St. Paul’s High School *


  • SPHS (Rangoon) was the second school established by De La Salle Brothers in Burma.
  • After nationalization, it was renamed No. (6) Botathaung State High School.
  • It became Yangon Heritage Site.


  • SPHS had five students in the Top Five, seven students in the Top Ten and ten students in the Top Twenty.
  • Dr. Khin Maung U (1st, retired FDA Researcher in USA)
  • Dr. Min Oo (2nd, retired Mathematics Professor in Canada)
  • Dr. Myo San (Freddie, 3rd, GBNF)
  • Dr. Nyunt Wai (Victor, 4th, retired Physiology Professor; taught in Burma and Malaysia)
  • Dr. Thein Wai (5th, USA)
  • U Hla Min (7th, retired Software Engineer in USA)
  • Dr. Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny, 9th, retired army doctor from BMH)
  • U Maung Maung Kyi (11th, retired Chemical Engineer in Wales, UK)
  • U Aung Thu Yein (13th, GBNF, worked for MOC and Schlumberger)
  • Dr. Khin Maung Zaw (Frank, 17th, retired Medical specialist in England, UK)
  • Dr. Aung Thwin (Alfred, SPHS63, OG, USA, GBNF) passed away in Southern California.
    His sisters are Dr. Khin Khin Thwin (Carmen) and Daw Yee Yee Thwin (Jasmine).
  • Dr. Nyan Taw (Dicky, SPHS63, Marine Biologist, RUBC Gold) worked at RU, Pearl & Fisheries, FAO
    He is the brother-in-law of Ko Zaw Min Nawaday (EP70, MS from USA)
Dr. Aung Thwin (GBNF) and Dr, Nyan Taw


  • Met Dr. Aung Win Chiong (SPHS64, 3rd in Burma) & Dr. Winnie Tan (SJC64, co-founder of ConBro), Dr. Min Lwin (SPHS64, 5th in Burma) at a gathering hosted by Dr. Zaw Lin (David Chee, brother of Ko Maurice).
  • Ko Min Lwin is a cousin of Ko Win Maung (Lake, E) and Sayama Winnie (ChE)
  • In the Matriculation of 1964, Cherry Hlaing (St. John’s Convent) and Lyn Aung Thet (Methodist English High School) had the raw highest scores.
    Cherry had a perfect ILA score and was admitted as Roll No. (1) to IM(1)
  • Based on the ILA scores, Ko Aung Win Chiong and Ko Min Lwin were admitted as Roll No. (1) and (2) to IM(2)
Winnie Tan, Hla Min, Aung Win Chiong, Min Lwin

Outstanding Alumni

  • Sayagyi U Ba Khin (First in Burma)
    Vipassana teacher (mentor of S N Goenka)
    Audior General
  • ICS U Tin Tut
  • U Chan Htoon
  • U Than Aung
    Education Minister in AFPFL government
  • Dr. Nyunt Tin (First in 1952, Physician)
  • U Tin Htut (Past Captain and Gold of RUBC, Founder of BASES)
  • Koon Yin Chu (Phillip, First in 1954, First in A60, USA)
  • U Soe Paing (Co-founder of UCC)
  • U Ko Ko Lay (Co-founder of UCC)
  • Dr. Soe Win (First in 1958, Retired Rector of YUFL)
  • U Myo Min (Co-founder of UCC, Medalist for I.Com and B.Com)
  • Dr. Hla Tin Ngwe (Frankie, First in 1959, Founder of Company in USA)
  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (Pediatrician, UNICEF Consultant, Australia)
  • Dr. Myint Tun (Henry, Retired Chemistry Professor)
  • Dr. Min Lwin (Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Dr. Khin Maung U (First in 1963, Retired FDA Researcher, USA)
  • Dr. Min Oo (Retired Mathematics Professor in Canada)
  • Sayadaw U Wara (Win Paing)
  • Bernard Khaw (First in 1965, USA)

Burma Selected / Champion

  • Tin Htoon (ARAE Champion in 58 & 60, Silver medalist in SEAP Yachting)
  • Mao Toon Siong (Table Tennis, Champion, National Coach)
  • Sein Htoon (ARAE Champion in 60, Past President of Burma Rowing Federation)
  • Kyaw Khin (Track & Field, Coach)
  • John Tint (Soccer)
  • Myint Lwin (Charlie, Judo)
  • Jimmy Crampton (Track & Field)


Khin Maung Zaw wrote :
I actually missed the ဝက်သားဒုတ်ထိုး vendor among many other vendors there, near the walk-in entrance, on the right of this main gate.

Ko Ko Kyi wrote :
When I was at St Paul’s High School during my 4th, 5th and 6th (partial) STD years, si chet khaukswe (garlic oil noodle) with pork was 25 pyas per plate.

Maung Maung Lay wrote :
how about အာလူးပူတီ and ဘရာကျော်သုတ်?

Mai Khin Nyunt (Rosie) wrote :

Though I was from Girls’ School (St. Mary’s Dio), St. Paul became one of my remarkable places in my life.

Don’t think of others; our Matriculation Examination was held on 1st. April 1965 at that School. That’s it! So I was been to that Boys’ School in my life.

And, that was the day all the Private Schools, Missionary Schools were nationalized.

The Govt. planned to take nationalization of Schools on that day, so they postponed the Matriculation Exam from usual March to April.

Our School arranged the transport for all of us by school bus during Exam days, from our School to St. Paul.

When we arrived back to School on 1st April, found out that all our Teachers were shocked with the unexpected news.

That’s the end of the Good Education in our Country. What a shame for the generations after generations.

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