Chung Wah School in Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Chung Wah School (traditional Chinese: 中華學校; wherein 中華 is an alternate formal name for China,1 and 學校 means school2) is a school on Guadalcanal, in Honiara, the capital of both Solomon Islands and its Guadalcanal Province. In 2010, the school had classes from preschool to grade six (usually when children reach the age of 12).3 Anne Thomas, a New Zealander, came to the school in 1990, taught the first grade (sometimes referred to as "Standard 1" locally) before becoming its principal (in 1992 or earlier).45 A 2004 report shows she was then a National Education Board member (then containing 25 members in total), as representative of the Private Education Authorities;6; and on 4/6/2011 she was appointed again to be a National Education Board member (one of 31)7 for 3 years; she was again listed as 1 of 29 such members in 2015.8 Even though the school explicitly welcomes all nationalities9 and ethnicities,10 and its predominant ethnic group was characterized as multicultural (to be understood within the context of the Solomon Islands) in 2012;11 its original purpose was to pass on Chinese language and culture. After about 2 decades without Chinese tutors, finally in 2013, the school was successful in the lengthy retention of Chinese teachers once more, from this time on to teach Mandarin whereas previously only Cantonese was taught.10 In 2014, the school had 3 Mandarin teachers: 2 from China and 1 from Taiwan. Mandarin was taught in both daily lessons, as well as during advanced after school "extra-curricular" classes. Extra-curricular classes (after school or during breaktime) in other subjects were usually referred to as "clubs", and ranged from business to sports, cooking and arts.1213 The school's Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) (cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Related to school's activities), in 1995, was planning to establish the first intake of the Chung Wah Secondary School in January 1996.14

Administration

Solomon Islands Chinese Association

The Solomon Islands Chinese Association (founded in 1964 as a forum for the Chinese community on the Solomon Islands),15 sometimes abbreviated as SICA (not to be confounded with the equally abbreviated Solomon Islands Christian Association) and Chinese Association in short, has been described as running the school: The Association runs its own school, which opens to the public, ranging from kindergarten to standard 6.16 The 1992 edition of the school's newspaper claims that, initially, the school was under the control of a "committee of notable members" of the Chinese Association.17 The association has been described as administering the school in a 2002 article18 and has acted as a spokesperson for the school in 2015.19 The association also entailed a Chinese teacher, in 2011.20 The association has made various donations to the school,21 among which giving students Red envelope "lucky money" for Chinese New Year.2223

Comptrollers

The school's newspaper claims that a Controller (sometimes referred to as Comptroller) was introduced since the "committee of notable members" of the Chinese Association didn't suffice any longer when the school needed to expand in the late 1970s (cf. History > 1970s – 1980s). Its function description is "administering the school".17
Names and descriptions of the school's controllers, sorted chronologically24
Period Controller
Name Description
3/1986 (at least)25 – 11/1993 (at least)26 Karen Chan
  • Negotiated and acquired a prefabricated building from the U.S. Seabees for the school.27
  • In the late 1980s, when there was a need for more classrooms, made an appeal to the Republic of China (Taiwan), which resulted in the biggest share of donations used for 5 additional classrooms (cf. History – 1970s – 1980s).
  • Used to be a volunteer at the Red Cross Centre.
  • Is reported to have a teaching background; at a time of shortage of teachers at Chung Wah, she "made use of her experience in the kindergarten, and taught Chinese language".
  • Converted a storeroom into the school's library, used at least since November 1992.
  • Ran at least 3 businesses (stated in the school's newspaper of November 1992, where it is not mentioned if her control of the school is included in this number).17
10/2010 (at least)28 – ... Thomas Koh Chan28 More can be read in my article on Thomas Koh Chan.

Board of trustees

The school has a board of trustees. One of its members is Wendy Ho,10 who has been part of The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) since late 1991 and was noted as its Finance Officer since at least 1992,29 later as the Administration Manager of the same since at least 2008,30 and in 2015 was Administration Manager and Personnel Manager of the same agency.31 On behalf of the Chinese Association, Matthew Quan, president of that association, thanked Wendy Ho during a festivity of Chinese New Year in Honiara.32 For donations, cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Not related to school's activities.

History

1940s – 1960s

Soon after the war, Chinese settled along the Mataniko River in Honiara and established shops.33 In either 1950 or 1951 (the year of estimate is unclear), it was estimated that there were 195 Chinese & 10 other Asiatics living in the whole protectorate, when its total population was estimated to be 98,581. In a colonial report of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the Chinese seem generally characterized as tradesmen.34 The school used to be described as a Chinese school for (Chinese) children in Honiara.3536373839 Only Chinese students were accepted, to ensure full Chinese control.3340 The Solomon Islands Chinese Association claims the school started by a group of volunteers teaching children from the Chinese community in Honiara.41 The school writes that the school's first students intake was in the early 1940s, suggests that the school was founded in 1948 by the Chinese community to improve educational opportunities,33 and that the school's origins are to be found in 1949, in a local residence by Chow Yum.42 Quan Park Yee (19 November 1906 – 17/10/2006)43 gives the following account on the origins of the school: One day in 1949, the Resident Commissioner came into my tailor's shop to order a new suit. He noticed a group of Chinese children playing in the street and asked why they weren't in school. I told him that there was no school for them. He asked me to talk to the parents of the children to see if they were interested in building a school. I spoke to Lo See War and some other parents and then went back to tell the Resident Commissioner that they wanted a school very much. The Resident Commissioner told the parents to ask the Public Works Department for timber and roofing iron. The benches and desks were made in a workshop by Woy Yiu and Leong Hang. The first Chinese Teacher, Mr. Wong Ting Fong, was joined by a Mrs Anderson who taught English. The school started with 20 pupils of mixed age range who were charged [SBD] £1 (the equivalent of $1544) per month school fees.40 The old school building, which was situated on the Eastern side of Chinatown, was either destroyed or no longer functioning as a school building by 1992, since it is reported that it used to be located on the concrete area in front of the existing school.33 Early Chinese merchant traders were donors,3345 and the building of the new school, also in Chinatown, was made possible by individual donations and fund-raising drives.3340 The new school was established, organized and financed by Chinese residents and the Chinese community,4636 and grew out of one classroom, built in the 1940s, and still in use.3340 The school was officially opened on Saturday 15/10/1949, by Acting Resident Commissioner of the Solomons (J. D. A. Germond). Up until then, there had been no formal education of Chinese children. After the ceremony, "European wellwishers" were entertained by Chinese residents at morning tea. On Monday 17/10/1949, 26 pupils, in new uniforms, started classes in the new building.36 The school's first Chinese teacher, Wong Ting Fong,423340 is said to be newly arrived from China in a 17/10/1949 article.36 All courses were taught in Chinese, except for English.3336 A trained school teacher, V. Anderson (the wife of the Secretary to the Government), was the first to give English instruction333640 and was recruited from the United Kingdom since, according to the school, the Solomon Islands "lacked the necessary trained manpower to teach English".33 In 1992, the school mentions that she revisited the school "in recent years".33 She joined Wong Ting Fong,40 who taught during the afternoon after morning sessions by V. Anderson.36 The school was registered in August 1950.424748 The school claims that, during the 1950s, the whole school was taught by 1 teacher only.33 Some months before November 1952, at request of the Chinese residents for a teacher, the Bishop of Melanesia [Sydney Caulton], wrote to the Bishop of Hong Kong. Fung Shiu Kat was chosen, who in November 1952 or earlier arrived in the British Solomon Islands and joined the staff of the Melanesian Mission. This was the first undertaking of the Melanesian Mission among the Chinese of the British Solomon Islands. He taught 40 children of the Chinese residents of Honiara – ordinary school 6 hours per day and on Saturday mornings, and Sunday school on Sunday. The Chinese community paid his salary.37 Augustine Quan Hong (arrived in 1924, went to Hong Kong after World War II, and returned to Solomon Islands in 1949), member of the Honiara Town Council, nephew of the fist Chinese person who started a business on the Solomon Islands, and entrepreneur himself; helped to found the Chung Wah School.49

