Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PLKCKY) Hong Kong
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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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English,IB

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English

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6 to 18

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

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Overall 2.32
Facilities 2.33
Academics 2.22
Teachers 2.00
Sports 1.67
Music & Arts 1.56
Science & Tech 1.89

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J (alias, prefer not to say), 23/05/2020 @ 14:20:54
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I was a former student who studied here for 8 years, between 2007 to 2015. Needless to say the first two years at Tin Hau was good but it was only temporary, only later on the big move to Sham Shui Po didn't fare too good for me. After third grade, I started to get bullied from students, and was under constant teacher and peer pressure and academics as well. I despised school a lot compared to the first three grades where it felt a lot different. It also made me feel a lot alone, introverted, nervous, anxious, shy, insecure, depressed. All those negative thoughts almost all the time. and didn't talk too much to anyone--was considered autistic and had ADD symptoms and I had to consult a psychologist. The school's motto "every child is good at something" is kinda bs in some ways, I was never academically, artistically or athletic or good in many ways. You had to be scoring high in some subjects, good at a skill or a team to be well versed/good around people, even well beyond the likes of parents. I was always left out and shamed, blamed on things by others because everyone thought of themselves in the first place. As the school started to add and expand more things after 2009, so did my personality and middle school got constantly worst as everyone had to prep for the IB/IGCSE curriculum. It was stressful enough for schoolwork and classwork. The only fun activities I can say are the Saturday interest classes, depending on what you choose, and open days to promote the school's image, as well as festivals (i.e. Chinese New Year, Halloween, Ching Ming). More or less those teacher appreciation days or Chinese/English/Math days are exceptionally decent to mediocre. Or you could pay a ticket and/or join in those musicals, plays, debates etc or big events the school organizes. A few students, some staff and teachers are that good of assistance and rarely you'll find them helping out in many areas, from dealing with bullying with depression to everything else but most good teachers have a long time ago and the school has somewhat become a shadow of itself, and because that department that handles these issues can't even help in anything. The school not only neglects one's mental health, it is also expensive in basically every single thing, from computers to textbooks, fees and whatever one contributes to study. It drains parents' money every year a whole lot. Hell, what is even with all these assembly talks besides addressing awards, shows, upcoming and past events, honours and etc. It's nothing but only shows the principals' worths and powers. However, that's been the past and I've grown up now, and I was asked by my parents as my mother had a friend whose daughter was attempting to select which school to study last September, and despite telling my parents about the advantages, the daughter ended up going to the other school instead.

Ex Teacher, 23/04/2020 @ 00:50:39
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I was an ex teacher of CKY. As others have mentioned, it is a terrible school to work for. I am a mid career teacher but yet my colleague, who is a teacher fresh out of teaching school, was getting paid at least double my salary. PLau (the principal, as she is called), will try to bring down your salary as much as she can. When it was time to recontract, she called me in and told me everything she didn't like about me and then said "here is your contract". Well, if you don't like me so much, then why give me a contract? Very motivating, huh? All to give me the lowest salary possible. When I asked why my colleague was getting paid more despite having no experience, she said it was because that teacher was teaching another subject. So... teachers are not paid for their experience but by how difficult it is to hire a teacher of a certain subject? You can see why they hire a lot of inexperienced teachers (because they teach a certain subject) and why the turnover of experienced teachers is so high. They will often give the recontract to experienced teachers very late (around June) so that it is too late for them to look for another job. Despite teaching staff unfairly, PLau will make it extremely difficult to leave the job. She refused to write references for leaving staff- we all know it is useless to get a reference from her so you are doomed if you are asked to provide reference from the Head of School. Everyone gets their reference from their HoD or fellow colleagues. It took me 4 months before I could get my reference, after pestering her secretary for 3 months every week. As for the students, I hear complaints that the school forces them to buy raffle tickets and to donate things for their annual school fair.

not revealing, 08/04/2020 @ 06:13:00
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I think like the people who rate like 1 and 2 never actually got into the school as it is brilliant, yes it may be expensive, but i think it is worth it

