Where Students Return to be Teachers


Balik Pulau’s SMJK Sacred Heart has high ambitions and a strong track record to match.

Established in 1955 as a Chinese independent mission school, SMJK Sacred Heart in Balik Pulau lies ensconced on church grounds, in a rural setting where time seems suspended.

In 1961 the school board decided to accept the Ministry of Education’s offer of financial aid. It became a national-type school, but acquired permission to maintain the teaching of the Chinese language as one of its core subjects. Today, Chinese is taught for six 40-minute periods a week. All students in the school have to sit for the Chinese Language paper in public examinations, such as PT3 for Form 3 students and SPM for Form 5 students.

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