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  1. Dropouts' school claims top marks

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... by social workers. Besides teaching academic subjects such as Chinese, English, mathematics, and computers, the school incorporates methods that boost the confidence of students and improve ... Patsy Moy After first year in operation, about half of students resume normal education, while some find steady employment A trial school for dropouts has proved a success, with at least ...

  2. Learning's a joy, the second time round

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in class,' she said. 'My school performance was so poor, arts and sport were the only subjects I passed. English and mathematics are the subjects I hate most.' The first time she skipped ... Patsy Moy Chow Suet-yee regrets that she frittered away her time and failed to learn more in school. She did not even complete Form Three. Suet-yee, 19, who dropped out for four years, ...

  3. Pet project

    Posted Nov 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... School in Wan Chai once a week under a four-week programme organised by Animals Asia. Pupils are taught to greet the two Professor Paws in English and they watch videos together to learn ... Canines are being recruited to help the sick recover and encourage children at school. Patsy Moy hears how you really can teach an old dog new tricks THE HEALING TOUCH runs in Tinny Ho ...

  4. First cross-border family-services centre to open

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... daily to attend school in Hong Kong. The officer in charge of the centre, Cheung Yuk-ching, said many families were facing parenting and marital problems, as husbands generally stayed in Hong Kong while their wives lived on the mainland. Their children were born in Hong Kong but lived with their mothers. 'The major problem among children is school work, especially English ...

  5. Going nowhere

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... difficult choices after getting his Form Five exam results two weeks ago. His performance being mediocre, Kenneth had to decide between repeating the exams in his old school, seeking a Form Six place in a low-ranked school or study aboard. None appealed. Kenneth is among about 25,000 students this year who scored between six and 13 points in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education ...

  6. May the bull be with you

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... investment courses. Chinese University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies has six investment classes this year. Its Personal Financial Management Investment Strategies class, which started three years ago, has been popular, says a school's spokeswoman. Both sessions for next month are full. Local publications on investment have doubled during the past couple of years ...

  7. Doctor links western diet to rise in children's allergies

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the increase in cases, and has urged schools to be more vigilant over children's eating habits. Queen Mary Hospital treats about 30 young children and teenagers with severe food allergies ... are English-speaking, including Chinese children born overseas. Dr Ho, an honorary tutor at University of Hong Kong's department of paediatrics and adolescent medicine, said milk, peanuts and shellfish ...

  8. Pollution link to surge in breathing problems

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... for the deteriorating respiratory condition of people in the city. The comparative survey, carried out by Chinese University and the Hong Kong Lung Foundation, indicated that 30 per cent of elderly people over ... obstructive pulmonary disease was the fifth leading cause of death in Hong Kong in 2003, said HKU professor Mary Ip Sau-man, who was co-ordinator of the team, which included two medical schools ...

  9. Here's the news: Anna is a natural

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... career hopes received a boost yesterday when she won the news feature presentation prize at the 56th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, organised by the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech ... next year. Contestants had to select one of two South China Morning Post articles and read it as though they were professional broadcast journalists. Ms Shum said English was one of her ...

  10. 'University' promises fun for elderly

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... electrical safety and public speaking as well as more conventional subjects such as computers, Chinese and English languages and music. Courses will cost between $10 and $120. Any Hong Kong resident ... that the university will be the first step for Hong Kong to formalise an elderly learning model,' she said. The school will be divided into three major learning areas: knowledge, hobby ...




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