Mike, 15/03/2020 @ 01:26:58
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CKY a school that thinks it has a good image and great marketing. "Every child is good at something"... Lol.... But what about the teachers and staff? Are they good at anything? "Every useless teacher is welcome to the CKY fam". They scrap the bottom of the barrel every recruitment round. Hiring whatever lowlife and unqualified people they come across. Staff turnover is amazingly high. Abuse of power is rampant. Classrooms are badly damaged. Take a look at their website... Looks nice right? So where is the computer room? Ask them... There isn't one. So much lies, smoke and mirrors. They volunteer staff for additional duties at last minute. Zero respect for people. Students are rude and arrogant. However, they are easy to deal with. It's the management and senior teachers who come straight from hell.

N/A, 13/03/2020 @ 11:35:58
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To Whom This May Concern, DISCLAIMER: There has been examples raised in this letter, however no names were given for legal reasons, examples were all true and written with no biases, if you would like to acquire more information about this school, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at [email protected] I, today am writing this letter in order to express my sincerest and earnest concerns for Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School. As a student that has been here for nearly a decade, I have witnessed quite a lot of unfortunate events, and incorporating all the misery, agony, isolation, insecurity that I face on a daily basis in this school, I am deeply concerned about the fate of the school and the future generation that goes to this school. First of all, the school fees are not cheap, compared to a lot of other local schools. The money that the parents pour into this school, which is constantly being pathetically begged for, is going nowhere as the school is very opaque as to where the money went. The school is a money grabber, practically forcing students to give money to the school right then and there, screaming at us when we refuse to buy raffle tickets which is supposedly an “optional” thing. This school is also very very unaware of the fact that it has been so overly narcissistic, begging us students to buy their socks, which I can assure you, it looks pretty much the same as the socks that we can buy outside, but 5 times more expensive. The fact that not everyone can afford to buy all those socks and all those textbooks that we aren’t even given the opportunity to use shall be acknowledged by this education institute, however, all it cares about is the revenue, the profit that they make. Senior teachers, which I am not going to mention for the sake of humanity, have been neglecting the needs of us students, not our wants, but our needs, which is highly unethical, screaming at us, and causing many rumours and scandals regarding most of the senior staff. Our parents paid our school fees to have qualified teachers to educate us, not to have teachers which CV’s are very questionable and the turnover rate for the better teachers is extremely high. The terrible management of the school has treated both students and some teachers like cookie cutters, the salary of teachers vary from 17K to 80K, depending on whether they like you or not, if they don’t, they will completely destroy you. The school fees, including those instrument lessons, reading scheme and all that unnecessary things combined ( I will explain why it is unnecessary later on ), ranges from 90K to 130K annually. Teachers aren’t even responsible, as an example, one teacher has unfortunately broke his finger and was absent for around 6-8 weeks, and during that period, the class had learned absolutely nothing, as a range of substitute teachers just came in and did nothing, as the CV of them are very questionable. Moreover, the substitute teachers just came in and played random videos, and also just sat there and did absolutely nothing. Since the school loves their reputation so much, they have decided to label themselves as an IB and IGCSE school. According to the website of the school, I have directly quoted this line “World Class Education ''. It is ironic in the school as the so-called “world class education” it is by playing videos and doing absolutely nothing except for screaming at different students from different backgrounds. In addition, the fact that they let favourable teachers do whatever they want, such as messing with the grade boundaries, purposely failing students, and it is not only once, but it has happened so many times that because of the stress of the educational level, students often feel suicidal, and I, as a victim of all of this, have actually attempted suicide, self harmed, while, the Student Guidance Office ( SGO ) has done absolutely nothing, contributed nothing to the school except for making us feel insecure, uncomfortable. SGO is inherently a good thing, however, this tradition has been successfully broken by this school. The SGO is supposed to keep the things that we say to them a secret, yet, the expose ut to senior staff, and those senior staff turns you into a laughing stock, because of all the problems that you are facing, and this causes so extremely insecure and because of that, we feel so uncomfortable and unwilling to share about our lives, being trapped in this circle that does not allow us to share about our lives and the problems going on in our lives, making us feel a lack of compassion. The fact that the school chooses to neglect the needs of us students is highly inhumane and unethical. As an example, there was a teacher that did not like certain students, and because of that, even though the reacher knew how important the grades of the student as the student was applying to other schools, the teacher still decided to not care about that and instead insult and blame the student for being unfavourable by the teacher, instead of reflecting on behalf of his own teaching capability, the teacher insteads laughs at the student. Not only laughing at the student, the teacher has chosen to mess up the grades, and to give the student a very unreasonable grade. The teacher had spent all his free time doing nothing, and had not even for a single second marked our work, instead, he spent lesson time talking about inappropriate jokes and calling students “douchebags”, “dickheads”, “dumbasses” ( directed quotes from this teacher ). When the student’s parents have had enough, they decided to approach the principal for academics, which also did not seem to care much, instead she decided to just blow them off, and twisted the entire story. The teacher then got really upset and back stabbed the student in front of the whole class, thinking that the student would not know, and other senior staff has also taken advantage of the student’s vulnerability and laughed at