Wednesday, September 19, 2012

80th Anniversary of the Founding of Hou Kong Middle School

Hou Kong Middle School was founded in 1932 and is a school committed to patriotism, loving
Macao and cultivating talents for the society. The education provided by Hou Kong Middle School is open to all citizens, making no social distinctions in teaching and the school implements the educational policy of comprehensive development of moral character, intelligence, physical health and aesthetic.

Hou Kong Middle School has gone through the the years of hardship and gloty. Under the guidance of all previous sessions of school hoards and principals, the school catches up with the social development and makes contributions to talent cuhivation and harmonious development of the society. The educational achievements of hou Kong Middle School have been recognized by the society. Upon the first anniversary of the return of Macao to the motherland, China President Jiang Zemin visited the school and gave an inscription for the school. Hou Kong Middle School, peaches and plums offer their fragrance”, which means the school with great achievements in teaching. In 2003, Vice President Zeng Qinghong visited the school and gave encouragenk’nts to the teachers and students.

Hou Kong Middle School has always been sticking to the policy of rigorous education and the principle of “teach students in accordance of their aptitude”. From 1993, the school started the reform of “divide and diversity”, the students are divided into different groups and areas of study according to their capabilities and interests, cultivating a group of “high score, high competency and high quality” students while enhancing the overall quality of all students. After the return, the school makes further efforts to deepen the education reform, construct a high-quality teaching team, strengthen subject construction, optimize teaching environment, promote campus culture and make new developments. Hou Kong Middle School attaches a great importance to the cultivation of interests and competency of the students and makes outstanding results in all kinds of competitions More than 90’k of the students graduating from the senior middle school department can continue their study in tertiary education institutions, including famous universities such as Peking University and Tsinghua University as well as other universities in Macao and foreign countries.

In order to meet the requirements for social development and talent cultivation in Macao SAR, the “Premier School Affiliated to hou Kong Middle School” with first-grade teaching team, management level, teaching facilities and teaching quality was established at the place of the former branch school in Taipa in 2010. The Premier School implements a small-class teaching system with Mandarin and English as the teaching language: emphasis is placed on the artistic edification and character cultivation of the students: the students are fostered towards the Olympic Spirit so that they can become talents with international vision for future management of Macao.

When looking into the future, all colleagues from Hou Kong Middle School will keep making efforts and developing together with the times, updating their educational concept, making innovations in teaching method, enhancing the teaching quality and cultivating more excellent talents for undertaking of “One Country, Two Systems”.

This set of commemorative stamps includes four stamps and one souvenir sheet, with school developments, cultivation of the spirit to love the country and Macao. academic study, artistic edification, physical exercise and scientific exploration as the themes, the stamps Ñlly display the campus life and teaching features of hou Kong Middle School. This set of commemorative stamps has tidy layout and bright colors, deliver profound messages and thus are worthy of collection.

Hou Kong Middle School
Translation: C&C - Translation Centre, Ltd.

The Stamps:
The Sheetlet:
The Souvenir Sheet:
The FDC with Stamps:
The FDC with Souvenir Sheet:
The Post Mark:

Dados Técnicos/Technical Data
Valor dos Selos/Stamps Value: stamps of 1.50, 2.50, 3.50 and 4.00 Patacas
Folha Miniatura com quatro séries/Minisheet with four sets
Valor do Bloco/Souvenir Sheet Value: 10.00 Patacas
Desenho/Design: Ng Wai Kin
Data emissão/Issue date: 10.06.2012
Impressor/Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
Papel/Paper: Paper with Security Fibers
Picotagem/Perforation: 13 x 13¼

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