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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... Robin Cheung life@scmp.com How to nurture a healthier outlook Scanning Hong Kong's schools, one feels sad to see them getting unhealthier by the year. Different sorts of student problems, whether emotional, interpersonal, or behavioural, crop up and plague schools to varying degrees. The list is long, ranging from emotional outbursts, depression, and substance abuse ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    School of hard woks: Ex-restaurant magnate works hard to rebuild catering business

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:22pm by Elaine Yau

    ... by the time he was in Form Two, he became a distributor himself and made enough to set up as a money-lender in school. His best customers, he says, were students with triad links who seemed constantly short of cash. "As I earned more money from giving high-interest loans, I became a bookie and organised numbers-based gambling game at school." The betting eventually came to light. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    High-achieving international school, Nord Anglia, to open campus in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Boosting children's self-confidence and nurturing independent learning habits are the key aims of high-performance international school, writes Linda Yeung Not by the book Since coming to Hong Kong in January, Brian Cooklin has been busy making selections. The principal of Nord Anglia International School has been swamped with more than 1,000 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Anjali Hazari

    ... in 1970, when 29 candidates from 11 schools undertook the first official full DP examination; in the May and November 2013 examination session, 54,453 full diplomas were awarded to students from more than 2,106 IBDP schools across the globe. The educational landscape of Hong Kong has participated in this impressive growth. The French International School was the first to offer the IBDP ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning Curve: international schools need to rethink debenture policies

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:48am by Anjali Hazari

    ... their son Enzo was granted admission to the Chinese International School several years ago. Besides paying the money, Enzo was selected on the basis of a half-day observation interview at the age of four. "I don't have an objection in principle [on schools charging debentures]. I understand schools need to run and that costs money and investment. But in some schools ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Teachers and pupils struggle with school-based assessment system

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:18am by Mabel Sieh

    ... students subject to the SBA and the first HKDSE exam in 2012, while attending Carmel Secondary School in Ho Man Tin. Now a year-two student at the University of Hong Kong, she looks back on the SBA ... and appraised on their efforts in the classroom, and standard evaluations are second nature for them and their teachers. But the city's school-based assessment (SBA) system- which serves as a key, ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Picking up the pieces

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Kylie Knott

    ... the area. With this in mind, a group of graduates from the BA Fine Art programme of the Hong Kong Arts School (the programme is in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS MONIKA BIELSKYTE

    Brief Encounters: creative director Monika Bielskyte

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 08:43pm by Divia Harilela

    ... to trigger and train my imagination from a very young age. I went to art school at 10, where I learned drawing, oil painting and sculpture. They taught us technique, not creativity, and that upset me ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Jump Cut films festival offers a platform for young filmmakers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by AUDREY SZE

    ... a platform for young filmmakers to showcase their work. "We had an open call and the response was positive. Some were in film school, others in high school but all are passionate about ... for 16-year-old Leung Yat-fung. "In school, nobody shares the same passion I have for film," he says. "When I met these people, they are just as excited as I am about film. It's ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    Thu Thu founder Thuy Duong Nguyen tells of her ethnic inspiration

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Divia Harilela

    ... was founded in 2010. Born in Vietnam and raised in a small town in Germany, Nguyen didn't consider a career in fashion until she spotted an ad for famed fashion school Esmod while still at secondary school. "I loved art and drawing dresses, but never thought about fashion design. Then I saw the ad and decided to give it a try. I always knew I would pursue something ...




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