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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    North District short of 1,400 Primary One places

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... to divert some cross-border students by allocating them to eight different school nets because they did not have fixed addresses in Hong Kong, while North District residents would be allocated ... across the border. "Hong Kong as a whole can take in [the cross-border students], but they are highly concentrated in the North District, so the problem is how to allocate them," Ip ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Schools near border in Hong Kong struggle to cope with surge in pupils

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Dennis Chong

    ... Kristie Wong and Dennis Chong Numbers surge with influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents Schools at border struggle to cope Schools in North District say they have been ... Kong to mainland parents. And pupils unable to find places in the district are heading for other districts further from their homes in Shenzhen. Nine of the 28 schools in the district have ...

  3. Kowloon districts 'too crowded for smaller classes'

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in a shortage of classroom space in the districts at some point over the next six years. Bureau officials met with representatives of schools in the two districts on Thursday to explore other options for reducing class sizes. But Mr Cheung, principal of Yaumati Catholic Primary School (Hoi Wang Road), said there was little room for manoeuvre in his district. 'I am not optimistic that anything ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 1 in 10 Hong Kong pupils are born to mainland Chinese parents, says state mouthpiece

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 03:58pm by Ernest Kao

    ... was much higher in other districts such as Tuen Mun, Hong Kong's  Sing Tao Daily reported on Tuesday. The number of cross-border kindergarten pupils for 2011-12 was 5,700 – more than ... of the total number of Hong Kong students. Nearly a quarter of primary pupils in North District are cross-border students. ...

  5. HK$1m arts scheme to groom talent and audiences for cultural district

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The Hong Kong Arts Development Council is to introduce a HK$1 million scheme to more than 1,000 schools to groom future talent and audiences for the West Kowloon Cultural District. Council ... with artists, workshops and talks from April to August next year. They will also attend programmes hosted by arts organisations such as the Hong Kong Institute of Aesthetic Education, the Hong Kong ...

  6. Legco calls for small classes in declining districts

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... the public with false data by claiming the cost per class for such a size reduction would be $800,000. A study she had conducted with the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute ... May Chan But education chief says cut in numbers will not necessarily improve standards The Legislative Council passed a motion yesterday calling for small-class teaching in districts ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Surge in first-year entrants on first day of university term in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by KRISITE WONG, JOLIE HO, JOHNNY WONG, HELEN YU

    ... Chinese University, Baptist University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and City University of Hong Kong. Under the 3+3+4 system, pupils go through three years of junior ... this year saw the last batch of students take the A-level exams and the introduction of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education test, resulting in two groups of university exam entrants. Some ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Public schools may give families in Hong Kong priority

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... could stir tension between Hong Kong and Beijing. North District Primary School Heads Association chairman Chan Siu-hung said yesterday that giving priority to local families was unfair to those ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education chief says giving preference to families in Hong Kong is one of the options being considered amid mounting competition for places Schools may ...

  9. Southern District: heritage, beaches and sights

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Southern District is the subject of this week's District Focus. The area makes for a perfect day trip with plenty to see and do. There are famous heritage sites, beautiful beaches ... spent a day exploring the district under the guidance of artists John Fung Kin-chung and Lo Wai-hang. They enjoyed visiting heritage sites, the bustling market and waterfront, ...

  10. Tuen Mun backs plan for stronger district powers

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Tuen Mun District Council has come out in support of a government proposal to allow more participation by district councils in district management. It has also volunteered ... of meetings with the 18 district councils to discuss the reform proposal. In a consultation paper released last Thursday on the roles and powers of district councils, the government proposed each ...




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