them, which I find very very unscrupulous. In addition to that, when one of the principals have been told about that situation, she referred to the student as “crazy” but in chinese, and in a much more offensive format. It it immoral the fact that the teachers take students as a joke and never considering for once how that might hurt the student, as they fail to acknowledge that the students have emotions too, and by dragging them down everyday, which is something they are doing, is never going to help a student feel better about themselves. The school always gets some special guests to talk about the importance of self love. It could be seen that the speeches have a great effect on the teachers but not the students. The teachers have learned to be more egoistic, and the way that they do that is to make the students feel deliberately inferior, such as the fact that the teacher can call the student names and throw chalk at them for no apparent reason. As you are viewing this from a third person, everything might sound exaggerated and unrealistic, however, I assure you, if you send your child into this school, or if you attend this school, you will only turn out to be miserable. Either you, or your child will commit suicide or end up in a mental asylum, after being traumatised because of how the people treat you in the school. The school does not care about anything except for money, and it is highly immoral, because if you do not have a sufficient amount of money to donate to the school, they will treat you like trash. As an example, students were forced to purchase raffle tickets, and when one student paid in change, a teacher harshly threw the money back at the student. The educational system has also been terrifying. The educational system of other international schools has always been focusing on one language diplomatically, and which is often english, for local schools, it has always been chinese, following the DSE curriculum. The school also loves to push this narrative of being a ‘reading based school’ when in truth, all they did was to stuff worksheets in our faces, and do nothing but humiliate us, creating a 2 floored library that every 1/10 student would go to. The students aren’t cared for in this community, with the school treating them like cookie cutter students. Students do not have opportunities to explore their interests, with the school being clearly biased to push students to pursue certain things such as reading, instruments etc. The educational system was very very harsh. The fact that starting from Year 1, we had to take 2 languages as a core, diplomatic subject, and in Y6, we had to add another additional foreign language is highly amoral. Instead of coping with our stress, compromising and negotiating with us, the school decides to implement even more subjects, so that the school would have a higher reputation. Just recently, they have added a subject called Global Perspectives ( GP ) into the IGCSE course, which I find immensely unneeded. They were educating us about the food shortages, water pollution, gender inequality which everyone already knows about. Instead of proposing a solution, a thesis, the school just tells us how selfish we are when we waste food. Yes. That is exactly what we learn in GP lessons. The fact that we have to choose another 6 subjects, take 2 diplomatic languages as a core subject, PE, instrument, MECS, maths, GP implies a lot of stress on us students. That is for IGCSE students, for Y6-8 students, they have to take 2 diplomatic languages, PE, music, instruments, ICT, science ( physics, chemistry, biology ), maths, geography, history, art, DT ( resistant materials, food and nutrition, textiles ), drama, a foreign language, MECS, and enterprise, makes it 21 subjects for each student to study. We have to learn about To Kill a Mockingbird and Romeo and Juliet in a year 8 course, which is actually a y12/freshman course in western countries. In chinese, we are learning old chinese, from centuries ago, improvising, and doing reading comprehensions of old and ancient chinese since year 4. if chinese was taken as a core language in other continents, old chinese would be learned at y10, and also, it is useless to learn. I think that IGCSE is a suitable course, but the fact that we have to take both english and chinese as a core subject is totally unreasonable, learning two languages diplomatically. It enhances and implies a lot of stress on us, and instead of coping with our stress, schools and education systems decide to neglect our stress level and also add more and more stuff into the curriculum. It is very hard to be dealt with even for an adult, and for a child that also had to participate in a number of school clubs and activities, it is very very hard. Most students that excel in their academics don't even have a childhood, and even when they grow up, although they have good academics, they don’t have something that they are particularly good at, causing them to not be able to find a good job. No one, not even teachers cared about us students and how we feel. There had been a number of complaints sent to the school about the educational system, yet, no one even cared about it, no one at all, and the principal literally refuses to even care. I have to admit, although I do not know the principal well, she has been a great person, and she is a woman of wisdom. It was the management team and majority of the teachers. In addition to that mentioning the senior staff, pretty much none of them had ever understood how students feel or how other teachers felt when they deliberately made us feel inferior, as an example, telling us to treat others how we want them to treat us while they scream at our faces for no apparent reason. The school looks great and all, and yes, there are a lot of students that are talented and get a lot of grades because their school is focused on student’s grades and never, ever, their character, as a single bad grade can tarnish the school's reputation. In addition, the fact that the education system enhances so little of creative subjects, focusing mainly on science and humanities subjects is highly unrealistic in their world. A lot of students show their interest in subjects like art, textiles and drama, however, these subjects are always viewed as something that won’t gain them any money. Although there are a lot of people that didn’t earn a lot of money pursuing their dreams in performing arts, that should not stop a child from choosing what subjects they want. I hereby rightfully urge the educational system to enhance more creative subjects, and in addition, decrease the number of subjects students need to choose. the fact that one student has to learn like 12 subjects in an IGCSE course, and even in y8, around 15 subjects, is unreasonable. That being said, us students are horrified living in such environments as we always think that there is something bad going to happen to us, as