SJK (C) Shang Wu

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Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu
Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu is located in Penang
Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu
Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu
Jalan La Salle


Coordinates5°24′29″N 100°18′00″E / 5.40804°N 100.3°E / 5.40804; 100.3Coordinates: 5°24′29″N 100°18′00″E / 5.40804°N 100.3°E / 5.40804; 100.3
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TypeNational-type Chinese primary school
School districtTimur Laut
School codePBC1044

Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Shang Wu (Chinese: 商务小学) is a Chinese primary school located in Air Itam, Penang.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of SJK (C) Shang Wu can be traced back to the "Five Prosperity School" (Chinese: 五福书院), which is the oldest Chinese school in Malaysia. It was established by Ng Fook Thong Cantonese Districts Association in Ng Fook Thong temple in 1819. At first it was located in Church Street, and it was relocated to Chulia Street on 1895.

SJK (C) Shang Wu was established in 1909 as a night school that offers trading and business management. The school started as an official educational institution in 1912. The school was located in Gelugor. Initially classes were held in the morning, starting from 1938 afternoon classes were started due to increasing number of students. The school closed in 1941 due to Japanese invasion.

In 1945 after the Japanese surrendered, the school resumed its classes with morning and afternoon sessions. In 1958 the school became a government-aided school.[1]

During the 1950s the number of students decreased as many families moved out of the town centre to newly built residential areas in suburban areas. In 1970, the school accepted an offer from the La Salle Christian Brothers to occupy the land of the former La Salle School in Air Itam. The three-storey new school building was completed in 1970 and started operating in the new location on 1971 (some sources stated it was 1977[2][3]).

School song[edit | edit source]

看旗山绕翠碧海环流 东方花园景物最清幽
我商务学校历史悠久 巍峨新舍矗立在槟州
同学们聚首把知识研究 要健我身心品学兼优
诚洁朴毅校训须遵守 爱群爱国永不落人后

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "槟城商务学校 :: 槟榔屿广东暨汀州会馆". 槟榔屿广东暨汀州会馆.
  2. Timothy Tye. "Shang Wu Primary School 商务小学, Air Itam". Penang Travel Tips.
  3. "Sejarah Sekolah | SJK (C) Shang Wu 商务小学". Archived from the original on 10 March 2013.

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