1970s – 1980s

The school claims that, as its reputation grew, many non-Chinese wanted to enroll their children.40 The first intake of Solomon Islands students occurred either in the mid-40 or in the late 1970s,33 which made it necessary for the school to expand.17 New classrooms were added. Either some or all of the new classrooms feature plaques above their doors naming the donors who enabled their construction.3340 In the beginning, there were also no "locally" recruited teachers; later, when the school grew and more equipment and resources became available, some joined the staff.33 This should have happened in 1982 or earlier, since it is reported by the school in 1994 that a local teacher (who went to primary school in Auki and to secondary school in Malaita, before getting her teaching certificate at the Solomon Islands Teachers College) had then been teaching at the school for 12 years.50 In the late 1980s, when the school reported an obvious need for more classrooms, Karen Chan (cf. Administration > Comptrollers) made an appeal to the Republic of China (Taiwan), with positive response resulting in the largest donation used to build 5 additional classrooms.51 Whilst some other shares of those donations were raised by the Chinese community in Honiara or came from students' parents or other individuals,51 the Taiwanese government injected SBD$31,540.77 (or ± 55% of the total amount donated to build these classrooms) via the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of the Republic of China (cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Not related to school's activities).

1990s – 2000s

By November 1992, the school counted 12 classrooms for the grades ranging from "Standards 1 to 6", and 3 kindergarten classrooms. At this date, the school did not have a playing-field. The school reports in November 1992 that the newest buildings feature plaques above the doors stating the names of their donors.33 A 1992 PhD thesis says the school, in special circumstances, accepts expatriate students.39 Another doctoral dissertation from the same year characterizes its education as having a high standard and its pupils as pertaining to families who expect their children to achieve.39 A 1994 PhD thesis tagged the school as a high-cost private school (alongside Woodford International School), while categorizing Honiara's primary schools.52 By the Education Act in the 1996 edition of the Laws of Solomon Islands, the school students' annual fee was confined to be within the range of SBD$150–$500.53 Since at least 1993, the school has its own tuck shop.54 At 9:30AM, on 21 August 1995, the Māori queen, Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu (Dame Te Atairangikaahu) arrived at school. In the school's hall, she was welcomed musically by pan flute players. Eileen Barrett (the wife of the New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Te Rongotoa "Tia" Barrett) accompanied the queen during her visit to the school. The pupils danced custom dances, and some of them wore custom Solomon Islands dresses. Gifts were exchanged; the queen gave a speech had morning tea with the staff, and watched classes at work.55 In 1996, on multiple occasions, toddlers had to be removed from the kindergarten area, due to heavy rains in Honiara and drainage problems around the school. Therefor, construction workers dug deeper trenches around the preschool area and the assembly hall during months, which were almost complete by November 1996.56 The Solomon Islands addendum of the initial reports of States parties due in 1997, monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, states that corporal punishment in schools still occurs but is not allowed. Legal precedents were the Chung Wah School and "Baddeley".57

Solomon Islands "ethnic tension" (1998 – 2003)

In Solomon Islands' history, the term "ethnic tension" usually covers the lawlessness, disorder and armed fighting which surfaced between 1998 and 2003.58 In its 2000 newspaper, the school's principle describes "incessant gunfire" which kept pupils "awake through the night". In a section about "the ethnic tension" (already mentioned by the principal in November 199959), pupils report the same and other criminal acts such as armed robberies of shops and residences, teenager militants, the destroying of communal water and electricity systems, the burning of student's houses, a decline of customers and the closing of shops, gunmen entering a school's building and closing its doors, cars being stolen, and also report not coming to school because of gunfire on roads. Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE) exams for Standard 6 were delayed multiple times, although some students came to school to prepare for them. Both the pupils and the principal report that other schools closed. In 2000, many of the school's teachers and pupils evacuated Honiara, reportedly without goodbyes, taking the school's classes from double stream to single stream.6061 In 2001, at least some of the students who fled to safety in 2000, returned. Nevertheless, most of the school's classes were still single stream.62 For the decline in students in 2000 and later, cf. Student and teacher populations.
In 2002, only Chung Wah School and Woodford International School possessed established primary school libraries, whereas only little of the other 538 primary schools had a small collection of mostly donated books, whilst the majority didn't have any library but used a school library service which was provided by the Solomon Islands National Library starting from 1980. The latter provided a bulk loan system from 1983 onwards, with the aim of providing a box of 50 books to every primary school. However, there were never sufficient books and therefor World Bank funding allowed for the creation of 6 provincial Education Resource Centres (ERC) in 1984, which cooperated with the local provincial libraries. Each center was assigned an educator to promote its educational resources and to assist teachers in developing their own resources, using the centre's material as a model.18

Solomon Islands general election (2006)