we were mentally brainwashed. The suicidal rate in Asia is the highest amongst all continents on the Earth as students are always very competitive with each other leading everyone to feel discouraged. Furthermore, us students are always brought up to think very self-centred in this school as we all still feel the same amount of pressure. We feel the need to compete with others by pushing them down, as all people are very competitive but not in a friendly manner. The fact that one person has to pull everyone down in order for themselves to when is really unethical when it comes to the other students as they also feel very discouraged and very mentally scared . The students in this school are either so focused on their grades that they become a terrible influence as they are so unaware of their own character, as they dedicate too much time on perfecting their grades, being so unconscious about how their personalities might affect others, or there are also some students that were accepted into the school at early years before the school was famous, some that are clearly slacking off and not being able to focus, being a nuisance to other students. The school focuses too much on the grades and how they can get awards so the school could have a higher ranking. I find it ironic how the school mentions about how much they care about pastoral matters, however, the truth is that no one cares, and all they do is to tell you to reflect on your own behalf when you are being treated unjustly, not even caring about how for a second that might make us feel really sad. This sounds so cliche, coming from a student, however, I know what it feels like in other schools, I have been to local schools before for community services, going to other countries for educational programmes, seeing what it is like in their schools, and I can assure you, that it is so extremely different and a lot better, even in local schools in Hong Kong, there is a source of humanity that could be found in the teachers in students that CKY is lacking. Due to the inability of students to work together and to cooperate, there has been a lot of situations where students have been found bullying each other, causing a lot of students to feel depressed and even the senior staff has refused to care about this, instead, threatens the victim and say that they need to see a psychiatrist or else they will be expelled without a refund of school fees for the rest of the year. Those threats are completely true, and it has been witnessed by a number of students. Around 3 years ago, an IB student has commited suicide because of bullying, and a lot of students have dropped out because of the stress and pressure and the fact that they are being victimised, because of how biased the teachers and students are. We are being slaves of other’s actions, and the reason we paid school fees was not to be treated like this. I, being an educated human on god’s green earth acknowledges the importance of self esteem. instead of neglecting the needs of us children, we should learn to compromise what is important to us. The generation right now in this school is completely terrifying, causing me to be disgusted, the fact that ageism is present in this status quo is horrible. us students should not be treated like a slave, we shall not be deliberately made to feel inferior. I know how it feels to be discriminated against, made to feel inferior in this society, and I therefore am urging all people in this school that treats us students like a cookie cutter and some inferior slave to stop doing that. Us children develops the sensitivity to emotions at a few months old, and we get hurt by what you say. We are being terrorised, because we do not know how to stand up for ourselves, all thanks to the SGO of the school, which does absolutely nothing but to make us feel insecure, fearing that one day they will expose all our problems to senior teachers, which are good at nothing but to insult students. This is also because a lot of the staff in this school is terribly unconscious about the fact that we have feelings, rubbing things at our faces, calling us useless, which truly hurts. This school denies the fact that students are also human beings, instead, treat us like a punching bag, where teacher screams at students because of the workload this school gives them, due to the fact that the school does not want to have so many teachers to save money, instead, hiring just a few and shoving all the work at their face. We hurt everyday, on a daily basis, listening and seeing these rude and disgusting remarks from the teachers of this school. In light of the recent events in Hong Kong, there has also been an increasing amount of students dropping out of school, and because of that, the school is starting to be so protective of their students, in a terrible and disgusting way, sending threats to students that are about to study abroad, saying that they will write letters about how “bad” they are as a person. Take this Y10 IGCSE student as an example. He has previously mentioned how he could not submit the coursework on time as he had to go abroad for interviews. He requested very politely for an extension, however, as the school did not want anyone leaving because they wanted more profit, they decided to neglect his needs and to send him threats. I will directly quote it from the email that his teacher has sent him. “Additionally, if you do not make this deadline, Principal C**** has stated that, since your actions with regard to this coursework show a high degree of irresponsibility and an inability to take ownership of your own workload, the school will consider sending a follow up letter to the schools you have applied to in the US explain this incident and how it reflects your character.” I find this, from a third person perspective highly unethical. The school has decided to pretend to feel some sort of sympathy, which they do not, and give him a 1 day extension. He has been very very polite and owned up to his actions by saying that he could show proof that he had attempted another version, yet the school still decides to threaten him, proceeding to threaten his future beyond what they are supposed to control. First of all, this is his coursework. He should be the one taking the responsibility as it is his grades afterall, which he did, so whether he handed it on time is his choice, and whether the school offers him an extension is the school’s choice, even if it is unethical. However, the fact that the school decides to threaten his future, sending letters to the schools that he has applied to is atrocious, pathetic, immoral, reflecting on how selfish the school is. Furthermore, the school has zero faith in students, saying that the student’s first draft would be “rejected by CIE”, and could not be “impressed enough”. First of all, the fact that the school has assumed that it would be “rejected” by the Cambridge International