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School Milestones  

Establishment Period World War II Period Private School Period Aided School Period
1888 - 1936 1937 - 1944 1945 - 1977 1978 - 1999 2000 - now


Since its establishment in 1888, Pooi To Middle School (PTMS) has remained true
to her goal in grooming young ladies to contribute to society.



Establishment Period 1888 - 1936
       



1888
  • Missionary Emma Young was sent by Southern Baptist Convention which was based in USA to set up ‘Pooi To Academy’ in Guangzhou for women to receive education and to learn about Christianity. Only five people enrolled on ‘Classes for Women’ when the first lesson started on 3 March.
1889
  • Mrs. Rosewell H. Graves, who served Pooi To for 35 years, was the principal from 1898 to1901 and 1911 to1922.
1901
  • Ms. Carrie Bostick was appointed as the principal from 1901-1910. (married to Rev. John Lake in 1909)

1903
  • The Princess Society (a Charity Group), Joy Club (Bible Study Group) and ‘Prayer Meetings’ were set up.



1907
  • The school moved into new premises in Dongshan, Canton.
1911
  • Mrs. Rosewell H. Graves was the principal from 1911 to 1922, and Missionary Mary R. Anderson was the vice principal from 1911 to 1917, 1919 to 1922.

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1913
  • Elementary Teacher Training Program was launched.
  • Student Union was established.

1914
  • Old Student Association was established.

1917
  • Ms. Anderson returned to America.


1918
  • Kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and Elementary Teacher Training school were established.

1919
  • Ms. Anderson returned from America.
  • Evening School was established.
  1920
  • Old Student Association was renamed Pooi To Alumni Association.
1921
  • The first Graduation Ceremony was held.
  1922
  • Girl Guides was founded.

1923
  • Missoinary Mary C. Alexander, who was the supervisor and principal from 1923 to 1938, served Pooi To for 36 years.
  • Mr. Tong Ping-wing was appointed as the principal from 1923-1926.

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  1924
  • New academic structure (3-3 scheme) was adopted.
  • The school was named as Pooi To Girls’ School.


1926
  • Ms. Flora E. Dodson became the principal.

 
1927
  • Missoinary Mary C. Alexander was appointed as principal.

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1928
  • Funds were raised for a school building ‘40th Anniversary Memorial Hall’.



1929
  • Middle Wing of 40th Anniversary Memorial Hall ’ was completed.


1930
  • The school was registered. From then on, it was to be managed by Chinese.
  • Ms. Chan Yuen-so was appointed as principal.

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1931  

 
1932
  • Ms. Chan Yuen-so furthered her studies in the United States and Missoinary Mary C. Alexander took up the post.
  • East and West Wings of 40th Anniversary Memorial Hall’ were completed.

 
1933  

 
1934
  • Ms. Chan Yuen-so returned from the States.



1935
  • Mr. Wan Yiu-bun was appointed as principal from 1935 to 1946.

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  翼社 1936
  • Committee of Extra-curricular Activities was established.


Establishment Period World War II Period Private School Period Aided School Period
1888 - 1936 1937 - 1944 1945 - 1977 1978 - 1999 2000 - now