The school is run as a government technical secondary school, emphasizing on Whole Person Education . In addition to the typical secondary school curriculum, KTS enriches their students with a wide range of subjects including technical, commerce, civil education, and information technology. The list of elective subjects includes literature, science, social science, informational technology, and commerce. In the 2005 - 06 academic year, the school has a total of 29 classes. There are 5 classes each from Form 1 - 5 , and 2 classes each from Form 6 - 7 .
Kowloon Technical School provides their students with a strong curriculum in science and technology. Together with the traditional science and technology education, students can learn advanced subjects ranging from information technology, graphic communications, to electronics.
General personal development is another area of emphasis. Students develop their skills and abilities through the study of a wide range of subjects including physical education, music, arts, civic education, general studies, etc.
Originally called Sham Shui Po Technical School, the school was founded on 11th September, 1961. In 1964, it merged with Fuk Wah Secondary Modern School and was renamed as Kownloon Technical School. As a result of the merger, the school became the largest secondary school in Hong Kong at the time. In the late 1960's and 1970's, Kowloon Technical School had more than 1900 students with 51 classes. However, due to rapid development of other areas in Kowloon, families have started to move to new areas away from Sham Shui Po. The student population has gradually reduced to around 1100.
In 1997, the ''Review of Prevocational and Secondary Technical Education'' proposed that technical schools change their name by removing the labelling terms. Kowloon Technical School was invited to change their name to ''Kowloon Government Secondary School'' . However, due to the strong objections from the school administration, the original name of the school was preserved.
In 1998, the teaching language was changed from English to Chinese. In 1999, the School Management Committee of Government Schools was founded.
* Vincent Cheng - HSBC Asia Pacific President
* Ambrose Lee - HKSAR Secretary for Security Bureau
* Albert Cheng - LegCo member
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