Examinations shows how the school has no faith in the student, and if the school thought that he would fail from the first day anyway, why did they not alert him and not tell him how to improve? The school has also repeatedly insulted the student, and if the student was so not trustworthy and since the school was so “constantly disgusted at the nature of” his “excuses”, why did they even accept his application? This alludes to the fact that this school honestly doesn't even care about students, does not even care about how those little things that the school is doing, such as neglecting them and being in denial of the urgency of getting a good grade, refusing to acknowledge how extremely important it is to him. From this situation, it could also be concluded how the school does not even care, at the very slightest bit about their students, only caring about their own reputation. Speaking about the school’s reputation, this school wants to do everything they want in order to maintain their reputation, even if it means pulling students down, dragging teachers down, tearing our dreams into shreds, discouraging us on a daily basis. I find it ironic, how the school’s motto is “In this school, every child is good at something”. The fact that they make it so certain that every child can be good at anything reflects on the contradictory when they tell us how worthless we are, how we will always be a failure, how we are an outcast, how we will never succeed in life. Yes, this is what us students hear on a daily basis, and if you are wondering whether we get used to it, the answer is no. Although we expect teachers to call us that, everytime we hear it, it hurts a little more, it is as if they are engraving all those words into our heart. Every child should be blessed with a happy childhood, living in a suitable environment, and the fact that our parents have paid our school fees does not make it reasonable for the school to treat us like trash. In the culture of Asia, China and Hong Kong in particular, there is this social hierarchy practice that I am against. This is where people that are perceived as more superior get to treat the “inferior people '' like utter trash. In the 21st century’s global society, a lot of politicians have been promoting equality, yet, this school is so mentallty brainwashed by this culture, choosing to have this sort of hierarchy, for no apparent reason, except to see people suffer for their own entertainment. Examples of how they treat us inferior is as an example, in the New Zealand study tour, they choose to let teachers sit at the front for the shows, yet, we are the one who pays the fees, not them, and we were also the same people that paid their fees as well. I find it appalling how they are willing to do anything it takes to make sure that the senior teachers are happy, and they are also willing to do anything it takes to make sure that they can turn a student into a miserable mess. Furthermore, this school highly values the theory of independence by isolating students from each other, which they believe that it will help make students more reliant on themselves, but the results are contradicting from the aims. By isolating students, it makes them lose interest in so many activities, as they feel a lack of compassion. This, as a result causes students to lose the motivation to do better in school, and to join extracurricular activities. By the word ‘isolation’, it means putting them in classes with people they do not like, not coincidentally but intentionally, setting up groups that makes students very stressed, as there are very many freeriders, and especially in IGCSE, a lot of the grades from the group project does affect the overall grades of the students themselves, causing a lot of students to have bad grades because of the teacher’s plans to isolate them. It is a very crucial and integral part of our childhood, to learn to grow up with independence, but making us lose the things that we deserve is not helping us turn into some independent student, instead, it makes us very depressed and insecure. A lot of teachers take the initiative to talk badly about students, not only to teachers, but also to students. As an example, when one student’s parents has had enough of how the teacher has treated the student and went to the principal to see what she can do, the teacher got very very angry and decided to call out the student and start defending himself and throwing a massive dig at the student. Not only has the teacher decided to expose the student to the student’s classmates, he has also talked to other teachers, behind her back and had completely ruined and spoiled the impression that other teachers had on her. The fact that the teacher refuses to reflect on his behalf enhances the inequality of this school, and not only has this student endured something like this, there have been a lot of scandals where things like this have happened. As a lot of students have left or decided to leave the school, and I happen to be one of them. The reason students had decided to leave was not mainly due to the situation in Hong Kong, instead, it was because they could not stand the mistreatment anymore, being treated like total trash everyday had made them feel extremely insecure, fearing that bad things would happen to them. This school is literally destined to sink, and a lot of teachers including the senior staff have already known. The fact that there is a lack of students to pay the school fees as there is an increasing amount of students leaving and a lack of enrollment, causes the school to have to cut budget, hence, only hiring a limited amount of teachers, and also cutting the salary, hiring anyone that has applied for the job. It is ironic how this school is supposed to be a private school that provides world class education, yet, all they really do is to insult students as teachers are fed up with their job. Us students live in fear on a daily basis, due to the fact that the teachers and students are constantly backstabbing students. Although we are always told that we should be In conclusion, although the school looks very nice from the outside, with students graduating having a high level of education, you will never know what happens inside the school unless you’ve really been there, you will never know how it feels to face this sort of misery for nearly a decade. This school is pathetic, abysmal, and I can assure you, karma will come back to them, and justice will serve. I could barely recall the last time I felt happy in this school, and even after I leave, all those tragic memories will be forever in my heart. If you would like to attain more information about this ‘School’, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at [email protected] Yours Faithfully. [email protected] ( Because of personal reasons, I have decided to remain anonymous, as this school loves to rip down anyone that speaks badly about them )