The civil unrest in Honiara between 16 April 2006 – 18 April 2006 started with a crowd outside of the National Parliament witnessing the election of Snyder Rini as the new Prime Minister on 18 April.63 After the announcement of the new Prime Minister by the Governor-General (Nathaniel Rahumaea Waena, 7 July 2004 – 2009),64 crowds reportedly shouted: "Chinese money! Chinese money!".65 The crowd demanded him to resign, and after a stand-off, the cars of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)'s Participating Police Force (PPF) driving him out were stoned, which was replied to by the deployment of tear gas. The crowd then migrated towards Point Cruz.66 At 2:30PM, the school knew of the rage. The school reports that the crowd and started stealing and destroying cars in Point Cruz. A student reports that people were heard shouting from the old [Mataniko] bridge, and people ran towards Chinatown.67 On the 18th of April, at 6.20PM, it was reported that shops opposite to the school were being mobbed. A fire which commenced at 7PM in the old Showtime Building, spread easterly, igniting 3 buildings on the intersection of Chung Wah Road and Kukum Highway. Three additional buildings were burned on the northern side of Chung Wah Road (starting from Chengs Trading Limited Building – Beauty Shop), and were reportedly seen alight at 9PM.66 A student claims Video Land was among the burnt down buildings.68 About the April riots, the school reports people (including children and women) robbing mattresses, bicycles, walk-mans, bags of rice, TVs, bush knives, and other household goods in Chinatown.67 A student reports that some police trucks had broken windows and were burnt.69 The school reports "heavy black smoke" coming from burning Chinese homes and shops, and refers to 18 April 2006 as "Black Tuesday". Almost all Chinese people sheltered at Rove Police Club the following days,70 and many fled overseas later.67 China sent chartered flights to fly back 100s of Chinese who, to avoid the riots, fled Solomon Islands.71 The school writes that some students who were Chinese or part Chinese had gone.67 Initially, "the equivalent of 2 classes" were lost, but some students returned.72 The total damage of the riots is estimated to be ± SBD$179 million66 and caused the loss of classic timber structured trade stores, now largely lost to the Pacific.73 By the end of April 2006, the riots had less affected its buildings than the surrounding buildings in Chinatown.74 The school was not burned, but stopped being used because of the dirty and smelly air caused by thee burned buildings, rotting food, and dust ("especially the prospect of asbestos dust"). It is written that "a road" became barely passable and that the area was considered unsafe to continue as a school.67 By 25 April or earlier, the school's compound was converted into a shift base for Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) police and military. By this time, reportedly, less teachers and students of other schools attended. Betikama Adventist College, a secondary school which is located outside of Honiara, claimed that their students were also affected. Due to security reasons and a 6PM curfew75 most schools in Honiara finished classes at midday.6974 After much of Chinatown was burned down, Chung Wah's schooling was relocated to various locations in Ranadi, with the support of parents and community. The following organizations allowed the school to use their space during the relocation:
  • Our Telekom76
  • The Honiara Golf Club77
  • Disability Support Centre78
  • Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)79
One student, who was part of the only class80 relocated at The Honiara Golf Club, reports that classes started again on Wednesday 10 May 2006, after missing 2 weeks of school; and that other classes were seldom seen, even though they were located at nearby locations. Since the majority of the students no longer had books available, a mobile library was installed in a bus; enabling further borrowing of books. The bus brought the pupils' books in plastic bags with the students' names on them.67 The fires destroyed an external telephone plant infrastructure, which resulted in a total blackout of landlines in and around Chinatown. Our Telekom donated a mobile phone to the school, containing USD$100,71 which facilitated communication between the various new locations of their schooling.79 After 5 weeks of school and a holiday break, schooling moved to its original location again.67 Only in September 2006 it was decided that the school would remain at this location.72 For additional accounts of donations related to the 2006 April riots, cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Not related to school's activities. In 2007, the school featured security personnel.81
In 2007, the school featured gardeners.81 On 2 April 2007, before 8:30AM, the school experienced the 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake as a long rumble without much disturbance.82 By 8:30AM, classes were told to pack their bags and head to the hall,8283 where the tsunami was announced. The initial clue was given by a parent and confirmation was sought from the Bureau of Meteorology. The school evacuated to the headquarters of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) (cf. Administration > Comptrollers), which was located on a higher altitude. From its hill, all ships were seen heading to the middle of the Iron Bottom Sound, where they waited. Finally, the tsunami did not hit Guadalcanal Province, but the Choiseul Province and Western Province.82 For donations by the school to the affected communities, cf. Fund(rais)ing & donations > Donations and fundraising for the school. In 2007, pupils started panicking when many parents had been picking up children from school due to a no confidence vote,84 which are potential security threats on Solomon Islands and have been the motives for the employment of riot squads in 2007.66 A 2007–2009 Honiara City Council paper categorized the Chung Wah School in the "sub-standard-group", i.e. a group of schools needing attention to their facilities; as were most schools categorized. However, the City Council warns that the categorization was based only on "a preliminary assessment of school buildings", that its information should be verified further, and that "no formal inventory of the state of school buildings in Honiara appears to be available".85 The same 2007–2009 paper reveals its kindergarten curriculum was private, as was that of the Woodford International School's kindergarten; while other kindergartens on Guadalcanal followed frameworks such as the Accelerated Christian Education.85 In a 2008 graduate thesis on the Pijin language and English, the school has been noted (since most of its teachers were expatriates) as a striking exception on the general custom at other schools where teachers at least sometimes resort to Pijin, and is therefor called strictly English-speaking.86 The latter thesis also refers to the school as expensive, in contrast with many other schools in the country; and sketches a particular socio-economic situation of middle-class students in prestigious private schools, whilst emphasizing classification difficulties: Largely due to the difficult economic context, people may rate fairly well on certain without apparently meeting others, making class definition particularly slippery. Most (if not all) middle-class families struggle to make ends meet. Parents may spend most of their income on school fees to send their children to a prestigious private primary school, such as Chung Wah School, and concurrently live in an over-crowded tumbledown house in a disadvantaged settlement.86

Student and teacher populations

Data on the student and teacher populations below, might not entail kindergarten years (cf. Technical remarks):
Data on the school's student and teacher populations, sorted chronologically
Date Student population Teacher population General remark
Men Women Total Remark School grades Total Remark
1949 (17 October) 2636
Around November 1952 4037 133 The school claims that the whole school was taught by only 1 teacher, during the 1950s.33
1953 or 1954 4787 A colonial report relates this number to a school for Chinese children, opened in 1951 and managed by the Chinese community.87 The claim that the school opened in 1951 contradicts information about Chung Wah School, specified in History.
1956 (31 December) 4588 Technical remark:89
  • Grade V: 190
190 Technical remark:91 ''Technical row remark:9293
1960 (31 December) 2194 3094 5194 Technical remark:95
  • Grade II: 196
  • Grade III: 196
≥ 1 Technical remark:97 Technical row remark:9894
1966 & 1967 (both 31 December) 37 (in 1967 only)99 33 (in 1967 only)99 70 (for 1967 only)99 Technical remark:100
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade III: 1
  • Grade IV: 3101
≥ 3 Technical remark:102 Technical row remark:103104105
1968 (31 December) 41105 42105 83105 Technical remark:106
1969 (31 July) 63107 52107 115107 Technical remark:108
1971 (1 March) 47109 37109 84109 Technical remark:110
1972 (31 March) 42111 33111 75111 Technical remark:112
1992 (November) 5001733
1996 (November) ≥ 9 ''Technical remark:113114 The school entailed at least:
  • 3 preschool classes
  • 2 classes per year of each of the 6 grades114
Before the coup attempt in Solomon Islands of 5 June 2000 ± 520115 Now [November 2010], there are about 300 students in the school. Certainly much less than prior to the 2000 coup when we had about 520! The 2006 riots and fires further reduced our numbers.42 The equivalent of 2 classes were lost initially after the Solomon Islands general election (2006). Some of them returned.72
2000 From double stream to single stream60 In 2000, many of the school's students and teachers evacuated from Honiara,6061 taking the school from double stream to single stream.60 Some of these students returned in 2001, but most classes were still single stream72 (cf. 1990s – 2000s > Solomon Islands "ethnic tension" (1998–2003)).
2001 Mostly single stream72
Initially after the 18 April 2006 riots following the Solomon Islands general election Minus the equivalent of 2 classes72
2010 (November) ± 30042
2012 27511 1011 The school had a higher students/teachers-ratio then the average of 21.7 for the remaining 10 Solomon Islands schools for which exact figures were obtained.11

