School History

1910s

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

1920s

1927
  • School moved to the present site at 33 MacDonnell Road

1930s

1932
  • School badge design was adopted

1940s

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

1950s

1950
  • School renamed St. Paul's Co-educational College 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

1960s

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

1970s

1971
  • New Primary School building at 33 MacDonnell Road completed
1979
  • Choir and orchestra were invited to tour and perform in Thailand

1980s

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

1990s

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 (Co-ordinator) 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

2000s

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 the 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; remained a keen participant since then in the choir festival that take place every two years on different continents
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