Prefer not to say because of evil culture at CKY, 13/03/2020 @ 10:34:29
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Absolutely awful school. Teachers are tricked into buying their own laptops for work. Management is awful and highly abusive. Overly hierarchical, owner makes all the decisions and everyone is scared of her. Zero job security. Most teachers are inexperienced and unqualified. Much of the management are unskilled and untrained. They even made some teaching assistants assistant principals and senior teachers. All the good teachers are pressurised into leaving.

jeff, 12/03/2020 @ 12:45:02
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Super biased teachers, the facilities are good, but the teachers are unqualified for this job, the primary teachers are good but the secondary ones are just really bad. And we have to pay more for secondary. The teachers will make you have depression and anxiety. They are discouraging and always scold you (especially the Chinese teachers). So if you are considering to enter this school, please don't.

Prefer not to say, 01/02/2020 @ 06:28:41
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This school tries to keep up its good reputation but the truth is they lack responsibility regardings solving problems, causing various students to have poor well-being. The following factors make the school an uncomfortable environment for students, including poor facilities, teachers full of unjust, and the untold truth about music and arts in our school. Here are some aspects to talk about based on the rating: Starting with facilities, it is severely broken for many years where the school did not consider to fix it, i.e. for me to be in different classrooms for 3+ consecutive years with broken projector. To make this more persuasive, it is often that class time is wasted varying for 5-20 minutes to fix the projector. The door handle is always broken and reported to the school office, but no job has been done. The air condition does not work and it is reported, the school has done nothing to change facility problems. Unstable tables and chairs were not taken away from students, and they had to sit on them every day, making them vulnerable from getting injured. This not only happens to classrooms but also other rooms of different purposes, such as DT, ICT lab and more. Chalks and markers in the classroom were always missing, showing how unorganized the school is towards their facilities. The information above are just typical examples of school's unconcern and disregard to their own unsafe properties. Not every single teacher are bad, however, there are some occasions that not a lot of people know. Many teachers are biased to students who are academically outstanding, appealing as a class clown. When students generally struggle with their academics or school life, they cannot manage to even give any encouragement, support or improvement suggestions, all they did was to tell students 'reflect' their own 'actions' and stating that 'if you don't understand then ask', but when student questioned and still yet to understand, it is not surprising that they were unreasonably sent to 'homework club'. Teachers have the right to dislike students due to their lack of effort or poor attitude, but it does not mean that they have the right to mess up their grades.

