Bacolod Tay Tung High School

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Bacolod Tay Tung High School
描戈律大同中學
Address
P. Hernaez Street
Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Philippines
Information
Type Private, non-sectarian, Filipino
Established 1934
Grades 7 to 12
Enrollment 1,200
Campus 2 hectares
Color(s) Blue
Athletics NOPSSCEA
Website
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Bacolod Tay Tung High School (Traditional Chinese: 描戈律大同中學, Hanyu Pinyin: MíaoGēLù DàTóng ZhòngXue) is a co-educational Chinese institution in Bacolod City in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. The school is a non-stock, non-profit and non-sectarian institution.

Tay Tung (Traditional Chinese: 大同, Hanyu Pinyin: DàTóng) means "Equality for all" — whether rich or poor, regardless of race, creed, and religion — was chosen as the name of the school. This concept was greatly emphasized by Confucius and, appropriately, Tay Tung has for its Founder's Day the date when he was born: 28 September.

History

In 1934, the Kuomintang (Bacolod Chapter), the Negros Occidental Chamber of Commerce, and the Fil-Sino Organization, joined in establishing a Chinese school in Bacolod City. Chinese parents and community leaders had long felt the need for an educational institution where the children of the Chinese community could learn the rudiments of English studies and the arts and culture of the land of their ancestors.

The office of the Kuo-Min-Tang at Smith Street served as the first location of the school. Uy Kong Han was the first principal of 17 enrolled students. Due to financial instability during the early years, there was a time when the school was forced to close.

Five years later, in 1939, the organizers were able to raise funds to buy a 2,645 square metre lot at Luzuriaga Street. Here, the school building, library and other school facilities were constructed. With improved school facilities, more students enrolled under the principalship of Chuay Chay Chong. When the Second World War broke out in the latter part of 1941, the school operation was suspended.

After the war in 1945, the school resumed operation with Kho Siak Hi, the principal of Silay Puey Ching School, as concurrent Tay Tung School principal. Due to poor health, he was forced to resign and the school supervisor, Shim Chi Kong became principal. In the summer of 1950, the high school curriculum was added to the school offering.

In 1951, a two-hectare lot in Libertad Street, the present site of the school, was acquired and a concrete building erected. The resignation of Robert Yu in 1953 paved the way for the promotion of the supervisor Yao E. Ching, to the position of principal. When he resigned the following year, Professor Jen Tai who served for one year, succeeded him.

On April 5, 1955, a fire destroyed several commercial stores and residential houses in Bacolod City, incurring huge financial losses to the school.

Shim Chi Kong was the principal for the next six school years, 1955-1961. During his administration the school first offered six years of Chinese studies in the secondary level; three years senior high. The school was recognized by the Department of Education under the Bureau of Private Schools. More reference books and laboratory equipment for Physics and Chemistry were brought from Taiwan in the summer of 1958. In 1959 the Board of Trustees constructed the two-storey building at the left wing of the school, covering 600 square meters. The first floor was for the elementary classrooms, while the second floor was made into a dormitory for boys and girls.

Shim Chi Kong resigned in 1961 and was replaced by Cua Siok Po. Due to the pressure of work in and out of school, he resigned and Ong Bi Cheong took over as principal. During his term another building at the right wing was built. After five years, in 1968, he resigned. He was succeeded by Yu An Sun, the first Tay Tung alumnus to serve as principal. He also served concurrently as a member of the Board of Trustees. His loyalty and love for his alma mater made him render his services for free during his two-year term.

In 1970, Benito Mesina was installed as principal. He served for four years, after which, Yu An Sun, returned to head the school. Less than two years later, Dr. William Hsieh acted as principal for one year. After him, the Board of Trustees hired Luz V. Navarra, a newly retired public school supervisor, for a three-year term. Without a principal, the Academic Affairs Committee (composed of five members) managed the affairs of the school with Navarra for the school years 1976-1979. The committee, with yearly alternating chairpersons (Alfonso Luis Tan and Jose Go) continued to administer the school operation for another school year, with executive secretary Leu Lita L. Cu, an alumna. After that, Leu Lita L. Cu was appointed principal for five years until 1986 when Eelinda T. Leonardo took over until 1996.

After Leonardo, Emelita Chen, a 1997 alumna, was named principal.

Next was Dy Kian Bee, who is an alumna, SY 2002 Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee of the school and Member of the Board of Trustees. Ma Victoria T. Avance was appointed principal in SY 2005 with Gil ALfredo Severino, head of English studies. In September 2008, Nilda M. Monge (2008-2013) was installed as the new principal. Dr. Isabelita T. Perigua (2013–present) is the current principal.

SCO

The Student Council Organization runs programs and services such as leadership development programs, campus activities, TTCB services, health awareness, and community related services.

Notable alumni

Angelo O. Yao: airline executive, image model, philanthropist

External links

  • Official website
  • Kindergarten site

Alumni websites

  • Batch site of Class 1981-1982
  • NEXT Batch Class 2005-2006
  • Class of 2001-2002
  • Alumni testimonial
  • BTTHS Alumni Relations Facebook account

Notes

Coordinates: 10°39′42″N 122°56′55″E / 10.66167°N 122.94861°E / 10.66167; 122.94861

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