

Reviewer Nationalities

American (2) Cambodian (1) Chinese (15) Canadian (2)

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no, 15/04/2021 @ 01:53:56
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I don't hate it enough to leave but I also wouldn't go around telling people to come here.

Hello, 14/04/2021 @ 09:31:08
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This is the best school ever, great teaching! Teachers are great too! REALLY recommend going to!

jess, 02/02/2021 @ 02:11:56
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it is sooooooo good come to this school

Unknown, 05/01/2021 @ 03:11:55
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Primary is nice, but secondary school is pretty bad. Good teachers who actually bother to teach( and actually put some effort in ) are leaving, and new teachers that are lazy get way higher salary than the good teachers( I heard ). Most students are depressed once they get to secondary. Also to mention the school fee is crazy high, and students aren't even going to actual school due to coronavirus. The students might be academically smart, but they don't learn morals from this school, and most are rude and don't know how to work under pressure/bad circumstances. They are so used to having a high quality environment. facilities are fine, but in terms of music, arts, and sports, this school is not really great at that.Students can be pretty competitive and students with average grades will have a lot of pressure.

Ryan, 07/11/2020 @ 06:32:48
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My school, students are well taught and educated, teachers are very good at teaching

Rather not say , 11/10/2020 @ 23:26:37
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Primary is overall good , don’t get me started with secondary

asuiohguioawh, 08/10/2020 @ 02:09:36
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this school is so good this is the best school to ever exist go to this school guys

magical, 19/09/2020 @ 08:14:59
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Great school, great exam results

xxx, 29/06/2020 @ 03:44:32
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Facilities are excellent, but some teachers are crappy

anonymous, 25/06/2020 @ 15:14:48
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I have been in this school for 12 years and have seen its good and bad parts. I personally have not had a very enjoyable experience at this school, but I will do this review with both positive and negative aspects of the school in mind. Facilities: + Very large auditorium, looks extremely professional. + A lot of different rooms for different purposes. + Nice library, good environment for study. - Money is spent on 4k televisions that no one even watches, instead of fixing facilities that actually need to be repaired. - Smart boards are broken and teachers spend a very long time trying to fix the projectors. - Swimming pool area in general (including changing room) is unhygenic. - Not enough classrooms -- I spent the entirety of year 11 and 12 feeling very lost, as I didn't have a set place to go to during breaks. - Door handles and other classroom facilities often broken. Overall I would say the school heavily focuses on some facilities but not others. Teachers: + Some teachers are very good at teaching. Made me very interested in their subject. They genuinely want to help the students succeed in their public exams and give very good advice. + Teachers will (sometimes) try to resolve conflicts between students. - I'm not going to generalize and say all teachers do this. However some teachers are extremely biased against students they don't like, and their friends in association. Several students were being picked on by the "popular" people in their class, but the teacher did nothing about it because they favored the "popular kids". Another incident was that a few underage girls were being catcalled during a study tour by an old man when they were on a toilet break. They were therefore late to the rendezvous because of it. When they told the teacher of their incident, the teacher shrugged it off and instead scolded them for their tardiness, saying that it wasn't an excuse. - I have witnessed a teacher insult a student because the student's abilities were worse than everybody else's, instead of teach them how to do it right. - Some teachers are not very good at teaching the course material, forcing students to resort to self study to pass their public exams. - A lot of good teachers are leaving. As a student I am not 100% sure if this is correct but I've heard that some teachers receive a much lower pay than others, which explains the high turnover rate. Overall, I enjoyed most of my education here. I had some very good teachers who inspired me to do well in their subject. Fortunately, I myself have not been on the receiving end of some teachers' unjust behaviour. However, the treatment that some students go through need to be acknowledged. Academics: + World classroom program is fun and unique. + Primary education was very enjoyable and developed my interest in reading. However I would say that the school's image of being a "reading-based school" only lasts for primary school. Secondary school becomes much more traditional. + I've seen a review say that it's stressful to force students to do a large amount of subjects in their middle school years. While I think the school could do something to take the stress off students, it's still useful for students to be exploring their interests in different subjects and finding out what they like best. - This was the case during my time at the school, but I've heard that they have since changed the policy. The school used to force everyone to do Chinese A in IB, unless their Chinese abilities are indeed very mediocre. I was not good at Chinese, yet I found myself forced to do a subject I was neither interested in nor good at. As a result I struggled more than most to get a good grade. If the school would just offer foreign language courses, it would be much more beneficial for students, as they would be doing a subject they actually like, and would get a 7 more easily. After all, every student is good at SOMETHING, and that something may not always be Chinese. I have heard that they changed it this year so students can do ab initio courses, which is good. - As I said, "reading-based" education only lasted for primary school. No one really cared in secondary, and if you read a lot you would get mocked by the students. I generally liked my education here, although I did find it very stressful. It definitely taught me to persevere, but honestly I could have gone to another school with a foreign language program (ab initio) and get a better grade, as IB itself with all the workload is already stressful enough. Music & Arts: + Band conductors are very nice. + School encourages students to learn an instrument, and really developed my passion in music. + There are many opportunities for you to get involved in bands/orchestras/choir. - The school does an annual musical play. The play itself is good but it's clear that the teachers are biased towards the popular people when casting the play. From what I've heard, someone who was actually very talented never got chosen because they weren't as popular, so she eventually gave up on trying to join. - Quality of the school music teams aren't very good. They seem like they've won a lot of prizes but it's because the school enters them into junior level competitions. - School refused to start an IB drama class, even though a teacher worked very hard on trying to make it happen. - Bands/orchestras/choirs can get very cliquey. There are a lot of opportunities to join bands, but if your child wants to join the musical it would be difficult for them. I was very tired of seeing the same people get picked for events like this over and over. I will not go into the sports and science/technology sections as much because I myself am not familiar with them. I will instead, go into the social aspect of the school, as that was what made me dislike it the most. Social life: - Gets very cliquey in middle school. Of course, it's bound to happen in other schools, but the cliques and drama were very toxic and mentally draining. - Many students have been depressed/suicidal and the school never really does much about it. There was a social worker who came into our classrooms and taught us stuff about happiness after an IB student killed herself a few years ago, but that was about it. There is the SGO (social guidance office) but according to previous reviews it does not seem like they do their job very well. Additionally, students mock you if you go to the SGO or show any sign of weakness. - The school doesn't do much against bullying. There have been several incidents where someone has gotten bullied and the school and its teachers have overlooked it, or failed to discipline the bully. - I often felt like I couldn't be myself in the school. Every move I made, I felt like I was being judged, and I wasn't really able to find myself because I was so concerned about what others thought of me. - It's hard to make new friends. In an environment where students have known each other for years, many don't want to make new friends anymore. This makes it very hard for insert students and "loners" to make friends, because no one wants to include someone new. - Students make very offensive jokes and statements, such as jokes about sexual assault and casually throwing around the N-word. Although this could happen in any school, I believe this school should do a better job educating their students on this matter. Social life was the worst aspect of this school for me. After graduating, my mental health has gotten a lot better as I was no longer stuck in a toxic, judgemental environment. I think that more talks and lessons should be given on topics such as bullying, racism and sexism, especially in light of recent events, so that students learn to behave properly. I will say that the education itself in this school is decent, and although there are some biased teachers, there are ultimately teachers who care about you and want you to succeed. However my experience with social life in school has not been very good. It took me a long time to realize how emotionally damaged this school has made me, and even longer for me to work on my mental health, which is something that I feel like the school has hardly acknowledged. I hope I have provided an all-round review for this school.

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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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