Maxwell Boys’ School

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Maxwell School ( Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Maxwell ) is a semi-control for boys ( and female students in form 6 ) and the oldest school in the north of Kuala Lumpur as well as one of the oldest in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. A student of the school is known as a Maxwellian. Maxwell School is well known for its high achievement in education and other activities in secondary schools level. Maxwell School is famous for its form 6 and has always produced among the top STPM results in Kuala Lumpur. It is considered as one of the best schools in Kuala Lumpur for its form 6 education. The History of the Maxwell School Established in 1917, it opened its doors to 110 students and five teaching staff on 1 June 1922. During its pre-war days, it functioned as a feeder school (primary school) to the Victoria Institution. By 1933, the school was shut down to public due to the recession but was opened as a private school from 1934 to 1938. It was then given to the Trade School for their use. During the Japanese Occupation, it was used as a camp for the dreaded Japanese Kempeitai. After the war, the school was used as a hostel by the newly formed Technical College until 1953, when, in September, the school was re-opened as Malaya’s first Modern Secondary School. Today, the Maxwell School is still housed in the same building and has remained a secondary school ever since. School Headmasters and Headmistresses 1917 – 1918 War Period 1919 – 1922 Establishment Period 1922 – 1925 Montague B. Brockwell 1925 – 1928 C. N. Beamish Aug 1928 Harold Ball 1928 – 1930 Agnes R. Cooke 1930 – 1930 M. Wheatley 1930 – 1933 C. W. Bloomfield 1933 – 1938 R. Thampipillay 1939 – 1941 Closed 1941 – 1945 War Period 1946 – 1953 Closed 1953 – 1954 William C. Cleine 1954 – 1956 Donald Priestley 1956 – 1957 Paul Chang 1957 – 1957 Razak Khan 1957 – 1961 Ong Choon Ghee 1961 – 1961 A. E. Navarasingam 1961 – 1968 Wong Ah Fatt 968 – 1979 P. Nadarajah 1979 – 1988 Victor Wong 1988 – 1990 Abdul Razak Mohammed 1990 – 1999 Ismail Sajad 1999 – 2001 Han Seng Kuang 2001 – 2006 Loy Liang Dee 2006 – 2006 Azmah BT Rajion 2006 – 2007 Datin Khairiah Abd Majid 2007 – Prst Datin Zainab Bee Bte. Ismail [edit] European Headmistresses 1922 – 1923 Annie Grenier 1923 – 1924 J. H. Dennett 1924 – 1926 Edith L. Earnshaw 1926 – 1927 D. A. Peck 1927 – 1928 Helen D. Leith 1928 – 1929 Agnes R. Cooke 1929 – 1933 Nellie F. Careless [edit] School buildings The school originally consists of two blocks, the present day main block and the gymnasium block, which is now the library. The design and features of the two blocks is typical of the colonial era structures bearing some similarities with the Malayan Railway station and Sultan Abdul Saman buildings,

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