Profile of the Supervisor


Venerable Kuan Yun has been serving as the supervisor of our school since 2010. He is also the President of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and the 46th lineage holder of the Tiantai school of Chinese Buddhism.


Originally from Kazuo County, Liaoning Province, China, Venerable Kuan Yun is of Mongolian ethnicity. After moving to Hong Kong in 1983, he followed Ven Wing Sing in studying Buddhism and became ordained as a monk. He was diligent in his studies and graduated with a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree and a doctoral degree from the Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education.


In 1998, Venerable Yung Sing and he initiated the reconstruction of Western Monastery, and in 2007, he was appointed as the second abbot of the monastery. Venerable Kuan Yun led the monastic community in practice, taught the scriptures, and engaged in various Buddhist ceremonies, charitable activities, and social services with great compassion and dedication. In his daily interactions, he is kind, humble, and strict with his precepts, and he is highly respected by his followers.


Venerable Kuan Yun is also enthusiastic about public welfare, charity, and education. Over the years, he has donated to many primary and secondary schools as well as Hope Schools. In January 2007, he was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Charity Award" (中華慈善事業突出貢獻獎) by the China Charity Federation, and was given the title of "Chinese Charity Figure" (中華慈善人物). In May of the same year, he was also awarded the title of "China Reform and Innovation Elite" (中國改革創新風雲人物). In November 2009, he was awarded the Commendation Certificate for serving community under the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme (香港民政事務局社區建設傑出人士嘉許狀), and in December of the same year, he was awarded the honor of being one of the "Top Ten Influential Figures in China's Economic Development Trends" (影響中國經濟發展行情十大風雲人物) by the County Economic Experts Committee of the Development Research Center of the State Council. In 2019, he was awarded a Medal of Honor (MH) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.



Message from the Supervisor


Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College has been established for over 40 years, and I have been serving as the school supervisor since 2010. Over the past decade, I have witnessed significant progress in all areas of our school, which is undoubtedly due to the collective efforts of our principal, teachers, and staff.


In recent years, our school has made significant advancements in moral, intellectual, physical, social, and aesthetic development. Our students have represented Hong Kong in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition and won the world championship, which is a rare achievement. Our drumming, dancing, jump rope, and drama performances have also achieved breakthroughs and numerous accolades. Moreover, our campus TV station students have shown professionalism and composure during interviews with me, and their outstanding performances in various competitions have left a deep impression on me. As an elder, I hope that our students can continue to strive for excellence and make even greater contributions to Hong Kong in the future.


I have always emphasized that primary school education teaches one how to be a person; secondary school education teaches one how to do things, and university education teaches one how to be a leader. Our students are lively and lovely, and they exhibit a serious attitude toward learning, displaying the characteristics of young people. The excellent mental outlook of our students is not only due to the tireless efforts of previous generations but also the unwavering support from the community over the past forty years, such as the Education Bureau and the "Project WeCan" program initiated by the Wharf. These programs exemplify the community's concern and care for our school. Looking around our school, we have advanced facilities such as the Campus TV Station and Creative Media Development Center, Humanities Room, Library, English Learning Center, Technology and Creativity Zone, Innovation and Art Center, Startup Studio, Fitness Room, Performing Arts Center, Playhouse, Leisure Activity Space, "Isvara' Meditation Room, and Jingxin Lotus Pond, which create an excellent learning environment to nurture the next generation of our students. What impressed me the most is the "iWheel" wheelchair assistive device developed by our students, which is the first invention at the secondary school level that can be put into practical use and has received social recognition. Our students have also obtained a patent and a substantial fund for this project, laying a solid foundation for our school's future innovation and development, and setting an example for the education sector.


Of course, the Education Bureau has also recognized our school's progress, and many former Secretaries for Education have visited our school to understand our development. I am grateful to the former Secretaries for Education, such as Mr Li Kwok Cheung and Mr Suen Ming Yeung, for their recognition of our school's progress and their personal visits to guide us. On the 35th and 40th anniversary of our school, we were honored to have the presence of the then Secretary for Education Mr Yeung Yun Hung as the chief guest. All the valuable education achievements we have accomplished are the fruits of our collective efforts from teachers, students, and staff. I believe that Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College will continue to develop and create educational legends in the next fifty or sixty years.


Our school now advocates the Three Goodnesses: "Speak Good Words, Do Good Deeds, Think Good Thoughts." The spirit of the Three Goodnesses is the foundation, and everyone should speak good words, do good deeds, and think good thoughts. The Buddha said, "do no evil, do only good, purify your mind. This is the teaching of all buddhas." Where does it begin? It begins with "I" and starts in the present moment. Education comes from three aspects: family, school, and society. If all three aspects are done well, students will have a good set of values.


In conclusion, I hope that our parents can pay attention to their children's education and family upbringing. I also hope that our school can continue to improve students' academic performance, and our students can study hard. I hope that the social environment will become better and better. Only with the cooperation of all three aspects can we establish a correct set of values for our students. Our students are the future of Hong Kong, and they should have a sense of responsibility and bear the burden of the future of Hong Kong. We not only need to be willing to take on responsibility but also have to be capable of doing so. I hope that all of us at Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College can take on responsibility for the future society and do it well.