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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Unknown

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

Average Ratings

Overall 2.73
Facilities 2.79
Academics 2.68
Teachers 2.47
Sports 2.53
Music & Arts 2.53
Science & Tech 2.63

Reviewer Nationalities

American (2) Cambodian (1) Chinese (12) Canadian (2)

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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.

boys or girls of po leung college, 23/06/2020 @ 04:16:01
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Tell us what you think about Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School - at least 20 characters worth but more is better! OK SURE first of all it is a trash school, most of the students know that this school is mediocre at best. The school fee is not that expensive yet we are not getting our money's worth of education. The teachers here treat you like shit and the facilities are shit as well. The school hires teachers that have terrible education standers, and you think the facilities are ok becuase of the pictures online, hell no. The swimming pool is so fucking dirty, and also the classroom has bugs and maggots. If you are thinking about joining this school , dont plz dont i am begging you, this school is [email protected] torture. The primary teachers are mostly good (there are a few bad eggs), but the secondary teachers are dic#s, and you pay almost double the price. BAD SCHOOL 1 STAR.

Prefer not to say , 20/06/2020 @ 11:23:50
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Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School is an amazing school. For the 5 years that I have been in Primary. All the teachers treated students with respect and helped students when they need anything. The education system is absolutely fantastic. The students are mostly kind and caring and always try to help others in need. The school provides many good facilities and I'm honestly satisfied as a student in PLKCKY. The principal is very wise and kind, and gives out many good advice. I am aware that people may think I'm biased since I am in this school, obviously there are things that the school could improve on, but I can't think of anything at the moment. I am satisfied being in this school and couldn't wish for anything better. To all the people who are hating on this school. I hope I am not offending you, but I hope that you would carefully think about what you're writing about this school can affect its reputation and you are ruining it. You can use your own opinions, however, don't over exaggerate it. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this review. Hope you have a great day. Sincerely, A student from CKY Remember: Every child is always good at something.

FP, 17/06/2020 @ 10:14:05
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The people who have bad reviews need to experience other schools. Especially local schools. Then they will know what bad is. Its hard to insert to CKY but I was so lucky to get in and now graduated and studying university. CKY really helped me. One student above that said about the teacher not giving him a chance to hand in work late needs to know the real world gives no chances. Even if you are polite. At CKY even my primary teachers still contact with me and are concern about my studies after I left. Sports are not so good and primary is more better than secondary, but it's a great school. No school is perfect.

Nick Giuntoli, 13/06/2020 @ 09:36:07
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PLKCKY is a scam to parents. The Headprincipal Dr. Lau Siu Ling is lying to all of us. The primary years were kinda good but the secondary years were crap. I was an insert student to this school in Year 3, I was first greeted with a really unfair teacher who always blamed me for running in the halls. One time that cruel teacher punished 7 of us friends to stand in the corner during recess for seven days (seven flipping 30-minute recesses) that's like 210 minutes in total. We couldn't move or we would stand for another recess. And even worse is that some of the students tried to get us to move by touching us and when we told them to stop, they would tattletale on us and we got 9 recesses wasted on standing in the corner. Well after a few complaints by students and by parents she was fired. Jumping into secondary 1 (actually still year 6), that was the worst year ever. There were people with depression literally everywhere, there were already 3 people who need to go to see the social worker already. And one of them tried to jump out of the window (actually multiple times). Another also tried to cut her arm (perfectly normal behavior in a school am I right?) What is the social worker even doing here? The teachers in secondary are useless, they would always say we are not good at a subject and scold us because we are bad at it (mainly Math and Chinese) even though the motto of the school clearly says "every child is good at something". In conclusion, the primary years of CKY are good in order to trick parents into giving more money. And the secondary years are trash, the staff is terrible so if you read this review please don't go to this school. P.S. The female vice-principal (she is known as principal now) is a crazy virago she banned frisbee playing and took down the school's Lenon Wall P.P.S. There is a vice-principal, a principal, and a head principal.

N/A, 10/06/2020 @ 23:32:17
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absolutely a horrible school. my daughter was near committing suicide thanks to the senior management team and a lot of students pressuring her. the sgo is a waste of time and money, they never do anything for the students. during quarantine, some teachers didn't even wear a mask, very selfish

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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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