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  1. HK kindergartens too close to main roads

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung About 47 per cent of 949 kindergartens and nurseries in Hong Kong are too close to main roads, exposing their pupils to a relatively high risk of asthma from traffic-related pollution, said Friends of the Earth. The group said the kindergartens were within 150 metres of a main road with heavy traffic- too close for schools, according to California studies- and urged ...

  2. ESF to create more kindergarten places as demand soars

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The English Schools Foundation plans to almost double the number of kindergarten places in the next few years, to meet growing demand from parents who want to send their children to English-language schools. Places for the next academic year at the foundation's kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are all oversubscribed. It plans to increase the number ...

  3. Kindergarten students walk for charity

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei On November 14, a crisp Saturday morning of about 15 degrees Celsius, some 500 students from Discovery Mind Kindergarten and their parents completed a 4-kilometre walk from the school to Siena Park to raise money for Operation Santa Claus (OSC). The school, which was last year's top school fund-raiser, has raised more than HK$115,000 this year. ...

  4. Outbreak forces closure of kindergarten

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Department of Health told a kindergarten and nursery in Mong Kok to close for a week from today to stop the spread of swine flu. Some 29 children aged two to four have fallen ill at Victoria (Harbour Green) Kindergarten, with eight confirmed to have swine flu. Meanwhile, a record daily high of 406 new cases of swine flu were identified yesterday- 208 males and 198 ...

  5. Kindergarten fee increase set, but rise in vouchers will ease sting

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Tuition fees at more than 300 non-profit kindergartens will rise for the coming school year, but most parents need not fret because an increase in government voucher payments ... stopped paying their fees when classes ended. Among non-profit kindergartens in the government's voucher scheme, 370 were authorised by the bureau to raise their fees. A further 369 ...

  6. Parents upset at Montessori kindergarten's sudden move to dirty, unfinished building

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A private kindergarten that claims to offer a high-quality Montessori education has been operating illegally for 12 days in unregistered premises, despite officials issuing ... the following Thursday, on October 8, at a new site in Pokfulam Road. Parents at the kindergarten, which is a member of the American Montessori Society, said they were notified the night before ...

  7. Kindergartens open after two months

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Children bid farewell to their premature summer holiday yesterday, with some kindergartens reopening after the swine flu outbreak forced them to close early for the annual break. While about 70 per cent of kindergartens were scheduled to reopen next month, Kindergarten Association vice-chairwoman Wisa Liu Fung-heung said a number of schools would resume classes ...

  8. Ip Man's son teaches kindergarten kung fu

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Sixty kindergarten pupils in sportswear move their arms in unison while chanting slogans, attracting smiles from impressed onlookers. What they probably don't realise ... Kam Chuen Kindergarten in Tseung Kwan O on Wednesday to teach the routines in person because this was the first time an entire school had decided to join in. More than 200 pupils and a dozen ...

  9. Kindergarten pupils put their best feet forward for charity

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Discovery Bay youngsters stepped out early on Saturday morning for the fourth Discovery Mind Kindergarten charity walk, despite the mercury dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. About 500 people- some 180 kindergarten pupils along with siblings, parents and friends, all clad in red T-shirts- strolled the streets to cheers from onlookers as they helped raise funds ...

  10. Second motion to seek review of kindergarten voucher programme

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A second motion calling for an immediate review of the kindergarten voucher scheme will be put to the Legislative Council's education panel on Wednesday. The motion put ... Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung at the March meeting said that the bureau would see what it could do to help children from low-income families and whole-day kindergartens. However, ...




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