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  1. Holding children back a year can do more harm than good

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to consider this move. Remember also that the other children in his current primary school would know the situation and not all of them would understand. Children can be very cruel. There is no doubt ... that first impressions are important. There are good reasons why children are rarely allowed to enter a class outside their chronological age in international schools. The current high demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004206/holding-children-back-year-can-do-more-harm-good
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 24, 2013

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... under the exemplary guidance of their art teacher, gave me a surge of hope for the future of this city, where children such as these blossom. This, I believe, is why art is vital. Susannah ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1198110/letters-editor-march-24-2013
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pupils polled on three top changes for happier school life

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... Chan said: "Sometimes we adults overlook children's needs in social affairs. I believe government officials should listen to children's views as well." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132533/pupils-polled-three-top-changes-happier-school-life
  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 14, 2012

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their personal assets, including income, property and cars, First Financial Daily reports. They are also requested to list returns from investments by their spouses and children, which brought strong ... into a V-shape and commuters feared it would collapse. Police have cordoned it off and repairs are underway. Quick thinking teachers Teachers managed to safely evacuate more than 300 children within five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1104816/china-digest-december-14-2012
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian teachers fear postcards from irate parents

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... weapon. "The parents are usually illiterate but the children write their complaint about the school on it and post it to a judge," said Ashok Aggarwal, the lawyer spearheading ... 120-150 children, and the teachers are too busy gossiping, knitting or playing cards to teach. A survey in March by the NGO CRY found that 37 per cent of toilets in government schools were so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1056100/indian-teachers-fear-postcards-irate-parents
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Corruption in schools must be stopped

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... an after-school programme for children in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. kelly@kellyyang.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1092324/corruption-schools-must-be-stopped
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Sha Tin Baptist school scraps launch of national education amid protests

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... subject would be changed to other class activities, some parents still gave their children a slip requesting teachers send them to the library if the school ran the national education lesson. Some even deliberately sent their children to school late so they would miss the 30-minute session, slated for 8am. Both parents and alumni welcomed the school's decision, but said they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031842/sha-tin-baptist-school-scraps-launch-national-education-amid-protests
  8. Should parents be allowed to educate their children at home?

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matthew Murchie, Elise Choi Matthew Murchie, 17, St Joseph's College In many countries around the world, children are not legally obligated to attend school. In England, France, ... is one of our most basic rights, and many parents prefer to bring up their children based on their own religious and moral principles. Other parents are unhappy with the quality of education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968668/should-parents-be-allowed-educate-their-children-home
  9. School supplies for needy

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Young Post cadet Sophie Cheung Needy children will soon be getting a summer gift after local charity Kids4Kids collected 26,436 pieces of stationery for them in just seven days. Last year, the student-led charity collected 50,000 books for underprivileged children. The event, 'Sharing for a Cause- Doing Good, Feeling Good', was held between April 23 and 30. Supporting charity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005673/school-supplies-needy
  10. Learning valuable lessons

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... experts share their views on the ideal preschool environment for children. The provision of services for children with special needs or exceptional intelligence is another area in perennial need ... wanting an internationally-oriented curriculum for their children. The wide mix of nationalities at some DSS schools could make adaptation less of a problem for children coming from abroad. Among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004902/learning-valuable-lessons

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