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  1. News - Hong Kong

    New air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Authorities advise preschools to keep pupils indoors as new AQHI system kicks in Air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks Kindergartens ... outdoors for too long, especially in areas with heavy traffic. Kindergartens should avoid "vigorous activities" for children, such as chasing games, playing on slides, running ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 30, 2013

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:49am by LETTERS

    ... of international kindergartens and primary schools in this part of Hong Kong, where there is a lot of demand because many professional and well-educated families, including expatriates, live there. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 28, 2013

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:48am by LETTERS

    ... could have some pioneering farms where they are practical. Ken Chan Shing-yam, Tsuen Wan   Grotesque adverts are unacceptable On driving home in the afternoon from kindergarten my two-year-old ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools breaking the rules on fees

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Johnny Tam

    ... to their kindergarten sections that are far above the HK$30 limit, the South China Morning Post has discovered. The French International School, the German-Swiss International School, Harrow International ... researched fees at international schools after reports in October that the German-Swiss school was charging HK$3,700 for applications for its kindergarten in Pok Fu Lam. It found the school was still ...

  5. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... or New Year card? Now the party rules everyone like in kindergarten," a friend of mine who works for a government department complained. He tells me there is an economic forecast popular ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Government urged to help parents by boosting value of preschool vouchers

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Government advised to boost preschool voucher value A committee set up to examine reform of kindergarten fees has suggested that the government increase the value of kindergarten vouchers by no less than 10 per cent per child in each of the next two academic years. After the increase, parents who choose to send their children to non-profit ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 19, 2013

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by LETTERS

    ... suffrage, the free-to-air licence saga and lack of kindergarten places are all issues that the government has failed to tackle. Under such circumstances how can people be expected to stay calm? ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Children living near Fukushima nuclear plant hit by obesity

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:34am by Julian Ryall

    ... kindergarten to the third grade of high school. Fukushima's proportion of youngsters at least 20 per cent heavier than the standard was above the national average in all 13 grades. In the five ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Broaden Hong Kong education for more well-rounded students

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:04pm by KAI-LUNG HUI

    ... learning and spoon-feeds students with difficult words and concepts beyond what they are supposed to learn at their age. I have seen words such as "astronaut" in local kindergarten ... to spell "astronaut" in kindergarten or know something about socio-economic issues at primary school won't make a child any better than other children. All educators, including ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's ethnic minority students deserve a fair chance in life

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 07:57pm by Bernard Chan

    ... parents complain about mainlanders competing for places in kindergartens, while expatriates worry about rising fees in international schools. But a third group of children have it worse: ethnic ... origin- especially those from poorer families. They are not brought up as native Chinese speakers, so they are behind native-speaking kids in this core subject right from kindergarten. Literacy ...




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