Noteworthy activities

Every November,116 the school publishes a printed school's newspaper, entitled Liontales. Its first edition appeared in 1992, and ts 23rd edition appeared in 2014. In June 2002, 2 students went to an Oceania Training Camp for ping-pong, in Fiji. This was, reportedly, the first time since the late 1970s that the Solomon Islands were represented in an international table tennis event. The funders of the trip included:
  • Oceanic National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
  • Oceania Table Tennis Federation (OTTF)
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
  • National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI)117
In mid June 2003, when Honiara city councilor John Seti Iromea proposed a law to ban women from wearing shorts in the capital, since the latter blamed women who wore shorts for a variety of subjects, ranging from marriage difficulties to rape; the school protested: Chung Wah, had its own day of protest when hundreds of primary school children - boys and girls - swapped their uniforms for shorts in support of what their principal, Ann Thomas, described as the fundamental issue at stake: freedom of choice.118 The school's newspaper added: We felt it uncomfortable for girls to play sport in dresses and skirts; and very inconvenient when travelling in canoes, ships and trucks. For us girls it feels really safe wearing shorts.119 By the end of 2007, an Olympic Solidarity course on table tennis was held at the school, conducted by a professional coach from New Zealand.120 On 29 April 2010, the 2010 Delhi Queen's Baton Relay, arrived at the Chung Wah School.121122 In August 2010, its 60th anniversary was celebrated. On Saturday 28/10/2010, over 700 guests attended one of its anniversary events at the Pacific Casino Hotel in Honiara. Youth ambassadors from Taiwan, who also visited other institutions on the Solomon Islands at that time, came to perform indigenous Taiwanese dance during the celebrations.123

Fund(rais)ing & donations

Donations and fundraising for the school

The Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) of the school started its fundraising events in 1991. They include an annual bazaar, BBQ nights for parents and at least one walkathon.124 The term mini bazaar entails the sale of items not sold during the annual bazaar.125126 The PTA's treasurer is Sam Pitu127 and its chairman is Gabriel Taloikwai.128 The table below shows some of its funds raised; together with data on other activities for which accounts of funding are disclosed:
Funds raised for the school, related to activities organized by the school, sorted chronologically (all amounts in SBD$)
Date or period Event(s) Amount Components, for which amounts are known
1991 All PTA events124 13,000124
1992 All PTA events124 26,000124 Annual bazaar (1 August): 20,000129
1993 All PTA events124 38,120124 Annual bazaar (31 July): 34,00026
1994 All PTA events124 43,800124
  • Annual bazaar (31 July): 37,000130
  • Mini bazaar (26 August): > 3,000125
1995
  • All PTA events from March – June124
  • Mini bazaar
96,300124
  • Annual bazaar (3 June): 50,043124
  • Walkathon (starting from the school at 5AM, to Honiara International Airport): 34,876.20124131
  • Mini bazaar (2 September): just over 2,000126
1996
  • Annual bazaar
  • Haircuts
44,417.5
  • Annual bazaar (1 June): 43,900132
  • Haircuts (1–4 April): 517.50133
1997 Spellathon134 29,300135
1998
  • Annual bazaar
  • Mini bazaar
45,470
  • Annual bazaar (21 March): 41,900136
  • Mini bazaar: 3,570137
1999
  • Annual bazaar
  • Various
66,459
  • Annual bazaar (20 March): 45,280138
  • Raffle and auction and late donations (all April): 21,179138
2000
  • Annual bazaar
  • Mini bazaar
± 59,770
  • Annual bazaar: > 56,000139
  • Mini bazaar: ± 3,770140
2002
  • Spellathon
  • Mini bazaar
± 24,000
  • Spellathon: almost 19,000141
  • Mini bazaar (late 2002): > 5,000142
2004 (2 September) Activities for World Coconut Day ≥ 500 Donated by Solomon Islands Commodities Export & Marketing Authority (CEMA): 50023143
2010 60th anniversary events At least 180,000,41 ± 300,000 according to the school's newspaper42
Donations made to the school, not related to activities organized by the school, sorted chronologically (all amounts in SBD$)
Date Donation or funding of Donators Remark
Late 1980s (cf. History > 1970s – 1980s.), at least before March 1986 (cf. Remark) 57,709,55 31,540.77 Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) These donations were used to enable the construction of five additional classrooms of the school. Below is a picture of the plaque hung on the building containing those classrooms, which displays a detailed account of donations and donators: Plaque on one of the buildings of the Chung Wah School, installed in March 1986 to commemorate the generosity of the donors whose donations enabled the erections of five additional classrooms, in Honiara, Solomon Islands For more information, cf. History > 1970s – 1980s.
5,000 per person
  • Chan Wing
  • Chan Shan Chuen
1,000 per person
  • Wong Hon Wah
  • Lee Kowk Kuen
  • M.S. Butchery
For a full account of smaller donated amounts and donators, cf. Remark.
2001 (before November) 1,000144 National Bank of Solomon Islands (NBSI)
2002 (April)
  • Nine table tennis bats
  • Three nets
  • Five boxes of balls
  • Ten soccer balls145
Mr. Shilling Wong brought along donations from the Republic of China [Taiwan] ...145
  • Table tennis table
  • Two nets
  • Four boxes of balls
  • Five balls145
Jian Min Zhou145
2002 (May) 32 soccer shirts145146 Anonymous
2002 (August – September) Computers and scanners145 Antonio Lee145
2003
  • Microwave
  • Scanner147
Antonio Lee147
Two computers147 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)147
2004 Two computers23 Antonio Lee23
  • Table tennis table
  • Nets
  • Table tennis bats
  • Badminton rackets
  • Other sports equipment
  • Various stationary23
Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), via its embassy23
  • Textbooks
  • Class readers
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden tools
  • Stationary equipment
  • Maths and science equipment
  • Globes
  • Building tools23
Government of New Zealand (with the government of Solomon Islands)23
Typewriter23 Government of the United Kingdom23
  • A cabinet
  • Stools23
Rotary International club of Honiara23
50 children's books23 Soroptimist International23
24 futsal shirts23 SolRice23
Five headphones23 Alex, store owner of "Cute and Fancy"23 To replace damaged ones.23
Following the Chinatown riots starting of 18 April 2006 (cf. Remark) Goods148
  • British High Commission
  • Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • European Union
  • Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC)
  • ANZ Bank Solomon Islands
  • SolRice
  • Lime Lounge
  • Fatboys
  • Seaking Restaurant
  • Surya148
Due to a quiz night fundraiser organized by old Chungwahians148149 These were donated after riots following the Solomon Islands general election (2006).148 To understand their context, and for additional accounts of donations, cf. History > 1990s – 2000s > Solomon Islands general election (2006).
20,646148
5,000148 C&J Store148
1,500148 Woodford International School148
  • Use of trucks to move equipment to locations
  • Cash and cheques
  • Wire amplifiers
  • Children's books
  • Soccer balls148
  • Neighbors
  • Parents
  • Friends148
Cleaning goods148 Wings supermarket148
Use of equipment and staff to help clean up148 National Bank of Solomon Islands (NBSI)148
Bottles of water for when cleaning up148 Szetu Enterprises148
Sent:
  • Stationary
  • Books
  • Clothing148
A Rotary International Club in Australia148
Blackboards148150 Rotary International
Lent a tent148 Quality Foods148
2010 Two large water tanks21
Early in 2012
  • 300 cartons of clothes
  • stationary, toys and sporting goods151
  • A private Buddhist foundation
  • Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan)151
2014
  • 5 chess sets
  • 5 chess clocks
  • Demo chess board152
FIDE152 In the week following a visit to the school by FIDE's CEO.152
2015 (17 August) 310,00019 Government of China19 As part of a long-standing support.19

