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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New international preschool finds pricey space to fill a gap

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com The city's latest international kindergarten Safari Kid, which opened in January, says finding a suitable venue was one of its biggest challenges New preschool finds pricey space to fill gap With an increasing number of local parents enrolling their children in international schools, two more international kindergartens have set up shop ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong child prodigy, age 5, passes 11 international dance exams in one day

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Prodigy dancing her way to success At the age of three, she started to learn Latin and ballroom dancing. At four, she became the youngest person in Hong Kong to pass 11 international dance exams in one day. Now, at the age of five, she has become the youngest person in the city to earn a gold, a silver and a bronze medal from the same body, the Britain-based International Dance Teachers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents at ousted kindergarten reject offer of places at replacement

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... to help get their children places at other preschools, saying they want to stick with their original choice. Topkids International Preschool announced a week ago that it had lost its Sherwood Court, Kingswood Villas campus after rival Zenith International Education Foundation outbid it. "We chose Topkids in the first place for our kids because we have confidence ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... said the fate of Topkids International Preschool, which has to move from its Sherwood Court, Kingswood Villas campus before the new school year in September, exposed "harsh" ... places. Topkids on Monday said it failed to secure a lease renewal from Fortune Real Estate Trust despite offering to almost double its rent of HK$260,000 a month. Zenith International Education ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Preschool accused of taking deposits before campus is officially registered

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Johnny Tam

    ... with the Education Bureau- but denies jumping the gun and breaching regulations. The bureau will look into complaints from parents who say they paid to reserve a place at Zenith International Education ... will not be able to start that process until Topkids International Preschool closes. Yannie Chau Man-yan, principal at Zenith's branch at Crestwood Court on the same estate, said that after Topkids ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents stage sit-in to save ousted Tin Shui Wai kindergarten

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Johnny Tam

    ... in protest at the landlord's decision to close it down. Earlier they called for government action to save Topkids International Preschool, which is due to be ousted from its site in Kingswood ... conglomerate, despite having offered to pay nearly double its rent of about HK$260,000 a month. It was priced out by rival Zenith International Education Foundation, which operates the only other ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... a Tin Shui Wai preschool was priced out of its campus by a rival chain. Topkids International Preschool is to be ousted from its site in Kingswood Villas before September despite having offered to pay nearly double its current rent of about HK$260,000 a month. It is not known how much the new tenant, Zenith International Education Foundation, has committed to paying its landlord Fortune ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... by the Communist Party, said Leo Liu, an international politics major at Renmin University. "In elementary school and high school we are taught the Diaoyus are ours. Not much explanation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... … we paid a lot of tuition fees [to learn the ropes]," said Ng Gim Choo, founder of the EtonHouse International Education Group. Ng was speaking to Hong Kong media for the first time since ... International Group (MMI), says guanxi was instrumental in his Singapore-based group's failed foray into mainland China. Unlike EtonHouse, MMI set up shop in Hong Kong first, hoping it would ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF boss hoping to build bridges with the local education sector

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... between local, ESF and international schools. "We do feel a responsibility beyond just our own schools," Greer says. "We feel that we can really strengthen Hong Kong." Many ... as an aspiring educator. She graduated in 1982 from the University of Stirling with a master's degree in education, and began her career teaching in an international school in Abu Dhabi for five ...




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