Origin

The family of Pui Ying has expanded tremendously since the establishment of Pui Ying School in Guangzhou by its founder, Dr. Henry V. Noyes, in 1879. The predecessors and many others have made great efforts to establish the school and educate the young through the years. Today, alumni and alumni associations of Pui Ying are found all over the world.

 

The Board of Directors of Pui Ying Middle School of Hong Kong always remembers with gratitude that our founder with a bold vision came alone from America to China to preach the gospel and promote education in the midst of adversities. To commemorate our founder’s noble spirit of serving people in the world, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution to establish Pui Ying Christian Services Society in Vancouver in 1992.

History
1992

November 24

Approval of the establishment of Pui Ying Christian Services Society (PYCSS) in Vancouver by the Board Directors of Pui Ying  Middle School in Hong Kong.

Registration of Pui Ying Christian Services Society as a non-profit organization in Canada.

1993

September

Opening of the Society’s first Chinese School – Pui Ying Kerrisdale Chinese School, which was a subsidiary of PYCSS.

1994

July 23

Grand opening ceremony of PYCSS and the official beginning of its operations.

 

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Centre Chinese School.

1995

April

Social services seminars were introduced to the community.

June

Opening of the Pui Ying Windermere Chinese School.

1996

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Trafalgar Chinese School.

1997

September

Evening adult courses were offered.

November

Registration of Pui Ying College as a post-secondary education institute with the Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia.

1998

April

Formation of the Pui Ying Gardening Club.

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Champlain Heights Chinese School and the Pui Ying Carleton Chinese School.

1999

July

Grand opening ceremony and banquet to celebrate the expansion of the Pui Ying College Building with a total of 4,400 square feet for educational purposes.

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Maple Grove Chinese School.

2000

June

Opening of the Pui Ying Captain Cook Chinese School, Pui Ying Fleming Chinese School, PuiYing Hastings Chinese School and Pui Ying St. Francis Chinese School.

2001

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Hugh Boyd Chinese School and McNair Chinese  School in Richmond.

October

Addition of an audio teaching resource for kindergarten students on the PYCSS website of PYCSS to help parents learn and practice Chinese with their children via internet.

2002

July

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of PYCSS with a commemorative bulletin and a series of celebration events : an open house exhibition, a thanksgiving service and a grand banquet.

September

Opening of the Pui Ying Begbie Chinese School.

2003

November

A Health and Welfare seminar was held.

2004

February

Chinese New Year celebration with an open house exhibition on Chinese Canadian history and workshops on Chinese arts and crafts, painting, music and Chinese tea.

July

A character-building summer camp for children “High Ground” was organized in cooperation with the Richmond Chinese Christian United Fellowship.

2005

July

Introduction of a two-week English Immersion and Cultural Exploration program “Stories of Vancouver” for students from Pui Ying Schools in Hong Kong and schools operated by the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China.

September

Revision of the Chinese School curriculums for Grades 3 and 4.

2006

February

Setup of an educational computer lab with 15 computers.  Certification of Pui Ying College as an official ETS testing centre for TOEFL.

July

Extension of “Stories of Vancouver” to three weeks.

2007

July

Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of PYCSS with a commemorative bulletin and a series of celebration events : an interactive exchange with the University of British Columbia, an open house exhibition, a thanksgiving service and a grand banquet.

2008

September

PYCSS purchased the Richmond office and internal design started.

September 15

Completion of the sale of W. 4th Avenue Building in Vancouver.

2009

February

Staff moved to work at the Richmond office.

September 12

The official opening of the Richmond office.

2010

June

Joint Chinese School Graduation Ceremony.  Organized a Children’s Summer Camp with Richmond United Church.

September

Replaced 15 old computers with 15 brand new ones that were installed with the latest version of software “Windows 7”.

2011

February

Organized the Fun Arts Festival for which the Mayor of the City of Richmond, Mr. Malcolm Brodie conducted the ribbon cutting ceremony.

August

A TV crew from Omni News videotaped the computer class for seniors at the PYCSS office.

September

Started the Cultural Reading Club and conducted monthly reading sessions.

December

Purchase of the premises at 3780 Sexsmith Road succeeded.

2012

January

Chinese Schools designed “Dinosaur Mandarin” for pre-schoolers and the first class of this kind started at the PYCSS Richmond office.

2013

March

Health Fitness Dance Class was organized.

Opening of the Pui Ying Kitchener Chinese School.

2014

October

Organized the Art Fair and Charity Show.

September

Pui Ying Women’s Club was established.

Opening of the Pui Ying Burnaby Central Chinese School (Mandarin Class) / Pui Ying Clinton Chinese School / Pui Ying Maquinna Chinese School / Pui Ying Montecito Chinese School and Pui Ying Richard Wong Chinese School.

2015

September

Opening the Pui Ying Harbour View Chinese School and Pui Ying Taylor Park Chinese School.

2016

February

“Year of the Monkey” Chinese New Year activities

May

Mr. Kai Biu KO (Alumni from Toronto), Mr. Siu Kwai WONG (Education Bureau Chief – Guangzhou (Baiyun District) and five officials visited us.

Mr. & Mrs. Kan Wing LIU (Chairman of Alumni, Hong Kong) visited us.

September

The Controller was invited by Fairchild TV as guest for their news magazine program – “Can Vancouver or Canada as a whole be a protection ground for Cantonese”

October

Mr. Cho Yee TO (Alumni) (Founder of the Faculty of Education, CUHK) visited us.

November

Formal registration for the Flying Eagle Day Care Centre.

Opening of Pui Ying Burnaby Central Chinese School (Cantonese Section) /  Pui Ying Macorkindale Chinese School and Pui Ying Parkcrest Chinese School.

2017

February

“Year of the Rooster” Chinese New Year activities.

July

25th Anniversary activities of Pui Ying Center.