Victoria educational organisation



It all began over 50 years ago, in 1965, when Ms. Christina Ting Yuk-Chee and her sister, Mrs. Cecilia Lee Ting Yuk-Kuen opened a nursery that would provide a more caring and enjoyable place for their own children and others to attend. From this family-based foundation, the school flourished under the visionary leadership of one of its first students; Ms Ting’s daughter, Dr. Maggie Koong May-Kay. Dr. Koong returned from university in America to become the Chief Principal of the two nursery schools, and expanded the "Victoria family" into what is now known as Victoria Educational Organisation (VEO). 

With seven kindergartens and one nursery school, Victoria is the leading provider in Hong Kong of high quality education for over 3,500 children. Victoria was the first kindergarten to introduce English teachers into the classroom, and to establish a collaborative, co-teaching environment with Chinese and English native speaking teachers working side by side. 

The Victoria vision continued, and the idea of trilingual (Cantonese, Putonghua and English) classrooms was born in 2007. This vision entailed the need for three qualified native speaking teachers in each classroom which was an enormously successful and popular teaching strategy. With a low student to teacher ratio, Victoria continues to provide a personalised and nurturing learning environment to students with an immersive trilingual approach. 

It did not stop there. Dr. Koong has always been concerned with accountability and each child achieving the best they could. She looked for a programme that would incorporate creativity and play, whilst having academic rigour. She decided upon the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). In December 2005, the first Victoria Kindergarten was authorised as an IB World School, and all the Victoria Kindergartens have since followed this path. 
Victoria has a long history of educating and inspiring young minds. Our graduates are equipped as multilingual learners today, and have the foundations to become global citizens of tomorrow. We are proud of our network of global alumni with representation across diverse industries. Leading doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, educators, musicians, artists and many others all took their first important steps at Victoria.

History 1965 Our story began in 1965... History 2003 2003 IB PYP started History 2014 2014  Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) launched History 2018 2018 Agency by Design: Early Childhood in the Making, a research initiative of Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education launched