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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... released the findings of a city-wide community fitness test and survey that involved more than 8,100 people, of whom about 70 per cent were children aged three to 19. In summary, Hong Kong children ... mass indices rose significantly. One in four adolescents spend three hours or more on screen activities in an average day. Boys who do so have poorer flexibility and cardiovascular fitness than ...

  2. Finding the right fit

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans There is a sense of both nervousness and excitement in the Li household as Josephine Li waits to hear if her 11-year-old son has got into the British boarding schools of their choice. They are aiming high- the schools of choice are Eton an ...

  3. Helping expat teachers fit in

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicholas Olczak Sometime this summer, at least one young English teacher will cram his belongings into cases and head to London's Heathrow airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. He will arrive, ready to stand in front of a classroom of Hong Kong sch ...

  4. Fashioning a fitting career

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... good planning and good time management. I usually select the courses strategically and try to fit the study time in my work schedule three months ahead. And, of course, you have to give up ...

  5. The challenges of fitting in

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh The issues In a 2004 survey by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), 5,000 international students were asked about their experiences, including who they made friends with. 'Fifty-nine per cent said most of their friend ...

  6. How kids stay healthy with Hong Kong's lack of fitness space and pools in schools

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a swimming pool, either. I think fitness and health should be a high priority. What can I do? Hong Kong is a crowded and busy place, and it is often the case that schools operate in very cramped ... playgrounds and small gymnasiums will still follow a rigorous programme of physical activity designed to promote health and fitness. Ask your daughter's school about this. I have seen schools ...

  7. One size doesn't fit all

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans English Schools Foundation pupils scored higher than the global average last year in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and their marks improved slightly from those of the foundation's first IB students, in 2009. For Diane Bohm, ...

  8. Jeans firm's no fit as Tsinghua sponsor, students say

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Jeans may be standard wear for university students but for many at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, naming a campus building after an Australian jeans brand was just a bad fit. Jeanswest's name appeared on Tsinghua's No 4 teaching building on Monday, sparking heated debate. While many said they understood that naming university ...

  9. Schools may suspend classes to fit in exams

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Some schools may have to suspend classes to hold exams for the new secondary school diploma and the last A-level exams next year, as they will be held at the same time and there could be a shortage of venues. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessm ...

  10. An ice way to keep cool and stay fit

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a city with a subtropical climate and high humidity for most of the year, ice skating is a sport that enables you to get away from the hot and sticky conditions outside and is a fun way to get some exercise. Anyone considering having a go can choose fr ...




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