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  1. Taiwan to ban kindergarten English lessons

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... plans to ban English-medium kindergartens and revoke the licences of cram schools that teach English to pre-school children. The announcement follows a ministry ruling that second-language education at kindergarten level is 'inappropriate'. The issue is yet to be regulated under the Pre-school Education Law. Wu Tsai-shun, director of the ministry's Department ...

  2. Rogue monkey pesters kindergarten

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Teachers are worried the primate will turn on children Park rangers are trying to trap a monkey that is pestering children and teachers in a rural Sai Kung kindergarten ... Department (AFCD) officers were called in by the school and have set up a trap baited with bananas on the perimeter of the kindergarten's playground to try to snare the primate during the Easter ...

  3. 'Gutless' robber flees Tai Po kindergarten with $8,000- eventually

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A man entered a kindergarten yesterday, asked for a drink of water claiming he was thirsty, then pulled out what appeared to be a pistol and demanded cash from the female principal. The man appeared at the main lobby of the Green Leaves Kindergarten, on the ground floor of the Tai Po Centre in Po Wu Lane, just after 12.30pm and told the woman that he felt dizzy ...

  4. New website on kindergartens launched

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 4.56pm: A website- providing information on kindergartens in Hong Kong- has been launched by the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB), a bureau spokesman said on Friday. Profile of Kindergartens for the 2003-04 school year was jointly published by the EMB and the Committee on Home-School Co-operation (CHSC). The spokesman said: 'The profile provides ...

  5. Kindergarten seeks English-speaking teacher

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environment. A Christian organisation with a worldwide network would like to hire a part-time teacher (afternoons) to help meet the needs of its expanding international kindergarten. The YMCA of Hong Kong International Kindergarten stands out because of its special atmosphere and its strong, child-centred focus, according to head teacher Susan Young. 'We believe in having children who ...

  6. ethnic kindergarten struggles for survival despite pay cuts

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Staff at a struggling Kowloon kindergarten serving ethnic minority children have taken voluntary pay cuts of up to 50 per cent in a bid to secure its future. The Western Pacific Kindergarten moved from Tsim Sha Tsui to Yau Ma Tei this summer after its landlord put the rent up and spoke of selling the building. The private English-medium kindergarten cut its monthly fees ...

  7. Guns seized in kindergarten-robbery raids

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Police seized several guns and arrested three people at the weekend as part of an investigation into a kindergarten robbery in Tai Po last week. In the first of two ... The three suspects were aged between 40 and 70, police said. 'The arrested persons are all being detained for questioning to see whether they are connected to the kindergarten robbery,' ...

  8. Kindergartens the ignored foundation of successful learning

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Scarlet Ma

    ... Lizzie Turner and Scarlet Ma PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION is an aspect of the education process that is often neglected, according to Kowloon Rhenish School (kindergarten section) principal Wong ... of kindergarten teachers often went unappreciated. 'We want to take this opportunity to let society know the efforts made by kindergarten educators,' she said. 'For our school, it is also ...

  9. Once upon a tribe

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung This distinctive cheerleading team from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong Chung Wah Kindergarten came dressed to impress for the first kindergraten story-telling competition organised by the Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School last week. Hundreds of youngsters from 62 kindergartens made an impressive showing when they joined in the competition, with 13 ...

  10. Schools warned over defying English ban

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai Shanghai has reaffirmed a ban on schools using English as the main teaching language, following advertisements by kindergartens claiming to offer a fully ... breached the rules. The Shanghai Education Commission requires Putonghua to be emphasised over English, even in bilingual schools. Only 'qualified' kindergartens and pre-schools can offer ...




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