prefer not to say, to prevent teachers from screaming at my face for telling the truth , 21/01/2020 @ 04:55:52
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9 years of being here, i’ve faced isolation, anxiety, insecurity, agony, misery. life here has been a complete tragedy. - First of all, the money parents pour into the school after the school’s constant pathetic begging goes to nowhere as the school is incredibly not transparent as to where the money went - The school also loves to push this narrative of being a ‘reading based school’ when in truth nobody in the school even cares about it - there are also many rumours and scandals regarding some members of the senior staff that I will not mention for obvious reasons. - Some teachers’ CV are really questionable and the turnover rate for the better teachers is super high. 20 teacher out of around 200 left last year, with 17 leaving the year before. (I wonder why) - Many things gets kept away from students with the management being terribly not transparent with anything that goes on behind the scenes - The students aren’t cared for in this community, with the school treating them like cookie cutter students. Students do not have opportunities to explore their interests, with the school being clearly biased to push students to pursue certain things such as reading, instruments etc. - In addition, this school is literally a black market, forcing students to flush their money into the toilet by forcing them to purchase open day tickets, raffle tickets, for what? I don’t see any renovation for the school. - Most importantly, students are treated terribly, with this “hierarchy” in this school, they deliberately make students and some teachers feel inferior, instead of compromising and negotiating with us, they choose to scream at us and throw things of us, classic example of child abuse. As an example, my grades have been messed up on purpose because the teacher doesn’t like me, multiple times, and not only me, but a lot of other students are victims of this. - In conclusion, this school looks great from the outside, but is disgustingly poor once you get to know the school in more depth. This school is abysmal, causing multiple students to attempt suicide, while there is the SGO sitting there doing absolutely nothing but shredding students into pieces. The school calls itself an anti bullying school, but I have been bullied by not only students, but mostly teachers. Please, mark my words, do not even think of sending your child there, every child deserves to be blessed by a happy childhood, not being abused in this terrible place.

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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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