In 1951, Principal Poon Chun Kau and his mother stepped inside the Principal’s Office of St. Paul’s Co-educational College (SPCC) for the very first time; and fate has since tied him to the School. He was admitted to Primary Two at St. Paul's Co-educational College Primary School and stayed there till 1963. He then went on to study Chinese at The University of Hong Kong, and later started pursuing a career in the field of education.
Some 40 years later, Principal Poon was again inside SPCC’s Principal’s Office, this time not as a student or an alumnus, but as the principal-designate. Since September 1999, he had led the school through a number of ups and downs in the following five years. These include advancing SPCC’s transformation to the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) and implementing the construction of a new campus for the Primary School, to name but a few. His endeavours laid a solid foundation for SPCC’s growth and her path to excellence.
“On Faith, Hope and Love” is a compilation of Principal Poon’s assembly talks, speeches and policy papers during his five-year term, as well as his post-retirement writings related to SPCC. Not only is it a record of SPCC’s development, but it also details Principal Poon’s personal struggles and endeavors throughout this period. Each and every word does nothing less than passing on the spirit of “Faith, Hope and Love”.