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Bonham Road Government Primary School

The Bonham Road Government Primary School premises were originally built between 1940 and 1941 to house the Northcote Training College, the first full-time teacher training college in Hong Kong established in 1939. During the Japanese Occupation Period, the college was closed and the site was used as the headquarters of the Japanese Military Police. The Northcote Training College was re-opened in March 1946. The Bonham Road campus has been home to the Bonham Road Government Primary School since January 25 2000. The main building has been serving educational purposes since it was completed in 1941 and is a rare surviving example of school premises that has served both primary and tertiary institutions.

The campus’ main building is a three-storey concrete structure from the ground to roof levels with a basement floor underneath. It has an E-shaped plan, comprising a long centre portion and a wing on each end. The main building is a prominent example of Streamline Moderne buildings in Hong Kong, characterised by curves and horizontal lines and being functional with minimal ornamentation. Besides, the air-raid shelters in the main building, which bore witness to the Japanese invasion, are quite rare in the existing historic buildings in Hong Kong. The timber doors and timber/steel-framed windows, cement tiles with terrazzo finishes, timber floorboards and the spiral staircase in the building are examples of historic building fabrics and materials.

The Bonham Road Government Primary School was declared a monument in 2021.

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Bonham Road Government Primary School


9A Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (Plan)


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