Donations and fundraising by the school

Donations made by the school, sorted chronologically (all amounts in SBD$)
Date Donation or fund(rais)ing of Donated to Coupled with event
1998 (28 July) 669153 Survivors of the tsunami hitting Aitape during the 1998 Papua New Guinea earthquake.153 Students and teachers held a coin trail (the collecting of coins which are laid on a written word or drawn picture).153
2002 (8 March) 9,000154 The Children's Ward at the National Referral Hospital.154155 Walk for Peace (Pijin: Wokabaot for Pis), organized by the International Peace Monitoring Team (IPMT) to Solomon Islands and the Solomon Islands Peace Monitoring Council (PCM).154
2007 (after 2 April) > 3,000, which was spent on:
  • School materials
  • Class equipment
  • Sports equipment82
People affected by the 2007 Solomon Islands earthquake and its tsunami, explicitly to the Voza Community School in South Choiseul. The school and the "Lauru Peoples Association" replied by thanking the Chung Wah School in a letter.82156 For more information, cf. History > 1990s – 2000s. Days after the earthquake, the school decided to accept donations and organize a coin trail.82 In large letters, the school wrote: "HELP TSUNAMI VICTIMS!" on the hall floor. A coin trail was held, by which students, staff and parents covered each of these letters with coins and notes.82
Various donated goods82
Early 2009
  • 49 items containing rice,
  • 5 cartons of noodles,
  • 1 bale of clothes,
  • Other non-food items (e.g. utensils, soap, bags,...)157
Communities affected by the January and February 2009 Solomon Islands floods.157
2011 Student's lunch money158 One of the Queensland Flood Fundraising drives for the Australian 2010–11 Queensland floods.158
2011 or 2012 Unspecified159 Relief effort following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.159

