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By Channel 8 Published: 29 Aug 2017 Audio: Chinese
Chung Hwa Girls’ High School, the first public Chinese-medium girls’ school in Singapore, was founded by the Chinese community in 1911 in response to Dr Sun Yat Sen's call to provide education for girls. Committed fund raising efforts by generations of teachers and students brought about glorious days for the school in 1960s and 1970s. A wave of changes came in the 1980s: becoming a full-fledged government school; adopting English as the main teaching medium and the enrollment of male students. The school also renamed to Zhonghua Secondary School after relocating to Serangoon housing estate from Bartley Road. It was granted autonomous status and offered art elective programme in recent years. The century old school had transformed to keep up with the times. 中华女中是本地华社先贤响应孙中山号召，在1911年创建的新加坡第一所华文民办女校。经历一代代师生奔走筹款、建设校园，中华在1960、70年代进入全盛时期。 1980年代后，学校转变为政府学校，教学媒介语改为英语，开始招收男学生，校名也更换为中华中学。校园从巴特礼路搬迁至实龙岗组屋区，面对提升学生成绩的挑战。 在校长师生努力下，中华中学逐步取得自治与美术特选学校的地位。创校超过一世纪，中华随著时代，不停变换面貌与转型。
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