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  1. Do schools have the right to search students' lockers?

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yu, Ronald Ling

    ... Elaine Yu Yee-nee, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School Lockers are designed in a way to hide their contents for a reason. Otherwise, they'd have open fronts like cupboards. Searching students' lockers would be an ...

  2. letters

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't copy other people's homework Copying other people's homework is naive. The purpose of homework is to improve your skills and revise what you learned in class. If you don't spend time doing your homework yourself, you'll forg ...

  3. Surveys fail to spark action on school bags

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Schoolchildren are still being burdened with bags that are too heavy, despite a decade of surveys highlighting the problem. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which has conducted surveys to weigh school bags sinc ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University withholding facts about formaldehyde hazard from furniture on new campus, professor says HKU accused of secrecy over health threats The University ... 30 to 50 times the normal level, the source of which is believed to be the adhesive material on new furniture. "We are not given the full results of the indoor air-quality tests. ...

  5. The art of everyday life

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... have to peek through the windows to see an interior filled with miniature furniture and decorations. 'They can also play with the light switch. But I'm still learning how to make ...

  6. Environmental protection should start young

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's common for schools to ask their students to recycle old newspapers, soft drink cans and other rubbish. But students should be told not to create so much rubbish in the first place. Then, they should be taught how to classify rubbish and be respo ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sick buildings at University of Hong Kong need safety check

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... social sciences professor also claimed that indoor air-quality tests had found formaldehyde in some buildings at 30 to 50 times the normal level. The problem is attributed to new furniture not complying with European standards. The management reportedly removed the furniture one month later, but still withholds the full test results. Poor air quality and contaminated water systems ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Wuchuan schools ask parents to buy desks and chairs for children

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:44pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Students at primary and secondary schools in Guangdong province's Wuchuan city are being forced to buy their own desks and chairs for class, a Chinese newspaper  reported on Tuesday. For about 110 yuan (HK$125), parents of children at Wuchuan Chuanxi Middle School may buy used metal-wood desk-and-chair sets at the furniture store conveniently located next ...

  9. Unemployed being taught crafts to help them land jobs

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Authorities in Yunnan are trying to help rural migrant workers returning to their hometowns find work by sending them to workshops, vocational training classes and newly launched infrastructure projects. The Zhaotong city government is teaching unemployed workers how to embroider, make bamboo furniture and blow glass so that they can find jobs near their villages. 'Their new ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Students in limbo over HKU hostel in Kennedy Town

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... by the university. HKU set aside HK$1 million to subsidise students' off-campus accommodation. The emergency at the much delayed hostel project is believed to be caused by new furniture. Two of the four ...




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