School History Principals        
Principals Ms. Mary C. Alexander (1923 - 1938)



Truly I do thank God upon every remembrance of Pooi to Middle School’s glorious seventy years of history.

For her founders, I thank God. They toiled in the dawning days of opportunity for education for girls. Their pathway was often uphill, and their roads strewn with obstacles of ignorance, and discouragement. And yet they faltered not.

For her many faithful Christian national and missionary teachers, men and women, I thank God. Their students too, rise up and call them blessed and thank God for them. Their salaries were mere pittances but characters built into the future women of China, they counted high reward.

For the thousands of students that have been blessed by Pooi To’s ministry, I thank God. From among these have gone forth home-makers and mothers, teachers, church leaders, administrators, writers, professional and business women. For each of these, I thank God.

For the blessed opportunity that I personally had in more than two decades of service in Pooi To’s halls, I thank God. For the fellowship in the gospel with trustees, faculty, and students during those years, I thank God.

For the faith, loyalty and love of long line of friends, patrons, trustees, faculty members and students, I thank God. May their number continue to be legion till the Lord comes.

Finally, may I apply the words of Paul as to my faith in Pooi To’s future, and as to my prayers for Pooi To.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:6, 8-11

(Quoted from “Pooi To Middle School 70th Anniversary Commemorative Book”)