The cradle of top girls in the DSE Diploma Examination - Diocesan Girls' School has recently advertised for the principal of the Secondary Section, who will take office in September 2024, which means that the current principal, Liu Jinlijuan, will retire soon.
Mrs. Liu is the second Chinese principal of the women's school. When she retired the year after next year, she had led the women's school for a quarter of a century.
Liu Jinlijuan, who will be 70 years old when she retired, returned to her alma mater as a teacher in 1990 and spent more than half of her life in Diocesan Girls' School. She admired single-sex schools and asked in an interview: "When I was young, I also went to Diocesan Girls' School. Looking back now, I think that time was the most free time for me.” To make up for the gap caused by students not living or studying with boys, the school will design some programs to invite boys to the school or arrange for female students to go to their schools Participate in activities.
The results of the DSE Diploma of Secondary Education Examination were released on July 20. Diocesan Girls' School gave birth to a female champion. Principal Liu Jinlijuan (right) encouraged the candidates.
(Photo by Zheng Zifeng)
Principals do not have to retire at 60 after switching to DSS in 2006
Liu Pang Yilin, the first Chinese principal of the women's school, retired in 1999, and Liu Jinlijuan, who was the vice principal at the time, took over as the principal, which has been up to now.
After the girls' school was converted from a subsidized school to a direct subsidy school in 2006, the school administration was handled by the incorporated management committee, and the principal did not have to retire at the age of 60 like other secondary schools. Mrs. Lau has always been extended.
Mrs. Lau was born in 1954, so when she retires in 2024, she will be exactly 70 years old.
Her husband is the former Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Lau Yee-cheung.
After 2000, many prestigious schools successively converted to direct subsidy. At that time, the transfer of female students was also criticized, and they were accused of turning into noble schools. The school's current Secondary One tuition fee is 38,000 yuan.
One of the reasons at that time was that aided secondary schools and private primary schools could not be integrated into a one-stop system. If the Girls’ Secondary School was not converted, it would have to be separated from the Diocesan Girls’ Primary School.
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The new principal will take office no later than September 2024, not only female educators can apply
Women's Pull has recently published a recruitment advertisement, and at the same time recruited new principals of the middle school and primary school, indicating that "Headmaster/Headmistress" is employed, that is, not only female educators can apply, but qualified male educators can also try.
The principal of the elementary school will take office on September 1, 2023; while the principal of the middle school will take office on September 1, 2024, but it is marked "or, if possible, earlier", which means that Liu Jinlijuan is ready to hand over the post at any time.
The women's school has served as the middle school, and Mrs. Simons (Catherine J. Symons, who became the first female member of the Executive Council in 1976) has the longest tenure. She was in charge of the women's school from 1953 to 1985 for 32 years; after that, the first Chinese principal It has been 23 years since Liu Jinlijuan took over in 1999, and it is at least two years longer than Elizabeth Skipton, who served as the principal from 1899 to 1921 and set the current school name for the female selection, and is the second place after becoming the female selection. The longest-serving headmaster of the female school, she held the school for a total of 25 years when she retired the following year.
Diocesan Girls' School's 2017 DSE Diploma Examination gave birth to the super champion Lin Liwen (front row, second from left), principal Liu Jinlijuan (front middle)))) and a group of candidates.
Students who do not meet the standards will be admitted
but will ensure acceptance for the next stage upon graduation
In recent years, Liu Jinlijuan has rarely accepted media interviews, but she accepted a series of interviews with CityU President Guo Wei earlier, "Ask the City: Dialogue with the World's Top Principals".
The predecessor of Nvba was founded in 1860 and was one of the earliest women's schools established by the Anglican Church in Hong Kong. It was established by the wife of the first archbishop who came to Hong Kong from England.
Mrs. Liu said that the bishop’s wife has left two traditions to the school: first, it is an English school, except for Chinese, Chinese history and Chinese literature, all other subjects are taught in English; second, it pays great attention to spiritual cultivation, and It has always been a Christian school.
She said that in terms of education, the school ensures that the five elements are included, "We have academic pursuits, but we also believe and hope that students have a healthy body, so sports are good for health." When enrolling students, the school will try to enroll the best students in various fields. Outstanding student, "she may be an athlete who was not up to par academically when she entered our school, but when they graduate, we make sure they are ready for the next stage of their education."
I think this is the difference between Diocesan Girls' School and other secondary schools.
Many middle schools in Greater China only admit students based on their academic performance. We do not do this.
Liu Jinlijuan, Principal of Diocesan Girls' School
Oppose the transfer to a co-educational school will invite boys to the school or students to participate in activities at the boys' school
Guo Wei asked about the fact that there are a lot of discussions about coeducational schools instead of separating male and female students.
Mrs. Lau admitted that many people asked the same question, but she denied them all. "When I was young, I also went to Diocesan Girls' School. Looking back now, I think that time was the most free time for me. You could chat with female friends, Make friends, and they will become your friends." She also said that in the past, when girls wanted to study science, some people would always say that this is not what girls should study, it is a subject exclusive to boys, but they don't feel it when they study for girls. to that limit.
However, Mrs. Liu also agrees that it is necessary to make up for the shortcomings of girls' schools in some aspects, and try to make up for the gap caused by the fact that female students do not live or study with boys.
We do have programs where boys are invited to the school or we go to them, but this is less frequent because we still want to give girls a gender-separated learning environment.
Liu Jinlijuan, Principal of Diocesan Girls' School
The principal of Diocesan Girls' School, Liu Jinlijuan, will personally explain the admission requirements at the Secondary One Admissions Lecture every year.
(Photo provided by Diocesan Girls' School)
Before returning to Nvba to teach, she worked in the Chinese Academy of the British Ministry of Defense
After graduating from Diocesan Girls' School, Liu Jinlijuan went to the University of Waterloo in Canada to study sociology. At the beginning of her career, she worked in the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Chinese Institute of the British Ministry of Defence.
In 1990, she returned to the Women's School as a teacher to teach psychology. In 1993, she became the director of counseling. In 1994, she became the vice principal.
Mrs. Lau has held different public positions for a long time, including serving as the chairman of the Women's Affairs Commission from 2010 to 2018. Before that, she served as the Broadcasting Authority, the Independent Commission Against Corruption Complaints Committee, the Sustainable Development Committee, the Sir Keith Scholarship Fund Selection Committee and the Family Council, etc. Member, was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the government in 2017.
Liu Jinlijuan (fifth from left) served as the chairperson of the Women's Affairs Commission from 2010 until 2018.
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