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  1. 7 thoughts to change your mind

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... a university faculty or corporation, you deal with theories, more analytical tools. The most direct form of mind change is education. You go to school to have your mind changed.' Gardner has ... and education of children. But he was less successful than he thought.' The lecture provoked mixed reactions. Carmel McNaughton, professor of learning enhancement at Chinese University, said she ...

  2. Philanthropist's relative has plan to save schools

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A great-grandson of the billionaire-philanthropist Sir Robert Hotung revealed plans yesterday to set up a $1 million seed fund to help village schools facing closure. Daniel Hui, an official of Po Kok Primary School- which itself won reprieve from closure in a deal with the government last week- said he would put the idea to the school board. Mr Hui said he was touched by news ...

  3. Seminar to promote golf in schools

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) is organising a seminar at Elegantia College tomorrow at 2.30pm with the aim of promoting the sport in Hong Kong schools. 'We hope to deliver a message to local schools that golf is a very good sport for children, especially on a psychological level,' said HKGA spokeswoman Prudence Tsang. Other benefits include good etiquette ...

  4. School work comes first for a hero's son

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... 'But Colonel Yang rejected the invitation because he wanted his son to stick to his studies at school,' Mr Su told a gathering of 1,700 primary and secondary pupils at Piu Kiu Middle School in North Point. 'He did not want to see his son's progress affected by the trip to Hong Kong.' Colonel Yang called on the pupils to study hard so they could contribute ...

  5. School of hard knocks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maiji Xingxing looks younger than her 14 years but she frets about grown-up problems. A form two student at Puge County Secondary School in southwest Sichuan, she has spent nights worrying about her sickly mother and agonising about their future. 'If mum continues being ill there won't be any hope for me,' she says tearfully. 'If I can't go to school ...

  6. Three schools abandon book on reclamation

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai As anger grows over delays in hearing objections about harbour alterations, the government is accused of a smear campaign against group Three primary schools have stopped promoting a free children's book that campaigns against harbour reclamation, after senior officials openly criticised it for teaching children 'bad things'. One school told ...

  7. School's out at last for principal

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Edited by Caryn Yap It was the end of an era when Kowloon Junior School principal Gareth Davies retired last month after 24 years. The Harilela family, whose children had attended the school, marked the occasion with a dinner at their home in Kowloon Tong, attended by about 120 guests. Harilela family members Michael and Kamilla, Manesh and Reyna and Laila, Shirley and Harry ...

  8. The Finishing School

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Desmond O'Grady The Finishing School by Muriel Spark Doubleday $200 Writers sometimes fantasise about teaching creative writing classes, where they'll meet congenial company. ... writing teacher in The Finishing School, is troubled by insouciant 17-year-old Chris Wiley. They come together at Sunrise College, a finishing school at Ouchy on a Swiss lake, where rich parents ...

  9. Parents take ads in fight to keep funding for ESF

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Schools Foundation by taking advertisements in the English and Chinese press this week. A group of parents yesterday placed a quarter-page open letter in the South China Morning Post and two ... has two children at Island School. Parent-teacher associations of the 16 ESF schools have been approached to foot the bill. The letter urged the government, the Education and Manpower Bureau ...

  10. EMB gets mixed report card

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the Knowledge Fair 2003 at Yaumati Catholic Primary School (Hoi Wang Road) and Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School on Wednesday, an annual event to promote and share good school practices ... Secondary Schools Council, who attended the fair with some of her colleagues, said: 'I think the series of seminars offered a valuable opportunity for teachers to learn from successful ...




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