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  1. Ex-footballer turns skills to running kindergarten

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... a kindergarten. Mr Lefebvre, like so many before him, turned up in the east-coast city to see what was happening and ended up being mesmerised and galvanised by the opportunities. When the Quebec native mentioned at a social gathering that he had experience running a kindergarten in his home city- voila!- within a matter of months he was planning the Child Academy with fellow investors. The academy ...

  2. Rent hike forces out kindergarten

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The International Montessori School is to relocate its kindergarten from Wan Chai to Ap Lei Chau this September after a hefty rent increase. Its elementary section, which relocated ... with the Salvation Army. Manager Karin Ann said a 'doubling in rent' had forced the move but that the school was looking to reunite the kindergarten and elementary sections eventually with the Ap ...

  3. 36 kindergarten children fall ill

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... An influenza-like illness has struck 36 children at a Causeway Bay kindergarten, the Centre for Health said yesterday. Nineteen boys and 17 girls aged three to six had developed fever, coughs and sore throats between June 5 and Thursday. Three were admitted to hospital, while 33 had consulted doctors, out-patient clinics or emergency rooms. Two of those admitted to hospital ...

  4. Creative opens 'zero' fee kindergarten

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Breakthrough Tsuen Wan school lowers tuition costs to HK$10,000 per year which will be covered by voucher scheme The city's first kindergarten to offer 'zero' tuition fees will open its doors to children in Tsuen Wan this September in response to the government's Pre-primary Education Voucher Scheme. The newly renovated Creative Kindergarten ...

  5. Kindergarten voucher demand misjudged

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Fewer parents are making use of kindergarten vouchers than the government anticipated when it launched the scheme last year. In November, the then-Education and Manpower Bureau estimated 90 per cent of kindergarten pupils would benefit from the scheme subsidising tuition fees. An Education Bureau spokeswoman said yesterday some 140,000 pupils would attend kindergarten ...

  6. Applications opening for kindergarten vouchers

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Parents of children attending or soon to enrol at kindergartens can begin applying for vouchers to cover part of the fees from tomorrow. Applications must be submitted by May 31. ... The vouchers will take the form of a certificate and will provide up to HK$10,000 a year towards the fees of children aged three to six at non-profit-making kindergartens charging less than HK$24,000 ...

  7. Kindergarten in limbo over lease wrangle

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey A Tai Po kindergarten may be forced to close after it failed to gain permission from the Housing Authority to lease a vacant site on a housing estate. Lola Louie, principal of Nature Education Kindergarten, said the authority had so far denied her permission to rent the premises on Wan Tau Tong Estate because she had failed to produce a bank statement ...

  8. Kindergartens criticised over tests, rote learning

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Nora Tong and Will Clem Paper tests and rote learning remain common in kindergartens despite government attempts to promote less intensive teaching methods, inspection reports released yesterday show. Many kindergartens were taken to task for teaching children to write too early, while at least two were criticised for relying on 'robotic' writing exercises. The reports, ...

  9. 32 fall ill at kindergarten

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Twenty-eight students and four of their teachers at a kindergarten for pupils with learning disabilities have fallen ill in an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The patients, aged between two and 40, developed symptoms between June 13 and Wednesday. Only two, both aged five, needed to be admitted to hospital but both ...

  10. Kindergartens seek non-profit status to qualify for subsidy

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong At least 13 profit-making kindergartens will switch to non-profit status under the government voucher subsidy scheme starting in September, it was revealed yesterday. Mary Tong Siu-fun, president of the Hong Kong Kindergarten Association, said 40 per cent of 34 profit-making kindergartens in her group would apply for non-profit status. The results were drawn from a survey ...




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