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  1. Off to a good start

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kindergarten sets the foundation for adult life, and should offer a healthy balance of academic, emotional and social lessons The Chinese have a saying: 'Your fortune at 80 was decided when you were three.' This may explain why parents in Hong Kong are so cutthroat when it comes to getting their children into good kindergartens. The tricky thing is that preschool ...

  2. Parents assail kindergarten contract

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Protesters target Hong Kong pianist Liu Shikun's school in Beijing A kindergarten run by Hong Kong-based pianist Liu Shikun is embroiled in controversy after hundreds of parents ... the city government yesterday, demanding that it cancel a contract granted to Liu's music kindergarten and put the contract up for public bidding. Liu has opened four music kindergartens ...

  3. 'Largest kindergarten' is open - at a cost to parents

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What has been billed as the largest kindergarten in the country opened in Beijing at the weekend, complete with hefty fees aimed at the city's middle class. Zhang Jinlan, 38, will spend 1,600 yuan (HK$1,500) a month for her three-year-old daughter Lillian to attend the Yi Zhuang kindergarten, a 42-million-yuan school standing on 25,000 square metres. A total of 200 ...

  4. Parents keep pupils away from bird-flu kindergarten

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Despite reassurances from officials, 56 pupils call in absent The parents of more than a quarter of the pupils at the Lam Tin kindergarten at the centre of a bird-flu scare ... had tested positive for a rare and relatively mild form of bird flu, desks at the Yuen Yuen Kindergarten he attended were scrubbed clean and the playground outside hosed down with bleach. ...

  5. Tree trimming at bird-flu kindergarten pleases parents

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... kindergarten over fears that birds which perch there may be linked to the infection. This came a day after Department of Health inspectors took samples of bird droppings from around the tree, outside the Yuen Yuen Kindergarten in Ping Tin Estate, for testing. More samples were taken yesterday. 'Even though the bird droppings haven't been proved to be directly linked with the case, ...

  6. Muslim kindergarten head loses appeal against sacking

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... The judge upholds the decision to fire her because she bickered with teachers The former head of a Muslim kindergarten yesterday failed in her High Court appeal to overturn a Labour ... Instance, reached the same conclusion as the tribunal, which rejected Leila Bent Mohamed Karchoud's bid against her dismissal in August 2000 from the Muslim Community Kindergarten. But in doing ...

  7. Kindergarten children recover from killer flu

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... There have been five clusters of the H3N2 strain, and one man has died Twelve kindergarten children have recovered from flu in the fifth cluster of cases of an outbreak that has so far killed a young mentally handicapped man. The children from a Tseung Kwan O kindergarten began falling sick between July 24 and 28, complaining of fevers, colds, running noses and sore throats, ...

  8. Indicators seek to test kinder progress

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Kindergartens and childcare centres have welcomed proposed performance indicators to evaluate children's development. Under the new guidelines published this week ... (EMB) principal kindergarten inspector Yeung Fung Wai-yee said the new indicators would not be used to rate kindergarten schools and child centres. 'The indicators are only ...

  9. Pre-schools still putting pupils under pressure

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan, Polly Hui

    ... to investigate the gulf between kindergartens and primary schools after the latest round of inspection reports found many kindergartens still drilling pupils. More than a third of the kindergartens inspected over the past year have been criticised for rote-learning, while nearly half were found to have continued to make children sit examinations. Of the 30 kindergarten schools inspected ...

  10. Sequel to Hong Kong success set in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A Discovery Bay kindergarten founder is one of many from the city heading north Walking around the Bo Shen Kindergarten, the contrast with other local schools is obvious: soft matting on the walls of the indoor playroom, non-toxic finger paints imported from Britain, and spotless washrooms. Bo Shen is the first wholly Hong Kong-invested kindergarten ...




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