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  1. Ambitious educator plans expansion

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... Written by Rosheen Rodwell In 1954, Japanese high school maths teacher Toru Kumon came up with a method of teaching his son mathematics that had extraordinary results. Soon his neighbours were begging him to share his secret- and now the theories of the K ...

  2. Dragon contest fires top stars of the future

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Hong Kong's most promising sports captains and leaders at primary and secondary schools found themselves fighting with dragons last Saturday. The 201 students formed ... challenging game, Dragon Parade, was designed over three months by Year One students Stephen Lam Ching-hei, Jade Kwong Che-wai, Miga Wong Yi-hei and Karris Cheung Tik-ka. Each team had 14 minutes ...

  3. Honouring the dragon god

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung As they lower their boat onto the water before the race, the athletes remain silent. They are not just going to race; they are honouring the 'dragon god'. For the Tanka people, the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race during the city's annual Dragon Boat Festival has strong cultural significance. After a century of races, they are still fiercely competitive ...

  4. The dragon hunters

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world's largest known lizard- the Komodo dragon. Eddie Woo Wai-lok says his team in Indonesia used goat meat to attract the dragons and then collect information about them so as to better ... worked in remote areas, including a fishing boat off Bangladesh and in a tent on an island in Indonesia. Mandy Wong carried 10kg cage parts for Komodo dragons, which are sometimes 3 metres long, ...

  5. Primary dragon dance teams vie for trophy

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Two hundred primary school students took part in the 2006 Inter-School Easy Sport Dragon Dance Competition at the Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre last week. A total of 13 dragon dance teams joined the contest, including boys and girls from Primary Five and Six. The students' dragons were lighter than the traditional full-sized versions and their dances were ...

  6. Fight the dragon with skills and vocabulary

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Andrea Pawlyna Education reform has become a hot topic lately, and one of the much discussed issues is the English language benchmarking test. When the test was first held in 2003, half of the entrants failed, including teachers who had been at their jobs for years. That obviously made many in the education sector fearful for their future. So why not face the dragon before the test? ...

  7. Primary pressure

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... in a Year of the Dragon (a very popular sign), his chances, as a non-Singaporean, are zero. Indeed, he may be sent to the other side of the island, which means getting out of bed at 5.30am ... three-year-old daughter is given every weekend by her nursery, I'd say that the pressure is ridiculous. In the past three years, the Ministry of Education has embarked on an ambitious programme ...

  8. Girl under observation

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The four-year-old girl who survived a fall from a shopping mall balcony when her mother leaped to her death is under observation at Caritas Medical Centre. The young girl was hurled by her 41-year-old mother from the seventh floor of the Dragon Centre in Sham Shui Po on Sunday afternoon, but landed in a net below and suffered no serious injuries. But the mother ...

  9. The 12-year hitch

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be delivering babies this year. As with Cheong, it seems that many have timed the births to coincide with the Year of the Dragon. 'I have a two-year-old daughter and would like my two children to be close in age,' Cheong says. 'Since October 2010, I've been planning to give birth to my next baby in the Year of the Dragon because after that it is the Year of the Snake, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    From shortage of Hong Kong university places to glut by 2016

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Bureau. Education-sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said that meant the government's ambitious efforts in recent years to expand tertiary education might mean institutions that had misplanned ...




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