On September 28th, 2022, the 2022 7th Ng Teck Fong Chinese Language Teacher Excellent Award, jointly organized by the Ng Teck Fong Foundation and New Era University College was held at the Galaxy Banquet Hall in Kuala Lumpur. The theme of the event is to honor the educators that have greatly contributed in promoting Chinese education. The principal of Han Chiang High School, Madam Kung Bee Lee, won the Li Zi Song 6th Outstanding Administrator Award in the Private Secondary School category, in the 7th Ng Teck Fong Chinese Language Teacher Excellent Award.
Principal Kung Bee Lee has spent 26 hardworking years in the educational field, joining Han Chiang High School in 1996. Stating that it is not an easy feat to establish good Chinese education in Malaysia, the principal pointed out that in order to maintain quality Chinese education, the unity of all parties involved, mutual cooperation and efforts are vital. Founded by the founder of the school, Mr Lim Lean Teng, who has offered incredible contribution to help improve Chinese education in Malaysia, Principal Kung Bee Lee expresses that Han Chiang High School is a school of high-quality standards, allowing his legacy to continue flourishing in the name of Han Chiang High School.
As the principal, Madam Kung Bee Lee discloses that active implementation of Han Chiang High School’s visions and policies, as well as the concept of “quality education cultivates quality talents” serve as the backbone of independent Chinese schools, guiding students to connect with the world. For every 5 years since 2006, she will draw up the school’s short- and long-term plans, in order to gain support from the board of directors, granting her the ability to implement her plans for further improvement to the school. To her, being a teacher is an important and professional job, and it is a teacher’s responsibility to make the best use of his or her knowledge and skill in order to advance the growth of students. Despite being plagued with endless hard work on weekdays, she still tries her best to play the role of a good principal, believing that every student can be outstanding with proper education.
Principal Kung Bee Lee praises her students for victoriously representing Malaysia in competitions worldwide, in which she actively encourages her students to participate in. Han Chiang High School’s Robotics Club won the 2019 World Lego League Robot Competition USA in Houston USA; not only winning glory for the school, but also proudly flying the Malaysian flag in glory. She also mentions that the school’s English debating team won the World Scholars’ Cup Elite Competition at Yale University in the United States in 2019, adding to the already rich glory of Han Chiang High School. In addition, she also took this opportunity to congratulate the school’s Chinese debate team for winning the championship in the Penang Independence Chinese Debate Competition. Principal Kung Bee Lee pointed out that Han Chiang High School has students from 15 countries worldwide to study Chinese culture and receive Chinese education together with the local students. Here, she is extremely grateful to Tan Sri Dato Seri Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping, the Executive Advisor of the Board of Directors of Han Chiang High School, and the Chairman of the school, Mr. Wong Chi Hing, for their trust, recognition and willingness to give her the opportunity to promote the educational philosophy of Han Chiang High School.
She reveals that over the years, she deeply expresses her appreciation towards the overwhelming support and cooperation given by the Parent Teachers Association, the alumni association, all staff, parents, students and her family for their endless love and support. Finally, she thanked the conference for the encouragement and affirmation given to the administrative team of the school, helping her to keep on improving the school, and deeply planting the seed of education in Han Chiang High School that will continue to nurture and grow students into wonderful members of society.