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  1. Worlds to explore at their fingertips

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry It's a common misconception that a child needs to be able to read to love books. Primary teacher Lorna Banfield would argue it is not the case, and you only have to watch a toddler exploring a pop-up book or the textures of a cloth book t ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite athletes look beyond final race with special academic programmes

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Olympian Yip Pui-yin is one of six stars studying for a degree in health education in preparation for life after they retire from sport Elite athletes look beyond final race Olympian Yip Pui-yin's parents were not too impressed when she quit school after Form Four to play badminton full time. But they were happier yesterday, Yip said, when she ...

  3. Hong Kong risks losing the global education race

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Timothy Peirson-Smith Hong Kong has long been calling for more diversified development and, in the past, has been accused of 'picking winners' with variable success. However, among all possibilities, the vision of turning the city into Asia' ...

  4. Pupils enter race for university places

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Leo Tang Cheuk-fung is among the last generation of Hongkongers to take the A-Level examinations. But he is too busy hitting the books to think about that. Over the next couple of months, the 19-year-old, who attends a g ...

  5. Writing legibly still counts

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the neatness you mention. Educators know that the successful manipulation of a writing tool carries many advantages. It encourages hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills, for example, and can aid ...

  6. Athletes ready to roll on race day

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung A group of youngsters are overcoming their disabilities and gearing up for their first race at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon next month. Seven students from the Red Cross Princess Alexandra School in Lam Tin plan to make a strong showing in the three-kilometre wheelchair race. Tony Yiu Man-tung, Walter Ma Wai-kit, Ken Leung Ka-fai, Jeffrey Yau Tak-hing, ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong civilised, not democratic According to Michael Chugani, universal suffrage is mere icing on the democracy cake ("Over-egging it", May 4). It is correct that Hong Kong enjoys a relatively high degree of civic freedom but this is maintai ...

  8. Call to stop giving points for faith in school places race

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Parents and school principals yesterday urged the government to review the system for allocating places in primary schools and scrap the extra scores it gives to children sharing a school's religious faith. The call came after York English ...

  9. Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren Admission to one of the top primary schools in Shanghai can cost as much as an apartment. And that takes some explaining, in an education system where admission to primary school is free. It all comes down to parents with high hopes for their n ...

  10. Parents accuse school of race bias

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Commission (EOC) investigation has found the case may constitute a breach of the Race Discrimination Ordinance. Hussain and Sarah Kabeer are originally from Pakistan, but now live in Hong Kong ... investigation found that the issue may constitute a breach of the Race Discrimination Act. The EOC found that, if scoring zero marks in the 'Chinese Activity' section was the main reason ...




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