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  1. Comment - Letters

    National education should be introduced as mandatory subject

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... No evidence of any brainwashing in national education curriculum guide The introduction of moral and national education in the primary and secondary school curriculum has proved to be controversial. Some representatives of students, teachers and parents have disagreed with the syllabus and have said that the subject is indoctrination in disguise. Last month, there was a march against ...

  2. DSS schools help fill gap

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... non-Chinese-speaking students. Cheung also thinks the government should encourage more Chinese as a second language courses to cater for children of returned migrants. Meanwhile, Rosaryhill School will launch ... Dennis Chong The fierce competition for international school places in Hong Kong has made world headlines, but there are more places than people think for students from various ethnic ...

  3. Early steps to fluency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it than speak it,'' says the International Montessori School (IMS) student. Having studied the language since kindergarten, she is not put off by learning what is seen by many ... having started learning it at the age of three, in the school's kindergarten. Both are in the native Putonghua stream of the school's upper primary section, learning from the same ...

  4. Learning valuable lessons

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... university degree to commence in September. Yet the impact of reform measures launched a decade ago is still being felt. Schools are continuing with efforts to instil more motivation and inspiration ... and international schools- although the level of resources with which each school is armed varies greatly. There are also differences in learning and teaching approaches. As featured in this guide, more ...

  5. Parents push for fair deal at school

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong, Adrian Wan and Jennifer Ngo The city's school system must address different educational needs, cut class sizes and give support to all demographic groups, say parents. ... to make the system more accessible for Hongkongers of all stripes. Leung pledged to give greater support for the underprivileged and to ease stresses on public schools grappling with changes ...

  6. National education course should have nothing to do with indoctrination

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There has been a great deal of debate about implementation of a national education course in our schools. Sceptics have argued that such a subject could become one-sided, with an attempt ... On the mainland and in the United States, it is compulsory. Compulsory national education is needed in Hong Kong. For local university graduates or even school leavers, knowing Putonghua and having ...

  7. Blending over backwards

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in German and Li in Putonghua- and it has worked well so far. Luisa and Lukas have attended Rosaryhill School's kindergarten, where they also learned English and Cantonese. But when the new academic year starts in September, Luisa will enter a local primary school. 'We've deliberately avoided international schools; we chose a local school [Po Leung Kuk Cam?es Tan Siu Lin ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's schools shortly after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has come into office has proved to be controversial and it has met with opposition from different groups. Many critics have said ... unlikely that our children would be easily influenced by what they are taught in national education or even be brainwashed. Peter Wei, Kwun Tong Not suitable for primary schools As a student under ...

  9. Week ahead

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today Rosaryhill School Fiesta Spanish-themed carnival (including a visual arts show and information booths) and open day in celebration of the school's Spanish heritage. Mar 18, 10am-4pm, Rosaryhill School, 41B Stubbs Rd, Wan Chai, free entry. Inquiries: 2835 5121 Peter and the Wolf Demonstration/Workshop for Kids The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong members take ...

  10. Critical steps

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in schools, though to different extents. Ever since reunification, the government has invested substantially in education. According to the 2012-13 estimates, education expenditure will still take up ... funding may not be enough to deliver the right results. This year marks the full implementation of the new '3+3+4' academic structure (three years in junior secondary school, three ...




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