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1886

The Church Missionary Society took over the school for Ms. Johnstone and named it Fairlea Girls’ School

1936

The foundation stone was laid at our Farm Road campus. Mrs. Cheung Chinn Yee Ching was appointed the first Headmistress of Heep Yunn School.

1941

Forced closure of the school due to Japanese Occupation.

1946

School building restored to Heep Yunn School by the British Army in January. The school re-opened in February with 309 girls and boys.

1948

The opening of the gymnasium.

1957

Dedication of the Chapel of St. Clare of Assisi

1958

Mrs. Cheung Chinn Yee Ching retired from her post after 22 years of heading Heep Yunn School. Mrs. Cheung Lo Pok Hing became the second Headmistress.

1963

Arts & science classes in form six opened.

1965

The expansion of the school grounds was completed.

1966

Heep Yunn sent her first three students directly into the University of Hong Kong

1971

Rt. Rev. Bishop Gilbert Baker officially opened the junior assembly hall and the library.

1972

The closing of the dormitory.

1974

The first group of upper six students (social science) sat for Advanced Level examinations. The students were assigned to prepare for the Social Science Faculty at HKU.

1978

Mrs. Cheung Lo Pok Hing’s retirement at her 20th year in Heep Yunn School. Mrs. Minnie Lai was appointed the third Headmistress

1981

The swimming pool was opened.

1983

Three tennis courts and a volleyball court were added.

1984

The garden near the chapel and the athletics track beside the basketball court were built. Heep Yunn won its first Omega Rose Bowl (later renamed as the Bank of China (HK) Bauhinia Bowl since 2002). Heep Yunn has been the Division One Overall Girls’ Champion ever since.

1985

The playground in the primary section was built.

1986

The Jubilee Building was opened. Heep Yunn celebrated its 50th anniversary with a concert at City Hall and a two-day exhibition in the school.

1991

The installation of the air-conditioning system was completed.

1993

The top floor of the Jubilee Building was completed; the Geography Room was moved to its new premises there.

1994

The library was doubled in size.

1996

A secondary-primary-kindergarten combined concert was held at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall in July 1996 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Heep Yunn School.

1998

The library was computerized. The official homepage of Heep Yunn School was established, and each Heep Yunn girl was given her own account.

1999

HK$2.5 million was invested in the LAN system. Sixteen computers in library and seventy-two computers in special rooms were installed.

2002

Mrs. Minnie Lai retired after 24 years of heading the school.  Mrs. Clara Lau was appointed headmistress as her successor. The School Improvement Project started.

2005

Completion of the SIP building with the new Mrs. Winnie Man Sports Centre and Mrs. Ip Lo Hing Yuen Student Activity Centre. The Mrs. Minnie Lai Theatre was opened in the Jubilee Building. Completion of the Sorority Garden with the aid of the generous funding from the Old Girls’ Association.

2006

Celebration of Heep Yunn’s 70th Anniversary with the ‘Muse of Spring’ in March (a showcase of the school’s drama productions), the school concert “Gloria” in July in the Sha Tin Town Hall, as well as the Thanksgiving Service and the Reunion Dinner in October. The library was renamed Au Lam Shui Lan Memorial Library after refurbishment.

2007

Heep Yunn School was awarded the Best Girls’ Choir of Hong Kong.

2009

Heep Yunn School celebrates its 25th consecutive championship in the interschool Division One girls’ competitive sports, having been awarded the Bank of China (HK) Bauhinia Bowl (formerly the Omega Rose Bowl) since 1984. Heep Yunn School was awarded the Best Junior Girls’ Choir of Hong Kong.

2011

Heep Yunn School celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a reunion dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Approval was given for the school to changed to Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school mode in September 2012. Mrs. Clara Lau retired after 9 years of heading the school, and Mr. C.H. Lee was appointed the fifth head of Heep Yunn School.

2012

Heep Yunn School changed to DSS school mode.

2016

Celebration of Heep Yunn’s 80th Anniversary.