Footnotes

  • 1.http://www.mdbg.net/..., Word dictionary - 中華 - MDBG English to Chinese dictionary, MDBG, 2015, at 31 October 2015
  • 2.http://www.mdbg.net/..., Word dictionary - 學校 - MDBG English to Chinese dictionary, MDBG, 2015, at 31 October 2015
  • 3.http://www.agora.mfa..., Bruce Saunders, Trade Directory 2010 (31st Edition), BJS Group of Companies, 2010, at 31 October 2015
  • 4. ▸ Every Picture Tells a Thousand Words, Liontales No. 1, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), November 1992
  • 5. ▸ Sports Carnival with a Difference, Liontales No. 1, Honiara: Melanesian Commmunications Ltd (Design, layout, editing and typesetting), November 1992
  • 6.http://www.paddle.us..., Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development: Annual Report 2004, Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), p. 7, 31/10/2015
  • 7. As "Education Authorities Representative", the most common nomination at that time (positioned by 25 of the 31 members). Other nominations were "Chairman", "Teachers Representative", "Home Affairs Representative", Commercial Interests Representative", Under Secretary for Education" & "Permanent Secretary for Education" (exhaustive categories), for which 1 person was appointed per category.
    http://www.parliamen…, SOLOMON ISLANDS GAZETTE: EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE NO. 63, Honiara, Solomon Islands: Printed under the authority of the Solomon Islands Government (Printed by Soloon Islands Printers Limited), 4/8/2011, p. 288.
  • 8. They were appointed a 3 year membership, no starting date was specified.
    http://www.mehrd.gov..., National Education Board, Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), 14/3/2014, at 14/11/2015
  • 9.http://www.agora.mfa..., Bruce Saunders, Trade Directory 2010 (31st Edition), BJS Group of Companies, 2010, at 31/10/2015
  • 10. a. b. c.http://www.radionz.c..., Chinese school in Solomons plans to revive language tuition, Radio New Zealand, 23 August 2013, at 30/10/2015
  • 11. a. b. c. d.http://www.livelearn..., Susie Anise & Makelesi Batimala & Pauline Robinson & William Young, Rapid Assessment of Perception: Strengthening participation of children in peace building in small island nations with high prevalence of violence, ethnic discrimination and tribal conflict, Live & Learn Environmental Education, 2 May 2012, 31/10/2015
  • 12. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk, Liontales No. 23, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 10/2014
  • 13. ▸ OUT & ABOUT, Liontales No. 23, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 10/2014
  • 14. ▸ Gabriel Taloikwai, From the P.T.A Chairman, Liontales No. 4, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), November 1995
  • 15.http://www.solomonen..., Clive Moore, Party: Chinese, Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978, 28/10/2012, at 30/10/2015
  • 16. ▸ SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1976, HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS: British Solomon Islands Protectorate by the BSIP Government (Printed in 1977 by Government Printer, Honiara, B.S.I.P.), 1975, p. 98
  • 17. a. b. c. d. e. ▸ Why a Controller?, Liontales No. 1, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1992
  • 18. a. b.https://ramasamyscho..., Paula Jones, School Libraries in the South Pacific Island Nations, International Association of School Librarianship, 2002, at 31/10/2015
  • 19. a. b. c. d.http://www.solomonst..., Biriau Wilson Saeni, Beijing supports Chung Wah, Solomon Star News, 18/8/2015, at 30/10/2015
  • 20.http://www.islandsun..., Chinese display unique new year, Island Sun, 4/2/2011, 31/10/2015
  • 21. a. b. c. ▸ 60TH ANNIVERSARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, Liontales (No. 19), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2010
  • 22. ▸ Mauatu Samasoni, RED PACKET MONEY, Liontales No. 12, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2003
  • 23. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r. s. ▸ June Rofeta, Donations, Liontales (No. 13), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2004
  • 24. It is insinuated in the school's newspaper that Thomas Chan was not a controller before Karen Chan. Literally: During my time here, two comptrollers I have worked with: firstly, Karen Chan [...]; and subsequently, Sir Thomas Chan's contribution. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk, Liontales (No. 19), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2010
  • 25. The oldest mention of Karen Chan as a controller of the Chung Wah School, is on a plaque on one of the buildings of the school, installed in March 1986. For a picture of this plaque, cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Not related to school's activities
  • 26. a. b. ▸ Bazaar Raises $34,000, Liontales No. 2, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1993
  • 27. An added cost were the building's foundations.
  • 28. a. b. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk, Liontales (No. 19), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2010
  • 29.http://www.spc.int/D..., FFA Report 92/70: Meeting Of Pacific Island Parties To Consider The Extension Of The Treaty On Fisheries Between The Governments Of Certain Pacific Island States And The Government Of The United States Of America: 27-28 July, 1992, Nadi, Fiji: Record Of Proceedings, Cordell Information, Cordell Tenders Online, 1992, at 31/10/2015
  • 30.http://www.spc.int/D..., S. Alfred Sasako, Tender Detail for Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency - Solomon Islands Insurance Policies Review, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, 7/2008, at 31/10/2015
  • 31.https://books.google..., "FISHING INDUSTRY CONTACTS BY COUNTRY", in: Global Fishing Industry Handbook: Strategic Information and Contacts (2015 Updated Reprint), Washington, DC: International Business Publications, USA, 2015, p. 128, ISBN: 0-7397-3495-4
  • 32.http://www.islandsun..., Chinese display unique new year, Island Sun, 4/2/2011, at 31/10/2015
  • 33. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r. s. t. ▸ The Lion's Birth, Liontales No. 1, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1992
  • 34. ▸ COLONIAL OFFICE REPORT ON THE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS FOR THE YEARS 1949 and 1950, (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-50), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONARY OFFICE, 1951, at 4/11/2015, pp. 11 & 23
  • 35. ▸ COLONIAL OFFICE REPORT ON THE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS FOR THE YEARS 1949 and 1950 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-50), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONARY OFFICE, 1951, pp. 11 & 23
  • 36. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. ▸ NEW SCHOOL FOR BSI CHINESE, Sydney: PACIFIC ISLANDS Monthly XX (4), 17/10/1949, p. 16
  • 37. a. b. c. ▸ School for Honiara's Chinese Children, PACIFIC ISLANDS Monthly XXIII (4), Sydney: PACIFIC PUBLICATIONS PTY. LTD. (Wholly set up and printed in Australia by the Sydney and Melbourne Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.), 11/1952, p. 80
  • 38. ▸ COLONIAL OFFICE REPORT ON THE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS FOR THE YEARS 1953 & 1954 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-54), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 1955, p. 26
  • 39. a. b. c.http://ro.uow.edu.au..., Joan M. Llewellyn, The development of a health education curriculum for primary schools in Solomon Islands [Ph.D. thesis], 1992, New South Wales, Australia: University of Wollongong
  • 40. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. ▸ Our beginning, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), November 2006
  • 41. a. b.http://pidp.eastwest..., CHINESE SCHOOL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN SOLOMONS, Solomon Star News, 30/8/2010 , at 31/10/2015
  • 42. a. b. c. d. e. f. ▸ Celebrations – It's party time: Chung Wah turns 60, Liontales (No. 19), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2010
  • 43. Quan Park Yee was the grandfather of Leon Quan, who was a Chung Wah Student "at that time" (presumably at the time when the story was written down by his grandfather). Quan Park Yee came to Solomon Islands in 1926 and died on 17/10/2006, reportedly 25 days before his 100th birthday, which would thus otherwise have occurred on 19 November 2006.
  • 44. The dollar-sign might refer to the Solomon Islands dollar. The same source (but not the same quoted author) comments: That was actually quite a high fee as bread was then about 2c per loaf. If we charged at the same, rate, fees would now be around $4500 per month! ▸ Our beginning, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), November 2006
  • 45. Some of the early pioneers are the late Chan Cheong (the largest individual donor), Leong Tong, Ho Kee, Quan Toon, Sze Tu Ming, Leong Hang, Lo See War and Woy Yiu. Still living in November 1992, were only Lai Yuen Wo and Chow Kui (then residing in Sydney).
  • 46. ▸ Celebrations – It's party time: Chung Wah turns 60, Liontales (No. 19), H
  • 47.http://www.solomonen..., Clive Moore, Party: Chinese, Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978, 28/11/2012, at 30/10/2015
  • 48.http://www.solomonen..., Clive Moore, Chung Wah School, Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978, 28/11/2012, at 30/10/2015
  • 49.http://www.solomonen..., Clive Moore, Biographical entry: Quan Hong, Augustine, Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978, 2/12/2012, at 30/10/2015
  • 50. ▸ Profile: Patience earns respect, Liontales (No. 3), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1994
  • 51. a. b. ▸ Karen Chan - The Controller Who Cares, Liontales (No. 1), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1992
  • 52.http://eprints.ioe.a..., John Anthony Lowe, Social and cultural influences on students' responses to science in a Solomon Islands secondary school (Ph.D. thesis), London: University of London, 6/1994
  • 53.http://www.paclii.or..., LAWS OF SOLOMON ISLANDS: CHAPTER 69: EDUCATION, Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), 1996, at 31/10/2015
