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S. C. Gaw Memorial College

Coordinates: 22°21′09″N 114°06′06″E / 22.35250°N 114.10167°E / 22.35250; 114.10167
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Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College
School badge of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College
7 Tsing Sum Street, Town Centre

Hong Kong
TypeAided, Co-educational
Motto勤儉忠信 (Diligence, Frugality, Loyalty, and Faithfulness)
Established1984; 40 years ago (1984)
FounderTung Wah Group of Hospitals
School districtKwai Tsing (Also Sham Shui Po and Tsuen Wan)
PrincipalMr Jack Wong
GradesSecondary 1 to 6
Campus size4750 m2
Campus typeUrban and rural
HousesDiligence(勤), Frugality(儉), Loyalty(忠), and Faithfulness(信)
Red, Orange, Yellow and Blue
Song東華三院校歌 (School Song of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals)
The school building amidst hills and villages with extension under construction

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College (Chinese: 東華三院吳祥川紀念中學) is a secondary school[1] on Tsing Yi Island,[2] Hong Kong. The school is surrounded by four resited villages, Tai Wong Ha, Yim Tin Kok, Lam Tin, and San Uk.

The College is a co-educational school, accepting both boys and girls. The majority of students are residents on the island though there are many students from other parts of Hong Kong. Established by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, a registered charity, in 1984, the school is dependent upon government funding.[3] Instruction is given in English, Cantonese (oral) and Chinese (written).


In the early 1980s, as part of the major new town development in the area, the Ha Chung Mei village area close to Tsing Yi Lagoon was reclaimed by the government.[4] As part of a government drive to build more classrooms, the college was established in 1984[5] by the charity organisation Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. It was the third secondary school to be built on Tsing Yi Island and the 13th secondary school of the charity. S. C. Gaw[[]] [zh-tw] (吳祥川) was the father of a former Tung Wah director, Anthony T. Gaw (吳仲燦).

Due to construction delays, it commenced classes in 1984 in 12 borrowed classrooms at nearby Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College. The school moved into its new building in March 1984 and a formal opening ceremony was held in January 1986, the next year, presided over by senior government official Ng[clarify] Poon-wai (廖本懷).

In 2005, an extension of the school was completed.

In 2015, Latin dancers of the college were awarded prizes at the 90th Blackpool Dance Festival.[6]

Motto & colours[edit]

School motto[edit]

The school motto, (Chinese: 勤儉忠信; Sidney Lau: Kan4Gim6Jung1Sun3, literally "diligence, frugality, loyalty, belief"), is inscribed on a lacquered board in its assembly hall. School houses are named for each of the components of the motto.[citation needed]

House and school colours[edit]

The school divides students and teaching staff into four houses. Houses are named after the school motto, namely, Diligence (), Frugality (), Loyalty (), and Belief ().[5][7] Diligence is in red, Frugality orange, Loyalty yellow and Belief blue.


  • Cheng Man-wai (鄭文煒) 1984 - 1997
  • Tam Fuk-kei (譚福基) 1997 - 2005
  • Ho Lai-po (何禮寶) 2005 - 2010
  • Agnes Tang Wai-chun (鄧蕙珍) 2010–2017
  • Jack Wong (黃振裘) 2018–Present

See also[edit]


"Major events" (in Chinese). Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)


  1. ^ Education Bureau. "Secondary School Places Allocation System 2015/2017" (PDF).
  2. ^ Education Post/South China Morning Post. "Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College".
  4. ^ Area 3 (Tsing Yi). Hong Kong Government. 1966.
  5. ^ a b "houses" (in Chinese).
  6. ^ "TWGHs S.C. Gaw Memorial College dancers won praise and prizes - but they want more". Youth Post / South China Morning Post.
  7. ^ Committee on Home-School Co-operation. "Tung Wah Group of Hospitals S. C. Gaw Memorial College".

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