The school construction project started in 1964. Sai Wan Ho was chosen as the initial location of the school campus. After five years of construction work, Kei Wan Primary School (A.M.) finally commenced its operation on 7th September, 1970. The school was located next to Kei Wan Church, and both of them provided a variety of diverse services to serve the people in Shau Kei Wan community. Former principals of the school include Mr. Wong Yiu So (黃耀穌先生), Ms. Chung Leung Sze (鍾良施女士), Ms. Cheung Yuet Sai (張月茜女士), Ms. Chan Tim Mui (陳甜梅女士), Ms. Lau Wai Ming (劉惠明女士). The current principal of the school is Ms. Wong Ching Man (黃靜雯女士).
Since the school was opened, it provided education opportunities to children of local fishermen and gradually expanded its service to serve children from surrounding housing estates. By considering social development, community needs and the changing trends in education, the school moved away from traditional teaching methods to an activity-based teaching approach, especially for lower primary school students. Apart from teaching regular school subjects, the school organised and provided students with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, so that they could have a more comprehensive and complete six-year primary education.
In 1976, the school held its first open day with a theme of ‘activity-based teaching and project-based learning’. In 1978, the school arranged its second open day with a theme of ‘activity-based teaching and inspirational teaching tools’. The school library, named after Lee Leung Siu Hing, was opened in the same year. All the staff and students were highly stimulated and inspired by the development of the school.
Following the curriculum reform, Kei Wan Primary School (A.M.) tried to implement changes to its existing curriculum. The school designed a new curriculum framework and teaching materials accordingly. Later, it improved and formulated a more appropriate curriculum and teaching materials. In 1992, the school participated in a pilot project about Target Oriented Curriculum. In September 1995, the school started the first phase of implementing the Target Oriented Curriculum.
From 21st October, 2002, the school moved to a new location in Aldrich Bay. It was renamed as CCC Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) and began operating as a full-time school. The new school building is seven stories high. In addition to the standard classrooms, there are basketball court, covered playground, school hall, library, computer room, dance room, visual arts room, general studies room, 3 music rooms, and 9 music practice rooms. Through the provision of these facilities, the school has created a better learning environment for students. Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay) and Kei Oi Church work together to teach students about life education, morals and values. They have also arranged assemblies, Sunday services, and personal growth lessons for students in order to support their growth.
The school has organised music concerts every two years since 1986. The school has a strong music culture. Students learn one musical instrument. Since the 1980s, students have achieved outstanding results in different orchestra and choir competitions. They were awarded The Best Primary School Choir in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and were the champion in the Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows. They have won a number of awards in recent years, including gold medal in Orchestra at the International Youth Music Festival in Slovakia in 2015, The Best Primary School Junior Choir (Hong Kong and Kowloon) in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2017, and The Best Primary School Senior Choir (Hong Kong and Kowloon) in Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2018.
In order to broaden the learning scope of students, the school has organised different study tours and musical exchange tours for students. Students of the school have visited multiple overseas countries, such as the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc. They have also been to different provinces and cities in China in order to broaden their horizons. In recent years, the school has strengthened its ties with kindergartens and secondary schools. The school has arranged a number of school visits with kindergartens and secondary schools so as to refine the current curriculum and teaching methodologies of the school. The school has also showcased and shared successful and effective teaching and learning practices with other schools. Following the educational trend, the school has implemented STEM education and gifted education courses to further enhance students’ learning.
The school will collaborate with educational experts to further develop the current curriculum and teaching materials. It will combine new resources with its fine traditions in order to provide a better and more comprehensive education to students.