  • 54. ▸ Tell Tales...: News in Brief, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: 11/1995, Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd
  • 55. ▸ Lisa Vave, Meeting the Queen: Nau Mai, Haera Mai, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd, 11/1995
  • 56. ▸ Holding back the floodgates, Liontales (No. 5), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Production by Melanesian Communications Limited) (Printed at Provincial Press), 11/1996
  • 57.http://docstore.ohch..., Committee on the Rights of the Child: Consideration of reports submitted by states parties: Initial reports of States parties due in 1997: Addendum: Solomon Islands, (Docket: CRC/C/51/Add.6) (Id: GE.02-43222 (E) 040902), Committee on the Rights of the Child, 12/7/2002, at 1/11/2015
  • 58.http://www.jstor.org..., Matthew Allen, Contemporary Histories of the Conflict in Solomon Islands: Review of two books, Oceania (76: Marijuana in Papua New Guinea (3)), Wiley on behalf of Oceania Publications, University of Sydney, pp. 310–315, 22/2006, at 11/11/2015
  • 59. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk, Liontales (No. 8), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Type-set by: Melanesian Communications Ltd.) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/1999
  • 60. a. b. c. d. ▸ Anne Thomas, FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK, Liontales (No. 9), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2000
  • 61. a. b. ▸ E T and Me, Liontales (No. 9), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2000
  • 62. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk, Liontales (No. 10), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2001
  • 63.http://press.anu.edu..., Clive Moore, "No more walkabout long Chinatown: Asian involvement in the economic and political process", in: Sinclair Dinnen & Stewart Firth (Eds.), Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands, Canberra: ANU E Press, Asia Pacific Press, 2008, pp. 64–95, ISBN: 978-1-921-31366-0
  • 64.http://www.solomonen..., Clive Moore, Biographical entry: Waena, Nathaniel Rahumaea (1945 - ), Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978, 8/7/2013, at 12/11/2015
  • 65. Sean Dorney, "In fact, when Mr Rini's name was announced by the Governor-General there were crowds at the Parliament who screamed out: "Chinese money! Chinese money!", alleging that some of the people they thought who were going to vote for the former Opposition, which yesterday was thinking it had a chance of winning, that they were bought overnight and switched sides.", in: Snyder Rini new Solomon Islands PM, at 12/11/2015, The World Today (Station: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)), 18/4/2006
  • 66. a. b. c. d. ▸ Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 Civil Unrest in Honiara: Final Report, Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 Civil Unrest in Honiara, 25/4/2008
  • 67. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. ▸ 57 years later... almost our end!, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 68. ▸ Keith Devi, THE RIOT, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 69. a. b. ▸ Brigitte Ataniborau, Gloomy April, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 70. One student writes that he and his brother became sick of pneumonia when then sheltering in the police station.
  • 71. a. b.http://www.cellular-..., Telecoms Repairs After Solomon Islands Riots, cellular-news, 7/5/2006, at 11/11/2015
  • 72. a. b. c. d. e. f. ▸ Anne Thomas, From the Principal's Desk!, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 73.http://www.honiaraci..., Honiara Local Planning Scheme 2015: gazetted 13 October, Honiara: Honiara Town and Country Planning Board, with support of Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey, [Prepared in accordance with Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act [cap. 154]], [Approved by Andrew Manepora], 2/11/2015, at 2/11/2015, p. 41
  • 74. a. b.http://pidp.eastwest..., Moffa Mamu, SOLOMONS RIOT CLOSES CHINESE SCHOOL, Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center, 27/4/2006, at 30/10/2015
  • 75. One student reports that the curfew was imposed by the police to prevent people from committing crimes and disallowed people to be driving or walking to some areas of the town between 6PM and 6AM.
  • 76. Featured a soccer field and basketball, netball and volleyball courts. In the 2006 school's newspaper (Liontales, article's name: "THROUGH THE LENS") a Standard 6 class can be seen photographed in an indoor classroom at Our Telekom.
  • 77. Featured whiteboards, instead of the usual blackboards and students were provided with sports gear to use during break-time. In the 2006 school's newspaper (Liontales, article's name: "THROUGH THE LENS") pupils can be seen photographed in an indoor classroom at The Honiara Golf Club.
  • 78. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) discounted a loan on a tent for extra space and shade at the Disability Support Centre. In the 2006 school's newspaper (Liontales, article's name: "THROUGH THE LENS"), preschool pupils can be seen photographed at the Disability Support Centre. Two large outdoor tents are to be seen. For information about an additional lent tent, cf. Donations and fundraising for the school > Not related to school's activities.
  • 79. a. b. ▸ Anne Thomas & Winni Wen, Donations, Liontale (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 80. I.e. Standard 3.
  • 81. a. b. ▸ Julie Kanai, Gardeners and Security, Liontales (No. 16, Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2007
  • 82. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. ▸ An April Disaster Strikes Again, Liontales (No. 16), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2007
  • 83. ▸ Joyce Anita, THE DAY OF THE TSUNAMI, Liontales (No. 16), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2007
  • 84. ▸ Fond Memories from Std 6, Liontales (No. 16), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2007
  • 85. a. b.http://www.paddle.us..., Honiara City Council Education Action Plan 2007-2009, Solomon Islands, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, 2007, at 31/10/2015
  • 86. a. b.http://spectrum.libr..., Johanne Angeli; Mi no whiteman, I mean": Language Ideologies and Attitudes toward English and Pijin among Solomon Students, between Social Mobility and National Consciousness (M.A. Thesis), Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Concordia University, 4/2008
  • 87. a. b. ▸ COLONIAL OFFICE REPORT ON THE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS FOR THE YEARS 1953 & 1954 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-54), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 1955, at 4/11/2015, p. 26
  • 88. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the years 1955 and 1956 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-56) (Id: H. E.& S. (A3920) Gp.538/1. Wt.3722. (K.11)), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE (Printed in Great Britain under the authority of Her Majesty's Stationary Office by Hugh Evans and Sons, Ltd., Liverpool), 1958, at 4/11/2015, p. 34
  • 89. Data for "Chinese Schools".
  • 90. a. b. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the years 1955 and 1956 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-56) (Id: H. E.& S. (A3920) Gp.538/1. Wt.3722. (K.11)), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE (Printed in Great Britain under the authority of Her Majesty's Stationary Office by Hugh Evans and Sons, Ltd., Liverpool), 1958, at 4/11/2015, p. 35
  • 91. Source info: Exhaustive categories for grades are I-V. The only reported teacher is included under categories "Grade V" and "Chinese Schools, Aided from Protectorate Funds".
  • 92. All data in this row stems from a colonial report, which specifies there was but 1 Chinese school on this date. This school is "Aided from Protectorate Funds", and is the only school under "Educational Agencies: Chinese School Committee". The school is listed "Primary" (exhaustive categories for any school in this survey are "Primary" and "Secondary and Primary").
  • 93. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the years 1955 and 1956 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-56) (Id: H. E.& S. (A3920) Gp.538/1. Wt.3722. (K.11)), LONDON: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE (Printed in Great Britain under the authority of Her Majesty's Stationary Office by Hugh Evans and Sons, Ltd., Liverpool), 1958, at 4/11/2015, pp. 31 & 34
  • 94. a. b. c. d. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the years 1959 and 1960 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-60), LONDON: Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Colonial Office) (Printed in England), 1962, at 4/11/2015, p. 39
  • 95. Data for "Chinese Schools, Aided from Protectorate Funds". Data for "Chinese Schools, Other" (cf. General remark) entails 5 men & 9 women. Both data are listed under "Primary" (exhaustive categories for any school in this survey are "Primary" and "Secondary").
  • 96. a. b. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the years 1959 and 1960 (Docket: S.O. Code No. 58-1-39-60), LONDON: Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Colonial Office) (Printed in England), 1962, at 4/11/2015, p. 40
  • 97. Data for "Chinese Schools, Aided from Protectorate Funds". Data for "Chinese Schools, Other" (cf. General remark) entails:
    • Grade IV: 1
  • 98. All data in this row stems from a colonial report, which mentions 2 schools under "Educational Agencies: Chinese Schools" on this date, of which 1 is labeled as "Aided from Protectorate Funds" and the other 1 as "Other".
  • 99. a. b. c. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1967, Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), 1968, p. 49, SBN 11 580010 7
  • 100. Data for "Chung Wah School Committee", all listed under "Primary" (exhaustive categories for any school in this survey are "Primary" and "Secondary").
  • 101. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1967, Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), 1968, pp. 50 & 51, SBN 11 580010 7
  • 102. "The British Solomons Training College" provided a 2-year teacher training course, which started in 1966. Candidates were selected by competitive examination and interviews. On the row's dates, the mentioned amount of teachers were registered, for the "Chung Wah School Committee". Exhaustive categories for any school's grades in the report are I-IV.
  • 103. All data in this row stems from the same colonial report (although some of it is identically documented in a later report). In both 1966 & 1967, there was only 1 registered school under "Educational Agencies: Chung Wah School Committee".
  • 104. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1967, Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), 1968, p. 47, SBN 11 580010 7
  • 105. a. b. c. d. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1968, LONDON: Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), 1970, p. 49, SBN 11 580042 5
  • 106. Data for "Chung Wah School Committee", all listed under "Primary" (exhaustive categories are "Primary" and "Secondary" for any school in this survey). There was but 1 school registered under "Educational Agencies: Chung Wah School Committee".
  • 107. a. b. c. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1969, London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), 1971, at 4/11/2015, p. 136, SBN 11 580063 8
  • 108. Data listed under "Primary, Junior" (exhaustive categories are "Primary, Junior" and "Primary, Senior" & "Secondary"). There was but 1 school registered under "Educational Agencies: Chung Wah School Committee".
  • 109. a. b. c. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1971, LONDON: Her Majesty's Stationary Office (Published for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Printed in Hong Kong), 1973, at 4/11/2015, p. 151, ISBN=0-11-580140-5
  • 110. Data listed under "Primary" (exhaustive categories are "Primary" and Secondary"). There was but 1 "Registered School (Primary)" (exhaustive category for any school's data in this survey) under "Chung Wah".
  • 111. a. b. c. ▸ BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS: Report for the year 1972, Honiara: BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS PROTECTORATE, 1973, p. 157
  • 112. Data listed under "Primary" (exhaustive categories are "Primary" and Secondary"). There was but 1 "Registered School (Primary)" (exhaustive category for any school in this survey) under "Controlling Authority: Chung Wah".
  • 113. This number can be obtained by comparing the listed origins of the staff, listed for each of the classes. Nine of the 15 listed origins are unique.
  • 114. a. b. ▸ Our staff - where are they from ?, Liontales (No. 5), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Production by Melanesian Communications Limited) (Printed at Provincial Press), 11/1996
  • 115. ▸ Celebrations - It's party time: Chung Wah turns 60, Liontales (No. 19), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2010
  • 116. Editions one, seven and eight display their month of publication as December on their front page. However, on the bottom of all remaining pages, the month November is used. Therefor, references to these editions (in the present article) will also reference their publication month as November.
  • 117. ▸ Salote Tahuniara, TABLE TENNIS IN FIJI, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 118.http://www.nzherald...., Mary-Louise O'Callaghan, Councillor left out on a limb over no-shorts law in Solomon Islands, The New Zealand Herald, 1/6/2003, at 30/10/2015
  • 119. ▸ Ethel Kere, Daniel Leong, Let's Celebrate Shorts, Liontales (No. 13), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2003
  • 120.http://www.ittf.com/..., Ian Marshall, The Solomon Islands, Promoting Table Tennis in Difficult Times, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), 16/12/2007, 31/10/2015
  • 121.http://photodivision..., Chung Wah school children celebrating the arrival of the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi in their school, in Honiara, Solomon Islands on April 29, 2010, Photo Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at 31/10/2015
  • 122.http://photodivision..., Ms Anne Thomas, Principal of Chung Wah school, with the student performers holding the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi in their school, in Honiara, Solomon Islands on April 29, 2010, Photo Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 31/10/2015
  • 123.http://www.taiwanemb..., 青年大使應邀在中華學校創校60週年慶祝餐會上表演原住民舞蹈, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), 1/9/2010, at 31/20/2015
  • 124. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. ▸ Sam Pitu, Treasure Trove, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1995
  • 125. a. b. ▸ Jesamine Tekulu, Mini Bazaar, Liontales (No. 3), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd)
  • 126. a. b. ▸ Lisa Hahanimae, St. 6 Mini Bazaar Raises Maxi Funds, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1995
  • 127. ▸ Sam Pitu, Treasure Trove, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: November 1995, Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd)
  • 128. ▸ Gabriel Taloikwai, From the P.T.A Chairman, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: November 1995, Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd)
  • 129. ▸ Busiest Bazaar Ever, Liontales (No. 1), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1992
  • 130. ▸ Elise Taisia, Bazaar '94...: Bigger and Better, Liontales (No. 3), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1994
  • 131. ▸ Claudio Valenti, Early Birds Rewarded, Liontales (No. 4), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Design, layout, editing and typesetting by Melanesian Communications Ltd), 11/1995
  • 132. ▸ A Big Profit Bazaar, Liontales (No. 5), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Production by Melanesian Communications Limited) (Printed at Provincial Press), 11/1996
  • 133. ▸ Philip Bugotu, Locks trimmed for fundraiser, Liontales (No. 5), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Production by Melanesian Communications Limited) (Printed at Provincial Press), 11/1996
  • 134. This year entailed a spellathon instead of an annual bazaar.
  • 135. ▸ Aloysius Shanel & Lolita Taloikwai, Spellathon Replaces Bazaar, Liontales (No. 6), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Produced by Melanesian Communications Ltd.) (Printed by Provincial Press), 11/1997
  • 136. ▸ Bazaar Excitement Simmers, Liontales (No. 7) , Honiara: Chung Wah School, 11/1998
  • 137. ▸ Mini Bazaar, Liontales (No. 7), Honiara: Chung Wah School, 11/1998
  • 138. a. b. ▸ Reika Kwalai, Record Proceeds from Bazaar, Liontales (No. 8), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Type-set by: Melanesian Communications Ltd.) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/1999
  • 139. ▸ Jeanette Samasoni, Against The Odds - Another Record: The Proceedings of Another Succesful Bazaar, Liontales (No. 9), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2000
  • 140. ▸ Lisa & Hernandia & Susan & Mary, MINI, FUN and BETTER, Liontales (No. 9), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2000
  • 141. ▸ Madelene Muria & Jacqueline Kausimae, SPELLATHON, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara, Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 142. ▸ A MINI RECORD?, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 143. ▸ Nuts! Something to get frond of, Liontales (No. 13), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2004
  • 144. ▸ Thanks, Liontales (No. 10), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2001
  • 145. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. ▸ Jason Dyer, EQUIPMENT DONATION, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 146. ▸ Alex Takola, NEW SOCCER SHIRTS, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 147. a. b. c. d. ▸ Kanai Samantha, Donations, Liontales (No. 12), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2003
  • 148. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r. s. t. u. v. ▸ Anne Thomas & Winni Wen, Donations, Liontales (No. 15), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Layout by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2006
  • 149. "Spearheaded by" Linda McMillan. Quizmasters were Ken Averre, Michelle Swift and Bruce Edwards.
  • 150. Literally: "Rotary gave blackboards we could use while relocated".
  • 151. a. b.http://www.radioaust..., Taiwan promises equipment to Solomon Islands' school, ABC Radio Australia, 29/3/2012, at 1/11/2015
  • 152. a. b. c.http://www.solomonst..., Aruafu Carlos, Chung Wah boost with chess equipment, Solomon Star News, 7/2/014, at 30/10/2015
  • 153. a. b. c. ▸ Rachel Dyer, Coin Trail, Liontales (No. 7), Honiara: Chung Wah School, 11/1998
  • 154. a. b. c. ▸ Elsi & Ethel & Erica, Walk for PEACE, Liontales (No. 11), Honiara: Chung Wah School (Typeset by: Chung Wah School) (Printed by: Provincial Press), 11/2002
  • 155.http://www.hermannob..., Walk for Peace supports NRHH, SIBC (Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation) News, 9/3/2002, at 9/11/2015
  • 156. Literally: "Acknowledgement and appreciation for the wonderful gift rendered to Voza Community School in South Choiseul. The Lauru Peoples Association are very grateful for your school's practical donation of school stationaries and materials that the students will need most for their schooling after the trauma of April 2 Tsunami." The goods were packed and taken to the National Disaster Council to ship to the West.
  • 157. a. b.http://www.pacificdi..., National Disaster Management Office: January and February 2009: Floods Report 09, National Disaster Management Office, NATIONAL DISASTER COUNCIL, Department of Home and Cultural Affairs, 9/2/2009, at 4/11/2015
  • 158. a. b.http://www.solomons...., MAELANGA WITNESSES CHEQUE HANDOVER TO QUEENSLAND FLOOD VICTIMS, The Embassy of Solomon Islands to Taiwan, 27/3/2011, at 4/11/2015
  • 159. a. b.http://www.islandsun..., SI gives over 200,000 for Japan's earthquake relief, Island Sun, 13/3/2012, at 4 November 2015

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